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Turntable Kitchen :: The Best 7″ Vinyl Singles of 2011

December 12th, 2011

Like every other music blogger/critic since the dawn of the recording age, I love compiling year end lists. Nonetheless, while I enjoy putting together the ubiquitous “Best Albums of the Year” list (which will be coming closer to the end of the year), it’s my “Best 7″ Vinyl Singles” list that is my favorite. By […]

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Turntable Kitchen :: the November 2011 Mix

November 15th, 2011

Mmmmm… fresh young blood! Yup, you might notice that less than a handful of the artists featured here have released more than a debut full length (and the majority haven’t even released that yet). And what is more, nearly all of the songs featured here have been released within the last 30-60 days. So if […]

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Turntable Kitchen :: the October 2011 Mix (Plus Sonos PLAY:3 and Bridge GIVEAWAY)

October 7th, 2011

The October 2011 Mix is heavy on the new music with only a handful of tracks whose release will date back to more than a couple of months, but that is just a testament to all of the great music that has been making the rounds. I think 2011 will be remembered as a very […]

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Turntable Kitchen :: September 2011 Mix (plus Thinksound earbuds GIVEAWAY!)

September 13th, 2011

Historically, September has been a really good month for Kasey and me. Kasey and I got married in September 2009. I began my new job in September 2010. And this year we are putting the final touches on our very first Pairings Box! That may be why the September mixes have always been some of […]

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Turntable Kitchen :: The August 2011 Mix

August 16th, 2011

It’s something I can’t explain, but some of TK’s mixes come together easily, while others are labors of love.  The August mix definitely falls into the latter category.  I struggled with everything from committing to an opening track, track order and song selection.  Once I had a little over half a mix, I felt like […]

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Turntable Kitchen :: July 2011 Mix

July 21st, 2011

I think you’re going to like the July mix.  It’s upbeat, it’s fun, and it’s just oozing with joie de vivre.  In fact, I hope you’ll forgive us if we’ve been acting a little overly giddy recently, but life has been good to us. First, after months of planning, we finally announced the launch of […]

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Turntable Kitchen’s Top Albums of 2011 (so far)

July 5th, 2011

Last Friday we entered July, and thus, also the second half of 2011.  Now that we’ve passed that milestone, I thought it would be worthwhile to take a look back at the best albums we’ve heard so far.  For me it helps at the end of the year to remind of some of the best […]

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Turntable Kitchen :: The June 2011 Mix

June 24th, 2011

It feels like it has been awhile since we last sprung a mix on you, so today felt like a good time to unleash the June mix.  It’s packed with yummy pop treats, grimy lo-fi indie rock and sexy (albeit a little on the naughty side) r&b.  If you have sensitive ears and would like […]

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Turntable Kitchen :: the May 2011 Mix

May 17th, 2011

When you are in the depths of Winter it can feel as if Spring will never arrive, and yet here we are, with the weather growing warmer, the days becoming longer and the skies often seeming bluer.  We’re riding bicycles through city streets, planning camping trips with friends, drinking beers while watching baseball games and […]

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Turntable Kitchen’s Top ‘Side One, Track Ones’ Released Since 2000

May 4th, 2011

A first impression is a lasting impression.  At least that is the conventional wisdom.  And I’d argue that whatever wisdom lay in that theory with regard to social interactions applies equally to a listener’s interaction with music.  If you have a negative reaction (i.e. boredom, indifference, or outright dislike) to the first song you hear […]

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