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2016’s Albums Of Note, Part One

All week long, we take a look at many of the records that made 2016 notable. (Just don’t call it a best of list!)

Bob Dylan refuses to answer Nobel Prize judges; good on ya, Bob!

Dr. Everett True has something to say about Bob Dylan and the Nobel Prize.

The Excitement, Suspense, and Overall Significance of Game Show Music

A consideration of the power of game show music.

EDITORIAL: Everett True, funny how it seems….

Just have a few thoughts about Everett True’s book excerpt, and an appeal for you to donate to what is surely going to be a delightful, thought-provoking, honest book.

Planet Earth is blue, and there’s nothing I can do….

Nothing else is of importance today.

R.I.P. Lemmy. It feels like most everything that rocked about rock music departed the world when you did.

Everett True waxes philosophical on the late, great Lemmy.

The New Bad Boys In Town: Tiger Moody and Hank Kirton

Lisa Carver examines some recent noir/pulp fiction titles from two literary bad boys who are writing about the darker things in life.

Lisa Carver: The Date Night Porter

Lisa Carver takes on several domination-themed artistic compositions from the past 120 years. Enjoy!

3AM Eternal: Ray Charles “Lift Every Voice And Sing” (1972)

We close out this month’s theme with Ray Charles’ rousing take on the Black National Anthem, and a few thoughts on the past month’s selections.

To Be Alone Must Surely Be Like Paradise For You: Yum Yum’s Dan Loves Patti

The Recoup’s Tim Hinely has a lot of love for the heartbreaking orchestra pop of Yum Yum’s sole album.