Monthly Archives: February 2010


(U.K. cover)(U.S. cover)Band: Gentle GiantAlbum: OctopusBest song: “A Cry for Everyone” is awesome.Worst song: “The Boys In The Band” is mostly nonsense. As previously mentioned elsewhere, I went throught a mini progressive rock period in my life. It was about a year long and I continue to hold a candle for the type of bands […]

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Hot Buttered Soul

Band: Isaac HayesAlbum: Hot Buttered SoulBest song: Four songs. Four classics.Worst song: See above. I think I’ve mentioned this before, but just after I graduated college and moved out here to the DC area, I shunned modern and independent music. I dove headfirst into 1970s soul and picked up as many Curtis Mayfield, Bill Withers, […]

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Collector of Cactus Echo Bags

Band: The Lonesome OrganistAlbum: Collector of Cactus Echo BagsBest song: “The Lonesome Organist Theme” is great.Worst song: All the songs are pretty short — the longest is two and a half minutes — so, even if you don’t like it, you’ll like the next one. I don’t remember which show Jeremy Jacobsen I saw open […]

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