Miguel – Simplethings

This soundtrack to Girls is getting ooc. Miguel does his thang on “Simplethings”. ‘Girls Volume 2: All Adventurous Women Do…’ drops on 2/11 (Amazon). BONUS: Miguel – Do You (Cashmere Cat remix)

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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 […]

2012 albums Lists

2012 Wrap-Up: Top Albums of 2012 #10-#6

10. Miguel-Kaleidoscope Dream The act I wouldn’t have predicted to be one of my favorite albums of the year is Miguel. I assumed the 26 year old artist’s sophomore album Kaleidoscope Dream would be more weak dance fodder (see Trey Songz, Chris Brown), but Miguel takes funk, rock and electronic influences and crafted an expansive […]

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2012 Wrap-Up: Top Tracks of 2012 #40-31

You know my organizational skills can’t resist annual music lists. While you likely will know most of my top tracks of the year, hopefully you’ll find something you may have missed. Chime in with your lists in the comments. I’ll post mixtapes at the end or the list. Enjoy! 40. Big Sean, Kanye West, Jay-Z […]

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Friday Links: Bearstranaut, Big G, GRIZ, Miguel, Terry Urban and Scott Melker

Mid-December means it’s almost 2012 list time. Hopefully, I can focus on that for the next week, but in the mean time, here a few tracks I’m listening to: Bearstronaut – Passenger Side Hat tip to Thomas for sharing a band from his next of the woods, Boston’s BearStronaut. Their lead single from the upcoming […]