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Indie

Alabama Shakes – Don’t Wanna Fight

This might be the most exciting New Music Tuesday in quite sometime as there were several long-awaited returns announced. Let’s start with Brittany and the Alabama Shakes, shall we? The Athens, AL quartet released their game-changing debut album Boys & Girls only three years ago, but no doubt feels like an eternity for many fans. […]

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2013 Wrap-Up: Top Tracks #30-21

Lollapalooza, Chicago, August 2013 We’ve cracked the twenties folks. More great 2013 tracks are below. #30 Alabama Shakes-Always Alright (Amazon) 2013 was essentially a victory lap year for Brittany Howard and Alabama Shakes. Technically, “Always Alright” was released in 2012 off the Silver Linings Playbook soundtrack, but didn’t really blow up until Oscar season 2013. […]

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Americana

Brittany Howard (Alabama Shakes) & Ruby Amanfu – I Wonder

Brittany from the beloved Alabama Shakes and Ruby Amanfu who sang so greatly on Jack White’s “Love Interruption” couldn’t be a better match. If Jack White is the brainiac who decided they should get together for a special 7 inch covering Rodriguez and Memphis Minnie, he really is a genius. Stream both “I Wonder” and […]

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Indie

Alabama Shakes – Always Alright

Fresh off an excellent appearance on SNL, Alabama Shakes let loose “Always Alright”. The swinging southern rock track first appeared on the soundtrack to Silver Linings Playbook, but has been part of their live set since at least last summer. Stream below and catch Brittany & co. on tour this Spring/Summer. BONUS: Alabama Shakes – […]

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2012 Wrap-Up: Top Albums of 2012 #10-#6

10. Miguel-Kaleidoscope Dream The act I wouldn’t have predicted to be one of my favorite albums of the year is Miguel. I assumed the 26 year old artist’s sophomore album Kaleidoscope Dream would be more weak dance fodder (see Trey Songz, Chris Brown), but Miguel takes funk, rock and electronic influences and crafted an expansive […]

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2011 Lists

2011 Wrap-up: Top Tracks of the Year #30-#21

As we continue on. Here are #30-#21 of my favorite joints of 2011. Stream the whole list at Spotify (and tell a friend). #40-#31 30. The Weeknd – The Morning Abil Tesfaye turned mystery into a buzz R&B hasn’t seen since Drake traded a wheel chair for a mic. “The Morning” capitalizes on that mystery […]