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Archive for December 2009

Christmas Tunes

December 25, 2009

As with most businesses this time of year, restaurants usually switch to all Christmas music for the season. This means that year after year, I have been subjected to incessant carols while I am at work. By this point, I can’t stand most of it anymore. However, there are a few that I still really […]

Electric Light Orchestra: A New World Record

December 24, 2009

ELO is an odd item around the house of prog. Sometimes praised, and sometimes bashed. They started out squarely in prog’s realm, but gradually turned to a more pop sound. That doesn’t mean they abandoned it entirely. “A New World Record” combines the best of both worlds. The songs are catchy, but infused with orchestral […]

Pink Floyd: Obscured by Clouds

December 10, 2009

This is a hard one to pin down. It was made as a soundtrack, but is very close to a studio concept. It always leaves me a bit baffled. There are no truly bad songs here, but a few make me wonder if Floyd actually wrote them. Namely “The Gold It’s in the…,” “Wot’s… Uh […]