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2014 albums Lists

2014 Wrap-Up: Top Albums #25-16

On second thought, 2014 was a damn great year for albums. When trying to rank the top 25 records of the year, I genuinely flip-flopped multiple times on the final list. Take a gander at #25-16 below. 25. PRhyme (Royce Da 5’9” & DJ Premier) – PRhyme As far as dream rapper and producer combinations, […]

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Dance Electronic Indie Indie Pop JayeL Audio Mixtape remix

MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 5-19-14 ft Morningsiders, Bad Suns, Zedd, Lykke Li & more

I told myself that I would try not to make the next mixtape more than 25 tracks, but I couldn’t bring myself to cut any of these 29 songs. If that is an indication of what the rest of 2014 holds for music, we are all in for a helluva music year. This month’s mixtape […]

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Covers Dance Electronic Indie Indie Pop JayeL Audio Mixtape

MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 4-17-14 ft St. Vincent, Clean Bandit, Team Me, Wye Oak & more

JayeL Audio 4-17-14 from jayelaudio on 8tracks Radio. Spring is off to quite the start for new music. The Hold Steady returned with more rousing bar room rock narratives, Lykke Li released new tracks picking up where she left off on Wounded Rhymes and Sam Smith continued his campaign to steal your heart as your […]

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Dance Electronic Mash-ups remix

Remix Friday: Flume, Archnemesis, Breakbot, Sebwax & more

Koh Phi Phi, Thailand via TRAVELSTACHE Mid-June is here already and there are plenty of remixes to soundtrack your weekend festivities. Flume shows off an excellent Disclosure remix, Breakbot spices up Birdy Nam Nam’s “Defiant Order” and Mr. Hemphill proves I’ll listen to nearly any mash-up that includes Kavinsky’s “Nightcall”. Elsewhere, Sebwax brings together the […]

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Indie

Album of the Week: Bombino – Nomad

The prospect of analyzing an album in a foreign language seemed like a lofty task, but Bombino’s passion and emotion on Nomad made for an excellent auditory lesson. I don’t speak his language (though translated liner notes helped), but Omar “Bombino” Moctar lets his music do most of the songs do the talking. Describing songs […]

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2011 Lists

2011 Wrap-Up: Top Tracks of the Year #10-1 & Mixtape

This concludes this year’s annual wrap-ups. Feel free to chime in on the comments. The top 40 tracks mixtape links are below the write-ups. Enjoy. #40-#31 #30-#21 #20-#11 10. tUnE-yArDs – Bizness By far the most experimental track on this list, “Bizness” shines as track that melds afro-pop, folk and funk all in one. Utilizing […]

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2011 albums Lists

2011 Wrap-up: Top Albums of the Year #7 – #1

Someone asked if I read the other “albums of the year” lists before I put out mine. I try my best to avoid them until I finish mine, but I did scan NPR’s to make sure I didn’t forget anything. I’ll be scouring all of them now. Here is the conclusion of my top albums […]