Category Archives: Albums

The Band: American Song

The Band (Self Titled – 1969) With the recent passing of Levon Helm, it’s only right to pay tribute to The Band and their 1969 self-titled release. It was The Bandthat bridged the gap between traditional Americana roots music (Appalachia, … Continue reading

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Soul Sister: Gonna Take a Miracle

Gonna Take a Miracle by Laura Nyro and Labelle (1971) Laura Nyro is on the Mount Rushmore of female singer/songwriters to emerge from the mid-/late-60’s folk era. While she may remain lesser known than fellow contemporaries Joni Mitchell or Carole … Continue reading

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Rap Marathon: Fresh Mode by Ugly Duckling

“Dope beats/Dope rhymes/What more do ya’ll want!” – “Not Enough” by Little Brother from the album “The Minstrel Show” Conscious rap. Coke rap. Underground rap. Political rap. Weird rap. Indie rap. Swag Rap. Mainstream rap. Retro rap. etc. etc. All … Continue reading

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Something/Anything?: Thoughts on Rundgren’s classic and the progressive class

Something/Anything?  By Todd Rundgren (1972) Todd Rundgren is a pop music genius. Todd Rundgren was also bored with pop music during his artistic prime. Most of his releases during his prime (70-78) skew towards the bored end. By bored this … Continue reading

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