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Top songs of 2010

Posted December 30, 2010 By admin

Here are my favorite songs of 2010. I was surprised by how much good music was released throughout the year, hopefully next year will be just as good.

Disc 1

1. Healing Hands- Citizen Cope
2. Starling- Roma Di Luna
3. The Chaconne- Dessa
4. Obvious- Sharaya Mikael
5. The In-Between Place- Crash Test Dummies
6. All But Elegant (Party On, Wayne)- Botzy ft. I, Colossus
7. Now They Know- Dark Time Sunshine
8. Are You Here- Corinne Bailey Rae
9. Everybody’s Hurting- Jakob Dylan
10. This- Darius Rucker
11. Billie Jean- Sungha Jung
12. I Can Feel- The Chapin Sisters
13. Why Didn’t You Call- JoJo
14. In Your Arms- Kina Grannis
15. Before We’re Gone- Pigeon John
16. Prayer Of Roses- Pieta Brown
17. Tell Me Baby (Have You Had Enough)- Phosphorescent
18. Calico Pie- Natalie Merchant
19. Lovely And Blue- Ryan Adams
20. I Wish I Knew How To Say Goodbye- Willy Mason
21. Fairytale Lullaby- Bombay Bicycle Club
22. On A Good Day- Joanna Newsom

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Disc 2

1. Pioneer- Joe Purdy
2. Boss Inside- Adam Green
3. Stranger In Sand- Jackie Greene
4. Window Seat- Erykah Badu
5. You Are Not Alone- R. Kelly
6. Count Your Blessings- Nas & Damian Marley
7. Of All The Wonderful Things- Piney Gir
8. Draw The Stars- Andreya Triana
9. King Of Anything (Strings Version)- Sara Bareilles
10. And The Camera- Paper Tiger ft. Dessa
11. Dirtnap Nightmares- Grieves
12. Te Amo- Rihanna
13. Can’t Help But Wonder Where I’m Bound- Johnny Cash
14. Someone To Watch Over Me- Brian Wilson
15. Drummer Boy (Unplugged)- Debi Nova
16. Dive In- Jennifer Knapp
17. Take A Picture- Lucy Schwartz
18. Escape- NEeMA
19. Mr. Blessington’s Imperialist Plot- Astronautalis
20. Only A Hobo- Bob Dylan
21. Come Undone- Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan
22. Bored To Death- Coconut Records

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Top 20 Albums Of 2010-Part 2

Posted December 29, 2010 By admin

Well this is it, the top 10 albums of the year. Based on a lot of lists I’ve seen around the web, mine will be quite a bit different than most, but hopefully that will expose more people to different music as well. Be sure to check back tomorrow for my songs of the year.

9.Grieves – The Confessions of Mr. Modest

8. Botzy – Deaf to the Static

7. Roma di Luna – Then the Morning Came

6. The Chapin Sisters – Two

5. Natalie Merchant – Leave Your Sleep

4. Johnny Cash – American VI: Ain’t No Grave

3. Crash Test Dummies – Oooh Lala!

2. Adam Green – Minor Love

1. Dessa – A Badly Broken Code

Be sure to check back tomorrow for my songs of the year!

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Top 20 Albums Of 2010-Part 1

Posted December 28, 2010 By admin

The time has come to whittle down all the albums I’ve listened to over the year and cut it down to the 20 best. I’ll be publishing 20-11 today, and 10-1 tomorrow, so be sure to check back tomorrow for the rest of them! First off though, here are 5 albums that were on the bubble but just didn’t quite make it: Sungha Jung-Perfect Blue / Kina Grannis-Stairwells / Willy Mason-So Long Baby Shoes / Joe Purdy-This American (free download until the end of this month) / Dark Time Sunshine-Vessel. Be sure to check out those albums, they are all pretty good in their own right. Here we go, on with the list.

20.Nas & Damian Marley – Distant Relatives

19.Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan – Hawk

18.Pieta Brown – One & All

17.Erykah Badu – New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh

16.Astronautalis – DANCEHALLHORNSOUND!!

15.Pigeon John – Dragon Slayer

14.Bob Dylan – The Bootleg Series Vol. 9: The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964

13.Jakob Dylan – Women and Country

12.Citizen Cope – The RainWater LP

11.NEeMA – Watching You Think

Be sure to check back tomorrow for #10-1.

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Picks Of The Week

Posted December 27, 2010 By admin
  • 4 White Stallions- Counting Crows
  • Dance The Frantic- Grayskul (ft. Pigeon John)
  • Wrong The Right Way- Sister Hazel
  • The River- Rachael Yamagata
  • Lakefront Property- Astronautalis
  • Little Bit Of Me- Melanie
  • Envisioning- Roma Di Luna
  • So Lost (Demo)- Ryan Adams
  • Pioneer- Joe Purdy

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Picks Of The Week

Posted December 27, 2010 By admin
  • 4 White Stallions- Counting Crows
  • Dance The Frantic- Grayskul (ft. Pigeon John)
  • Wrong The Right Way- Sister Hazel
  • The River- Rachael Yamagata
  • Lakefront Property- Astronautalis
  • Little Bit Of Me- Melanie
  • Envisioning- Roma Di Luna
  • So Lost (Demo)- Ryan Adams
  • Pioneer- Joe Purdy

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Merry Christmas

Posted December 25, 2010 By admin

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope everybody is staying safe and warm. Our family exchanged presents and had dinner earlier today and it just reminds me how thankful I am for everything I have. I come from a big family (9 brothers and sisters), so there is never a dull moment here. Well, anyways, since this is mainly a music blog, here are some great Christmas songs I’ve been digging lately, including my favorite Christmas song ever, “Christmastime Is Here“. Hope everyone is doing good, I’m about to head back to watching A Christmas Story for the 6th time this Christmas!

  • Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas- She & Him (ft. Conan O’Brien on guitar)
  • Santa Papi- Maria Isa
  • Christmas Day- Dido
  • Silent Night- Sixpence None The Richer
  • Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas- Judy Garland

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