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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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2014 Wrap-Up: Top Tracks #30-21

We’re now approaching the second half of my favorite 60 tracks of 2014. #30-21 are below and see the rest of the list at these links: #40-31 #50-41 #60-51 30. Kendrick Lamar – i Considering the dark, gritty street narratives of good kidd, Madd city, I don’t think anyone would have predicted Kendrick would chose […]

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MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 10-23-14 ft The Lone Bellow, Karen Harding, Walk The Moon, Chet Faker & more

I’ve received four notices to put out a mixtape and they were all absolutely correct that I was overdue. Hopefully 35 tracks of new indie, dance, pop, folk and remixes will suffice for October. This month’s mix decidedly leans toward the folk and indie rock end of the musical spectrum, which tends to occur seasonally. […]

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The Magician – Magic Tape 45 ft Shift K3Y, The Flexican & Sef, Disciples & more

The Magician reappeared this week with the latest in his series of amazing Magic Tapes, volume 45. The Belgian producer has already had a big 2014 with previous Magic Tapes, excellent originals and top notch remixes, along with tour/festival dates. Considering all of those activities, I’d say he deserved to take a month or so […]

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Jessie Ware – Share It All

I’d be perfectly happy if Ms. Ware crafted an album full of quiet storm-style slow jams, like new single “Share It All”. I doubt all of Tough Love will be like the moody, sparse production provided by Julio Bashmore, but songs like this show how majestic Ware’s vocals truly are. Stream “Share It All” below […]

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Indie R&B

Jessie Ware – Tough Love

If there was anyone who could break my post-New Orleans blog silence, it would most certainly be Jessie Ware. The U.K. singer/songwriter just released a soothing, ’80s-style slow burner in “Tough Love”. The song showcases Ware’s growth in vocal ability and could be the first step in what could be a very huge year for […]

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LIVE REVIEW: Jessie Ware – Saint Andrew’s Hall – Detroit – 11/8/13

U.K. songstress Jessie Ware gave an expert lesson in enchanting vocals and crowd interaction on Friday night at Saint Andrew’s Hall. With only one album’s worth of material available, Ware made the most of an engaging set and showed future promise on her first Detroit appearance. Tracks from Devotion like “Night Light” and “Swan Song” […]