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7 Self-Referential Songs

Self-titled album? Rookie move. Self-titled song? Ballsy maneuver my friend. It’s not often a band names a song after their own band name (although I have to admit many of these were easy to find). In some cases, it isn’t clear if the song name or the band name came first (Okkervil River, Big Country), […]

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Come On Irene: 7 Songs For The Coming Hurricane

All of us over here on the east coast of the good ol’ US of A are bracing for impact from what is being called the biggest storm we’ve seen in the last 50 years: Hurricane Irene. List Off-er Dan Connolly is in the safety zone out in Pittsburgh now, which leaves the other 3 […]

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“Oh My God – Shoes.” The Top 7. Alt. Rock Songs.

Who was the first artist to write a song about shoes? Was it Elvis? I’m thinking it was Elvis. What’s so appealing about shoes? I don’t get it. Sure some look cool, but really, to write so many songs about them? For me, someone scoffs my Pumas and that’s about the end of it. I […]

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Heritage In Song: Seven Singers Who Cannot Hide Their Accents When Singing

Growing up, I used to wonder why the guys from Oasis sounded American when they sang, even though they’re British (they actually don’t but that’s beside the point). The truth is, people who speak with accents often sing without them. Brian Johnson of AC/DC doesn’t sound English (though Bon Scott certainly sounded Australian), Thomas Mars […]

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Mega-Post: The Writers’ Top 7 Songs of 2011 (so far)

Every once in a while, we’ll be doing some joint “Mega Posts” where all four of us list our favorites on one topic, in one post. In this first edition, we each individually list our favorite 7 songs from 2011 so far. In our lists below you will see songs from epic-concept-hardcore albums, debuts, returns […]

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