2011 albums Lists

2011 Wrap-up: Top Albums of the Year #7 – #1

Someone asked if I read the other “albums of the year” lists before I put out mine. I try my best to avoid them until I finish mine, but I did scan NPR’s to make sure I didn’t forget anything. I’ll be scouring all of them now. Here is the conclusion of my top albums […]


CONTEST: 2012 Grammy Nominations

While not always relevant to what the kids listen to these days, last year’s Grammy awards went a long way for big bands in my world that don’t necessarily fall in the “commercial” category. Mumford & Sons and Avett Brothers had breakout performances, while somehow Arcade Fire won top honors for The Suburbs and The […]

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NEW MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 7-29-11

Boom Box tee designed by Alex Solis available at Threadless Whoops. Sorry for the music overload, but a lot has happened since those 4th of July mixtapes. M83 decided to drop their glowing first single from Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, Calvin Harris figured he wanted to continue making people groove and Mumford & Sons and […]

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JayeL Audio: 4 Years in the Making & The Early Years

I was surveying old posts last week and realized I have been writing on this blog/site for 4 years. Kinda crazy. 4 years is like 8 in blog years. My first post was even douchey enough to refer to it as a “space”, but at least the music was good (Maximo Park and the Fratelli’s). […]

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2010 Wrap-Up: Top Tracks of the Year #15 – #6

15. The National – Terrible Love Sometimes, the best songs are the sad ones. Matt Berringer and company crafted an epic jam about a deeply troubled man. “It takes an ocean not to break” could be interpreted a lot of ways, but sounds a lot like alcoholism to me. 14. Tennis – Marathon Tennis is […]

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New Mixtape: JayeL Audio 11-02-10

The posting around here hasn’t been as active as I would like it to be, at least I’m increasing my mixtape output. Three in one month isn’t too shabby, right? The latest mixtape is a little more reserved than October’s effort, but its still filled with quality hip-hop, dance, folk and indie. Cee-Lo Green continues […]

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New Kanye West: Monster and Devil In A New Dress

“I hit the Jamaican spot at the bar take a seat/I ordered ya jerk/She said you are what you eat” So Kanye is really sticking with the G.O.O.D. Music Fridays drops? I’m thoroughly impressed. Below are the new Mr. West tracks from the last two weeks (in case you aren’t keeping up). “Monster” is like […]