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Top 30 Albums of 2016 (in Haiku)

In 2016, 2016 Year End, December 2016, Features by eseids

I like writing. I love music. But sometimes writing about the music that I love is hard. And it can be especially difficult for me to articulate why certain music makes me feel certain ways, and for instance, why I think some albums are a cut above the rest. Which is precisely why instead of writing full-on album reviews for …

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Lineup #119

In 2016, 2016 Year End, Archives, December 2016 by eseids0 Comments

Top 100 Songs of 2016. Welcome to TML’s inaugural Top 100 Songs post! In the past I’ve shied away from actually choosing my top 100 songs, and instead, as you might remember, put together my yearly Honor Roll on SoundCloud (click here to revisit them). These were always my favorite playlists to put together, but 2016 (for more reasons than …

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Lineup #118

In 2016, 2016 Year End, Archives, December 2016 by eseids0 Comments

Top 20 Mood-Boosting Songs of 2016. I don’t need to say it because you already know it: 2016 has been a rough, weird, stressful, ludicrous and in some instances, a flat out tragic year for many, if not most of us. And I know I’m not alone when I say that I’m both still trying to cope with, and figure out …

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Lineup #117

In 2016, Archives, December 2016 by eseids0 Comments

Antepenultimate. Did you know that the word antepenultimate means “third to last in a series”? Great, me neither, until I looked it up while writing today’s post and prepping Lineup #117. But it’s true, and this week is the third to last Lineup of 2016. We’ll spend the last 2 weeks of December celebrating the past year (spoiler alert, 2016 …

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Lineup #116

In 2016, Archives, December 2016 by eseids1 Comment

It’s almost that time… Yes, that time of the year when music junkies like myself spend hours of time debating the best albums, the best songs, the best festivals and probably even the best (and worst) lines from Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo. Stay tuned in the coming weeks to both TML’s website and The Monday Lineup Radio Show on BFF.fm …

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Lineup #115

In 2016, Archives, November 2016 by eseids0 Comments

Curated by DOT. Did you know that in addition to a blog and weekly playlist, The Monday Lineup is also a radio show? 11 weeks ago I joined BFF.fm, the raddest community radio station in SF. I host The Monday Lineup radio show on Monday mornings from 6-8AM PT and 9-11AM ET, of course with the goal of making your …

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Lineup #114

In 2016, Archives, November 2016 by eseids0 Comments

Thank you. Thank you for listening, for reading, for supporting, for sharing. In a world where each day things seem to get crazier, and scarier and less predictable, it’s comforting to know that no matter what, new music will continue to be created from all corners of the world, and it’s the best feeling to be able to share that …

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Lineup #113

In 2016, Archives, November 2016 by eseids0 Comments

Hey there. It’s been a long week. Let’s treat ourselves to an hour-or-so of good music, shall we? And if you’re in need of more, you can find all of the previous 112 Lineups on the blog archive or right on Spotify. Until next Monday.

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Lineup #112

In 2016, Archives, November 2016 by eseids0 Comments

Listen to this playlist and then please go vote. Hopefully the universe will prove me wrong, but I’m guessing that just like me you’re starting this week not feeling the greatest about what may lie ahead. So, I did the only thing I know how to do to make the best of a not-so-super situation: made a playlist of songs that are …