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The 10 Best Ramones Songs

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Strange as it sounds, the Ramones actually hurt themselves by arriving on the scene too good. Already fully formed, their 1976 debut The Ramones was the perfect sound for their street punk aesthetic. So when you arrive on the scene with a near perfect approach of what you do, where do you go from there? Similar to the Strokes, they released two more dominant albums in the same style in Rocket to Russia and Road to Ruin and a decent

The 10 Best Spoon Songs

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As I mentioned yesterday while reviewing their newest album They Want My Soul, Spoon is one of the more consistently good bands in modern music. They are never going to blow you away, but they will surely always satisfy. This is what made it slightly difficult, yet at the same time, somewhat easy to construct this list. A lot of Spoon songs fall on the same plane. Nonetheless, we did what we could, and here is what we came up

Top Ten Thursday: Top Ten Tom Petty Songs

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It is hard to find a palatable picture of Tom Petty.  You know, one where he doesn’t look like a trashy lady.  But I think I did it, and discovered bearded, sunglassed, mouth-closed Petty is certainly the best for your viewing pleasure.  But, luckily for Petty, he didn’t have to rely on his looks to get shit done in this world.  We are of course here to talk about the storied career of Tom Petty, the musician.  Tom Petty is

The 10 Best Acts at Pitchfork Music Festival 2014

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As fellow LxL’er Todd wrote Monday, regardless of what you think of Pitchfork, the hipster music mecca, their annual festival at Union Park in Chicago is bar none the best thing they do.  This year’s fest was largely dominated by shoegaze and hip hop acts, but the real theme that emerged is the female dominance of the fest, just as women are also dominating the larger landscape of what’s going right in music today. Five of our top six acts

Apocalypse NOW: The 10 Best Apocalyptic Tracks

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Editors note: We originally posted this last summer, which was full of apocalypse comedies. This summer is full of high tension apocalypse thrillers in the movies (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) and on TV (HBO’s intense The Leftovers and FX’s The Strain). Enjoy the end of the  world with us through these songs. We all love us some Edgar Wright (and Simon Pegg and Nick Frost for that matter), so with the opening of The World’s End this weekend, we thought it appropriate

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