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Sunday Superchunk #4 (Sunday Shuffle #476)

I wasn't planning on doing this today. It's been almost 3 months since I last did a shuffle and I haven't really missed it. I last did a Superchunk-only version back in July, not long after I was on the Rockin' the Suburbs podcast talking about the band. In that post, I mentioned how I hope there would be an announcement of a new album soon. Well, their most recent album, What a Time to Be Alive, just came out on Friday. Naturally, I gorged on their music in anticipation and I've already played the new one a couple times. Furthermore, I had some gift cards from Christmas still hanging around and I have the new album in my iTunes (and a physical copy along the way), as well as new digital copies of their self-titled debut from 1990 (the last of their studio albums I didn't have) and their 2003 compilation Cup of Sand. So, it seems like a perfect time for Sunday Superchunk #4 to celebrate new and new-to-my-computer music of theirs...and you know what? I think the…
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Last year I only managed two Heavy Rotation posts; it was the same in 2016. This year I hope to get back to 2015 levels, where I put up four. Posting one in early February gets me off to a promising start, at least. The albums I'm writing about here have been keeping me company throughout January (and even late December in many cases)...

The Breeders/Title TK - I'll admit it. I really slept on The Breeders. Sure, I loved "Cannonball" just as much as everyone else back in '93, but I didn't investigate any further. Thanks to streaming, however, I've become quite familiar with Last Splash and love it. Still, however, I hadn't ventured much beyond that album. It wasn't until the band announced it was coming back earlier this month that I gave this album I try. All I can say, I really slept on The Breeders.

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Sunday Shuffle #474/475

I'm ready to put this feature on hiatus for a while, but I didn't want to end on #474 for now, which means I'm bringing back the "double issue" for today. The previous one was on Dec. 18 of last year. Normally, I do 20 songs on these editions, but since it's going away for a while, let's bump it to 25 today. Why not?

1. Price Tag/Sleater-Kinney (17) - last played on 3/24/17
2. The Indie Queens Are Waiting/Dan Mangan (5) - last played on 5/26/15
3. Ain't That Enough/Teenage Fanclub (31) - last played on 7/30/17
4. Dead Smile/Matthew Sweet (6) - last played on 9/10/17
5. Don't Need You/Alejandro Escovedo (4) - last played on 6/30/13
6. Jackson Cage (live)/Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band (2) - last played on 1/25/16
7. Beast/Ex Hex (20) - last played on 8/3/17
8. Be Good/Tokyo Police Club (8) - last played on 11/3/16
9. Accidental Life/Teenage Fanclub (15) - last played on 11/24/17
10. The Good That Won't Come Out/Rilo Kiley (3) - last …

Sunday Shuffle #473

I am very much looking forward to a 2-day work week and to Thanksgiving with the family. I hope you all have a wonderful and safe holiday.

Let's get to today's ten...

1. Old To Begin/Pavement (13) - last played on 1/17/16
2. Brain Gallop/Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks (14) - last played on 10/23/15
3. Girls Like Status/The Hold Steady (6) - last played on 3/12/17
4. Everything Is Free/Gillian Welch (5) - last played on 3/25/12
5. The Heartbreak Rides/A.C. Newman (8) - last played on 6/5/16
6. Say Goodnight/Dean & Britta (7) - last played on 10/23/16
7. Debbie Downer/Courtney Barnett (18) - last played on 10/21/16
8. Coughing Up Blood/Marah (8) - last played on 4/10/15
9. He Doesn't Know Why/Fleet Foxes (8) - last played on 8/28/16
10. Laughing With A Mouth Of Blood/St. Vincent (11) - last played on 7/31/16

Sunday Shuffle #472

Don't have much to ramble on about today, so let's get right to today's ten...

1. Ret Liv Dead/Teenage Fanclub (14) - last played on 10/16/16
2. Tee Pees 1-12/Father John Misty (14) - last played on 4/5/15
3. Nighthawks/Two Hours Traffic (10) - last played on 7/25/17
4. My Mother Was A Chinese Trapeze Artist/The Decemeberists (14) - last played on 2/12/16
5. Auctioneer/The Broken West (12) - last played on 4/1/17
6. Fish/Wye Oak (18) - last played on 9/13/15
7. Coming To/Apex Manor (19) - last played on 1/29/17
8. Lisa (Esopus Magazine 2005)/The Prayers & Tears of Arthur Digby Sellers (4) - last played on 12/4/11
9. Plumb Line/Archers of Loaf (10) - last played on 12/3/11
10. Pick Me Up/Dinosaur Jr. (13) - last played on 6/24/17

11. Penny and Jack/The Essex Green (13) - last played on 11/5/17

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* "Lisa" isn't on Spotify, but it's a great song and I wanted you to be able to listen, so click here!

Sunday Shuffle #471

I wasn't sure if I was going to do an edition of the Shuffle today, in part because I left off last night halfway through The Breeders' Pod. I'm in a music group on Facebook and that album has been posted a few times lately...and since I'd never heard it, I figured it was past time. Unsurprisingly, I thought it was really good and will be listening to it more in the near future. Speaking of the near future, I hope to get a new Heavy Rotation done relatively soon.

This afternoon we are going to see Thor:Ragnarok and I can't wait. It looked great from the first trailer and everything I've heard since has supported that fact. Maybe I'll get a review up at some point too.

For now, though, I've rambled enough. Let's get to today's ten...

1. Whenever We Finish/Two Hours Traffic (6) - last played on 7/25/17
2. Get Out of Cities/Blur (3) - last played on 2/10/17
3. Brand New Start/Little Joy (8) - last played on 4/28/13
4. Half Right/Elliott Smith (7) -…

Sunday Shuffle #470

Hard to believe we're already at the end of October. The World Series is in full swing (pivotal Game 5 tonight!), the new batch of Stranger Things is here (I'm still trying to finish Daredevil Season 2), and Thor:Ragnarok comes out next weekend (looks like a ton of fun, doesn't it?). I'm behind on almost everything as usual (except for a few TV shows, like The Good Place and The Flash), but I'll never stop trying to catch up (2 years behind on The Great Albums podcast and 1 year behind on Spontaneanation).

Let's get to today's ten (like we do almost every time)...

1. Tell Me What You See/The Beatles (5) - last played on 12/14/14
2. Black Hole/The Rosebuds (8) - last played on 2/21/16
3. Cemetery Guns/Fountains of Wayne (20) - last played on 10/20/16
4. Game Of Love/The Redwalls (4) - last played on 11/13/16
5. Long As I Can See the Light/Creedence Clearwater Revival (5) - last played on 2/28/16
6. Screwdriver/The White Stripes (12) - last played on 9/27/15