Category Archives: Top Ten Thursday

The 10 Best Johnny Cash Songs

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Johnny Cash is 1/3 of the holy triumvirate of Pre-60′s vocalists for me.  Like the other two members (Elvis and Roy Orbison), Cash paired a one-of-a-kind voice with a progressive take on rock and roll.  In honor of Johnny Cash’s new posthumous album, Out Among the Stars, we of course had to do a list of the Top Ten Johnny Cash songs.  It was extremely hard to get this list down to ten, so our deepest apologies for leaving off

The 10 Best Sufjan Songs

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I’m not sure there is a bigger enigma in music right now than Sufjan Stevens. His music output has been incredibly sporadic, but when he does release music, it pours out of him. I have nearly everything Sufjan has put out, and of the 245 songs in my iTunes, 65 are about Midwestern states, 14 about the Chinese New Year, 13 about a bridge, and 98 about Christmas. That only leaves 55 songs about everything else. Yet, with as strange

The 10 Best Bands With “Black” In Their Name

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The ever fantastic Black Lips will be releasing their seventh studio album next week. In honor of this, we thought we would do a fairly straight forward, but very appropriate list. This week we give you our favorite bands with “black” in their title. There are surprisingly a lot of great ones, but we narrowed it down to what we consider to be the best. Enjoy! 10. BLK JKS Pronounced “Black Jacks”, these four experimental rockers from Johannesburg, South Africa

The 10 Best Pharrell Tracks

Pharrell Williams and Helen Lasichanh arrive at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles

I’m not sure there are more than five artists with whom you can make a better party playlist with than Pharrell Williams.  I’m talking 30-40 songs that will guarantee a good time for an energetic party.  Artists that come to mind are Madonna, Prince, Michael Jackson, Kanye, Jay-Z and maybe a few others could be in the running, but even then the catalog of Pharrell may take the cake. Pharrell has obviously had a huge year, with three smash hits

The 10 Best Beck Songs

Top Ten Beck Songs

It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since a skinny L.A. punk kid burst onto the scene calling himself a “Loser” in winking wangster fashion. From the start, Beck was always a pioneer at mixing genres but now looking back at his 20 year career, I’m not sure there is a bigger chameleon in rock music. Not only known for his shape-shifting, but I would argue that no artist has endured better from the 90’s (outside Radiohead) than Beck.

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