A collection of things...often with numbers

5 Great Jazz Albums For People Who Don’t Jazz Good

It’s ok to admit it, you don’t get jazz. You have that one pretentious snobby prick friend who really loves jazz, and will tell you that its music for the smartest...

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The Mars Volta Tier Ranking

For the unaware, a tier ranking is a mental circle jerking exercise in the video game community where individuals make a listing of who the best characters are in a...

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5 Bands That Went Out With A Bang

Last time we discussed 5 bands that went out in a depressing fit of coughing and wheezing, barely being able to make it to their final resting places and dying...

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5 Bold Predictions for 2016

Have you heard?  2015 is out, and the newest trend in time is 2016.  For those of us born on the cusps of generation Y it is still hard to...

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5 Bands That Went Out With a Whimper

Look, sadly not all the bands we love and cherish have happy endings.  Some decide to end on a cruelly beautiful high-note leaving us crying for more, some decide implode...

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Tesseract - Polaris

Dante’s Top 3 Albums of 2015

2015 has certainly been an interesting year, while I certainly tried to find new hidden gems, the albums that captivated me the most were released by artists that are well...

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A Salute to Long Songs: 10 Epics In Music

The traditional four minute song is a fallacy. Its allowance for a more digestible structure and enabling us to gorge ourselves on more than one song every twenty minutes may...

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Top 10 Magma Songs/Pieces

As Magma begins their first proper United States tour in quite a while it felt right to finally tackle the burning question of what are the best Magma pieces ever.  What songs...

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Dante’s Top 10 Songs of 2014

1. Skyharbor – Patience  The second album by Skyharbor is more of a collaborative effort as opposed to their guitar driven debut Blinding White Noise (2012). With Daniel Tompkins now in...

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10 Songs That Should Have Made It Onto Rockband

For a few years in the mid 00’s Rockband and Guitar Hero dominated nearly every party.  Drunk folk loved to pretend they were rockstars and the already wannabe rockstars showed...

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10 Things I want to happen during King Crimson’s September concerts

After dropping a whole load of money last week I finally had the wonderful realization that I will be attending my first (and good chance last) King Crimson concert.  Yes,...

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10 Songs That Should Be Played LOUD

Some songs work no matter how you listen to them: soft, loud, through a broken speaker system, or even being butchered by a bad karaoke singer.  Some, however, only work...

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5 Musicians You Never Knew Wrote Books

Recently I took a look at some of the finest writers in rock. Artists like Leonard Cohen, Lee Ranaldo, and Nick Cave have been producing quality fiction and poetry for...

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