Introducing Dan and Dan: Listen to WXPN’s Dan Reed and Philadelphia Inquirer’s Dan Deluca talk music criticism in this week’s segment

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WXPN’s Dan Reed and The Philadelphia Inquirer‘s Dan DeLuca have teamed up to create Dan and Dan, a new podcast where the two music critics talk about current happenings in the wide world of music. The third episode came out today and it covers a range of topics, like Mumford and Sons’ new electric sound, the upcoming Firefly Music Festival and the Grateful Dead Farewell Concert. Continue reading →


Dan DeLuca of the Philadelphia Inquirer picks his Top Five Greatest Songs of the New Millennium

amy-winehouse WXPN’s listener-voted countdown The 885 Greatest Songs of the New Millennium started this morning at 6 a.m. with LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem,” and already moved through songs by Cat Power, Hot Chip, Rosanne Cash, Taylor Swift, The National, Bloc Party and Norah Jones. We asked a handful of locals to weigh in with some of their favorite songs from the new Millenium. Below are selections chosen by our friend Dan DeLuca, who is the Philadelphia Inquirer Pop Music Critic. Check out his top five list below.

“Power” by Kanye West
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885 Countdown Guest List: Philadelphia Inquirer music critic Dan DeLuca’s Top Rock Picks

As part of this year’s 885 Greatest Rock Songs countdown on WXPN, we asked a number well-known Philadelphians to share their own picks for the best rock and roll moments of all time. Today we bring you the top picks from Philadelphia Inquirer music critic Dan DeLuca. 

  1. James Brown – “I Don’t Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing (Open Up The Door, I’ll Get It Myself)”
  2. Tom Petty – “Listen To Her Heart”
  3. Rolling Stones – “Rocks Off”
  4. The Ronettes – “Be My Baby”
  5. Chuck Berry – “Brown Eyed Handsome Man”