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Choose Your Illusion: Your Own Personal Use Your Illusion (with Palmer’s Picks)

Guns N Roses Use Your Illusion Choose Your Illusion

This is a fun little exercise if you like Guns ‘N Roses. Take their Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II albums and create a single album selecting tracks with a standard CD length cutoff on time at 74 minutes.

Now, Use Your Illusion I comes in at 16 songs with a run time of 76 minutes and Use Your Illusion II is 14 songs with a 75 minute runtime, so why 74? Well, it makes it more challenging, and it’s easy to use what was the standard.

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Chronicles, Volume One by Bob Dylan is a memoir worth your time

Chronicles-Volume-One-by-Bob-Dylan

To me, and to many, Bob Dylan is a mythical figure. I understand that he’s as human as you or I, but there’s something different about him.

He was told that he was the voice of a generation and he didn’t even want it, which made people more convinced he was. And as an artist, he reinvented himself over and over and over, in fact he’s reinvented himself more times than most people find themselves.

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A Sonic Fury For The Senses: Sturgill Simpson’s Latest Badass Project “Sound & Fury”

Sound & Fury by Sturgill Simpson Album Cover

Sonically and visually Sturgill Simpson presents Sound & Fury, A Netflix Original Anime Film, connects on so many levels to so many things, it has already become an instant classic for me in every way!

With roots that appear in not just in anime, but in MTV’s Liquid Television and 1981’s Heavy Metal, the varying art styles within each vignette, and therefore the full spectacle overall, is visually breathtaking.

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Why Audio CD Length is Not Exactly Exact

Compact Discs (CDs)

There is a moment that changed the path of CD technology into the format we once loved. It occurred 18 years after the technology for compact disks was created and it was as much about politics as it was about standards. It also turned out to be more of a guideline than a rule.

Invented in the 1960s by James Russell the technology for the CD wasn’t new when it took the music landscape by storm in the ’90s.

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Beastie Boys Book is Simply Titled but Truly Their Story

Beastie Boys Book Review

There is something more authentic and honest about this book than most biographies or autobiographies. Perhaps it’s the fact that this book is a collection of essays, stories, pictures, lists, images, and other ephemera created by Mike Diamond (Mike D), Adam Horovitz (Ad Rock), and their friends, assembled together in chronological order.

Or… Perhaps it’s just the fact that the Beastie Boys are the Beastie Boys.

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