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2010 Wrap-Up: Top Songs Of The Year #37-#28

The annual top tracks of the year list has expanded to 37. Why? Because you really need 2 discs to get an accurate picture of this great year in music. Look for two mixtapes at the end of the list. 37. Kings of Leon – Mary Bring on the hate, but this might be the […]

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John Legend + The Roots: Wake Up (Arcade Fire cover)

I was pretty disappointed with John Legend’s performance at Hang Out Fest this summer, but its probably because: A) He wasn’t performing with the Legendary Roots Crew (even though they were across the beach from each other) B) He didn’t perform an Arcade Fire track Props to PMA.

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Hip-Hop Mixtape Nark

New Mixtape: The Nark Locker

Remember all those rap releases I mentioned? Well, they are approaching which has had my iPod overflowing with good hip-hop. Narrowing those choices down to one tracklist is the tougher battle. I’ve already talked about the stellar new singles from Big Boi and Kid Cudi. I had a tough time limiting the Eminem, Drake and […]

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2009 Wrap-Up: Top Tracks of the Year #11 to #1

11. Jack Penate – Pull My Heart Away Penate’s crooning seriously sounds like his heart it being physically ripped out on this track. This pained approach is even more appropriate given the nostalgic guitar riffs and heartbeat-like drums. I don’t know what the guitar technique is thats used on this song, but it would sound […]

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Festivalist

Festivalist '09: Austin City Limits Festival

It doesn’t go down until October, but the other festival in the Texas state capitol, Austin City Limits, throws its line-up in the music fest ring. What: Austin City Limits Festival 2009 When: October 2nd – 4th Where: Zilker Park, Austin, TX Headliners: Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band, Kings of Leon, Ben Harper and Relentless7, […]

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Hip-Hop

Estelle: Soon To Be Shining

Newcomer songstress/rapper Estelle is preparing her sophomore album, Shine, to be released this February. After gaining mild success in her native home in London, Ms. Swaray is hoping her hybrid style will breakthrough across the Atlantic. Estelle’s debut, The 18th Letter, quickly garnered the attention of then-unknown singer by the name of John Legend. When […]