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Top Songs of 2017

Posted January 2, 2018 By admin

Here is my list of top songs released in 2017. It includes 64 songs (whittled down from a starting list of over 200), totaling a little over 4 hours, so there should be something for everyone to enjoy. I’ve included a Spotify playlist, as well as a link to download these songs as MP3’s. Enjoy!

Alexz Johnson – Aftermath
Almighty American – Passing Time
Andrew Combs – Silk Flowers
Ane Brun – Unchained Melody
Benjamin Booker – Motivation
Bishop Briggs – Dark Side
Bob Dylan – Once Upon a Time
Bobby Bare – Where Did It Go
Bordeen – Trouble Making
Boyz II Men – Up on the Roof
Caroline Spence – Heart of Somebody
Chandrika Tandon – Song of the Spirit
Charlie Parr – HoBo
Chastity Brown – How Could I Forget
Chuck Berry – Wonderful Woman
The Country Side Of Harmonica Sam – A Drink After Midnight
Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – Continental Breakfast
Damian Marley – Medication (ft. Stephen Marley)
Dan Auerbach – Stand By My Girl
Dan Wilson – Someone Like You
Daniel Meade – Throwing Pebbles (Round My Head)
Dead Man Winter – Am I Breaking Down
Debi Nova – No Nos Sobran los Domingos
The Deslondes – Ribbon Creeks Collide
Eddie Berman – Joann
Erik Koskinen – Free Man
Hanson – Finally It’s Christmas
Herb Alpert – Joy to the World & Silver Bells – Medley
Hurray For The Riff Raff – Finale
Jess Ray – You’re Gonna Love Me
Jessica Lea Mayfield – Sorry Is Gone
John Mayer – Moving On and Getting Over
John Moreland – Lies I Chose to Believe
Jonny P – Stand By
Joshua Radin – High and Low
Kasey Chambers – You Ain’t Worth Suffering For
Kevin Eubanks – What’s Going On
Kina Grannis – When Will I Learn
Lana Del Rey – Coachella – Woodstock In My Mind
Lillie Mae – Loaner
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real – Just Outside Of Austin
Malik Turner – Hip Hop Homicide
Midnight Pilot – Dangerous Game
Miley Cyrus – Bad Mood
Natalia Lafourcade – Son Amores (That’s Amore) (ft. Los Macorinos)
Pieta Brown – Rosine (with Mike Lewis)
Pigeon John – No Competition
Quinn Sullivan – Something For Me
Richard Edwards – Rollin’, Rollin’, Rollin’
Ron Sexsmith – Only Trouble Is
Rosalía – I See A Darkness
Ryan Adams – Doomsday
Samantha Fish – Belle of the West
Sammy Brue – Lay Me Down
The Secret Sisters – He’s Fine
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Come and Be a Winner
Sherman Holmes – Little Liza Jane
Son Volt – Back Against The Wall
Sufjan Stevens – Tonya Harding (In D major)
Tennis – I Miss That Feeling
Tift Merritt – Stitch of the World
Valerie June – Long Lonely Road
Whitney Rose – Trucker’s Funeral
Zephaniah OHora – Somethin’ Stupid (with Dori Freeman)

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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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Best songs of 2013

Posted January 1, 2014 By admin

Well, it’s a couple days later than I planned, but here are the best songs of 2013. The reason I am late posting this is that in the past I try to pick whatever songs can fit on 2 CD’s. It was time consuming narrowing them down that way, and at some point I figured why limit myself. I’m probably the last person who still uses CD’s anyways, so I just figured I will pick whatever songs I want, and not worry about limits like that. So, here are my favorite songs of 2013:

 

  • Just To Make Me Feel Good – Adam Green & Binki Shapiro
  • About Farewell – Alela Diane
  • Nothing On Me – Alexz Johnson
  • Johnson Blvd. – Amos Lee
  • Indian Summer – Anoushka Shankar
  • One and Only – Ashley Gold
  • Went To See The Gypsy (Demo) – Bob Dylan
  • Wild Child – Brett Dennen
  • Change Your Ways Or Die (The Buffalo Song) – The Cactus Blossoms
  • Pink Champagne – Caitlin Rose
  • Sad Joy – Carrie Rodriguez
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Cat Power
  • Crying in the Rain – The Chapin Sisters
  • Body Party – Ciara
  • Villain – CocoRosie
  • Lost In You – Darius Rucker
  • It’s Only Me – Dessa
  • No Freedom – Dido
  • Autumn Leaves (Les Feuilles Mortes) – Emmy Rossum
  • Wait – Eric Burdon
  • Please Don’t Say You Love Me (Piano Version) – Gabrielle Aplin
  • Hard To Be Like You – Hanna & Kerttu
  • Love My Life Away – Harry Connick, Jr.
  • Drinkin’ – Holly Williams
  • Unchain My Heart – Hugh Laurie
  • I Got You – Jack Johnson
  • Pure Imagination – Jamie Cullum
  • Loneliness & Alcohol – Jars Of Clay
  • Reckoning – Jen Chapin
  • Sunnyside – Jessica Campbell
  • God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen – Jewel
  • Dear Marie – John Mayer
  • There Is a Stone – John Smith
  • Fight for My Soul- Jonny Lang
  • All Bad – Justin Bieber
  • You Got It On – Justin Timberlake
  • Five Hundred Miles – Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan & Stark Sands
  • As Long As I’ve Got You – Kendra Morris
  • These Great Things – Lily & Madeleine
  • Fly – Luluc
  • The Search – Mree
  • Leaving On A Jet Plane – My Morning Jacket
  • On My Way To Work – Paul McCartney
  • Lost In You – Petula Clark
  • Warrior Lord – Poliça
  • Nowhere Is – Ron Sexsmith
  • Kid Face – Samantha Crain
  • Ms. Unseen – Sean Lennon
  • Love Will Remember – Selena Gomez
  • Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around – Shearwater and Sharon Van Etten
  • I Can See Clearly Now – Simone Dinnerstein & Tift Merritt
  • O Bêbado e a Equilibrista / Smile – Stacey Kent
  • When You Get to Asheville – Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
  • With Or Without You – Sungha Jung
  • Grow Old With Me (Demo) – Tom Odell
  • Restless Fugitive – Willy Mason

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Picks Of The Week

Posted July 9, 2013 By admin

 

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Albums & Songs of 2011

Posted January 1, 2012 By admin

I probably shouldn’t have waited until the last minute to post these lists, but better late than never. Here we go, the top 10 albums (plus a few honorable mentions) and the best songs of 2011, as chosen by me. Enjoy!

Honorable mentions:
Atmosphere- The Family Sign
Burlap to Cashmere – Burlap to Cashmere
James Hoffman – The Union
Wanda Jackson – The Party Ain’t Over
Christina Perri – Lovestrong

 

10. Zee Avi- Ghostbird 9. Brett Dennen- Loverboy 8. Adele- 21 7. Prof – King Gampo 6. Ryan Adams – Ashes & Fire 5. Rachael Yamagata – Chesapeake 4. Grieves- Together/Apart 3. Astronautalis- This Is Our Science 2. Dessa- Castor, The Twin 1. Amos Lee- Mission Bell

 

 

Best songs:

Disc 1:

  • What Other Guy- Adam Cohen
  • If It Hadn’t Been For Love- Adele
  • Behind Me Now- Amos Lee
  • Holy Water- Astronautalis
  • If You Can Save Me Now- Atmosphere
  • Dead And Done- Bobby Long
  • Frozen In Slow Motion- Brett Dennen
  • Who By Fire- Buck 65 (ft. Jenn Grant)
  • Tonight- Burlap To Cashmere
  • Love Hurts- Carrie Rodriguez & Ben Kyle
  • The Lonely- Christina Perri
  • Dear Father- Colin Hay
  • Black- Danger Mouse (ft. Norah Jones)
  • Two Against One- Danger Mouse (ft. Jack White)
  • 551- Dessa
  • Warning Signs- Eilen Jewell
  • Everyday- Fiona Apple
  • Sunny Side Of Hell- Grieves
  • Duluth- Haroula Rose

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Disc 2:

  • Anyway Rattlesnake- Haley Bonar
  • Police Dog Blues- Hugh Laurie
  • Praise The Lord For My Darlin’- James Hoffman
  • Maybe I Missed The Point- Jeff Bridges
  • Oh! Susanna- Jewel
  • Drive All Night- Joss Stone
  • No Words Now- Pieta Brown
  • Gampo- Prof
  • Even If I Don’t- Rachael Yamagata
  • Good Man- Raphael Saadiq
  • Believe It When I See It- Ron Sexsmith
  • I Love You But I Don’t Know What To Say- Ryan Adams
  • Blue Ribbon Winner- Schuyler Fisk
  • Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas- She & Him
  • The Golden Age- The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
  • Lose- The Game
  • You Know I’m No Good- Wanda Jackson
  • Roll Up- Wiz Khalifa
  • 31 Days- Zee Avi

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Ron Sexsmith-Out Of The Duff (Remastered)

Posted September 23, 2011 By admin

“Out Of The Duff was a cassette that I recorded with another songwriter friend named Claudio, and basically the first side was my songs and the 2nd side were all his. We worked as treeplanters together (which is where the title comes from). My problem with record was I was young and over excited to be in a recording studio and so I was really over-singing on my songs.”
-Ron Sexsmith

This is from a CD-copy made from a cassette copy of the original, so it is third generation. As a result, the sound, while still very good,  may not be as sharp as the original must sound.These are Ron’s part of the cassette.

Re-master notes (Dan33185@gmail.com): I added some clarity, reduced as much hiss as I could without muffling the sound, and added some treble to bring out Ron’s voice more. I’m not a professional by any means, but I think this makes for a more pleasant listening experience.

1 Hey Rose
2 Burn it to the ground
3 On the beach
4 Dream car
5 Waiting

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