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    Today’s Music Sucks

    Monday, November 15th, 2010

    I hear this all the time. People are always saying: “There’s no good music anymore…today’s music sucks”. After this statement is made, people usually begin to list all of the ‘awful’ musicians of the day, then of course, start talking about musicians from “the good ol’ days”. Before we know it, the discussion devolves in […]

    10 Greatest Soul Albums

    Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

    Soul and R&B have always been closely associated, and rightly so. The subject of both genres is typically love. They both carry a tune that is as rhythmic as it is melodic. But in my opinion, the difference is the way they approach music. One, R&B, appeals to the immediate ear – an audible sensation […]

    The Musical Genre that is Pink Floyd

    Monday, March 15th, 2010

    Throughout their career Pink Floyd has been thrown into one genre of music or another. They have also helped to create completely new genres on their own. They have brought some genres to the forefront, and then had the good sense to allow their sound to evolve and avoid being pinned down to one sound. […]

    18 Musical Innovations We Can Thank African Americans For

    Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

    Without African Americans, there is no American music. Some of the most raw, energetic, complex, and groundbreaking music that has ever been played was played by African Americans from the US. Everything we listen to today, in some way or another, was influenced by their musical vision and innovation. Here are 18 musical innovations that […]

    Chillin with Brazilian: Bossa Nova

    Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

    Lately, I have been captivated by a music with lush textures, relaxed melodies, and a fantastic sense of place. This music comes from a very unique part of the world with a vibrant musical history and amazing natural beauty. The Place is Brazil, and the music is Bossa Nova. The name “Bossa Nova” roughly means […]

    Music and Freedom

    Saturday, July 4th, 2009

    Here we are on a beautiful 4th of July–at least here in the United States, and the issue of freedom with regards to music comes to mind. We are quite lucky here in the US that music, for the most part, is a widely accepted and enjoyed. This isn’t to say that some music hasn’t […]

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