Monthly Archives: November 2012

Friday Folly’s: Premature Evaluations

So here we are on this, the last day of November, and I must say that I have found myself a bit confused. By the looks of things on some of my favorite music sites, you would think that tomorrow would be the beginning of a new year, not the beginning of a new month. This is because some sites have deemed it necessary to begin throwing out their “End of the Year” lists already. Now don’t get me wrong,

LxL’s Top Ten Christmas Songs

At 12:00 AM on Black Friday and not a second later, radio stations all across the country began blasting Christmas music, oh so ready to put the Thanksgiving holiday behind them and go headstrong into Christmas season. While we at LxL love the Christmas holiday, our relationship with Christmas music is a little more conflicted. I, for one, love Christmas music in doses but less doses of “Grandpa Got Run Over By a Reindeer” and “Chipmunk’s Christmas” and more pure Christmas

What’s Up With That? Pre-Releasing a Million Singles Edition

Seeing as there are very few albums being released these next couple weeks, it looks like we all have to dig a little deeper in finding something to discuss about music.  It’s the end of the year doldrums, and there is probably only one album (Big Boi’s Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors) that I’m really all that pumped up for.  Not that Vicious Lies will be the only album worth listening to the remainder of the year, but it’s the

The Rolling Stones “Doom and Gloom” Video Might Make Your Head Explode

Artist: The Rolling Stones Song: “Doom and Gloom” Director: Jonas Åkerlund Headless Actress: Noomi Rapace ^You, after you watch this video. Earlier this month, The Rolling Stones released yet another “greatest hits” compilation known as GRRR!. It came in 40-track, 50-track, and 80-track editions, but each one included two newly recorded songs. That’s right, The Rolling Stones are still making new hits 50 years after their creation. And to be honest, “Doom and Gloom” (the first of the two songs

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