The 5 Most Thankful Songs For Thanksgiving!

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LxL is taking a short hiatus for the upcoming holiday weekend, but before we go we wanted to give thanks for our favorite songs that also happen to give thanks in their own right. Because this is not a Top Ten Thursday post, we decided to keep things short and sweet with five solid tracks in this edition of Weak List Wednesday: Thanks!. We feel these tracks best represent the spirit of thankfulness, glorified gluttony, and pilgrims eating Native Americans … I mean pilgrims eating WITH the Native Americans … wait how’d that go? Anyways, onto the list:

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Best Led Zeppelin Songs

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Last week, Robert Plant released his tenth solo album since the disbandment of Led Zeppelin. In honor of this we thought we would highlight the man’s career by listing out our favorite songs from our favorite era of his career. This list is probably one of our more controversial list we have ever done. Led Zeppelin is not only universally adored by almost all music lovers, but they also have no bad songs. It is hard to find a single track of theirs that isn’t loved by someone, or that couldn’t make a greatest hits compilation. Nonetheless, we pushed forward and tried our best. So here it is, our favorite songs from one of the greatest bands of all time:

10. “For Your Life”

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Going, Going, Gone! Best “Grand Slam” Artists of All Time

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With people flooding baseball stadiums all over the country for their favorite teams opening day, we thought we would kick this season off with a grand slam list of our own. The rules were a bit tricky on this one, but we decided to pick artists that had four great albums in succession. Thus being the grand slam of their career. This idea was taken from music podcast Sound Opinions, who offered their favorite musical grand slams last year. Which is actually surprisingly more rare than one would think. A lot of great artists don’t even have four great albums to their name, let alone, four great albums in a row.  And when we say great, we mean damn near perfect! So this is our list in tribute for those who have accomplished such heights in the breath of their career. As always, feel free to give us your qualms:
10. Roxy Music
Roxy Music
The Grand Slam Albums:
For Your Pleasure (1973)
Stranded (1973)
Country Life (1974)
Siren (1975)
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Top Ten Thursday: Best Self-Titled Albums

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One of our biggest pet peeves at LxL is the mid-career self-titled reinvention album: the one last gasp at pretending to start over. Many times it is when a band joins a major label and hopes to start anew or when the band has been falling apart and hopes for a fresh start, but either way, the mid-career self-titled album usually spells trouble. MGMT this week joins the ranks of mid-career self-titled albums, and from early returns, it sounds like this album won’t necessarily be a return to form. So in order to get our minds off the ugly self-titled trend, we have decided to give you the 10 best self-titled (or eponymous) albums of all time.
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Tale of Two Free Shows: Dan Deacon and Robert Plant

Dan Deacon Millennium Park Show Review

Dan Deacon

July 11th, 2013

Millennium Park, Chicago, IL 

 

 

 

 

Robert Plant Taste of Chicago Show Review

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters

July 12th, 2013

Grant Park, Chicago, IL

 

 

 

 

Yes, I realize this will probably be the first and the last time Robert Plant and Dan Deacon will be mentioned in the same sentence or review for that matter, but I saw both acts play in Chicago last week for free on back-to-back nights, and I figured why not take them both on together. You could say I was inspired by fellow LxLer Austin’s “Battle of the ‘J’s’” review which looked at J. Cole and Jay-Z’s new albums, although Plant and Deacon have an incy bit less in common.
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