Kina Grannis Archive

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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Kina Grannis-Covers

Posted June 1, 2012 By admin

As my last post would suggest, I recently saw Kina Grannis in concert. I’ve always been a fan, but I guess I never realized how many amazing cover songs she has done. Here are a few of my favorite, if you like them, be sure to check out her YouTube channel for more great songs.

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

1. We’ll Be Okay
2. Chasing Ghosts
3. Wherever You Go
4. Fire Escape
5. new untitled song
6. Fly Me To The Moon (Sinatra cover)
7. I Knew This Would Be Love
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1. World In Front Of Me
2. Strong Enough
3. The One You Say Goodnight To
4. Cambridge
5. The Goldfish Song
6. In Your Arms
7. Gone
8. Safe & Sound (Taylor Swift cover)
9. Heart And Mind
10. Without Me
11. Valentine
12. Message From Your Heart (off mic)
13. Make It Go
14. Fix You (Coldplay cover)



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Picks Of The Week

Posted March 20, 2011 By admin
I am currently watching the NCAA tournament, and like many people, my bracket has been long busted. I had Louisville going to the championship game in one bracket! Being from MN I of course root for the Gophers, but when they aren’t playing I cheer for the North Carolina Tarheels, so I’m happy they survived the weekend. This has been one of the most exciting opening weekends to March Madness that I can remember, there have been so many buzzer beaters and down to the wire games. Hopefully next week will be just as exciting. Tomorrow I’ll be heading to the Ron Sexsmith concert and will be recording that, so fans of him keep a look out for that once I get it mastered. Here are this weeks Picks Of The Week:
  • Yuca E Platano- Maria Isa
  • You Should Go Home- Statik Selektah & Termanology (ft. Bun B)
  • The Golden Age- The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
  • Static Waves- Andrew Belle (ft. Katie Herzig)
  • Praise The Lord For My Darlin’- James Hoffman
  • Phone Numbers- Wiz Khalifa (ft. Trae Tha Truth & Big Sean)
  • Don’t Turn Away- Pieta Brown
  • Don’t Cry- Kina Grannis
  • Can It Be (Half a Million Dollars and 18 Months Later)- Murs

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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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