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The 10 Best Black Keys Songs

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Editor’s Note: This was originally published in 2014. With the release of Dan Auerbach’s new side project  the Arcs, we thought we would revisit our 10 favorite Black Keys tracks. In honor of The Black Keys releasing their newest and bluest album, Turn Blue, we complied a list of our favorite Black Keys songs. All albums, including Turn Blue were considered, but the new bunch of tunes just missed out. The following is what we collectively landed on. As always, give

The 10 Best Television Theme Songs for the Ages

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  Editor’s Note: This list was originally published in 2011. With great TV theme songs coming out left in right like Patrick Carney’s Bojack Horseman theme, the auto-tuned Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt masterpiece or True Detective Season 2’s use of Leonard Cohen’s “Nevermind”, it’s really a golden era for TV theme songs. It’s Fall, and Fall is somewhat synonymous with television. New series are starting up for the first time, old beloved series are picking right back up where they left off, and some series

The 10 Best Pitchfork 2015 Performances

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  Pitchfork Music Festival is consistent festival gold in my opinion. Despite me not being able to make it Friday, a torrential downpour temporarily delaying the fest on Saturday, and almost being conned out of a ticket on Sunday, PMF 2015 was no exception. With me as always, was LxL’s own Wes (who was able to attend all three days), and another LxL regular/frequent festival coverage guru, Riley Johnson. We three squashed our mind grapes together, and this list is

Aussie Takeover: 10 Best Australian Music Acts

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With Courtney Barnett and Tame Impala quickly sweeping over the music scene like a non-violent version of a tornado, we thought we would give a shout out to our favorite music from the land down under. And yes, obviously Men at Work made the list. Enjoy, and give us your qualms: 10. Dirty Three Pure Aussie instrumental rock. Warren Ellis is like if the devil stole the boy’s fiddle in “Devil Went Down to Georgia”.

The 10 Best Summer Albums

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Editor’s Note: This list was originally published in 2012, but works for any hot day, regardless of year. So here we are, deep into this relentlessly hot and sticky summer of 2012, and hopefully you are enjoying it as much as we are. It’s the time of the year for swimming pools and popsicles, baseball and biking, and sweating your ass off not matter what, no matter where. Thus we bring you our favorite albums to accompany such occasions. What

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