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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Wilco Review: Star Wars

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Wilco Star Wars album cover art

Chicago’s hometown heroes Wilco surprised the city and the world at large this month with a surprise drop of a completely free album of new material out of nowhere late on a Thursday night. Not only was the drop surprising, but so was the album title and design: named Star Wars which was certainly the result of some goofy late night conversation the band had, and it boasts a furry white cat and some flowers on the cover (which certainly will help them avoid any lawsuits from Disney). The band surprised further by boldly playing straight through their new album to start their set the night after its release at Pitchfork Music Festival, a move that baffled the general audience but went straight to the heart of Wilco diehards like myself. If that’s not enough surprise talk, the real honest surprise comes in the music itself: a distorted, noise rock album that channels Sonic Youth, T. Rex, and Velvet Underground more than the pleasant alt-country sound they are best known for.
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The 10 Best Film Scores

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Editor’s Note: This list was originally published in 2013. With the release of Jurassic World, we thought we would re-visit some of our favorite film scores of all-time.

So it’s another awards week with the Oscars this Sunday, and while it doesn’t directly pertain to music, there is always some sort of connection. Last year, we gave you our ten favorite movie soundtracks, and now it’s for our favorite theatrical film scores.
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Top Ten Thursday: Best Film Scores

Greatest Ten Film Scores of all time

So it’s another awards week with the Oscars this Sunday, and while it doesn’t directly pertain to music, there is always some sort of connection. Last year, we gave you our ten favorite movie soundtracks, and now it’s for our favorite theatrical film scores.
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My Morning Jacket Release Video for “Outta My System” and It Will Blow Your Face Off … and/or Head

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It’s been over a year since My Morning Jacket’s last album Circuital was dropped, and luckily we are still reaping the benefits. Today was released a video so awe-strikingly fantastic, that it shouldn’t go unwatched by anyone. The video was directed by James Frost, probably best known for his groundbreaking work on Radiohead’s “House of Cards” video where he used 3D plotting to shoot the video rather than a camera. This video was a bit more of a classic style. Just your basic psychedelic drug-induced dream sequence, but one that somehow managed to include so many things that I personally love.
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A Night at 2720 Cherokee

A Night at 2720 Cherokee

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2720 Cherokee, Music Venue, Poster

Being back in St. Louis has been amazing.  Throughout law school, I frequently visited St. Louis, but visiting is not the same as living somewhere.  Since being back, I have been able to revisit some of my favorite haunts, as well as experience some new places that I just either never went to while in college, or have sprung up in the past few years. 

One such place that I have newly experienced is 2720 Cherokee (I’ll let you guess the address).  2720 Cherokee is a 14,000 square foot art gallery and event space.  The venue consists of three levels, the lower and upper levels being art galleries, and the middle level being the location of a stage and bar.  Overall the setup is fantastic.  The crowd wasn’t massive, but even with a large crowd I think it would have been easy enough to get around.  In addition there were ample restrooms, which is a pet peeve of mine at a lot of bars and music venues.

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Top Ten Thursday: Television Theme Songs for the Ages

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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