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Give It Up! Ten Reasons We Loved LCD Soundsystem

On Friday October 10, 2002, I posted a live review of LCD Soundsystem at the Bowery in Manhattan. “Give It Up!” I headlined. “Ten Reasons To Love LCD Soundsystem.” On...
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Northern Soul: A YouTube playlist

While in London in November, I went over for dinner with one of my closest childhood friends. He was influential in my musical tastes when I was a kid, and...
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Top 150 from 2010: The Next 75

The list of 75 songs below comprises the second MP3 disc I put together to celebrate the 150 Best Songs, or Top Artists, or simply the most representative music of...
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150 From 2010: The First 75

As somewhat promised last week, when I posted my Top 10 Albums from 2010, here’s the first MP3 disc of my 150 from 2010 that I put together on my...
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My Top Ten Albums of 2010

It’s that time in the calendar when the Village Voice gears up to publish its annual Pazz and Jop Poll, and as one of the 1500 odd journos whose opinions...
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I Witness UK: The Live Music Edition

1) The Hull Choral Society singing Verdi’s Requiem to a sadly sparse crowd at Hull City Hall, Thursday November 4. My mother is somewhere in the middle row, right hand...
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The Catskill 45s ride again (and I get to DJ)

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Rockin’ and Shockin’: James in Boston

Rockin‘: Returning to the Paradise Rock Club 22 years since the last time. Shockin‘: It seemed so much bigger when I was younger. But then, didn’t everything? Rockin‘: Boston is,...
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