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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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The best albums of 2014

Posted December 27, 2014 By admin

Well, it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything here, but it’s time for one of my favorite posts of every year. These are my choices for album of the year, listed from 10th to 1st. Following in the next few days will be my top songs of the year, so be sure to check back for that. Without further delay, here is my list:

Honorable mentions:

Kenny Wayne Shepherd- Goin’ Home
Michael Jackson-Xscape
Lily Allen-Sheezus
JoJo- #LoveJo

10. Annie Lennox – Nostalgia

Annie Lennox-Nostalgia9. Counting Crows – Somewhere Under Wonderland

Counting Crows - Somewhere Under Wonderland

8. Alexz Johnson- Let Em’ Eat Cake

Alexz Johnson- Let Em' Eat Cake

7. Kina Grannis – Elements 

Kina Grannis - Elements

6. Grieves – Winter & the Wolves

Grieves - Winter & the Wolves

5. Jack White – Lazaretto

Jack White - Lazaretto

4. Erik Koskinen – America Theatre

Erik Koskinen-America Theatre

3. Damien Rice – My Favourite Faded Fantasy

Damien Rice - My Favourite Faded Fantasy

2. Leonard Cohen – Popular Problems

Leonard Cohen - Popular Problems

1. Jennifer Knapp – Set Me Free

Jennifer Knapp - Set Me Free

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Erik Koskinen-4-19-14 #6
Erik Koskinen
Barely Brothers Records
St. Paul, MN
4-19-14

-Audience Recording using Zoom H2 rear internal mics >SD Card>PC>Adobe Audition>CD Wave Editor (split tracks)>TLH>FLAC Level 8>Dime
-“A “MN Gneiss” recording”
-Feel free to re-master, share on any other torrent site, convert to MP3, just never ever sell it. Also, if you like this show, why not support the artist by buying their music?

–http://www.erikkoskinen.com/–

1. ?
2. First Time in Years
3. Tell Me It’s True
4. ?
5. Why Don’t You Leave Me Alone? (Wayne Hancock)
6. Nothing Without You
7. Detroit Detroit
8. Six Pack of Beer and a Pack of Cigarettes

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Erik Koskinen-America Theatre

Posted April 5, 2014 By admin

Erik Koskinen-America Theatre

Wow, it’s been longer than I thought since I posted here last. A combination of being busy and nothing really new to write about lately led to the absence. Hopefully things will pick up more now, there are some good releases on the horizon. I will start my 2014 album reviews with Erik Koskinen’s America Theatre. This was the first album he had released since I discovered him, so I’ve been looking forward to this for a while. America Theatre definitely has more of an edge than his last album Keep It To Yourself, both musically and lyrically. A lot of these songs comment on the state of America, both current and past. Songs such as “Boomtown“, which in my mind seems to be about a city that goes from a small rural town into a big city, and kind of ruins that small town feel. My favorite track on the album is one I had heard a few times live and was really looking forward to hearing a studio version. “Slow Burn” is a slow bluesy song that basically tells the story of life, in a few different parts. The first part is from the eyes of a child, the second from the eyes of a soldier, the third from the eyes of lovers/broken love (either one seems to fit), and the fourth part a combination of a few different characters. It’s easily the best track on this album, and it’s a great ending track to an album.

Boomtown:

Slow Burn:

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Picks Of The Week

Posted January 28, 2013 By admin
  • Kokomo- Adam Green with Ben Kweller
  • Lately I’ve Let Things Slide- Caitlin Rose
  • Grazie, Prego, Scusi- Dean Martin
  • Matches To Paper Dolls (Alternate)- Dessa
  • No Freedom- Dido
  • Born Loser- DMX
  • Lonesome Blue- Erik Koskinen
  • Someone To Watch Over Me- Frank Sinatra
  • Numb- Jamelia
  • Frontin’- Jamie Cullum
  • Suicide Is Painless- Matt Costa
  • Jolene- Miley Cyrus
  • I’ll Find A Way- Rachael Yamagata
  • Marie- Randy Newman
  • Mara Lisa- Ryan Adams
  • The Christmas Song- Sammy Davis, Jr.
  • Hometown Glory- Santogold
  • Wild Horses- The Sundays
  • 6th Avenue Heartache (Acoustic)- The Wallflowers
  • Tomorrow Is A Long Time- Zee Avi
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Erik Koskinen
MN State Fair- Heritage Sqaure Stage
Falcon Heights, MN
9-2-12
-Audience Recording using Zoom H2 rear internal mics >SD Card>PC>Adobe Audition>CD Wave Editor (split tracks)>TLH>FLAC Level 8>Dime
-“A “MN Gneiss” recording”
-Feel free to re-master, share on any other torrent site, convert to MP3, just never ever sell it. Also, if you like this show, why not support the artist by buying their music?

http://www.erikkoskinen.com/
1. ?
2. Pretty Girls
3. Tell Me It’s True
4. Crying On The Inside
5. ?
6. ?
7. Detroit Detroit
8. When The Money Rolls In
9. Treat Me So Bad
10. I Love You Baby

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