Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit While I love music as much as the next person, sometimes you get in a music rut and just sort of get bored with what you listen to. This is especially the case running a music blog and digesting hours of music each day. But it always seems when that rut hits, some fresh voice or sound will come bursting out of the speakers and revitalize my love
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Matthew E. White Fresh Blood In the 60’s and 70’s, musical greatness was not only defined by the person, but also the place. Hit-factory studios like Motown, Fame, Muscle Shoals, Stax, and Sigma Sound were places defined by their signature sound, embodying sounds of the region, and their house bands were all sorts of legendary. Recent years have brought about documentaries about these magic places, whether it was Dave Grohl going crazy about Sound City Studios in LA in his
The Who’s Tommy 2/5/2015 Paramount Theater, Aurora, IL Adaptations of things we love can change our relationship with the source material. The best adaptations add new dimensions and new understandings of the source material (see NBC’s Hannibal or Johnny Cash’s cover of NIN’s “Hurt”), helping you to understand how rich it is or a different side of it. The worst adaptations make you question the source material and why you ever liked it in the first place. Unfortunately, the latter
Editor’s note: This post originally published in 2013. Space. The final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Little by Listen, where we explore deep into the galaxy for the best space songs of all-time. Alfonso Cuaron’s brilliant and frightening new film Gravity inspired this list, which got us thinking about the surprising surplus of great galactic tunes. So without further ado, our voyage begins.
Not sure where your neck of the woods is, but where I am (the Chicago area), it got mighty frigid this week. So in honor of our prickly cold weather, we give you the best songs for this time of year, our favorite winter songs. In evaluating these songs, much like how we evaluated our top ten albums of winter last year, we tried to find the ten songs that best encapsulate the look, feel, and sound of the season; not