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Broken Bells – After The Disco

I ended up with a bit of list fatigue by the time I completed my wrap-up of 2013, so I didn’t make a “most anticipated albums of 2014” list. Broken Bells‘ After The Disco (pre-order) would certainly be at the top of that list though. The first single from the James Mercer and Danger Mouse […]

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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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New Mixtape: JayeL Audio 1-27-12

Influence is largely the theme of the majority of mixtape number two for this week. Teen Daze kicks things off with an Earth, Wind & Fire sampling dance party. Speaking of influence, does the piano fueled opening of Miike Snow’s “Devil’s Work” remind anyone else of Van Halen’s “Right Now”? I swear I just flashbacked […]

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Broken Bells: Windows and Meyrin Fields EP

Hopefully that NPR scandal doesn’t affect their recent streak of providing free previews of solid new music. Totally agree with Mr. Hilton, Broken Bells was one of the great acts of last year and their album actually has surpassed many of my other favorites from 2010 in terms of re-playability. Turns out Mr. Shins and […]

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New Mixtape: JayeL Audio 2-10-10 Part 1 of 2

Hopefully, this isn’t music overload for you, but I had to split this mixtape in two again…only a week later than I planned. I could give you a list of excuses of my tardiness, but you’d probably just rather get to the music, right? My first mixtape of the new year features some of the […]