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Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm’s ‘Lifestyle’ - “The Bones”

Lifestyle's twelfth track, "The Bones", is beautiful, life-affirming, and brings this classic album to a thoroughly definitive conclusion.

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Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm’s ‘Lifestyle’ - “Ooh La La”

Lifestyle's penultimate track eases the pace and finds fresh nuance and depth in a rock classic, as Silkworm offer their take on the Faces' "Ooh La La".

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Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm’s ‘Lifestyle’ - “Dead Air”

Lifestyle's tenth track, the tiny, hard rockin' epic "Dead Air", takes us from Nashville to Paris and captures all of human life in between.

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Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm’s ‘Lifestyle’ - “Around the Outline”

With a brilliant and rare lead vocal from Michael Dahlquist, "Around the Outline", Lifestyle's ninth track, takes the listener to a land of darkness, chill, and murder.

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Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm’s ‘Lifestyle’ - “Raging Bull”

Blink and you'll miss it. "Raging Bull", Lifestyle's eighth track, is a masterpiece, a mini-symphony, and nothing less than an example of virtuoso songwriting.

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Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm’s ‘Lifestyle’ - “That’s Entertainment”

"That's Entertainment", the seventh track of Silkworm's seventh album, features a devilish Lothario and guitar solos straight from heaven.

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Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm’s ‘Lifestyle’ - “Yr Web”

Lifestyle's sixth track sends glad tidings to an old flame while drummer Michael Dahlquist brings the thunder.

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Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm’s ‘Lifestyle’ - “Roots”

For the narrator of Lifestyle's fifth track "Roots", Missoula is the place he longs to leave but also the home to which he is always returning.

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Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm’s ‘Lifestyle’ - “Plain”

Lifestyle's fourth track "Plain" is a love song of rare insight which is anything but.

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Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm’s ‘Lifestyle’ - “Treat the New Guy Right”

Lifestyle's third track charges into town in search of a wife. A wild weekend and a chorus of unrivalled joy follow.

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Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm’s ‘Lifestyle’ - “Slave Wages”

Lifestyle's second track guzzles valerian tea and ponders foul apartments while the cat forgoes its vaccinations. The result is perfect pop music.

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Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm’s ‘Lifestyle’ - “Contempt”

Lifestyle's sun-kissed opening track finds our heroes in languid mood, contemplating foreign climes and foreign bodies.

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Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm’s ‘Lifestyle’

Throughout the '90s and into the '00s, Silkworm rocked harder and recorded more great albums than anyone. In a sea of diamonds though it is perhaps their seventh album Lifestyle that sparkles most vividly.

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Bottomless Pit: Blood Under the Bridge

It's hard not to read too much into Blood Under the Bridge, but that’s because the album offers so much to chew on.

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Measuring Success: The Unsatisfying Notion of "Good Endings" and "Bad Endings"

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"Sometimes stories need to end badly in order to be really good.

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