George Michael: Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 – with “Something to Save” video cover

George Michael - Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1Part 4 of 12 Albums That Stuck With Me

There are a lot of drum machines and synthesized instruments on this album. Those things were a lot more obvious in 1990. Wow. Read more of this post

We Are Scientists: With Love and Squalor – with “Inaction” video cover

We Are Scientists - With Love and SqualorPart 3 of 12 Albums That Stuck With Me

In this very special edition of Beating a Dead Facebook Trend Over the Course of a Year but It’ll Probably Come Around Again So It’s Fine, we discuss a band who happens to have a new album out. TV en Français, released last week, is a long way from 2006’s With Love and Squalor, but the shift in tone had already happened in the intervening two releases, Brain Thrust Mastery and Barbara.

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My Worst Cover Song Ever = Guaranteed Airplay

Word of Mouth Love Song

Pictured: subtlety.

I’m going to be on the radio for a few seconds today.

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Gideon Freudmann: Adobe Dog House – with “Due Course” video cover

Gideon Freudmann - Adobe Dog HousePart 2 of 12 Albums That Stuck With Me

If it weren’t for a terrible teacher, I never would have heard of Gideon Freudmann.

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Counting Crows: Recovering the Satellites – with “Catapult” video cover

Counting Crows - Recovering the SatellitesPart 1 of 12 Albums That Stuck With Me

The term I use most often to describe Recovering the Satellites to myself is “brutal”.

The songs on this album go beyond heartbreak straight to utter despair, dysfunction, and complete emotional collapse. So it really was the perfect stuff to be listening to right after my first big college breakup. Teenagers never get overdramatic about these things, right?

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