Guilty Pleasure

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Guilty Pleasure: My Chemical Romance – I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love

The year was 2004, the political climate was confusing at best, and I was just then learning how thoroughly a man could break my heart. I was also halfway through earning a degree in sticking it to the man, also known as “a liberal arts education”, or “majoring in pre-barista”. It was around this time when I first heard the song “Headfirst for Halos”, dropped surreptitiously in the middle of a lovelorn mix CD. My under-aged self was stunned; somewhere there was another person as angry as I was!

on July 05, 2009, 11:00am
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Guilty Pleasure: Jamiroquai – A Funk Odyssey

Yes, it’s an unabashed party album, with no aim of informing, let alone empowering the listener; yes, it’s a far, far cry from the days when they railed against the world’s injustices. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t, you know, good.

on July 02, 2009, 2:45pm
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Guilty Pleasure: Aqua – Aquarium

Imagine it’s 1997. Bill Clinton is serving his second term in office and Harry Potter receives his acceptance letter to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. More importantly, dance-pop group Aqua releases its debut album. 1997 is the dawning of …

on June 21, 2009, 12:35pm
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Guilty Pleasure: Sam Sparro – Sam Sparro

“Where have all the good men gone,” Bonnie Tyler once asked. While she was clearly crying out for a different type of loving, I’m wondering why the blokes of this world are flying the vocalist flag so poorly. Over the …

on May 25, 2009, 10:05am
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Guilty Pleasure: U2 – Pop

In 1997, U2 released its ninth studio album, Pop. While it had strong sales at first, fans quickly realized that the album didn’t live up to the hype surrounding it. The hit singles weren’t there. The tour had many …

on May 09, 2009, 11:00am
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Guilty Pleasure: The Go-Go’s – Beauty and the Beat

Although my musical tastes lean toward alternative acts such as Pixies, as well as classic heavy metal/punk bands, in the vein of early Motley Crue or Social Distortion, I’m actually quite open to a variety of styles (some would say …

on April 30, 2009, 3:43pm
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Guilty Pleasure: dc Talk – Free at Last

I grew up Presbyterian, evangelical Presbyterian. Churched in the ’90s, as a teenager, you were handed two things – an NIV translation of the Bible and a copy of DC Talk’s Free at Last. You didn’t receive one without …

on March 15, 2009, 11:05am