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A Sonic scrapbook of 2010: Songs to seek out and enjoy
December 30, 2010
The Times
Streator, Illinois

I have always been vocal in my opposition to year-end best lists, but lately I find myself becoming somewhat addicted to them. My change in attitude, I think, is related to the realization that my list really doesn’t matter – it’s just a blood drop, spreading out until it’s imperceptible within the busy, empty space of the hive mind.

What follows is not a “best” list, but a scrapbook of sonic memories . . .

. . .

Susan Cowsill
“River of Love,” from “Lighthouse”

This ragingly heartbroken version of a song by her brother Barry, who died in Hurricane Katrina, anchors Cowsill’s fierce tribute to the family’s adopted hometown.

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