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Top Albums of 2015

Posted January 10, 2016 By admin

Wow, it’s been quite a while since I’ve posted anything here. The last 6 months or so of my life have been a roller coaster, and I’ve been focused on rebuilding my life and unfortunately this site has been neglected. I don’t know what this next year will hold as far as writing anything here, I’ll write as I am feeling up to it, but I wanted to at least post my top albums of last year as well as my favorite songs, which I will try to get to tomorrow.

15.  Ron Sexsmith- Carousel One
Ron Sexsmith- Carousel One

14. Leigh Nash- The State I’m In
Leigh Nash - The State I'm In

13. Erik Koskinen – Live at the Real Phonic Radio Hour: 2011-2015
Erik Koskinen - Live at the Real Phonic Radio Hour 2011-2015

12. Brooke Annibale – The Simple Fear 
Brooke Annibale - The Simple Fear

11. Andreya Triana – Giants
Andreya Triana - Giants

10. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats - Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

9. The-Dream – IAMSAM
The-Dream - IAMSAM

8. Andrew Combs – All These Dreams
Andrew Combs - All These Dreams

7. Justin Bieber – Purpose
Justin Bieber - Purpose

6. Anthony da Costa – da costa
Anthony da Costa - da costa

5. Daniel Romano – If I’ve Only One Time Askin’
Daniel Romano - If I've Only One Time Askin'

4. Ryan Adams – Live at Carnegie Hall
Ryan Adams - Live at Carnegie Hall

3. Brandi Carlile – The Firewatcher’s Daughter
Brandi Carlile - The Firewatcher's Daughter

2. Bob Dylan – Shadows in the Night
Bob Dylan - Shadows in the Night

1. Leon Bridges – Coming Home
Leon Bridges - Coming Home

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Picks Of The Week

Posted March 25, 2013 By admin
  • My Own Bed- Anthony da Costa
  • Wake Up Whispering- Ben Kweller
  • Pink Champagne- Caitlin Rose
  • Sad Joy- Carrie Rodriguez
  • Believe It Or Not- Joey Scarbury
  • Missing My Baby- Selena
  • For Once In My Life- Stevie Wonder
  • Apache- Sugarhill Gang
  • Cheek To Cheek- Taco
  • Pullin’ A Cloud- Tears For Fears
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Top songs of 2012

Posted January 5, 2013 By admin

Disc 1

1. Be There In Bells- The Pines
2. Untitled (Love Song)- Counting Crows
3. We Are On Fire- CocoRosie
4. Jolene- The Little Willies
5. How It Went Down- Dark Dark Dark
6. Love Me Like You Do- Justin Bieber
7. Give Out- Sharon Van Etten
8. Tell Me A Tale- Michael Kiwanuka
9. Cold World- DMX
10. I Miss You- Ben Kweller
11. The Dark- Ben Kyle
12. Jericho- Rufus Wainwright
13. Heart’s Content- Brandi Carlile
14. Gold In Them Hills- Katie Melua
15. Top Down- Marijuana Deathsquads (ft. Astronautalis & Channy Leaneagh)
16. Petition- Tennis
17. She’s 22- Norah Jones
18. Declaration- Claire De Lune
19. The Old Oak Tree- Kevin Coster & Modern West
20. You’re Gonna Lose That Girl- Anya Marina


Disc 2

1. Scarlet Town- Bob Dylan
2. In The Rain- Grynch (ft. Malice & Mario Sweet)
3. I Don’t Wanna Be With Nobody But You- Joss Stone
4. Mint- Kathleen Edwards
5. Ride- Lana Del Rey
6. Anything We Want- Fiona Apple
7. Safety Line- Sixpence None The Richer
8. Emmylou- First Aid Kit
9. Different Sides- Leonard Cohen
10. Ghost- Ingrid Michaelson
11. All This Time- Aby Wolf
12. Speak For Me- John Mayer
13. Don’t Leave Me (Ne Me Quitte Pas)- Regina Spektor
14. Never Cry Wolf- Dark Time Sunshine (ft. Reva DeVito)
15. Bubbly- Macy Gray
16. Blunderbluss- Jack White
17. Learning To Say No- Anthony DaCosta
18. The Bed- Lee Hazlewood
19. Awkward- San Cisco
20. Charles in Charge- Jimmy Fallon (as Bob Dylan)



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Picks Of The Week

Posted April 18, 2011 By admin
I missed the Picks of The Week segment yesterday, so I am posting it today instead. Hopefully everybody went out on Saturday and participated in Record Store Day. I was able to get pretty much everything I want and was able to record 3 in store performances I will be posting in the near future. I’ll be posting a record store day review tomorrow, feel free to share what you were able to grab and any cool experiences you had.
  • It’s Over Now- 112
  • I Care 4 U- Aaliyah
  • Down On My Knees- Abbie Gardner & Anthony Da Costa
  • Cigarette Burns Forever- Adam Green
  • For Real- Amel Larrieux
  • A Horse With No Name- Bobby Bare, Jr.
  • It’s Too Late- Buddy Holly
  • Louie- Matthew Jay
  • Music And Me- Michael Jackson
  • Expecting- Minnie Riperton
  • Lilac Wine- Nina Simone
  • Secret Heart- Ron Sexsmith
  • Voices- Ryan Adams
  • Would I Be The One- Sean Lennon
  • For The Record- Shyne
  • River- Sixpence None The Richer
  • Fields Of Gold- Sungha Jung
  • Pleasant Street- Tim Buckley

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Top 15 Albums Of 2009

Posted December 22, 2009 By admin

Well, 2009 is coming to a close and it’s about that time to review the top albums of the year. This was a really good year for music in my opinion, so it forced me to expand the list from the normal 10 I do to 15 albums.


15. Gavin DeGraw- Free

14. Regina Spektor- Far

13. Coconut Records- Davy

12.  Anthony da Costa – Not Afraid of Nothing

11. Colbie Caillat – Breakthrough

10. Brother Ali – The Truth Is Here

9. Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson – Break Up

8. Bobby Bare Jr. – The American Bread EP

7. Pete Yorn – Back & Fourth

6. Brother Ali – Us

5. CocoRosie – Coconuts, Plenty of Junk Food

4. John Mayer – Battle Studies

3. Bob Dylan – Together Through Life

2. Ben Kweller – Changing Horses

1. Paolo Nutini – Sunny Side Up

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Anthony Da Costa- Not Afraid Of Nothing

Posted August 25, 2009 By admin

Anthony DaCosta- Not Afraid Of Nothing

Anthony da Costa IS not afraid of nothing.

A public statement, a self-realization, an album title, a cool chance to use a double negative…or all of the above.

Not sure. But one thing is certain: Anthony’s new record is anything but careful.

In 2007, at 16, he became the youngest winner ever at the Falcon Ridge and Kerrville Folk Festivals. In 2008, at 17, he released two, critically- acclaimed albums. He also played prestigious folk festivals, including the Philadelphia Folk Festival and Tonder Festival in Denmark, and opened for music icons, like Loretta Lynn and Dan Bern.

Now, in 2009, at 18, and before heading off to Columbia University this fall, he’s released a new record, “Not Afraid of Nothing.” But, in this album, his eighth, Anthony ventures into new musical territory. While one foot’s in folk, the other foot’s loose and wandering into various genres, influenced by the work of Elliott Smith, Ryan Adams and some other, less-obvious artists, like The Smiths and Jay-Z.

“I needed to get to someplace else with this record — someplace with a little groove.”

Not Afraid of Nothing” is a homegrown record, recorded mostly on a Macbook Pro with an MBox in living rooms and basements throughout Anthony’s hometown of Pleasantville, NY. As for the songs, they document his last year in high school — a year of clarity and confusion, love and loneliness, change and nostalgia and, ultimately, renewal.

“This album is definitely the most of me that I’ve put out there, but I hope it can be about all of us in a way. If it’s not, than I’m not doing my job.”

  • Leave You Lonely
  • Maybe I Should Lie
  • November


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