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The Ultimate Alternative Rock Valentine's Day Playlist

The Ultimate Alternative Rock Valentine’s Day Playlist

Spice up your romantic evening with the SLIS Alternative Rock Valentine’s Day Playlist; featuring the sweet and sexiest Alt-rock tunes. Next week is Valentine’s Day, and music snob couples always face a dilemma; how to pick romantic and sensual songs that aren’t cheesy, or so sickeningly sweet/vulgar that it becomes unintentionally humorous and spoils the mood? Well SLIS […]

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Top 40 Darkest Rock Albums Part 4

Top 40 Darkest Rock Albums Part 4

Top 40 Darkest Rock Albums Part 4  *Before reading make sure you’ve checked out part 1,  part 2 ,and part 3 to see what you may have missed. Okay here we are for the final installment of the Darkest Rock Albums. We have just 10 more to go! If you want any of these in your […]

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The Ultimate Rock Wedding Playlist

The Ultimate Rock Wedding Playlist

The Ultimate Rock Wedding Playlist *Before you check out this list, you might want to read my  instructions on how to build your wedding playlist so that you have everything flow smoothly regarding timing out the selections, etc. Are you stuck for ideas and need some rocking song selections to give your wedding festivities a little […]

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Depeche Mode "Some Great Reward", featuring "Somebody"

Tips For Making A Rocking Wedding Music Playlist

Tips For Making A Rocking Wedding Music Playlist   *Tips on making a wedding playlist that avoids being generic or groan inducing. Here we’ll cover the process of how to get your selections pre-planned and timed. If you want to see the songs I selected for my own wedding (complete with iTunes links, so you […]

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The Top 40 Most Underrated Guitarists in Rock Part 2

The Top 40 Most Underrated Guitarists in Rock Part 2

The Top 40 Most Underrated Guitarists in Rock Part 2 Here we are with the 2nd installment of the most underrated guitarists in rock. You can catch Part 1 here. If you’re curious to check out any of the songs or artists mentioned, just click on the album images to purchase from  Amazon.   27. […]

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The Top 40 Most Underrated Singers in Rock Part 2

The Top 40 Most Underrated Singers in Rock Part 2

  The Top 40 Most Underrated Singers in Rock Part 2 Okay, here we are for the 2nd installment of the 40 vocalists that deserve far more credit then they’ve been given by the music industry at large. If you missed part 1, catch up here. I’ll have Youtube links to specific songs highlighted in […]

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The Top 15 Lyricists in Alternative Rock

The Top 15 Lyricists in Alternative Rock

  The Top 15 Lyricists in Alternative Rock It’s easy to pinpoint your favorite vocalists. Lung power, pitch and emotion make identification easy. And not every song needs great lyrics. There are plenty of great songs where wordplay is negligible at best. But when you can find a song whose words hit you deeply, you’re […]

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Why the Mix-Tape will never die

Why the Mix-Tape will never die

Ah, the Mix-tape: We don’t think much about cassettes anymore. They were inherently a horrible medium for sound quality. Every time you played one you’d get audio loss,  eventually warped sound, or in the worst case, a snapped ribbon of tape meaning one more piece of plastic chucked in the trash, resting in a landfill […]

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The Top 30 best film soundtracks of all time Part 3

The Top 30 best film soundtracks of all time Part 3

  Okay, so we’re in the final stretch of the best film soundtracks of all time.  Assuming, you’ve read the 1st 2 entries (which you recap here and here), then off we go. And remember any click on image will take you to Amazon if you’re looking to add one to your collection. These to […]

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The End of the Album, and are we bothered enough to care?

This past Christmas I got 2 gifts that were at the top of my Amazon wish list: The landmark albums by The Smashing Pumpkins, Gish and Siamese Dream, in their remastered deluxe edition formats. Upon opening the box sets, looking at all the postcard style images from the original album art, the lengthy liner notes, […]

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