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My Top 10 Albums of 2007

LCD SOUNDSYSTEM: SOUND OF SILVER Watching James Murphy progress from local DJ/remixer to singer/lyricist/band-leader has been a particularly enjoyable, 21st Century New York experience. But did we ever know he...
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Best Of 2007: The overview

Compiling my Top 10 albums of 2007 for a couple of magazine polls – because I want my vote to count – I’ve been struck by how many second albums...
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Video Kills the Gunfire

We were playing M.I.A.’s new album Kala over dinner last night – because a) that’s the kind of noisy family we are, and b) I only just got my hands...
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The iJamming! Weekly Download: The Charlatans

(This post is aimed for the casual American reader, not the fanatical English music fan for whom it will be old news.) Who can blame the Charlatans for giving their...
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Monday Morning Mix

A Monday morning wintry mix of snow, sleet, and ice caused cancellation of local schools today: the first “snow day” of the winter, and I have a feeling we’re going...
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All at Sea Again…

Not entirely sure what I make of this. Ocean Rain, released in 1984, is, hands down, one of the greatest albums ever made. Echo and the Bunnymen at the Albert...
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I Want To Kill You

Okay, now that I’ve got your attention, what I really want to do is bring your attention to a song of that headline’s name. It’s by David Peel and the...
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Don’t Blame Me…

There’s no way iJamming! is popular enough to have caused this, but in the 24 hours since I linked to the Sex Pistols performance on the Jay Leno show this...
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