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Turntable Kitchen :: The Top Albums Of 2010

January 4th, 2011

2010 was a great year for new music.  Exciting new bands and artists popped up by the boat load all over the Internet, and I previously documented many of those new bands on Turntable Kitchen’s Top EPs of 2010 and Top 7 Vinyl Releases of 2010.  And while my favorite EPs and 7″ singles were primarily […]

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Turntable Kitchen :: The Top EPs of 2010

December 21st, 2010

As a matter of personal opinion, I think year-end lists should distinguish between LPs and EPs.  After all, EPs are treated differently by pretty much everyone: artists, consumers and critics.  Indeed, most EPs offer very different experiences from full length records.  Musicians, for example, have historically chose to use EPs as a way to release […]

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Turntable Kitchen :: The Top 7″ Vinyl Releases of 2010

December 15th, 2010

As you are aware, there is a non-negotiable clause in every music-blogger’s blogging contract that requires us to prepare our yearly “Best of” lists around this time of year.  Nonetheless, there is no requirement that we create three separate year-end lists, and yet that is exactly what I plan to do.  Call me an “over-achiever” […]

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Musical Pairings’ Best of 2010 (so far)

July 1st, 2010

Twenty-ten has proven to be a pretty fantastic year for music so far, and with half of the year already behind us, I decided it was time to put together my list of the best of 2010 so far.  Let me know what I missed, what I overrated, what I underrated, or what I got […]

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Single Serving: Iron & Wine (Live at Aquarius Records, San Francisco, CA ~ 5/7/2009)

May 2nd, 2010

Savvy readers will recognize this as a re-post from this time last year.  Back in May of last year, Iron & Wine stopped by Aquarius Records in San Francisco and took requests from the audience. I recorded the whole show, and Musical Pairings is happy to offer an exclusive download of the six song set. […]

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Musical Pairings Guide to Noise Pop 2010

February 21st, 2010

Noise Pop 2010 is here, and looks like it will be another amazing festival. As usual, most of the San Francisco’s best venues will be hosting sold-out and nearly sold-out concerts, films, and art shows based around some of the best established and up-and-coming artists in underground rock and pop throughout the coming week. What […]

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Contest: Win an autographed copy of Aesop Rock’s Fast Cars, Danger, Fire and Knives CD

February 16th, 2010

Aesop Rock (a.k.a. Ian Matthias Bavitz) is a recent San Francisco transplant having moved to the city from New York. He has been my favorite rapper in the alternative hip hop scene ever since I first heard his 2001 album Labor Days. Bavitz’s lyrics are dense, cryptic but evocative. His delivery is powerful and his […]

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R.I.P. Jimmy Lee Lindsey (a.k.a. Jay Reatard)

January 13th, 2010

From Matador Records:“We are devastated by the death of Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr., aka Jay Reatard. Jay was as full of life as anyone we’ve ever met, and responsible for so many memorable moments as a person and artist. We’re honored to have known and worked with him, and we will miss him terribly.” Like […]

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Musical Pairings: 10 Top Videos of the Decade (2000-2009)

December 19th, 2009

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Musical Pairings: The Top Ten Indie Rock Albums of 2009

December 12th, 2009

Creating my Top Ten list is always difficult because I find myself struggling with whether I want to fill it with what I believe are objectively the best albums of 2009 or what I know are my subjective top albums of the year. Although those two lists would have a lot of overlap – they […]

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