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The Byrds. They were called "The American Beatles" which is the equivalent of calling a young singer-songwriter "The New Bob Dylan." Just not fair. Knowing about the Byrds as long as I can remember, I always regarded that statement as a critic's way of saying, "These guys are good, really good."

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The term "Easter egg" refers not only to a festive springtime tradition, but also to a bonus or extra feature on a DVD, game, or other piece of digital format media, a sort of gift from the creator to the viewer, should the viewer be dorky/obsessive/having of enough time to kill to find the X-marks-the-spot hiding place.

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Monday, 28 January 2013 10:30

Top 10 Yo La Tengo songs

I don't remember the first time that I heard Yo La Tengo -- sometime in the early '00s -- but I do recall spending the next several months digging up the band's back catalog one record at a time, and looking forward to each subsequent release with heightened anticipation.

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This Halloween we asked the DJs of 88.1 KDHX to pick their favorite creepy and/or disturbing and/or terrifying song. Forget about the "Monster Mash." This playlist will chill you long after Boris and the gang have slumped back into their clichéd crypts.

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With Wilco playing in Columbia, Mo. this weekend, I've been wondering if any of these 10 overlooked songs will make their way onto the band's set list.

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Whether you are a Sunday driver or have a need for speed, there is nothing like a good tune to keep you moving down the highway -- especially in the summer.

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Saturday, 07 July 2012 10:39

Summer playlist: Top 10 float trip songs

If you grew up in Missouri or have lived here for a reasonable number of years, it's likely you've experienced the joys of a float trip.

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If I needed to wake up real quick, I'd put on "Swing Low Sweet Cadillac," or "Umbrella Man" by Dizzy Gillespie. "Hot House" by Charlie Parker was a good record to wake up to. -- Bob Dylan, "Chronicles, Volume 1"

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Although he lost his battle with colorectal cancer, Robin Gibb leaves us with six decades of music and memories during his solo career and with his brothers Maurice and Barry as the Bee Gees.

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Tuesday, 24 April 2012 10:45

The 15 most underrated R.E.M. songs

R.E.M.'s most well-known songs ("Losing My Religion," "Everybody Hurts," "The One I Love," etc.) aren't necessarily the tunes fans gravitate toward. That's not to say the late, great Athens band's hits are bad -- or that their loyalists are snobby.

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