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December 11, 2014

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Movie Breakdown: Exodus: Gods And Kings

People are doing traditional-style reviews all over the web, so we decided to try something different.  In each “breakdown” we’ll take a look at what a film’s marketing led us to believe, how the movie actually played, and then what we learned from it all.  Read on! The Impression: Ridley Scott tells the tale of [...]

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December 11, 2014

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Movie Breakdown: The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

People are doing traditional-style reviews all over the web, so we decided to try something different.  In each “breakdown” we’ll take a look at what a film’s marketing led us to believe, how the movie actually played, and then what we learned from it all.  Read on! The Impression: Peter Jackson concludes his bloated, but [...]

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December 11, 2014

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2014 SOTO Staff Picks

I’ve rambled on long enough about the music I liked in 2014.  Here are the staff’s picks.  Enjoy. Turns out that aside from the crippling bodily ailments and the inability to control my bladder, getting older has made me absolutely awful at listening to music. Don’t hate haters, I’ve just gotten over the hump of [...]

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December 10, 2014

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Movie Breakdown: Top Five

People are doing traditional-style reviews all over the web, so we decided to try something different.  In each “breakdown” we’ll take a look at what a film’s marketing led us to believe, how the movie actually played, and then what we learned from it all.  Read on! The Impression: Chris Rock stars in Top Five, [...]

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December 10, 2014

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Top 25 Albums Of 2014: Part 2

Here are the final 10 selections for my Top 25 Albums of 2014 list!  Be sure to check out PART ONE if you haven’t already.  Enjoy. 10) The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream The War On Drugs’ Lost In The Dream is as dad-rock as it gets, but it’s also the most [...]

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December 9, 2014

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Top 25 Albums Of 2014: Part 1

Well friends, I’m just about done with posting the site’s year-end music lists.  Today I have the first part of my Top 25 Albums of 2014 (25-11, plus various Honorable Mentions), tomorrow I’ll have my Top 10 selections, and then on Thursday I’ll have Top 5s from each of SOTO’s contributors.  Whew!  Anyhow, on with [...]

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December 5, 2014

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Top 50 Songs Of 2014: Part 5

The end.  If you missed any part of this countdown, I’ve neatly arranged all of the tracks on one page right HERE.  Enjoy. 10)  :Run The Jewels – Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck) (Featuring Zack De La Rocha):  Killer Mike and El-P each turn in rad work here, but it’s actually Zack Del [...]

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December 4, 2014

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Top 50 Songs Of 2014: Part 4

We’re nearing the end of my Top 50 Songs of 2014 list!  Look for the final ten songs tomorrow.  For fun, here’s parts ONE, TWO and THREE.  Enjoy. 20)  :Cherry Glazerr – Had Ten Dollaz:  Cherry Glazerr are a really young trio (two of them aren’t even 18) who are already way cooler than any [...]

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December 3, 2014

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Top 50 Songs Of 2014: Part 3

We’ve now arrived at the middle section of my Top 50 Songs of 2014.  Check out Part ONE & TWO if you haven’t already.  Otherwise, get on with cruising today’s list!  Enjoy. 30)  :The Dead Space – Behind The Wall:  Pretty much all of my dark-corner-brooding in 2014 was done while listening to this stellar [...]

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December 2, 2014

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Top 50 Songs Of 2014: Part 2

Boom.  Here’s part two of my Top 50 Songs of 2014.  If you missed the first installment, check it out here.  The other parts will arrive each day this week!  Enjoy. 40)  :Braid – No Coast:  It was the arrival of this anthemic track that pushed me from curious to excited about Braid reuniting for [...]

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December 1, 2014

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Top 50 Songs Of 2014: Part 1

Hey there, let’s begin running down my Top 50 Songs of 2014 (there will be one part each day through this Friday).  As is always the case, the list is comprised of music I’ve shared here at SOTO throughout the year.  Enjoy. PS – If you missed my 2014 Austin Essentials, all three of those [...]

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2014AustinEssentials

November 26, 2014

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2014 Austin Essentials: Volume 3

Well, here it is, the third and final volume of my 2014 Austin Essentials.  In total I’ve shared 65 local acts over the last three days (Volume 1 is here, Volume 2 is here).  Hopefully you found some new stuff!  Enjoy. PS – If I missed anything (and I’m sure I did), feel free to [...]

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November 25, 2014

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2014 Austin Essentials: Volume 2

Hey!  Here we are with the second volume of my 2014 Austin Essentials.  Dive in.  But don’t tire yourself out, as there’s still a third volume coming your way tomorrow.  Enjoy. — :Alex Napping – Weak Knees:  Alex Napping popped out of nowhere this year and instantly impressed.  Their debut, This Is Not A Bedroom, [...]

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November 24, 2014

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2014 Austin Essentials: Volume 1

It’s taken me a couple of weeks, but I’ve finally manged to get my 2014 Austin Essentials list all perfectly hammered out  And by perfectly hammered out, I mean “I’m pretty sure I got 91% of it right.”  Anyways, it’s 60 or so bands long and it’s divided into three volumes (part two is tomorrow, [...]

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November 24, 2014

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Movie Breakdown: Horrible Bosses 2

People are doing traditional-style reviews all over the web, so we decided to try something different.  In each “breakdown” we’ll take a look at what a film’s marketing led us to believe, how the movie actually played, and then what we learned from it all.  Read on! The Impression: The mildly funny Horrible Bosses gets [...]

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