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Monday Mixer

I’m not great at clever introductions to themed playlists, so here’s a bunch of songs about characters and people I think are super interesting. Tom Waits – Gun Street Girl I’ve always viewed Tom Waits as sort of a bizarro Bob Dylan. They share a penchant for genre jumping, raspy discordant vocals, and immersive songwriting […]

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Anti-Valentine’s Day Mixtape

While many of you are enjoying your special day with your significant other, us here at WPGU are like the bitter kid who says “Valentine’s Day is just a holiday created by card companies to make a profit off of an artificial holiday”.  Just check these songs out if you’re feeling a little alone today […]

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Monday Mixer

Coming up this Sunday is Father’s Day, so I put together a little mixtape for my father.  However, the normal length playlist seemed insufficient, so I decided to make him a double LP, following in the footsteps of one of our mutual favorite albums, the Beatles’ white album.  Each side has a different character to […]

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The Mountain Goats add to stellar catalog with All Eternals Deck

John Darnielle said recently on Sirius XMU that lyrics should sound like you came up with them while standing in front of the microphone. On All Eternals Deck he proved he meant these words. Each song is heartfelt and the lyrics are original and feel exactly like he described they should. His lyrical prowess is […]

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The Mountain Goats add to stellar catalog with All Eternals Deck

John Darnielle said recently on Sirius XMU that lyrics should sound like you came up with them while standing in front of the microphone. On All Eternals Deck he proved he meant these words. Each song is heartfelt and the lyrics are original and feel exactly like he described they should. His lyrical prowess is […]

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