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Quantization’s Best Concerts Of 2011

Over the past year, I’ve been lucky enough to sneak out and see some really incredible shows. While it may have cut into my “album-buying” budget, all of the concerts impressed me in one way or another…or in some cases…absolutely floored me. So what concerts were good, great, jaw-dropping? What concerts should you put on your list to check out in 2012? Let’s find out…

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Mega Concert Review: Let’s Catch Up…Pronto!

Well, I’ve been to a few shows over the past months, and I haven’t written about any of them. It’s time to catch everyone up. Now some of these shows happened 3 months ago, so my memory is a little faded…but hell, let’s make some rash judgements anyways.

You Ready to Rock?!

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The Top 12 Albums I’ve Bought in 2010

Ok, I know I’m a few days late on my “Best of” 2010 albums…so I’ve decided to twist it a bit and give you my top 12 albums that I bought in 2010. Now, these are all albums released in 2010, there were a lot of albums that I bought during the year that were a bit older (mainly filling gaps or starting a new vein of music), so those won’t be included here. Plus, I think that would be difficult and unfair to newer artists/albums to have to go up against The Band, Iggy Pop, or Bob Dylan…different periods, different styles, just different. It would make for an interesting discussion though…maybe later…

Anyways, on to my Top 12…why 12? Well, I’m 12 days into 2011…So I’m giving you 12 albums reviews. Enjoy!

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Songs I can’t get enough of #1: “Suburban War” – Arcade Fire

I’m a sucker for a crescendo…I really am. There is something about when a song builds up to a point where you think the instruments will burst into flames…and then they do…sorta…metaphorically. If done properly, in my opinion, the song will drive you up a long road and then jump off a cliff. It’s the Evel Knievel of song construction…only you hope he lands on the other side, otherwise it can be a complete disaster.  Fire, flames, women screaming, children crying…you get the picture. I think the most perfect example of a rock crescendo is Weezer’s “Only in Dreams” off of their Blue Album, but we’ll get to that later.

On to Arcade Fire.

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