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Mackens’ Music Library: Untitled College Playlist, Part 1

As I’ve recently mentioned on on Twitter, I’m making it a goal to write more about music in 2019 and beyond, and that means more than my single post in 2017 horrifically opened with the words, “what’s up fam.” I write a lot of emails for my full-time sales job, so I’d like to think […]

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Return of the Mack

WHAT’S UP FAM?! (Photo Cred: Noisey) As you all know, I like music. Bit of a ‘music guy’. I like sharing and writing about music too, and so after a year-plus hiatus I’d like to get back at it. Hence the Mark Morrison reference. So to jump right in, let me give you my favorite […]

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Miscellaneous Album Reviews Music Top 5

My Top Albums of 2015

Here it is, my 100th post for Mackens on Music. And what a better post to have the honor than a review of my favorite albums of 2015. This will probably be my last post on this WordPress site,  so I hope you all enjoy it! The following albums are listed in no particular ranking […]

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My Favorite Songs of 2015

Yet again, it has been a while. I guess my move to Chicago and the changes that come along with starting a career have affected my motivation to continue writing about music as often as I used to. Nevertheless, I’ve continued to keep up on what has been released, I do my best to listen […]

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An Update on Life // My Year With WUD Music

  Hey friends. It’s been a while since I’ve come to you from the casual online environment that is my blog. About five months to be exact. As I sit here on my grandpa’s old chair, listening to Surf and letting an Unknown Mortal Orchestra review loom over me, I ponder how I can sum up […]

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My Top Albums of 2014

This year I definitely listened to a lot more (and a wider variety of) music, which led to me not listening to a select few albums nearly as much as I did last year. Consequently, I have a list of my top 10 albums from this year, with only direction for you to listen for yourself. These albums are listed in […]

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Music Top 5

My Top 5 Songs of 2014

While the songs I listened to most in 2014 reflect a different scope of music, my top songs of the year were enjoyed in perfect proportion, making each listen a valuable use of my time. They were not often on repeat, but they could have been quite easily. Each song deserves a listen, regardless of your tastes […]

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A Smorgasbord of Year in Review Stuff for 2014

Season’s greetings, music lovers. It’s been a long while since I’ve posted, but I will be making up for it with a variety of posts in the coming weeks that satisfy all those year-end check boxes. I did a list of things I learned about music last year, and this wild card type of post will cover […]

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Concert Recaps

Concert Recap: WRECKFAST Showcases Student Rappers, CATCH WRECK Collective

As an independent artist, the freedom you can have in how you share your music is unbelieveable, and the more creative you can be with it, the more loyal fans you’ll pull in. Independent music collective CATCH WRECK utilized their independent freedom and promotional creativity last weekend with WRECKFAST, a house party/basement concert featuring an […]

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Miscellaneous

The Mackens on Music Podcast, Episode 2

It’s been a while friends. Or at least it feels that way. With school starting up again and free time going towards other music endeavors such as running the marketing for WUD Music and writing up pieces for other publications, posts on the blog are expected to be even less frequent. What I still hope […]