From Beck to The Boss, here are 70+ albums to look forward to in 2014

January 10, 2014

If there was one thing the contributing writers, and staff, of Spinning Platters agreed on during our annual gathering to determine the best albums of the year, it was that 2013 was a bit underwhelming for music. The silver lining in what was mostly a mundane, forgettable time for music was that a lot of women broke […]

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Individual Writers’ Lists: The Best Albums of 2013

January 7, 2014

We’re closing up shop on last year with one more post. This one lists our individual writers’ top albums of 2013. Their instructions were to send me a list with some brief writing. You’ll see different counts of albums, and some different formats, but find your favorite writer’s list, and you’ll have a good place […]

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Spinning Platters Presents The Official List of the Top 10 Albums of 2013

December 30, 2013

  If there’s one thing Spinning Platters does differently, and especially nerd-ish, it is our Album of the Year list. All the contributors get to nominate their favorite albums of the year (there were 53 nominees this year) then a grueling listening/voting process starts until we have it narrowed down to the top ten. While not […]

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Film Feature: Chad’s Top 10 Films of 2013

December 28, 2013

Spinning Platters film critics Carrie Kahn and Chad Liffmann present their Top 10 Films of 2013.  Here’s Chad’s list, presented in the order of which he feels they deserve to be ranked (1 being the best, 10 being pretty damn good too!) 1.) Inside Llewyn Davis The Coen brothers newest film is a hilarious, thought-provoking, darkly […]

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Let’s Go Crazy With The Best Albums of 1999!

December 23, 2013”>Coffee

All conversations converged to one singular point at the close of 1999:  The End of the World, and because of it, every possible best list of the century.  Whether it was about greatest album, or greatest toenail clipper, a list was compiled by the fanciest per-milenium robots.  Now the singular list missing from the cornucopia […]

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Top 10 Outside Lands 2013 Acts From the Bottom Half of the Poster

July 22, 2013

Whenever the line up for a big festival is released, everyone is always talking about the headliners. However, there are a lot more than just the headliners performing. You have nearly 100 bands performing over the course of three days, and there is a good chance that there is an amazing band in the bottom […]

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Picks Six: Bay Area Cult Bands That I’d Love To See Play Again

July 12, 2013

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to see The Trashwomen play their first show in 12 years at Burger Boogaloo in Mosswood Park. The set was fierce and amazing, and the crowd, which ranged in age from 10 to 55, was ecstatic to see finally see this band. It got me thinking about other bands […]

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The Spinning Platters Guide to the Best Films of 2012

January 8, 2013”

It’s list time! 2012 marked my second full year serving as Spinning Platters’ movie editor, and I once again had the kinda-privilege of seeing nearly every theatrical release. But I have to say, and maybe it’s just because I’m already jaded and embittered after only two years of full-fledged film criticism: I was rather disappointed […]

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Who Needs New Music? My top albums of 1998!

January 9, 2012

“What’s wrong Chazzy Black, you look sad?” “I don’t know Linux, I know we have all this great music that came out in 2011 (Spinning Platters Top Ten Albums of 2011), but I’m just not happy.  I like dreamy guitars, sad depressing themes, and booty shaking grooves and all that, but I’m just not sure […]

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Spinning Platters Presents The Official List of the Top 10 Albums of 2011

December 30, 2011

 While other magazines, blogs and newspapers release their Best Albums of the Year super early, obviously before they’ve even heard some of the albums on their list, we wait until the last possible minute, sharing dozens of nominations with each other while participating in an overly complicated voting process that leads to a Top 10 […]

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