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Episode 129 - Top Ten Big Dumb Songs Volume 1 w/Amy Wohlitz
July 25, 2014 10:34 AM PDT
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To hear them is to love them is to lose IQ points is to not care. Combining rudimentary chord changes with lyrics a 5 year-old could have written, some of the greatest songs in rock and pop history are so exquisitely dumb that they're brilliant. However, there is a very fine line between good dumb and bad dumb. Ben and his guest, the not-so-dumb Amy Wohlitz know how to tiptoe around that line and bring you the first volume of these brainless wonders. There were so many that had to be left off, it's looking like this is the beginning of another Dumb Annual Tradition for All Time Top Ten. Look for more volumes in the future, but for now, let's get TOTALLY DUMB.

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Episode 128 - Top Ten Songs For Single People - Gabe Scalone VS Diane Stroud
July 18, 2014 10:03 AM PDT
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Being single has specific joys and VERY specific pains that go along with the experience. It's safe to say we've all been there. This week's topic is all about those songs that exquisitely know the feelings that go along with the ups and downs of the single life. Ben is joined in GoodList Studios by Gabe Scalone and Diane Stroud, who both know a thing or two about it. Ben hasn't been single for a long time so he's content to step back and moderate the proceedings this time around. Diane and Gabe bring you their top ten lists and needless to say some great tunes are spun. Dig!

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Episode 127 - Top Ten Wilco Songs w/Maurice Bursztynski
July 11, 2014 11:33 AM PDT
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The story of Wilco is one of the underdog. From humble beginnings in Middle-Of-Nowhere, America, Jeff Tweedy had a hand in helping create a musical genre that endures and expands even in 2014. Call it alt-country, call it Americana, roots music, call it what you like, Tweedy's collaboration with Jay Farrar in Uncle Tupelo was as groundbreaking and about as influential as anything to hit the scene in the past 25 years. Wilco was formed from the ashes of that great band, and went on to become one of the most celebrated and innovative creative forces in rock. With his stellar backing band with a rotating cast of colorful characters, Tweedy has created in Wilco a completely unique band with it's own sound and 10 albums of pure sonic gold. Ben is joined via Skype all the way from Melbourne, Australia by fellow Wilco-head Maurice Bursztynski to tell their story and play 20 of their greatest tunes.

Maurice hosts 2 amazing podcasts, Love That Album and See Hear. Find them here:
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http://seehear.podbean.com/

Episode 126 - Top Ten Hip Hop Songs Of The 90's - Dan Ewen VS Aaron Cohen
July 04, 2014 10:11 AM PDT
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Whether you're old school or new school, everyone knows that the sweet spot, that golden era, the heyday of hip hop is the 1990's. It's when the genre not only took over the world, but proved itself to be a viable art form, when innovative sonic experimentation was the norm and lyrics were pure street poetry. Ben is not an expert in the genre so he brought in two of the world's most outspoken and hilarious proponents of all things hip hop, Dan Ewen and Aaron Cohen. Ben moderates while these two titans battle it out to bring you the greatest tracks ever made during the greatest decade of hip hop. WARNING - EXPLICITNESS!

Dan Ewen can be found spitting out hilarious truths and non-sequiturs on Twitter at https://twitter.com/VaguelyFunnyDan

Aaron Cohen can be spotted at his place Cacao Coffee House in West Los Angeles. More details here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cacao-Coffee-House/148201341874934

Episode 125 - Top Ten Girl Groups w/Joe Lavelle
June 27, 2014 09:10 AM PDT
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In what could very well be one of the most controversial episodes yet, Ben and special guest Joe Lavelle have a deep discussion not only about who are the greatest Girl Groups in rock and pop history, but also the very question of what constitutes a Girl Group. Though Ben and Joe have their disagreements, there's a ton of great music heard in this episode and some of the best women in music are highlighted. Dig!

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Episode 124 - Top Ten Socially Conscious Songs Volume 1 w/Chris Wolffing
June 20, 2014 09:10 AM PDT
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As a society we should always be trying to improve the way we treat each other and our planet. As individuals, we should be doing the same for our own minds. The world is full of problems, and sometimes thinking or talking about it is not enough. You have to SING about it! Ben is joined via Skype by fellow socially conscious individual Chris Wolffing to bring you the first volume of these songs that not only have a message, they have conviction. Oh, and a kick ass guitar riff or funky groove always helps the medicine go down. Let's get preachy!

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Episode 123 - Top Ten Rock Rhythm Sections w/Dustin Prince
June 13, 2014 08:51 AM PDT
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It's not just a cliche to say that the rhythm section is the backbone of a band. It's the damn truth. When a great bass player and a great drummer are locked in and in a groove, something approaching musical alchemy happens. It's not a coincidence that some of the most revered bands in rock history boasted a TIGHT rhythm section. Ben is joined in GoodList Studios by one of the show's beloved regulars, Dustin Prince. Ben is a bass player and Dustin is a drummer, and having been in several bands together, they know what it takes to form a world-class rhythm section. Behold the best of the best.

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Episode 122 - Top Ten Hair Metal Anthems w/Raf Jordan
June 06, 2014 09:05 AM PDT
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Before Nirvana came and ruined everyone's fun, Hair Metal was the biggest cocaine-fueled, whiskey-soaked, groupie-laden party rock n' roll had ever known. Hedonism and decadence knew no bounds. Guitar solos were never faster, lyrics were never dumber (well that's debatable... ahem disco...) and cans of hairspray were bought in record numbers - by dudes! One thing that the era completely nailed was the arena-ready rock anthem. With larger-than-life sing-along choruses, these tracks were perfectly crafted for a good time. Ben is joined by hair metal aficionado Raf Jordan. They count down the songs you know and love from a time when the men looked prettier than the women and thousands of fists were pumped in the air at arenas around the world.

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Episode 121 - Top Ten Songs About Clothing w/Ryan Blake
May 30, 2014 09:18 AM PDT
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In this highly silly podcast, Ben is joined by the man himself, Ryan Blake to complete the 'Necessity Trilogy'. Back in Season 1 of All Time Top Ten, Ben and Ryan counted down the greatest songs about Food and Shelter(Songs About Home) and now they tackle the most important necessity of all, the need to not be naked. There is an over-abundance of songs about shirts, pants, boots, hats, sexy sexy underwear and even sunglasses that are worn at night! Join the lads as they take you on a long journey through life's wardrobe and play some great music along the way.

You too can complete the trilogy by listening to the past 2 episodes at our archive page at Mixcloud.com. Food: http://www.mixcloud.com/beneisen/episode-16-top-ten-songs-about-food-wryan-blake/ and Shelter: http://www.mixcloud.com/beneisen/all-time-top-ten-episode-21-top-ten-songs-about-home-wryan-blake/

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Episode 120 - Top Ten Prolific Artists w/The Fish
May 23, 2014 09:08 AM PDT
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For those who are regular listeners to the old program, you know that when it comes to #ListenerPicks, nobody is as 'prolific' as The Fish. As the podcast's official Know-It-All-In-Chief, The Fish has something to say about every category we throw out there. And by something, we mean a lot. We thought it would be appropriate to bring him in for a podcast about that very thing - prolific artists. These aren't necessarily the MOST prolific, just the BEST prolific artists in music. They have a lot to say, and loads of music to enjoy. We have a little philosophy around here - quality always trumps quantity. For this week's episode, we have BOTH!

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