The 10 Best Fall Albums

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Wes’ old dog Slippers running through the fallen leaves.
-R.I.P. Slippers- (1989-2001)

 

Editor’s Note: This post originally published in 2012.

Yes, this is the same exact list we posted last year, but we were happy enough with it that we would like to remind everyone of our greatness.  Don’t worry though, look for a completely fresh fall-themed list this afternoon, but for now LxL would like to share what albums put us in that apple cider, leaves off trees, pumpkin picking/carving/eating, and brisk fresh air type of mood.

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10 Best Scottish Music Acts (aka The Highest Music From the Highlands)

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With the release of the highly anticipated second Chvrches record, Every Open Eye, we thought we would look at our favorite acts from the Highlands, good old Scotland. When doing the list, we were pleasantly surprised with how teeming Scotland has been with independent talent. So here are our 10 favorite from Scotland Yard.

 

10. Frightened Rabbit

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Until sitting down to write this list, I had no idea Frightened Rabbit had been around so long (since 2003 or so).  I kind of thought their 2011 ep and subsequent album, State Hospital, were their beginnings, so to speak.  I’m almost less impressed now, as those were some of my favorite listens back then.  Continue reading “10 Best Scottish Music Acts (aka The Highest Music From the Highlands)”

The 10 Best Jock Jams

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With the first NFL game tonight, we thought we would kick things off with our top ten jock jams, our favorite songs for sporting events. While many music fans tend to be a bit mum on sports, not so with LxL. All three of us enjoy sportball on some level. So here are 10 of our favorite songs that get us amped up for the big game.
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The 10 Best Black Keys Songs

LxL_TopTenThursdays_02_900x300the black keys, turn blue, best songsEditor’s Note: This was originally published in 2014. With the release of Dan Auerbach’s new side project  the Arcs, we thought we would revisit our 10 favorite Black Keys tracks.
In honor of The Black Keys releasing their newest and bluest album, Turn Blue, we complied a list of our favorite Black Keys songs. All albums, including Turn Blue were considered, but the new bunch of tunes just missed out. The following is what we collectively landed on. As always, give us your arguments:

10. “Stack Shot Billy

A classic western-style standoff in song form. The best of its kind since The Beatles’ “Rocky Racoon”.
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The 10 Best Television Theme Songs for the Ages

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Editor’s Note: This list was originally published in 2011. With great TV theme songs coming out left in right like Patrick Carney’s Bojack Horseman theme, the auto-tuned Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt masterpiece or True Detective Season 2’s use of Leonard Cohen’s “Nevermind”, it’s really a golden era for TV theme songs.

It’s Fall, and Fall is somewhat synonymous with television. New series are starting up for the first time, old beloved series are picking right back up where they left off, and some series that have over-stayed their welcome are still sticking around to push us even further over the edge. In any case, every show has a theme song, and here are some of our all time faves:
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The 10 Best Pitchfork 2015 Performances

 

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Pitchfork Music Festival is consistent festival gold in my opinion. Despite me not being able to make it Friday, a torrential downpour temporarily delaying the fest on Saturday, and almost being conned out of a ticket on Sunday, PMF 2015 was no exception. With me as always, was LxL’s own Wes (who was able to attend all three days), and another LxL regular/frequent festival coverage guru, Riley Johnson. We three squashed our mind grapes together, and this list is the winey result:

10. Bully

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I’m trying to think of a better way to start the day; I am. Female lead garage punk at it’s finest.
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Aussie Takeover: 10 Best Australian Music Acts

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With Courtney Barnett and Tame Impala quickly sweeping over the music scene like a non-violent version of a tornado, we thought we would give a shout out to our favorite music from the land down under. And yes, obviously Men at Work made the list. Enjoy, and give us your qualms:

10. Dirty Three
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Pure Aussie instrumental rock. Warren Ellis is like if the devil stole the boy’s fiddle in “Devil Went Down to Georgia”.

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