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Beyond The 500 – The Southeast’s 25 Best Songs of the 1980s

Editor’s Note: The 500 may be dead, but Harris isn’t. At the end of August, Pitchfork put out a list of the 200 Best Songs of the 1980s. This was followed a month later by PopMatters’ 100 Greatest Alternative Singles

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Beyond the 500 – Episode 13

This is an interesting week in that I only have one of the albums in my collection. Nonetheless, there are things to write about, and I am happy to explore, once again, Beyond the 500. TLC – CrazySexyCool No, this

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The 500: Episode 13 (380 – 371)

The gang is back for the next ten albums in The Rolling Stone’s 500 greatest albums of all time. This week, they take on Noel Gallagher, Bjork, and go chasin’ waterfalls.

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Beyond The 500 – Episode 12

It was an intense week for The 500 this go around. One of the advantages of writing Beyond the 500 is I can pick and choose what I write about. I do engage in some research and have been listening

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The 500: Episode 12 (390 – 381)

Have you ever opened your inbox and been shocked at a completely unexpected email? That’s me, most every week, as Bennett and Kyle continue to defy expectations and churn through Rolling Stone’s Top 500 albums. This week, they tackle more

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Beyond The 500 – Episode 11

The 500 returned this week with Bennett and Kyle appearing from parts unknown. I had fun writing about a great rock n’ roll show and mix tapes in the meantime, but now it’s time to get back to The 500

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The 500: Episode 11 (400 – 391)

Bennett and Kyle are back from their very long hiatus and are welcomed by some heavy hitters, some old favorites, and some altogether unexpected music. iTunes/Feed Link Download this episode (right click and save) 391. Jackson Browne – The Pretender

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Beyond The 500 – The Mix Tapes Edition

While The 500 is still in the midst of a Sommerpause, I thought I would catch you up on what I have been up to (about 5’10”) lately. I borrowed a cassette deck you can connect to your computer through

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Beyond The 500: A Rock n’ Roll Interlude

The 500 is taking a summer break, and I thought I would be too. However, I went to a rock n’ roll show on Friday that still has me in a tizzy. As a result, I felt the need to

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Beyond the 500 – The First 100

In last week’s episode of The 500, Bennett and Kyle looked back on the 100 albums they have discussed so far, what they have learned, and decided what their favorites are. I will do the same, even though I started

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