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So Well Remembered

The songs of our lives

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To everything…Jordy

Wed, 29 Sep 2010 13:45:58 +0000

It’s time to level with our readers: As you’ve noticed, we haven’t been giving SWR its due lately.  A short exchange of emails revealed no one has the time to make the writing what it ought to be. We heartily … Continue reading

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Cat Power: Moon PixPhilMooooooon Piiiiiiiix

Tue, 06 Jul 2010 21:10:35 +0000

Cat Power: Moon Pix (1998) Phil: A handful of winters ago I met up with an old roommate of mine at a Belgian beer bar for happy hour that happened to have half-off Belgian draughts from 4:30 to 6:30. So there … Continue reading

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Rolling Stones: Exile on Main St.Jordyexile-on-main-street-front

Wed, 19 May 2010 14:27:50 +0000

Rolling Stones: Exile on Main St. (1972) Jordy: The history of the writing, recording, and mixing of this album is so convoluted as to render it fairly moot to the modern listener.  When it comes down to it, it doesn’t matter … Continue reading

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Townes Van Zandt: Live at the Old Quarter, Houston, Texasafbaileyoldquarterfront

Tue, 27 Apr 2010 01:44:50 +0000

Townes Van Zandt:  Live at the Old Quarter, Houston, Texas (1977) Adam: Legend (by which I mean Wikipedia) has it that the Old Quarter could “Comfortably accommodate 60 patrons” and that “More than 100 jammed into the room” for this … Continue reading

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Andrew Beckerman on DestroyerGlennDan Bejar

Wed, 21 Apr 2010 11:16:20 +0000

One our goals with this newishly re-booted So Well Remembered blog is to highlight excellent music writing around the web. Here’s today’s entry: a brief review of the new crop of Destroyer reissues. “Destroyer is involved in the same exercise … Continue reading

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Rancid: …And Out Come the WolvesrtotalexviiAnd Out Come The Wolves

Sun, 18 Apr 2010 14:25:10 +0000

Rancid – …And Out Come the Wolves (1995) Jeff: What, you might ask, is the prestigious and well-esteemed SWR blog doing reviewing a derivative 90’s pop-punk-revival album? The answer is multifaceted but the first component of it is that it’s … Continue reading

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Neil Young: Tonight’s the NightGlennTonights the Night

Mon, 12 Apr 2010 21:07:07 +0000

Neil Young – Tonight’s the Night (1975) Glenn: There’s a spot on I-77 between Fancy Gap, Virginia, and Lambsburg, just north of the North Carolina border, where the road rises sharply to summit the Blue Ridge. The interstate clings to … Continue reading

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The Kinks – Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround: Part Oneafbaileylola

Tue, 02 Mar 2010 11:37:45 +0000

The Kinks – Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround:  Part One (1970) Adam: The Kinks’ early career closely resembled that of most of the other British Invasion bands.  They were singing blues-based songs about girls (e.g. “You Really Got Me,” … Continue reading

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Beach Boys: Pet SoundsJordy

Thu, 18 Feb 2010 00:08:21 +0000

The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds (1966) Jordy: Of all the great musical leaps forward in the 1960s, none is as beautiful or as much fun to listen to as Pet Sounds. The Beach Boys certainly did not have the … Continue reading

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Beck: OdelayGlennodelay

Fri, 05 Feb 2010 19:12:04 +0000

Beck – Odelay (1996) Glenn: Odelay‘s stylistic diversity, junkyard-dada sampling aesthetic, and anticipation of the mash-up have been justly praised. However, what strikes me 14 years out is the sheer range of moods Beck’s masterwork strikes. Is there any other … Continue reading

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