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The Best Albums of 2016 (so far)

July 05, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Hard as it may be to believe, 2016 is already more than halfway over. And despite what the Trump campaign or British xenophobia may have you believe, it hasn’t all been terrible this year either, at least not music-wise.

Choosing the highlights and lowlights of mixtapes received throughout the years

The National Mix: Best and worst songs received on a mixtape

March 09, 2014 / by / 4 Comments

Each week we ask our writers to submit their choice of songs for a given theme. This week, our writers choose the best and worst songs they ever received on a mix CD.


Oh Comely: Watching Neutral Milk Hotel in the 21st Century

February 11, 2014 / by / 14 Comments

On Friday February 8, I had the opportunity to see Neutral Milk Hotel at their second of two sold out performances at Chicago’s Riviera Theater. I had been eagerly anticipating this concert since I bought my ticket six months ago—but for some in the audience, I imagine they had been waiting for this show since Jeff Mangum & Friends put out their last album in 1998.