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  1. Two ends of the rap spectrum

    Paul Shirley

    After listening to recent works by Kid Cudi and Gucci Mane, The Life's Paul Shirley thought one rapper was enjoyably creative while the other was miserably predictable.

    Story | Conversation | January 18, 2010
  2. Don't worry, great music is on the way

    Paul Shirley

    Paul Shirley anticipates some great music in the coming months from some old favorites, but the work of artists he has yet to discover has him happy about what's to come in 2010.

    Story | Conversation | January 11, 2010
  3. 'Wheels' sets Foo debate in motion

    Paul Shirley

    A surprising fondness for the song "Wheels" made Paul Shirley rethink his dislike for Foo Fighters and what exactly falls under the label of pop music.

    Story | Conversation | January 04, 2010
  4. Shirley's Top 10 albums of the year

    Paul Shirley

    The past year wasn't so good for a lot of people, but there was plenty of great music that Paul Shirley had to choose from to make his Top 10 albums of 2009 list.

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2009
  5. Our old music favorites get better with age

    Paul Shirley

    Paul Shirley debates author Todd Gallagher about the quality of music high schoolers listen to today compared with 15 years ago, and somehow Pink gets caught in the middle.

    Story | Conversation | December 07, 2009
  6. Smell the memory with music

    Paul Shirley

    Certain albums once marked significant moments in Paul Shirley's life. But as his musical library has expanded, those noteworthy Shirley sound track events have somehow become less frequent.

    Story | Conversation | November 30, 2009
  7. Music ideas for everyone on your list

    Paul Shirley

    Finding the right musical gift for everyone on your shopping list isn't easy, so Paul Shirley is here to match those diverse personalities with the albums they need.

    Story | Conversation | November 24, 2009
  8. Charisma energizes a musician's stature

    Paul Shirley

    As the sometimes puzzling allure of Leonard Cohen shows, singers better have a healthy dose of charisma to go along with whatever amount of talent they possess if they want to survive in today's music industry.

    Story | Conversation | November 16, 2009
  9. Mascis' music brightens the night's mood

    Paul Shirley

    Paul Shirley's plans for a musical man date unfortunately had to be altered because of a tragedy in Bruce Springsteen's inner circle, but Dinosaur Jr. came to the rescue.

    Story | Conversation | November 03, 2009
  10. Steel cage match of grunge greats

    Paul Shirley

    Grunge greats Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains recently released new albums mere days apart, so Paul Shirley pits them against each other and declares a winner.

    Story | Conversation | October 13, 2009
  11. Rain, lawn chairs test my limits at Austin

    Paul Shirley

    After three days of sidestepping lawn chairs, slogging through the mud and, of course, listening to great and not-so-great music, Paul Shirley reports on the Austin City Limits festival.

    Story | Conversation | September 01, 2009
  12. Our resident music guru Paul Shirley recommends five spectacular ...

    Paul Shirley

    Now that you and Paul Shirley know each other better, he's put together sort of a mix tape of some artists you need to hear. Nothing weird, just a musical cheat sheet from a friend, so enjoy.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2009
  13. Paul Shirley: In honor of Wayman Tisdale, give a listen to Dan Au...

    Paul Shirley

    Continuing on his jazz theme, Paul Shirley pays tribute to Wayman Tisdale the man and recommends a musician he probably would have liked -- Dan Auerbach.

    Story | Conversation | May 18, 2009
  14. Paul Shirley: The Gaslight Anthem comes to the rescue

    Paul Shirley

    A good tip from some readers led Paul Shirley to enjoy the wise-beyond-their-years Gaslight Anthem.

    Story | Conversation | April 20, 2009
  15. Early Shirley: Paul's life becomes an open book

    Paul Shirley

    To accompany the release of his paperback, Paul is putting out some unreleased "tracks."

    Story | Conversation | April 11, 2008
  16. My favorite albums of 2007

    Paul Shirley

    Paul Shirley lists his favorite albums of 2007. He understands if you haven't heard of most of them.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2007