The Ghost’s Top 101 of 2017: Th...

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Here you go, my entire Top 101 in one nice and concise post. You’re welcome. The Speedlights, “After Tonight Most Vivid, “You Make Staying Easy” Loyal Sally, “Out West” The Prof.Fuzz 63, “Three-Way Tie for Dog of the Year” LEV, “Search Party” Artemus, “White Noise” Toadies, “Broke Down Stupid” Hello Shannon, “Slowly” Sunbuzzed, “Ooze” SUNBUZZED […]

The 17 Best Releases of 2017

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The Ghost has always avoided doing Best Albums of the Year lists.  There is something intimidating about making such lists and making certain that your words are appropriately eloquent for each of the releases.  But for the first time, The Ghost is taking on the task… sort of.  What follows is an unranked listing of […]

The 7 Best Performances of 2017

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Let me just stipulate this fact: I have been to fewer local shows in 2017 than any year since probably 1999.  This started out as a rough year for The Ghost, and as a result, there are many excellent shows that I’ve missed out on.  I cannot claim that this a thorough and comprehensive look […]

The Top 101 Songs of 2017: #50-41

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So, we have now arrived at the Top 50.  And yes, each song gets a little bit awesomer.  No, that’s not a word, and The Ghost don’t care.  This is exciting stuff, ya know?  Imma shut up now and share some songs, K? David Ramirez, “I’m Not Going Anywhere” This is the kind of song […]

The Top 101 Songs of 2017: #60-51

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I hope my readers have had a restful and peaceful holiday weekend.  You’ll need that, as we have more work to be done.  By work, I mean more songs to reveal in my year end countdown.  Today, we reach the halfway mark, so it seems like the perfect time to review. The Speedlights, “After Tonight […]

The Top 101 Songs of 2017: #70-61

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Enjoy today’s segment of my Top 101 songs of 2017.  I’ll be taking a break from the countdown until Tuesday, when the bottom half of the countdown will be concluded.  Today, though, we focus on #70-61. Little Beards, “Office Matinee” Can Sean Kirkpartick do no wrong in the arena of electronic music? This song seems […]

The Top 101 Songs of 2017: #80-71

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I feel kind of guilty for not providing more commentary on these lists. I’ll change that tomorrow… maybe. In the meantime, how about songs #80-71? You’d like that, wouldn’t you? Emily Bell, “Can’t Talk Back” Loafers, “Bobby” Brightwire, “Despite the Grey” Eye of the Storm Demo by Brightwire Ask for Joy, “Deep in the Night” […]

The Top 101 Songs of 2017: #90-81

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Previously, on The Ghost’s Top 101 Songs of 2017… The Speedlights, “After Tonight Most Vivid, “You Make Loving Easy” Loyal Sally, “Out West” The Prof.Fuzz 63, “Three-Way Tie for Dog of the Year” LEV, “Search Party” Artemus, “White Noise” Toadies, “Broke Down Stupid” Hello Shannon, “Slowly” Sunbuzzed, “Ooze” Jana Pochop, “Lightning” Rat Rios, “Sliver of […]

The Top 101 Songs of 2017: #101-91

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Photo of Loyal Sally, #97 on the countdown

After hours, day, weeks of painstaking deliberations, The Ghost is finally ready to begin revealing his Top 101 songs of the year.  I hope to have an announcement very soon about a special live reveal of the year’s Top 40 tracks.  In the meantime, I’ll be slowly leaking the lower portions of the countdown, ten […]

Monday Mixteen: 12/18/17

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year.  That’s because he’s making a list, checking it twice.  He’s gonna find out who’s naughty or nice.  It’s time for The Ghost’s Top 101 Countdown of 2017. What did you think I was talking about? The countdown will begin tomorrow, and there will even be a live […]

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