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Official Useless Critic Playlist (2013)

Ever since our inception in 2009, we've been doing interviews. I used to reach out to a lot of people about doing them- I genuinely enjoy doing them and think it's a win-win situation since I usually reach out to bands/singers that aren't super-famous- but ever since I started working full-time last year at a real job, I sort of slowed down. Then I started dating someone and I really slowed down.

However, now I'm sort of getting back into it. Which is exciting! Since this is the closest I can get to my dream of music journalism for a while.

I compiled a playlist of every band and singer who I have interviewed these past nearly five years on Spotify this morning (and Al, too). A lot of them weren't on there- but some were and it made for a good playlist.

So, enjoy! And support all of these artists if you like what you hear. They are all great and I am thankful they took the time to speak with me.

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