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The Dragon's Test Also Enters It Into That Thing - Sunday Shuffle

Where Dragons Dwell - Gorjira.  The Zakk Wylde pitch harmonics screechy shit can ruin a song even when he's not playing.  Minus that musical misstep, this is full on aggressive metal.  Can't believe I like a French band.  It makes me question everything I believe in.  Oh, I will be starting season one of Game Of Thrones this week sometime.  I hear that dragons dwell on that show.

Littlething - Jimmy Eat World.  Oh Jimmy.  I wish you would find it in your heart to knock off the…

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As The Bones Fade To Blue Dust, Sir, Your Halo Brightens - Thursday Shuffle

Roll The Bones - Rush.  Minus the rappy slappy crappy in the middle, this is a great Rush song.  Can't fault the fellas for wanting to try something new.  The "ya dig?" part is absolutely cringe worthy though.

Sir Yes Sir - Tomahawk.  Second best song on the self titled disc.  Gotta love a Patton freak out!

Fade - King's X.  Dang, it's been more than two Shuffles since the last King's X song popped.  Glad it was this one that broke the streak.  Good harmonies,…

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A Man's Soul Never Completely Deserts Love - Wednesday Shuffle

Desertion - Sevendust.  Sing-songy but I like the guitar.  It's outside of the normal tone for these guys.  It ends nicely.

Never Bought It - Dinosaur Jr.  The flute adds, not detracts.  The female vocal is a nice touch as well.  This and I'm Insane are a couple of my favorites because they sound like Dinosaur Jr. without sounding too much like Dinosaur Jr. Odd instruments used in a less than traditional way always intrigues me.

Soul To Squeeze - Red Hot Chili…

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You're Battling Time When Trying To Catch Tha Train - Monday Shuffle

You're The Good Things - Modest Mouse.  This sounds like a John Mayer song if John was an enthusiastic and frequent Mescaline user.  That combination would be surprisingly good in this scenario.

Battle Of Who Could Care Less - Ben Folds Five.  I couldn't care less about the Ben Fold Five right now.  Next.

Hamburger Train - Primus.  A Pee Wee Herman line from a Cheech & Chong movie is the best way to start any song.  I will be buying "I'm Not Sorry I Took The…

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The Gunman Is Hiding In The Tetons Like A Fool - Tuesday Shuffle

Driving The Last Spike - Genesis.  This is about a heroin addict dying of an overdose after being clean for several years.  Handle your high Kemosabe.

T.O.A.B. - Sevendust.  Not feeling it.  Shitty white guy rap/screaming takes away from the song.

Fool Like You - Ozzy Osbourne.  Yes!!!!  Ultimate Sin is my favorite Ozzy album.  I don't care what you think.

Gunman - Them Crooked Vultures.  I haven't spent nearly enough time with this album.  Every…

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Can I Fly Into Atlanta Without Seeing My Peeps? - Thursday Shuffle

Flying High Again - Ozzy Osbourne.  Not the best Ozzy song but it's still not Zakk era so there is that redeeming factor.

Thumbing My Way - Pearl Jam.  One of the better songs on Lost Dogs but way too Emo nonetheless.

Atlanta - Stone Temple Pilots.  This sounds nothing like Atlanta.  Atlanta sounds like traffic and strip clubs that play nothing but Outkast.  Atlanta smells like car fumes and cocoa butter in case you were wondering.

Never Seen No…

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The Explosive Fire Is So Dominant That You Will Suffer Some Type Of Coma - Wednesday Shuffle

Sex Type Thing - Stone Temple Pilots.  Nice!  Fat Scott Weiland makes a return appearance!  Always thought this song was more of an Alice In Chains rip off than a Pearl Jam rip off.  Regardless of who copied whom, this song has now gone beyond classic.  It's a generational standard.

Coma Girl - Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros.   Streetcore is by far my favorite solo Strummer album.  Songs like this and Ramshackle Day Parade are full of an intangible, positive spirit or…

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Cowboys Cry And Shake With Romantic Electricity - Tuesday Shuffle

Electric Head: The Agony - White Zombie.   Oooooh, spooky!  Organs and sound effects!  Luckily it just starts that way and erupts into industrial goodness.  It sounds like every other White/Rob Zombie song ever but the dude has a decent formula.

Shake Like You - Corrosion Of Conformity.  I picked up this disc over the weekend.  Glad I did, can't believe I passed up on owning this when it came out.  Gonna spend some time with it over the next couple of days to it can be…

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You Will Sin Inside The Warlocks Hot Jungle - Monday Shuffle

Am I Inside - Alice In Chains.  Everything off of SAP is more than excellent.  The whispering harmony is spooky perfection.  The subdued piano.... brilliant.  I'd make this song my wife if such a thing was allowed.  Oh snap, I forgot about the Wilson sister guesting on backups.  Not a whole lot of things are better than a Wilson sister on backups.

Hot For Teacher - Van Halen.  The drum solo at the beginning confounds and excites me.  That shouldn't be a possible task for a…

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Car Sensors Take People On The Street Into Consideration - Sunday Shuffle

Workin' At The Car Wash Blues - Jim Croce.  The happiest sad song ever.

Parting Of The Sensory - Modest Mouse.  The energy level just isn't up to snuff on this one.  Maybe I'd enjoy it more in a different mindset.  Okay, it builds nicely, finding it's footing.  Massive nice squared.

People As Places As People - Modest Mouse.  After that last song I'm definitely in a Modest Mouse mood.  Glad this came up.

Street Fightin' Man - Lynch Mob.  My…

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Added by Cody on April 29, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

They're Giving Away Free Bullets For The Insane - Thursday Shuffle

Bullethead - Van Halen.  This new disc is harder than I expected.  The Dave-isms are thick on Bullethead though.  Other than that, it's an aggressive foot to the groin of a song.

I'm Insane - Dinosaur Jr.  This is my favorite Dinosaur Jr. song.  The trumpet, while not a traditional rock instrument, fits perfectly with the DJ sound.  Of course that full wonderful wall of fuzzy guitar is still there so the trumpet might just be a distraction for the usual.  Nah, this is the…

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Added by Cody on April 26, 2012 at 7:50pm — No Comments

It Was A Long Workday For the Young Belles - Tuesday Shuffle

All My Life - Foo Fighters.  Rock!  For a supposed middle of the road rock band, the Foos sure amp me up.  Can't think of another mainstream band that has that effect on me.  Good stuff.

Everlong - Foo Fighters.  Hmm.  Still the best song of the 90's.  You can't argue with me on that.  I would take this song over any family member's pet.

Belles - Gutter Twins.  For almost a solid year, I fell asleep to this song playing on the iPod.  Now I have a Pavlovian…

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The Children Said Goodbye Before The Volcanic Fire Stirred Up The Night - Monday Shuffle.

Children Of The Night - Whitesnake.  Probably the most rocking song and a supremely rocking disc.  That kind of 80's rhythm guitar work (sludgy like Ratt and some Dokken) is my favorite.  If I was a child of the night I would be perpetually ready to rock.

Goodbye Hooray - Red Hot Chili Peppers.  First time hearing this song.  The shitty Kiedis rap isn't on this one.  I like it.  I'm also liking the new guitarist.  He's no Frusciante but he's also no Navarro (good thing).  Flea…

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Added by Cody on April 23, 2012 at 7:59pm — No Comments

Faint Memories Of London's Big Ben Are No Illusion - Sunday Shuffle

Memories Are Made Of This - Johnny Cash.  Wonderful little waltz.  Simplicity was Johnny's strong suit.

The Velorium Camper I: Faint Of Hearts - Coheed & Cambria.  I saw a Cambria Hotel Saturday and took a picture.  Prog pop might be the best genre in the history of recorded music.  Even the Cu-Cu-Ca-Choo is tolerable in this song.

No No No - Def Leppard.  Def Leppard needs to revisit this hard rock stuff again.  Hell, this is damn near their greatest work…

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Lucy's Mother Is Dumb For Giving Speeches To Shadows - Tuesday Shuffle

Free Speech For The Dumb - Metallica.  Not the best track on Garage Inc.

Lucy - Candlebox.  I dig it more than some, less than others.  Complete middle of the road song I guess.

Present Tense - Pearl Jam.  No Code is better than most give it credit for.  Between this and In My Tree it's every bit as good as Yield and blows Binaural and Riot Act out of the water. 

Mother Maria - Slash (Feat. Beth Hart).  It's a good enough song but I waffle on…

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Added by Cody on April 17, 2012 at 6:55pm — No Comments

Kate Loves The Devil Below - Monday Shuffle

Pop 1 - Tomahawk.  One of the better tracks on the self titled disc.  Starts off moody and understated but builds nicely to a frenetic, mosh worthy loss of sanity.  This beat should have won Mike a Grammy.  

Kate - Ben Folds Five.  Meh, I've lost interest in Ben Folds Five as of late.  This song was great two years ago but is lackluster today.

40 Below - David Lee Roth.  This album came out much later in DLR's solo career but is enjoyable nonetheless.  Guess…

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Added by Cody on April 16, 2012 at 6:16pm — No Comments

Accessing Dreams While On Pepper Could Be The End Of Everything - Sunday Shuffle

Dream In My Life - King's X.  The self titled album gets a bad wrap among the die hard fans but I've always dug it.  It's not Gretchen quality but there is plenty to enjoy, including this song.  The rock is undeniable.

The Beginning Of The End - Twilight Singers.  The wall of sound stuff combined with the falsetto creates an almost ethereal mood.  Not ethereal as in heavenly, more spacey, devoid of spirit but consumed with feeling.  Good stuff.

Pepper - Butthole…

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Added by Cody on April 15, 2012 at 7:40pm — No Comments

Do Not Put The Magic Shoes On Your Hands - Wednesday Shuffle

Shoes - King's X.  Nice harmonizing happening on this one.  Doug gets all soulful with the lead vocals too.  Shoes is a standout song from a standout band.

Magic Fire Music - Wagner.  Wonderful.  Wunderbar.  The music, not Wagner's politics.

Crumble - Dinosaur Jr.  Congrats to me!  I spelled dinosaur without feeling self conscious about it and without looking it up.  The last two albums form Dinosaur Jr. are among my favorites.  Seems like J. has found a level…

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Added by Cody on April 11, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Dolls Should Not Be Given To Gunslingers On The 13th - Tuesday Shuffle

The Thing That Should Not Be - Metallica.  This is the song that separates Master from Justice.  It doesn't really fit the rest of the album.  On its own, its a good enough song but compared to the rest of the album it falls flat.  There aren't the same kind of low spots on Justice.

Little Dolls - Ozzy Osbourne.  I like this song even though I don't know it by heart.  It's kinda disjointed but works well enough.

Gravemakers & Gunslingers - Coheed &…

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Added by Cody on April 10, 2012 at 7:25pm — No Comments

They Favor Hollow Houses But Like Riding In Sunshine - Monday Shuffle

Walking On Sunshine - Katrina And The Waves.  I'm trying to type in a regular, steady way but the beat is infectious.  Typing away to the beat is kinda fun!  Whoa-oh-oh YEAH!  I'd dance here in the living room but I fear my dog's judgement.  A+ of a song.

What It's Like - Everlast.  Dirty, dread-locked and full of mange is a good way to describe the kittens that have taken up residence here on my property.  They'll go away if I ignore them, right?  I hope to never find out…

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