Picks Of The Week

Posted February 15, 2015 By admin
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Bob Dylan-Shadows In The Night

Posted February 14, 2015 By admin

Bob Dylan-Shadows In The NightFrank Sinatra & Bob Dylan. Two musicians you might not think to put in the same sentence, but they actually were very fond of each other despite their very different styles of music. So when Bob Dylan announced his newest release, Shadows In The Night, an album of songs made popular by Sinatra, I wasn’t surprised in the least and was excited to see my favorite singer cover another of my favorites. The first comparison between Sinatra & Dylan you will make is, of course, the voice. Sinatra’s voice is unmatched in it’s purity and ability to convey the emotion of a song. And on this album Dylan doesn’t try to imitate it, instead using his aged and weathered voice to his advantage. These songs sound as if they are reflecting back on scenarios in life, rather than being in the midst of them. Songs like “I’m A Fool To Want You“, rumored to be about Sinatra’s relationship with Ava Gardner, sounds as if it’s being sung about a relationship that ended 40 years ago instead of the current time. “Why Try To Change Me Now” may be the best song on this album in my opinion. It seems like Dylan is speaking directly to his fans as well as his critics. It’s almost as if it’s his way of saying, “I’ve been doing things my way for 50+ years, why try to change me now?” The ability to take a song that has been sung by the most gifted vocalist in the world and make it your own is astonishing, and Dylan does that on almost every song here. This is a great tribute by one great artist to another, and a worthy addition to the Dylan catalog.

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Picks Of The Week

Posted February 8, 2015 By admin

It’s been a while since I posted here, and I’m excited to return with one of my favorite feature, my Picks Of The Week. For this unfamiliar with it, I basically gather the best songs I’ve added to my collection in the past week and share them here. Pretty simple, right? Hopefully you discover something new you enjoy, but if not, there’s always next week.


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The best songs of 2014

Posted January 3, 2015 By admin

Here are my picks for best songs of 2014. Hopefully you can find something new that you like, which has always been my hope since starting this blog.


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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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Ryan Adams-Live At Northrop Auditorium-10/13/14

Posted October 18, 2014 By admin
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Ryan Adams
Northrop Auditorium
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 torrent site, convert to MP3, just never ever sell it. Also, if you like this show, please support the artist by buying their music.

Decent recording, recorded from the second to last row in the auditorium. Apologies in advance for the guys next to me, one of them sings along to a few of the songs, not completely audible unless you are listening for it. The same guys felt the need to point out which album (incorrectly on quite a few) most of the songs were from after they were played. I tried minimizing the annoyances, but in some cases it would mean sacrificing the sound of the music, so I left those alone.

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1. Atlanta
2. Passed Your Place, Saw Your Car, Thought Of You
3. Still Drunk
4. Chrissie Hynde
5. Closest Thing to You I’m Gonna Find
6. Bed On Fire
7. Father’s Day

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Ryan Adams

1. Intro
2. Gimme Something Good
3. Let It Ride
4. This House Is Not For Sale
5. I Love You But I Don’t Know What To Say
6. Stay With Me
7. I See Monsters
8. New York, New York
9. A Kiss Before I Go
10. Easy Plateau
11. English Girls Approximately
12. My Wrecking Ball
13. Cold Roses
14. Peaceful Valley
15. Kim
16. Oh My Sweet Carolina
17. Run To You (Bryan Adams)
18. Come Pick Me Up (with Butch Walker)

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