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One girl. Many records.

First Quarter Update

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The records that have been on heavy rotation in my home since January.

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We Have to Talk About Kanye

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It’s not him, it’s you.

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It’s a Bad Brains Christmas, Charlie Brown

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Who knew that the Peanuts and D.C.’s hardcore gods were so simpatico?

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Lou Reed, Postscript

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It is extremely difficult to write about the things and people you love. Cynicism, snark, and skepticism afford us the remoteness to approach a subject with intellectual objectivity, but when we love something, talking about it means revealing a part of ourselves otherwise hidden. It means being forced to examine ourselves and reflect upon the reasons we value what we value. I tried to write this piece for a few days and I struggled because my feelings about Lou Reed and his death are too raw and too personal to relay with any semblance of journalistic integrity.

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Song of the Day

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J Mascis and Sharon Van Etten cover John Denver’s “Prisoners” for a John Denver tribute album.

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Song of the Day

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Song of the Day

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Song of the Day

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Song of the Day

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Season of the Witch

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For my lovely friend Sara, who has been having a rough week, I’ve created a playlist of songs about one of her favorite topics: witches. Enjoy all the dark glamour, beguiling sludginess, and paranormal humor after the jump.

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