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The 10 Worst Christmas Songs of All Time

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Editor’s note: This list originally published in 2012. We at LxL have a very strong love/hate relationship with Christmas music. Last week we focused on the rare Christmas gems that exist in music, so this week we decided to focus on the hate side of that relationship. Just as every sweet needs its sour, every Bing Crosby needs its Bryan Adams. Below are a few of the Christmas songs we loathe the most. The ones that really help induce a month

The Art of the Tribute: Strand of Oaks “JM”

Strand of Oaks "JM" Review

Tributes to fallen artists seem to come and go almost instantly. Most of the time, there is a benefit concert, a tribute album with bands covering that artist, or just a social media mention about what an impact that person had that works as an acknowledgment of that person’s impact. While all of these things are admirable, they seem to come and go without any lasting artifact about that artist. Then there’s the tribute song, something that can stand the

10 Best TV On the Radio Songs

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TV On the Radio is one of our most beloved bands here at LxL, and they just released their fifth studio album which we reviewed here yesterday. With that, comes “the list treatment”. TVOTR has been a staple of independent music for over a decade now. In that time they have released arguably two of the greatest rock albums of all time (Return to Cookie Mountain, Dear Science). A song from each album (and an EP) aside from 9 Types

TV On The Radio Review: Seeds

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TV On The Radio Seeds As this NPR piece so brilliantly states, artists often find themselves at a crossroads midcareer, either endlessly repeating what they have been successful doing or they go scrambling for a new sound with very little success. TV On The Radio, collectively one of LxL’s favorite bands, found themselves in mid-career land on their fourth album Nine Types of Light, an album that angled for a more straightforward rock radio-friendly sounds, but ultimately was their first