Top Ten Thursday: The 10 Best Modest Mouse Songs

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Next Tuesday, March 17th,  marks the long-awaited return of Modest Mouse, who will release their first album in eight years, Strangers to Ourselves. So to mark the return of the barking Washington band, here are our 10 favorite Modest Mouse songs.
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The 10 Best Winter Albums

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We at LxL are men for all seasons, and winter is no exception.  As three people grown up and still suffering through the Midwestern cold, we get the meaning of winter.  So we know you need a little musical help to get you through the harsh cold. Here are our top ten albums of winter. Enjoy.

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Top Ten Thursday: The Best TV Shows of 2014

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2014 was quite a year in television. New shows are always flashy and fun, but a lot of veteran programs kept their luster. I will say that a lot of the new dramas disappointed, leaving room for a lot of half-hour comedies to shine, which looks to continue as a trend for 2015.

10. Nathan For You
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Nathan Fielder cemented himself as a comic force with season 2 of Nathan For You. Behind a different lead, there is little chance the premise of the show could have held up, but the character Fielder plays makes it happen.
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Weak List Wednesday: 5 Best Live Shows of 2014

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I don’t think it was the most prolific year in music for any of us.  Wes bought a house.  Todd spent six weeks in Thailand Muay Thai fighting.  And I Rip Van Winkled myself, sleeping most the year.  Nevertheless, we all were able to catch some good live music.  Let us know what your favorite show was this year.
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The 10 Best Band Names

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Editor’s note: It’s a slow week in music, so we figured we would revisit one of our favorite lists we have done, our very favorite band names.

Band names are a highly subjective topic for a top ten list.  Some people are more partial to goofy names (Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. anybody).  Some people dig simplicity (Cream).  And some people even have a penchant for alliteration (Modest Mouse).  We try to give every type of name its due on our list, but alas, a list of ten is far too short to honor all of the creative, funny, and bold names the creative geniuses throughout time have come up with.  Enjoy our list for what it is, and we’d love to hear your favorites in the comments.  Godspeed.
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The 10 Best Fall Songs

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Editors Note: This was originally posted in 2011.

One year ago, LxL brought you our top ten albums of autumn, which we posted again this morning because we still feel it is a very strong list.  Never ones to sit on our laurels though, we thought we could tackle the best songs of autumn, which is a much more convoluted conversation.  Do we insist the song make mention to falling leaves, postseason baseball, or pumpkin patches?  Do we go by feeling?  We did exactly what we always do, which is whatever the hell we want.

Fall brings about a lot of different emotions, memories, and feelings for everyone.  For Todd, Wes, and I, autumn is probably most closely tied to our rural Indiana upbringing, where hooded sweatshirts, Friday night football games, bonfires on the peninsula, and homecoming were the most important thing in our lives for years.  Luckily our horizons have expanded, but that in no way taints the memories of humble beginnings.  We are and will always be Midwesterners at heart, and these are a few of the songs that take us back to those glorious days.  Enjoy our top ten songs of autumn, and as always remind us what we missed or errantly included.
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Zac Brown Band Show Review: How Ticketmaster, LiveNation, and Verizon Ruin Music

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September 12, 2014

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Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Maryland Heights, MO is the seventh level of hell.
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