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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 #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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Festivalist ’13: Lollapalooza 2013 Highlights (8/2-8/4)

So many highlights, so little time. Read below for my favorite moments and other thoughts from my return to Lollapalooza. The National – Saturday, Red Bull Sound Select Stage (set list) The biggest semi-popular check mark I needed to make all weekend just so happened to be my favorite performance at Lolla. The unseasonably pleasant […]

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MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 5-1-13

Massachusetts State House in Boston in late April While my mixtapes focus on great singles, the latest edition really shows that 2013 could be an amazing year for albums. New works from Vampire Weekend, Daft Punk, Fitz and the Tantrums, Rogue Wave and She & Him all give great previews of what to expect and […]

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New Mixtape: JayeL Audio 6-9-11

photo via John Ruby Oh hey there. Plenty of established acts and lots of new artists on this edition. Reptar wins for best new band name though. You wouldn’t know it if you get hypnotized by the pulsing synth of “The Dauphin”, but Young Digerati gets sadistic about women flocking from his “valley” to Southern […]

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Grammy Battle: Vampire Weekend vs The Black Keys

The Grammy nominations have pretty much been a joke with old, stuffy label heads voting in categories they have no business choosing. I’m pretty sure I remember Will Smith beating Hova for a Best Rap Album Grammy once. Anyways, the past few years the voters have got much better. Here Grammy Winner and voter Stephen […]