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Tom’s Top 5’s: Albums of 1986

Finally, a Top 5 where I actually have to leave several worthy contenders off the list again! Perhaps the worthiest of those contenders would be Bruce Springsteen’s sprawling Live 1975-1985, which I exclude only on the grounds that it is … Continue reading

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Gig Review: The Paperboys, Seattle WA (Tractor Tavern) 1/4/2014

It’s always great to take in a band you’ve always wanted to see live – in 2013 alone I got to check the following from my “must see before I/they die” list: The Chieftains (2/19, Omaha NE) Yes (3/14, Omaha … Continue reading

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Album Review: Vampire Weekend, “Modern Vampires of the City”

When Vampire Weekend’s third record, Modern Vampires of the City (2013), opens with a hymn to the Millennial Generation (“Obvious Bicycle”), it might not seem like the logical place to kick off an album-length wrestling match with lyricist/singer Ezra Koenig’s … Continue reading

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