Category Archives: Music

Best Songs 2017

This year, instead of a list, I give you a playlist.

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Christmas 2017

Here’s my Christmas haul from the people who know me well. Great music from Stapleton and The War on Drugs. Non-fiction on Christian mysticism (my current theological interest) and Revelation (twin teaching and preaching series in the queue for early … Continue reading

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2017 Best Albums

Nostalgia reigned supreme in popular culture in 2017, probably because so many people are longing to live in any time other than the present. Is there a better way to explain the popularity of Stranger Things, little more than an ode … Continue reading

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The New Sound of Nashville: Jason Isbell

A few weeks ago, I lamented that so much of the mainstream country music coming out of Nashville these days simply isn’t country music. Pop music sung with a twang and a drawl is still pop music. And for longtime … Continue reading

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The Problem with Country Music (2017)

I love country music. As in, I LOVE country music. Growing up in Nashville, country music was ubiquitous, but nowhere more than our home. I’m not sure I was aware that other genres of music even existed when I was … Continue reading

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Best Songs of 2016

A rejoinder to my best albums post, here are my 25 favorite songs released this year. Happy New Year to you! “Burn the Witch” by Radiohead.  “In Bloom” by Sturgill Simpson.  “What Dreams May Come” by Michael McDermott.  “No Hard … Continue reading

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Top Ten Pearl Jam Songs

I’ve been following Pearl Jam for the past 25 years. I was a freshman in high school when they burst onto the rock / grunge / alternative scene in 1991. In honor of their recent induction into the Rock ‘n … Continue reading

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