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2014 albums Lists

2014 Wrap-Up: Top Albums #15-1

My final favorite 15 albums of 2014 are below and a re-listen of these greats made me realize how 2015 has a lot to live up to. Let me know what I missed and stream the entire top albums playlist on Spotify. Top Albums #25-#16 Top Albums Honorable Mention 15. Sylvan Esso – Sylvan Esso […]

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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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2012 albums Lists

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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Electronic Hip-Hop Indie Indie Pop Lists Rap

2012 Wrap-Up: Top Tracks of 2012 #10-1

Here it is, the conclusion of my top tracks of 2012. The accompanying mixtape will be out tomorrow. Leave your list in the comments and let me know what I missed. 10. Electric Guest-This Head I Hold Newcomers Asa Taccone and Matt Compton get together with Danger Mouse and create a soulful yet funky number. […]

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Covers

COVER: First Aid Kit “Play With Fire” + “We’re Going To Be Friends”

Ever since the release of The Lion’s Roar, I’ve been trying to find anything by the angelic voices of First Aid Kit. Luckily, they’ve offered up a few covers to satisfy that need. Watch below as they join Jack White for an old track from the White Stripes “We’re Going To Be Friends”. Also, stream […]