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Top Five Records was founded with a simple mission statement: “For the love of music.” First and foremost, we’re fans. We love music. In fact, we’re total addicts. And while yes, we write about music, we’re not critics. When you love something, you don’t tear it apart. That’s not to say that we don’t have varying opinions about this or that album or song, just that we’re approaching our dialogue from the baseline of appreciation. We still pour over every detail and nuance, just like a critic might, but we do so to better understand the music that has had such an impact on our lives, not to judge or shame artists for making certain decisions. There’s enough of that in the world already. You’re allowed to love what you love. That’s one of the best things about music. What floats your boat might sink our ship, and that’s A-OK. We don’t always have to agree, but we do have to be kind.
 
We wanted to create a community that held space for people to come together and talk about the music that changed their lives. About creating the perfect playlists for special moments or how to transform a mundane evening into something special with just the right songs. So grab your headphones or crank your speakers and keep on listening “because without this, the whole world falls apart…”