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Tom’s Top 5’s: Most Anticipated Albums of 2015 (Addendum!)

Upon posting my Top 10 Most Anticipated Albums of 2015, friends questioned why I hadn’t included several other exciting new releases scheduled for the coming year. In my defense I can offer only ignorance: in most of these cases, I … Continue reading

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Tom’s Top 10’s: Most Anticipated Albums of 2015

Any year that kicks off with Kanye West and Paul McCartney collaborating on a Stevie Wonder-esque ballad is going to be a year of surprises. A mere week into the new year, it’s tough to say what curve balls 2015 … Continue reading

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Track Spotlight: Avicii feat. Robbie Williams, “The Days”

I listen to an awful lot of music: Italian progressive rock, Irish traditional, classic disco, French House, power pop, alt-country, indie pop, German opera, southern soul, and Klezmer, to name a few choice genres. But at the end of the … Continue reading

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Track Spotlight: Lady Gaga, “Applause”

This summer I’m head of the counseling staff at a church camp in the Black Hills, and part of my job is to design program for the high school camp. So this year I went with the theme “The Theology … Continue reading

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Track Spotlight: Tristam, “Till It’s Over”

ALL GLORY TO THE MONSTERCAT. But really, the folks at Monstercat are supporting some of the very best EDM out there, and you it to yourself to spend a couple hours trawling their YouTube channel. If you care for EDM … Continue reading

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Tom’s Top 5’s: Albums of 2012

As Ralph Ellison once put it, “Eclecticism is the word.” So after several years of ┬áBelle & Sebastian/Camera Obscura/Divine Comedy indie pop consistency, my tastes throw me a curveball in 2012: hip-hop, glitch-hop, throwback prog, piano rock, and anthemic indie … Continue reading

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Album Review: Avicii, “TRUE”

When “Wake Me Up” kicks off the first full-length album TRUE (2013) from Swedish DJ Avicii (Tim Bergling), you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d stumbled on a Mumford & Sons record. Propulsive acoustic guitars and folky vocals do not often … Continue reading

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Album Review(s): Savant, “Heart” & “Cult”

2013 was the year I discovered electronica. My little brother bears the weight of responsibility for my electro-conversion, mounting a two-pronged attack on my musical sensibilities. The first prong was Daft Punk and French House (more on that in another … Continue reading

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