King Elementary and the Tenacity of Kudzu

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“I hope we keep making records that are great in and of itself, not ‘They’re doing this, and they’re so young.’ We just want people to say, ‘They’re doing this, and it’s great.’”

Best Books of 2005

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FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR | Stephen Schenkenberg 10. Peter Stamm: Unformed Landscape (Translated by Michael Hofmann; Other Press) This brief Swiss-authored novel is one of quiet power and understated tension. In a small Norwegian […]

Best of the Rest for 2005

December 31, 2005 0

Other random thoughts on 2005 Movie I fell asleep the fastest to: Transporter 2 Movie I thought I would love but ended up hating: In Her Shoes Movie I thought I would hate but ended […]

Top 10 Films of 2005

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Aside from having two too many good films this year (as if that were possible), I was surprised to find half of the films on my list from Eastern Asia.

Top 10 Live Shows of 2005

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1. Motley Crue, UMB Bank Pavilion, St. Louis, August 9 2. Alicia Keys/John Legend, The Fabulous Fox Theatre, St. Louis, March 23 3. Kelly Clarkson, The Fabulous Fox Theatre, St. Louis, August 20 4. Berlin, […]

Top 10 CDs of 2005

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1. Augustana: All the Stars and Boulevards (Epic) 2. Madonna: Confessions on a Dance Floor (Warner) 3. Depeche Mode: Playing the Angel (Sire) 4. Sinéad O’Connor: Throw Down Your Arms (Rocket Science) 5. Eurythmics: Ultimate […]

Top 10 Songs of 2005

December 31, 2005 0

1. Gorillaz: “Feel Good Inc.” 2. The Cribs: “Hey Scenesters!” 3. Bloc Party: “Banquet” 4. Doves: “Snowden” 5. Longwave: “There’s a Fire” 6. Sufjan Stevens”: “Chicago” 7. Foo Fighters: “Best of You” 8. Echo and […]

Best of 2005

December 31, 2005 0

Nothing is more consistant than end of the year lists from critics, music lovers, and geeks. We at PLAYBACK:stl are no different. Each of us sees the end of a year as an opportunity to […]

At Last | Serena Ryder

December 31, 2005 0

My day had started just south of the Montana-Alberta border where I woke up way too early and severely sleep deprived. After hightailing to Edmonton, checking into a hotel, and heading for the festival, my […]

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