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The Best Records of 1998

When you look at big records from 1998, there’s something you immediately notice among their ranks: Soundtracks were huge. Whether you’re talking about blockbuster stinkers with horrible soundtracks (like Armageddon, Godzilla, and City of Angels) or more under-the-radar joints with banging collections (The Big Lebowski, Bulworth, and He Got Game come to mind), they captured […]

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Staff Picks: The Best Albums Of 2008

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I know what you’re thinking: Was 2008 really that long ago? Well, let’s consider what was happening that summer. The way many of us were interacting with music was slowly evolving as the now ubiquitous iPhone just celebrated its first birthday with the launch of its App store, while Spotify was gearing up for its […]

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Best Records Of 1988

While 1988 opened with George Michael’s Faith at the top of the charts and ended with the ultimate hair metal power ballad (Every Rose Has Its Thorn from Poison, of course), the biggest story in hindsight was something was wouldn’t bear serious fruit for a few years: grunge kind of became a thing. Sure, the […]

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Best Albums of 1978

By the time 1978 rolled around, aliens, Dallas and John Travolta were all the rage. But things weren’t all disco balls and video games. The Son of Sam, Ted Bundy, Jonestown, and Anita Bryant inspired fear and anger across the US, and geopolitical tensions were rising. It’s no wonder 1978 saw an explosion of subversive […]

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Prince’s Best Soundtrack Moments

Prince’s filmography never quite lived up to the lofty heights of his music-output. With the exception perhaps of Purple Rain, his ventures in to the film world often felt uninspired or laborious. Though he had charisma in buckets as a filmstar, sadly it didn’t quite translate to directorial skill. However, Prince’s flirtations with the silver […]

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The Best Records of 1968

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Fifty years ago, the world was in the midst of turbulent times. A war raged as heavy on hearts as rebellion weighed on the backs of students protesting throughout the US, France, Poland, Germany, Italy and several other countries. The year also begat some incredible music, from The Rolling Stones‘ Beggars Banquet to The Jimi […]

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Top 10 Pink Floyd albums, from worst to best

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All of us love at least one Pink Floyd track. However, none of us can ever get any clarity as to who’s in the current lineup, how long it’s been since their last album, and how angry Roger Waters is that the “Pink Floyd” name carries on without his trademark sulk, but we all like […]

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