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2013 Wrap-Up: Top Albums of 2013 #11-20

So many albums, so little time… #11 Local Natives-Hummingbird (Spotify) The departure of a band member can crush some acts, but Local Natives persevered with the help of The National’s Aaron Dessner. Dessner’s production helped the Cali crew in making their harmonies sound even lusher with grander instrumentation and darker tones. “Wooly Mammoth” echoed the […]

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2013 Wrap-Up: Top Tracks #52-41

The toughest list to make every year is most certainly my favorite songs. 2013 was extra difficult with an insane amount of big releases, but there were many tracks that stood above the rest. As always, tracks had to be released in 2013 (or late 2012) to qualify and are based on what I enjoyed […]

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Mikal Cronin: Weight

NPR and P4k have been singing the praises for garage pop rocker Mikal Cronin for a hot minute and it’s easy to see why. “Weight” is an endearing example of how blistering guitar riffs and thumping percussion can still combine for a slice of pop heaven. Cronin’s instantly recognizable vocals somewhat remind me of Ben […]