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2016 Wrap-Up: Top Tracks of 2016 Mixtape

Considering 2016 ends in less than a week, there is not much time for a preamble or song by song analysis for this year’s top tracks of 2016. As part of my debt, I’ll offer and additional 10 songs to you, for a grand total of 70 of my favorite songs of the year. As […]

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Big Sean – Blessed ft Drake & Kanye West

The fact that Big Sean announced a new 2015 album, Dark Sky Paradise, wasn’t a surprise because he was due. However, the release date of Feb. 24th raised a few eyebrows considering that was less than a month away. The Detroit product kept the surprises coming with the release of the Drake-featured “Blessed” that came […]

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REMIX: Future – I Won ft Kanye West (Louis Futon Remix)

Of course, minutes after I hit “post” on this week’s edition of Remix Friday, the gentlemen of Louis Futon drop another excellent remix. They flipped Wiz Khalifa’s recent hit “We Dem Boyz” into something much more listenable awhile back and do the same with Future’s Kanye-produced “I Won”. I didn’t have the same disdain for […]

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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 Tracks #10-1

Jessie Ware, Saint Andrew’s Hall, Detroit, November 2013 The grand finale of top tracks of 2012 is here. Leave your favorites, arguments and comments below. Mixtapes will be on the way! #10 Vampire Weekend-Diane Young (Amazon) “Diane Young” might be the jolliest song about death I’ve heard in quite some time. The wit and metaphors […]

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2013 Wrap-Up: Top Tracks #40-31

the xx, Fillmore, Detroit, June 2013 Onward and upward with more of my favorite tracks of 2013. #40 Phantogram-Black Out Days Phantogram’s brand of darker indie pop with a touch of hip-hop excelled with Sarah Barthel’s soaring vocals and the swirling abyss of bass and synth. The echo that kicks off “Black Out Days” and reverberates […]

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Nov. Detroit Show Tracker: DEJJ, Jessie Ware, Sleigh Bells, Kanye West & more

Another great month of shows in Metro Detroit is rapidly approaching and there is a lot to like in November (Seriously, how is it November already?). The biggest name to grace the state this month is certainly Kanye West (all hail Yeezus?) with Kendrick Lamar in tow, but indie names like City and Colour, Holy […]