Ranking the top 15 greatest Christmas albums of all time

The 15 Straight Up Greatest Christmas Albums of All Time

December 15, 2015 / by / 2 Comments

Christmas comes but once a year, yet somehow we as a society allow Christmas music to play ad nauseam for nearly 10% of the calendar year.

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Our panel of experts answer the age-old question.

Who are the 100 Greatest Shitty Bands of All Time?

November 13, 2015 / by , , , , , , , / 3 Comments

There are a lot of shitty bands out there. And, much like snowflakes or KISS solo albums, each shitty band is uniquely shitty in their own special way.

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Determining the most likely candidates to be this year's Song of the Summer

What’s Going to be the Song of the Summer?

June 06, 2015 / by / 8 Comments

Each year in late Spring, the murmurs begin. “Is this it?” the people ask cautiously, afraid to be heard but too excited not to speak. “It just may be,” others respond, nervously looking side to side.

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John Entwistle The Who French horn

The absolute definitive list of the greatest rock n roll French horn

March 15, 2015 / by / 81 Comments

The French horn. A bizarre mess of tubing, valves, and saliva that nobody seems to know what to make of and fewer still seem to care about.

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We did a power hour while listening to one minute of the top 60 songs of 2009.

2010 in Music: A Power Hour Review

December 08, 2014 / by / 16 Comments

A few years stick out over the course of history as high water marks for recorded pop music. That nebulous time period between Korea and Vietnam when rock was being perfected, 1968, 1975, 1991/92, and 2001 all come to mind as years where the (broadly-speaking) pop music scene coalesced to crystallize the sound of their generation’s zeitgeist.

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We listened to the first minute of the top 60 songs from 2008, because, well, because we wanted to.

2008 in Music: A Power Hour Review

November 07, 2014 / by / 25 Comments

Each week for the next 10 weeks, we will be doing a power hour while listening to one minute of the top 60 songs of the each of the last ten years. Don’t ask us why, it just felt like it was really important that we do this. Next up: 2008.

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We did a power hour while listening to one minute of the top 60 songs of 2006.

2006 in Music: A Power Hour Review

October 21, 2014 / by / 35 Comments

Each week for the next 10 weeks, we will be doing a power hour while listening to one minute of the top 60 songs of the each of the last ten years. Don’t ask us why, it just felt like it was really important that we do this. Next up: 2006.

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We did a power hour while listening to one minute of the top 60 songs of 2005.

2005 in Music: A Power Hour Review

October 08, 2014 / by / 6 Comments

Each week for the next 10 weeks, we will be doing a power hour while listening to one minute of the top 60 songs of the each of the last ten years. Don’t ask us why, it just felt like it was really important that we do this. Next up: 2005.

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We did a power hour while listening to one minute of the top 60 songs of 2004.

2004 in Music: A Power Hour Review

September 29, 2014 / by / 18 Comments

Each week for the next 10 weeks, I or someone else on the National Ave staff will be doing a power hour while listening to one minute of the top 60 songs of the each of the last ten years. Don’t ask us why, it just felt like it was really important that we do this. First up: 2004.

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A list of the best songs to drink to during summer

The 8 Best Songs about Summer – For Drunk People

June 25, 2014 / by , / 45 Comments

With the summer solstice arriving last weekend, summer is officially here. The time of drives with the top down, pool parties, and – oh yeah – lots of drinking. In honor of this hallowed time of short shorts, bro tanks, and margaritas, we’ve compiled the best summer-specific songs for your drunken nights.

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