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How to live with Rhythmbox’s custom sorting feature

Rhythmbox has a feature which allows you to enter a custom sort name for tracks’ artist and album field. So for example, if I wanted tracks by The Knife to appear amongst the Ks in my library, I could specify the sort name “Knife, The” for those tracks. Same for albums. This sounds like a […]

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I’ve always kinda wondered whether the cover art for The Knife’s eponymous debut album was intended to be a reference to something.

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This is the intro riff to Metallica’s cover of the song “Breadfan”, which was released in 1973 by a band called Budgie. Metallica’s version first appeared as a B-side in 1988. And this is the intro to “Around the World” by Red Hot Chili Peppers, on their 1999 album Californication.

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This is the intro to Led Zeppelin’s “Good Times, Bad Times”, from their eponymous 1969 debut album. And here’s the intro to “Love You Madly”, a song on Cake’s 2001 album, Comfort Eagle.

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Tomorrow, In a Year

I was initially excited to find out that The Knife had released another album. Then I was kind of dismayed to see that it was an opera. But I still wanted to hear it anyway.

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