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TC’s top 40 albums of 2012

In this special magazine-style feature article, I celebrate the 10th consecutive year of counting down my favorite music with an extended look back at all the music that defined 2012 for me. Inside, a summary of the year’s most memorable songs by season, followed by original reviews of my top 40 albums of 2012.

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MTV’s grunge poet laureate

Maggie Estep

I was browsing my own website and I ran across this short spoken word piece by Maggie Estep that aired on MTV back in 1993 as part of a series called “Free Your Mind”, presumably named after the En Vogue song of the same name. It inspired me to write out some thoughts I had about it and the era it came from.

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TC’s top 40 albums of 2011

Do not adjust your set. This is TC’s top 40 albums of 2011.

This is the 9th consecutive year that I’ll be counting down my favorite music. This year-end tradition started back in 2003, and since then, it has weathered everything you could throw at it. I mean, it’s practically an institution at this point.

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“I Wish It Was Christmas Today”

I Wish It Was Christmas Today

Horatio Sanz, Jimmy Fallon, Chris Kattan, and Tracy Morgan first joined together on ‘Saturday Night Live’ in 2000 to perform “I Wish It Was Christmas Today”, the best Christmas song ever created in the history of Christmas, or songs. So let us honor this Christmas treat. In this post, every performance of it I could find.

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Date set for 120 Minutes premiere

Logo: MTV2's 120 Minutes with Matt Pinfield

It’s official: 120 Minutes is coming back on MTV2, and this time, the name of the series is 120 Minutes with Matt Pinfield. The resurrected series will premiere very late (1 a.m.) the night of Saturday, July 30, and will also be available online. Here’s the full text of the press release as published on the MTV Press website.

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120 Minutes to debut in July

Matt Pinfield at Bonnaroo Music Festival

MTV’s recently resurrected alternative music series, 120 Minutes, is tentatively set to premiere on MTV2 the last Saturday night in July, according to returning host Matt Pinfield. In an interview at Bonnaroo Music Festival with The Weekly Feed, the podcast from Louisville’s WFPK radio station, Pinfield talked about the process that brought back 120 Minutes and what to expect when the show premieres.

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MTV brings back 120 Minutes

Matt Pinfield

MTV announced it will resurrect the legendary alternative music video series, 120 Minutes, and bring back its most recognizable host, Matt Pinfield, for another run. The series that originally ran on MTV from 1986 to 2000 and on MTV2 from 2001 to 2003 will return later this year to MTV2 as a special monthly program hosted by Matt Pinfield. It will be joined by a new weekly web feature, 120 Seconds.

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TC’s top 40 albums of 2010


Where has the time gone? This is TC’s top 40 albums of 2010.

Somehow, this is the 8th consecutive year that I’ll be counting down my favorite music. I’ve been part of this great event every year since 2003. Last year, we sent off an entire decade, but I can’t stop there. I’m back for more!

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“Ante Up (Party In The U.S.A. Remix)”

Photo: TC Watson's Adobe Audition Studios

Lighten up and enjoy this silly, fun, mind-blowing remix that I made. The angriest song in the world, “Ante Up” by M.O.P., meets the happiest song in the world, “Party In The U.S.A.” by Miley Cyrus, in this inexplicable mashup of questionable value. This is a real thing that exists, so you might as well listen.

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MTV minus ‘Music Television’

Music largely vanished from the channel years ago, but it took MTV until now to officially drop its “Music Television” tagline from its name and logo. In this post, I look at life in the post-MTV era. Is there any room for “Music Television” in 2010 and beyond? Let’s analyze the current situation and find out.

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