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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 Top 20 Album: Dookie by Green Day

Similar to Weezer’s Blue Album, Green Day’s Dookie turned 20 within the first half of this year, and it serves as yet another indicator of how great music was that year. In the California trio’s third studio album and major label debut, Green Day packs 15 tracks into under 40 minutes, making for a project with […]

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Top 5 Tuesday: Video Game Songs

Video games have been established for years as a medium capable of being considered an art form. Much like films, they can give a lot of credit to their soundtracks for adding emotion to what you experience apart from the visuals, dialogue, and sound effects. While some of the most critically acclaimed games are sure […]

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Top 5 Tuesday: Boy Band Songs

  Through the late 80s, 90s, and even with a 2010s resurgence via One Direction and others, boy bands have seemed to always be a prevalent part of both pop culture and 90 percent of the tweenage female population’s lives. Even if you didn’t grow up with NKOTB or weren’t pining for some crazy fad toy, you’d find from the […]

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My Top 5 Albums of 2013 – #1: Acid Rap

Of all the albums I listened to this year, Acid Rap was the one I listened to the most consistently throughout the year, as well as front to back and unabated. Technically speaking, Acid Rap isn’t even an “album”. It’s a mixtape that Chance has released for free. But with the level of production put into the […]

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My Top 5 Albums of 2013 – #2: The 20/20 Experience

NOTE: This ranking is specifically for Part 1 of JT’s 20/20 Experience. Part 2 was sub-par in comparison to Part 1. Since his humble beginnings as a Mouseketeer, Timberlake has been bred to be a pop star. Throughout the program he was surrounded by future stars, including Christina Aguilera, Ryan Gosling, and Britney Spears, but […]

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My Top 5 Albums of 2013 – #4: Land of 1000 Chances

What do you think the life of a DJ is like? Sure, successful ones like Avicci and Skrillex can live the same quality of life the biggest pop stars do, but what about the work they put into making an album? From my first thoughts on the concept, there’s certainly a lot of engineering, mixing, […]

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My Top 5 Songs of 2013

From radio hits to deep album cuts, I was impressed by a countless amount of songs this year. Granted, I’ve probably listened to more music this year than I ever have too. Having said that, some of these decisions were a lot more difficult than others, but I think I’ve made a list that gives […]

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Top 5 Tuesday: Most Anticipated Albums for the Rest of 2013

Alliteration for the win. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to keep this one up weekly, but if I do a top 5, it will definitely be on Tuesdays. So with all of the music coming out within the rest of the year, I wanted to put out a list of what I am […]