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The 10 Best Summer Albums

Beach Boys Summer Fun

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

The 10 Best Musical Trios


Editor’s note: This originally published in 2014. Thanks to Nirvana being back in the spotlight with the new HBO documentary, Montage of Heck, we thought we would bring back our list that celebrates Nirvana and many other trios. The best things in life come in threes. Primary colors, three-piece suits, movie trilogies, and creators of this here blog all come in threes. Schoolhouse Rock, the bedrock from which we have built our collective cultural knowledge and fortitude, even went as far as saying “3

Top Ten Thursday: Food & Drink Edition – Part I

With the approach of Thanksgiving, we decided it appropriate to offer up a list of our favorite songs containing food and drink references.  The pool of songs was way more impressive than we imagined, necessitating us splitting the list into two parts; the first highlighting food and the second focusing on drinks (check it out here).  What we found, at least while putting together this first list, is that almost every song referencing food is either inherently silly or sexual

Top Ten Thursday: Top Ten Rick Rubin Produced Albums

No, that picture above is not Ernest Hemingway and Steve Earle’s love child.  It is in fact uber-producer Rick Rubin, the man who has successfully navigated alt-rock, hip-hop, country, and just about every other genre in music with startling success.  Currently on Rubin’s radar is helping Kanye fine-tune Yeezus, easily the most eagerly awaited hip-hop album of 2013.  This is interesting, because Kanye has always been a bit of a “do-it-your-selfer” which has served him very very well.  It makes

Top Ten Thursday: Arrested Development Characters…In Song!

We at LxL are all huge Arrested Development fans.  And while the highly-anticipated fourth season resurrection may have come in under expectations, we thought we would still honor the effort with a list.  Before anyone makes a nasty remark in the comments section, yes, Billboard (who did a fantastic job) did a list along the same theme as this, but we eschewed all their song choices except for one.  As for the content of the list, we just attempted to

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