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2014 Wrap-Up: Top Albums #25-16

On second thought, 2014 was a damn great year for albums. When trying to rank the top 25 records of the year, I genuinely flip-flopped multiple times on the final list. Take a gander at #25-16 below. 25. PRhyme (Royce Da 5’9” & DJ Premier) – PRhyme As far as dream rapper and producer combinations, […]

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2014 Wrap-Up: Top Tracks #50-41

We’re just getting started with the top 60 tracks of 2014 and here comes #50-14. 50. Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk ft Bruno Mars Here’s the history of my love for “Uptown Funk”. Saw Mark Ronson was dropping a song with Bruno Mars and an appearance on SNL was booked before the world even heard […]

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BANKS – Drowning

It could have just been a fantastic coincidence, but I’m fairly certain BANKS broke Soundcloud when she released “Drowning” earlier this week. There could have been a Soundcloud update happening, but with nearly 217k followers and 327k plays in two days, it wouldn’t be a shock if the LA-based chanteuse had that type of impact. […]

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MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 4-17-14 ft St. Vincent, Clean Bandit, Team Me, Wye Oak & more

JayeL Audio 4-17-14 from jayelaudio on 8tracks Radio. Spring is off to quite the start for new music. The Hold Steady returned with more rousing bar room rock narratives, Lykke Li released new tracks picking up where she left off on Wounded Rhymes and Sam Smith continued his campaign to steal your heart as your […]

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COVER: BANKS – Are You That Somebody (Aaliyah cover)

Many covers of Aaliyah’s eternal “Are You That Somebody” have been attempted over the years, but I think BANKS just lapped all of them. This sparse rendition shines with BANKS’ sultry vocals, adjustable flow (glad she took on Timbo’s part too) and the acoustic guitar backing is a nice change from her typically dark R&B […]

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MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 3-7-14 ft Little Dragon, Chromeo, Galactic & more

JayeL Audio 3-7-14 from jayelaudio on 8tracks Radio. I don’t know about you, but this month was essentially music overload for me. New albums from St. Vincent (artful and excellent), Pharrell (enjoyable and breezy) and Kid CuDi (awful, I guess I should be surprised anymore), plus fresh, new discoveries from Cathedrals, Plastic Plates and Mr […]

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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. […]