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BTID’s 50 Most Essential Albums Of 2009

1. The Rural Alberta Advantage – Hometowns (Saddle Creek) The Deadroads 2. A Sunny Day In Glasgow – Ashes/Grammar (Mis Ojos) Passionate Introverts 3. Andrew Bird – Noble Beast (Fat Possum) Tenuousness 4. Mono – Hymn To The Immortal Wind … Continue reading

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The Internets Giveth, BTID Readers Taketh

I heaped some praise on Chris Richards earlier in the year after spending some time with his latest release with The Substractions, Sad Sounds Of The Summer. The guys have released a short, 5-song cover EP to accompany their full-length. … Continue reading

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BTID’s 150 Most Essential Albums of The ’00’s

It seems like just yesterday… 1. DeVotchKa – How It Ends (2004) 2. The Jim Yoshii Pile-Up – It’s Winter Here (2001) 3. The Wrens – The Meadowlands (2003) 4. The Kamikaze Hearts – The Kamikaze Hearts (2003) 5. Bon … Continue reading

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Pre-Seasons Greetings

As the season of sweet-smelling candles and ‘Best Of’ lists approaches I felt the need to chime in and woo my readers into downloading a few left-of-center X-Mas/seasonal compilations. I am also officially announcing the next BTID netlabel release – … Continue reading

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Fair and Balanced News – #3

It’s been quite some time since I chatted it up about notable ‘events’ throughout the blogosphere as well as upcoming plans here on BTID. As you may have read last month I am preparing BTID’s 50th monthly mix and I … Continue reading

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Yer Foxy and Ya Know It

North Carolina’s The Sinful Savage Tigers have made their debut LP available for free (or donation..*wink wink*). Also available is a 2-song SST demo single and Seth Martin’s solo album, The How and Why. You can expect copious amounts of … Continue reading

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