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LISTOMANIAC!

Mild-mannered lawyer and music obsessive Dave Rawson has been ranking singles and albums for 42 years. Now he shares the methods behind the madness. I first met Dave Rawson when we were both DJs at WHRW in Binghamton, N.Y. in the early ‘80s. We shared an affinity for New Wave, Punk Rock and parties, where David would frequently play The Jam’s version of “Move On Up” or if memory serves, Curtis Mayfield’s gold-standard live version. Somewhere along the way, I got a look at Dave’s annual rite of Winter: his yearly Top 40 Albums list and his Top 100 Songs list. I admit it: Initially, I laughed at the very idea of such lists, and I wondered if my friend was a little nuts, like so many other musi

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