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2013 Wrap-Up: Top Albums of 2013 #1-10

The finale is here. My top 10 favorite albums of 2013. Leave yours in the comments! #1 Disclosure-Settle (Spotify) From the moment you hit “play” on Disclosure’s debut album Settle, I challenge you not to want to get out of your seat and move. “When A Fire Starts To Burn” sets the tone so well, […]

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2013 Wrap-Up: Top Albums of 2013 – Honorable Mention

I’ve started each year’s top albums list when a preface about how people don’t listen to albums anymore. That statement is still true, but if the big names of 2013 didn’t make you immerse yourself in at least one artist’s vision for a full length album then you might have an issue. Just look at […]

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MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 9-02-13

JayeL Audio 9-02-13 from jayelaudio on 8tracks Radio. The list of great new albums in 2013 just continues to grow with surprise releases from RAC, The Avett Brothers and Cults all announced in the past month. All 3 acts crafted excellent reasons to look forward to Fall, along with Volcano Choir and Mayer Hawthorne’s repeat […]

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MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 8-02-13

Let’s keep this short and sweet considering the whirlwind 7-10 days ahead (Lollapalooza, JT/Jay-Z at Ford Field and Cheeseburger in Caseville). By the time you read this, I’ll be strategically plotting my route through my second Lollapalooza experience. While not all these acts will be performing, I’m hopeful to catch new jams you are about […]

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Polica – Tiff ft Justin Vernon aka Bon Iver

Considering two of the only indie acts in recent years that I approve of using Autotune, a song with both Polica and Justin Vernon is right up my alley. “Tiff” marks the surprise return of Minneapolis electro/R&B act Polica already at work on a new album after their compelling 2012 debut, Give You The Ghost. […]

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Bon Iver: Brief Intermission

Justin Vernon has been on a musical whirlwind over the past 2 1/2 years. His band Bon Iver‘s breakout hit “Skinny Love” (my favorite song of ’07) lead to the countless critical praise that followed with the album, For Emma, Forever Ago. He gained even more steam with the Blood Bank EP, churned out one […]