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Music For Humans Awards

Posted February 9, 2013 By admin

The Grammy Awards are presented tomorrow, and in light of that I thought I would do my own personal Grammy awards. Honestly, the real Grammy’s have become a joke, it’s a popularity contest more than giving awards to quality music. It’s depressing and frustrating seeing some of my favorite artists go unnoticed, which is why I thought it would be fun to go through some hand picked categories of my own and see what I could come up with. So, here is what I came up with  in my first annual Music For Humans Awards.

 

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Michael Kiwanuka
The Electric Fetus
Minneapolis,MN
9-29-12

 

-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 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://michaelkiwanuka.com/

1. Intro
2. Tell Me A Tale
3. I’m Getting Ready
4. Home Again
5. Bones

 

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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

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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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Top albums of 2012

Posted January 3, 2013 By admin

Well, another year has come and gone, and it’s time to post my favorite albums of the past year. 2012 seemed to lack a lot of depth in terms of quality albums. There are a few great ones at the top of the list, but once you get past the first 6 or 7, the quality starts to fade fast. That’s not to say they are bad albums, but there just weren’t many that wowed me this year. I will say this though, there were definitely a lot of great songs released this year, so keep a look out for that list coming in the next couple days. Here’s the list of my top albums from 2012.

Honorable mentions:
Sixpence None The Richer- Lost In Translation
Fiona Apple- The Idler Wheel…
Justin Bieber- Believe
R. Kelly- Write Me Back
DMX- Undisputed

 10. Kevin Coster & Modern West- Famous For Killing Each Other

Kevin Coster & Modern West- Famous For Killing Each Other

 

9. Norah Jones- Little Broken Hearts

Norah Jones- Little Broken Hearts

8. Lana Del Rey- Born To Die

Lana Del Rey- Born To Die

7. Sharon Van Etten- Tramp

Sharon Van Etten-Tramp

 

6. Michael Kiwanuka- Home Again

Michael Kiwanuka- Home Again

5. Leonard Cohen- Old Ideas

Leonard Cohen- Old Ideas

4. Brandi Carlile- Bear Creek

Brandi Carlile- Bear Creek

3. Aby Wolf- A. Wolf And Her Claws

Aby Wolf-A. Wolf & Her Claws

2. Bob Dylan- Tempest

Bob Dylan- Tempest

1. The Pines- Dark So Gold

The Pines- Dark So Gold

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Michael Kiwanuka-Home Again

Posted December 15, 2012 By admin

Michael-Kiwanuka-Home-Again

I’d been seeing Michael Kiwanuka’s name on quite a few message boards I am on, but never really investigated what he was all about until recently. I am so thankful I did, it was one of my best musical discoveries of the year. He has a sound that is old school soul, along the lines of Al Green or Bill Withers, while still sounding current, reminding me a little of Amos Lee. This album isn’t groundbreaking or anything, but it definitely makes for a pleasant listen, and it does what it sets out to do. It can sound a little samey in a few places, but when that sound is as beautiful as it is on this album, it’s easy to look past. I’m hopeful for some growth with Kiwanuka’s next album, but for now, this is a great debut for what is hopefully a very long career. Here are a couple standout tracks from “Home Again“.

 

 

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Michael Kiwanuka-Home Again

Posted December 15, 2012 By admin

Michael-Kiwanuka-Home-Again

I’d been seeing Michael Kiwanuka’s name on quite a few message boards I am on, but never really investigated what he was all about until recently. I am so thankful I did, it was one of my best musical discoveries of the year. He has a sound that is old school soul, along the lines of Al Green or Bill Withers, while still sounding current, reminding me a little of Amos Lee. This album isn’t groundbreaking or anything, but it definitely makes for a pleasant listen, and it does what it sets out to do. It can sound a little samey in a few places, but when that sound is as beautiful as it is on this album, it’s easy to look past. I’m hopeful for some growth with Kiwanuka’s next album, but for now, this is a great debut for what is hopefully a very long career. Here are a couple standout tracks from “Home Again“.

 

 

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