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Apocalypse NOW: The 10 Best Apocalyptic Tracks

apocalypse

Editors note: We originally posted this last summer, which was full of apocalypse comedies. Last week marked the release of the Left Behind, the latest in a flurry of faith-based films and one more bad movie to add to Nick Cage’s strange filmography. We also recently had two new apocalyptic dramas in HBO’s The Leftovers and FX’s The Strain finish their first seasons. Not too mention it’s almost Halloween, so we thought it appropriate to revisit one of our favorite lists. We all love us some

The 10 Best Fall Songs

Top Ten Fall Songs

Editors Note: This was originally posted in 2011. One year ago, LxL brought you our top ten albums of autumn, which we posted again this morning because we still feel it is a very strong list.  Never ones to sit on our laurels though, we thought we could tackle the best songs of autumn, which is a much more convoluted conversation.  Do we insist the song make mention to falling leaves, postseason baseball, or pumpkin patches?  Do we go by

Lamenting a Fallen Artist and Other Thoughts on Robert Randolph: Part 2

rob randolph

Editor’s Note:  Check out Part 1 of Austin’s piece here Between 2004 and 2010 I got to see Robert Randolph gain a lot of notoriety and success.  I got to see him steal the show on the Grammy’s.  Unclassified (2003) and Colorblind (2006) were really solid records for an artist known mostly for his live performances.  But, slowly, starting in maybe 2007 or so, I was subjected to seeing Randolph lose a little bit of flavor just about every time.  I

Lamenting a Fallen Artist and Other Thoughts on Robert Randolph: Part 1

Robert Randolph

Nope, Robert Randolph isn’t dead.  He also didn’t retire or do some horrible thing essentially ending his career.  It’s just been a really long time since Randolph did anything to catch my attention, and believe me, I would really like Robert Randolph to catch my attention again.  So, why am I writing about him right now, you ask?  Randolph has been brought to my consciousness twice in the past several weeks pretty randomly. First, Wes wrote his Public Service announcement

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