Pinback Week: Song Length

The length of a piece of music widely varies. Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, depending on the conductor, runs for roughly 30-35 minutes. His Ninth Symphony, the “Ode to Joy,” can last well over an hour for all four movements. As written, most jazz pieces run from five to ten minutes, but can take significantly longer to […]

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LCD Soundsystem Week: Cities

In listening to a lot of LCD Soundsystem this week, I have discovered at least one thing: LCD Soundsystem is the soundtrack of a city. Not, mind you, any specific city (with the obvious exception of New York I Love You). They are just the universal soundtrack of cities in general. (It is worth noting […]

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#39 – LCD Soundsystem

The countdown rolls on with a new artist. This week, ranking in at 39 on the top 40 artists of my life, is LCD Soundsystem. Through the week, I’ll be listening to their self-titled debut (2005), Sound of Silver (2007), This is Happening (2010) and the brand new album American Dream (2017). Like Toadies before […]

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