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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 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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Jakob Dylan-Women And Country

Posted December 16, 2010 By admin

Alright, I’ll just come right out and admit it, the only reason I gave Jakob Dylan/The Wallflowers a chance years ago was because of his last name. People who know me know how big of a Bob Dylan fan I am, and I figured anyone with his genes has to have some talent, right? Luckily, yes, Jakob does, lots of talent in fact. After his success with The Wallflowers, Jakob has released two solo albums, his most recent being Women And Country. The album has a more darker, fuller sound than his previous one (Seeing Things), which was mostly acoustic and sparse. With backing vocals provided by Kelly Hogan and Neko Case at various points in the album, some of these songs sound like they could have been sung by the duo of Johnny Cash and June Carter some 40 or 50 years ago. A lot of the songs on this album seem to have a dark somber feeling them, in the case of a song like “Everybody’s Hurting“, it’s a message of universal pain, the realization that everyone has their own pain no matter where they are in life. “Smile When You Call Me That” has to be considered one of the saddest songs on the album, with lyrics like “Not much is certain but this much is true/ My arms are useless if they don’t have you/ They hang around me with nothing to do/ I’m hoping you and yours are lonesome, too“, this is sure to be a song that will comfort someone through a breakup at some point. While I can’t imagine anyone writes a song hoping someone is listening to it while going through heartache, some songs are just meant for that, and Dylan can write those with the best of them. Other standout tracks on this album: “We Don’t Live Here Anymore“, “Truth For A Truth”.

  • Everybody’s Hurting
  • Smile When You Call Me That


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