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2013 Wrap-Up: Top Tracks #20-11

The National, Laneway Fest, September 2013 More great jams from 2013… #20 Rhye-Open (Amazon) The comparison to Sade was inevitable after one listen to Rhye’s “Open”. However, I don’t think Sade ever made a drug-induced love anthem sound so eloquent. Also, Sade is female, so….. #19 The National-Sea of Love (Amazon) Matt Berninger, lead singer […]

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Remix Friday: GRIZ, Julio Bashmore, Fare Soldi, Penguin Prison & more

Even if I didn’t have enough remixes to make this week’s edition of Remix Friday worthwhile, I’d still have to post something. Reverse jinx and all. Luckily, there are plenty of good reworkings to get you thru the weekend and Spring Break (if you are fortunate enough to have one). I swear this is the […]

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fun. – We Are Young ft Janelle Monae

An unlikely, but welcome collaboration. Nate Reuss (RIP The Format), Andrew Dost (Anathallo) and Jack Antoff (Steel Train) get together one more time for the first single off their sophomore album as fun. I don’t know that I actually hear recent tourmate Janelle Monae’s vocals, but “We Are Young” (purchase here) is still a great […]

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2010 Wrap-Up: Top Tracks of the Year #5 – #1 & Mixtapes

The conclusion of my favorite tracks of 2010, plus two mixtapes with all 37 songs. 5. Mumford & Sons – Little Lion Man Interesting fact about this song, Laura sings it without an accent and I sing it with a piss-poor Irish accent. If you haven’t sang this song at least once this year (with […]

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2010 Wrap-Up: Top Tracks of the Year #27-#16

As we continue on with my favorite tracks of 2010…..#27-#16 27. The Black Keys – Everlasting Light Man likes woman. Man tells her why he should be with woman. Nothing mind blowing lyrically, but Dan Auerbach and Pat Carney don’t need to be. The opening track from Brothers expands on their drum and guitar blues […]


2010 Wrap-Up: Top Albums of the Year #6-#10

As we continue on, albums 6 thru 10 that were the best according to me. 6. Janelle Monae – The Archandroid One of 2010’s most charasmatic artists, also had a superb breakthrough album. Janelle Monae called The Archandroid an “emotion-picture” and it certainly was reminiscent of a dramatic musical. Monae bounces thru numerous genres, from […]


Thursday Linkage: Janelle Monae, Junip, ACL and more

A) Janelle Monae stopped by David Letterman last night. I’m pretty sure you’ll be seeing her a lot more on television this year. Pick up Janelle Monae – The Archandroid here. B) I mentioned Jose Gonzalez’s group project Junip a few weeks ago. In anticipation for the release of their upcoming EP, the band is […]