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Best Songs of 2016

Posted January 3, 2017 By admin

Adam Green- Never Lift A Finger
Amanda Shires- I Know What It’s Like
Amos Lee- Vaporize
Anderson .Paak- The Bird
Anoushka Shankar- Boat To Nowhere
Benjamin Francis Leftwich- Just Breathe
Bob Dylan- Melancholy Mood
Brent Cobb- South Of Atlanta
Carrie Rodriguez- La Ultima Vez
Charles Bradley- You Think I Don’t Know (But I Know)
Daniel Romano- (Gone Is) But A Quarry Of Stone
Dessa- Quinine
Gavin DeGraw- Harder To Believe
Haley Bonar- I Can Change
Haley Greene- Two Trees In The Dark
Haroula Rose- Songbird
Hayes Carll- Drive
John Mayer- Love On The Weekend
John Prine- Falling In Love Again
JoJo- Mad Love
Leonard Cohen- Treaty
Lisa Hannigan-Fall
Loretta Lynn- Everything It Takes (ft. Elvis Costello)
Luke Winslow King- Heartsick Blues
Matt Andersen-Last Surrender
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats- How To Make Friends
Neema- For You (ft. Emmylou Harris)
Norah Jones- Carry On
Pete Yorn- Lost Weekend
Peter Doherty- Flags From The Old Regime
Pigeon John- (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right To Party
Post Malone- Deja Vu (ft. Justin Bieber)
Rachael Yamagata- Over
Regina Spektor- Black & White
Romantica-Blue Heart
Sarah Jarosz- Green Lights
Scott Orr- Still Waiting
Shannon LaBrie- Took My Whole Life
Sharon Van Etten- Not Myself
Shooter Jennings- The Neverending Story (ft. Brandi Carlile)
Sivert Høyem- Fool To Your Crown
Springtime Carnivore- Under The Spell
Tara Beier- Summer Rain
The Boxmasters- People Move On
The Cactus Blossoms- Powder Blue
The Pines- Aerial Ocean
Tom Odell- Here I Am
Tori Vasquez- Wear You Thin
Water & Sand- All I Wanna Do
Wet- Don’t Wanna Be Your Girl

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Best Albums of 2016

Posted January 1, 2017 By admin

The time has come to rank the best albums of the past year. It’s been a year of loss, as many great musicians have passed, some very near and dear to my heart. Some great music was made though, and that’s what will always keep the memories of musicians alive. I’m sure some of the albums below will be new to some people, and some will be very familiar. Hopefully the ones that are new to you will inspire you to seek them out and give them a chance, and the ones you already know will inspire you to revisit them at some point. Before I get to the top 10, here are some honorable mentions that just missed the cut but deserve to be listened to:

And now, the top 10:

10. Hayes Carll-Lovers and Leavers

9. Sarah Jarosz-Undercurrent

8. Anoushka Shankar-Land Of Gold

7. Benjamin Francis Leftwich-After The Rain

6. Romantica-Shadowlands

5. The Cactus Blossoms-You’re Dreaming

4. Loretta Lynn-Full Circle

3. The Pines-Above The Prairie

2. Bob Dylan-Fallen Angels

1. Leonard Cohen-You Want It Darker

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Picks Of The Week

Posted February 3, 2013 By admin
  • Body & Soul- Frank Sinatra
  • Man On The Moon (Live)- R.E.M.
  • Memory Of Uday- Ravi Shankar
  • Hallelujah, I Love Her So- Ray Charles
  • The Only Promise That Remains- Reba McEntire (with Justin Timberlake)
  • Road Trippin’ (Without Strings)- Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Fidelity- Regina Spektor
  • Because Of You- Sammy Davis, Jr.
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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 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.

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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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Regina Spektor- Far

Posted November 22, 2009 By admin

Regina Spektor writes the kind of crazy-quilt confessionals we used to hear a lot from 1990s alt-rockers but don’t get enough of these days. The Russian-born Lower East Side piano punk has the European yelp of Björk, the loopiness of Fiona Apple, the too-much-information torridness of Tori Amos and the slanted critical eye of Liz Phair. But none of those girls ever interrupted a song about long-term commitment to uncork a flurry of dolphin noises, as Spektor does on “Folding Chair,” one of the stranger — and catchier — moments on her excellent third major-label record.

The 29-year-old singer-songwriter’s 2004 disc, Soviet Kitsch, flaunted her exotic Old World accent on stark, ranting torch songs that followed a boozy logic. 2006’s Begin to Hope had fuller production and great one-liners about being a doomed New York romantic, like a Joni Mitchell for the post-Strokes era. Produced by Jeff Lynne, Garret “Jacknife” Lee, Mike Elizondo and David Kahne, Far matches Kitsch‘s rococo flow with the follow-up’s pop smarts. On the jaunty, hip-hop-tinged “Dance Anthem of the 80’s,” she wanders lonely streets with her slip hanging out, “like a drunk, but not.” “Laughing With” begins as a meditation on God’s wicked sense of humor and ends collapsing in an existential freakout over a soft beat and weeping cello. Spektor is a woman who doesn’t need much excuse to have an emotional Chernobyl (in one song, it’s finding a wallet with a Blockbuster card in it). But she’s also the rare screwball who gets more universal as she gets weirder.

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  • Laughing With
  • The Calculation

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