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Dec 18 Ryan Adams: ‘Johnny Depp Is One Of The Deepest Guitar Players Out There’
Typed up on my manual typewriter and born and delivered from a simple riff we found on his i phone. Johnny is a real songwriter and one of the deepest guitar players out there. Thats us singing and playing and playing all the parts ourselves with just our pal Marshal Vore on drums.
Posted 18 December 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Dec 18 Lily Allen Offends Christians With A Nativity Scene
Plus she sat on a bed of hay, surrounded by backing dancers dressed as a Christmas cracker, a gift and a donkey, recreating a sort of nativity scene… I don’t get it, is she Mary or baby Jesus, or both? Well she called her last album Sheezus, so she had to act on it, after all Kanye West has brought the real Yeezus on stage.
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Dec 18 Madonna’s New Album “Iconic” Leaks… Are these Two of The Songs?
“Madonna’s new (and thirteenth) album, apparently called Iconic, has been leaked in full – long before it’s even officially announced. It features eleven tracks and is thought to be unfinished.
Posted 18 December 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Dec 18 Singles Going Steady Week Of December 15th, 2014
The Eye – Brandi Carlisle – A real beaut this with a great metaphor: “You can dance in a hurricane only if you’re standing in the eye” and her double tracked vocal is perfect Americana – B+
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Dec 18 Best Albums Of 2014 #17: Kate Tempest’s “Everybody Down”
The sounds are deep, beautiful, haunting and rough, violent images and the stories are working class stories of horror and faith, “Everywhere is monsters. Tits out, wet-mouthed, heads back. Shouting and screaming just to prove they exist” is how the story of Becky opens, she meets a guy in bar, he goes off to a bad drug deal, she becomes a sex worker and the happy ending isn’t at all.
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Dec 18 US Top 10 Albums 12-27-14
I was disappointed by the J. Cole album, it needed a little more discipline,it needed a couple of killer songs, a “Power trip” or a “Work Out” to beckon us in. The album isn’t bad, it’s good, but it needed to be great.
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Dec 18 US Top 10 Singles 12-27-14
Wow, the last singles chart of the year is a great one one A+, four as, 5 B=s, this is the best chart since I satarted keeping track in 2009, every song here is a doozy and the top and the bottom are magnificent star turns. Both of Meghans hit home and the Ed Sheeran is his greatest moment ever. What a Christmas.
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Dec 18 10 Songs: Thursday, December 18th, 2014
Steel And Feathers (Don’t Ever) – Nikki Jean – I don’t know how I ever missed this, it is better than the entire New Basement Tapes Band album combined, half completed, it didn’t make it onto “Shot Of Love” and Nikki polished it off in 2011 – A+
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Dec 17 Feels, Burnt Ones, Corners And Cosmonauts At The Echo, Sunday December 14th 2014
I spent another Sunday night at the Echo, and this brought me right back in the middle of last summer, with a ‘Part Time Punks’ soiree featuring Feels, Burnt Ones, Corners and Cosmonauts… another sleep-depraved 24 hours in perspective to start the week, but it was all worth it
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Dec 17 Watch Panda Bear’s New Song And Journey
Panda Bear is a mystery to me, and this is the beauty of him and his music. Noah Lennox has dropped a second single off his upcoming ‘Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper’, and the song ‘Boys Latin’ even comes with a very poetic animation video.
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Dec 17 The Super Duper version of Darlene Love Singing “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” On Letterman
This would be my 28th year in a row. They never told me not to, but it was an unspoken thing. They couldn’t ask me not to sing ‘Christmas (Baby)’ on another show, but after 10 years, then 15 years, of doing this one song on this one show, I felt I had an obligation to be true to them
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Dec 17 Best Albums Of 2014 # 18: Marla Mase’s “Half Life”
Marla is a central presence beckoning you forward till you are in the middle of her world and yet you don’t know where you are. It could be 1974, it could be the day after tomorrow, but you are experience something, not half but a life entire
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Dec 17 Last Call: Final Tracks Off New Albums Week Of December 8th, 2014
Don’t those beats sound manufactured? They’re like doubled up and then some tom toms are added, and just before that and during that a sonic boom and a lot of vocal “uhs” and a rapper who sounds an awful lot like a kiddie Snoop. Not bad at all – B+
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Dec 17 Must See: The Temptations And The Four Tops On Broadway, January 2015
if the Temptations still has Otis and Duke Fakir is the only name I recognize in the Four Tops, but then again after Levi Stubbs it’s a little hard to care and since Levi has left the building, here we are now with two original member between two groups who are playing a week at the Palace on Broadway
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Dec 17 10 Songs: Wednesday, December 17th, 2014
Betray My Heart – D’Angelo, The vanguard – The question here is, is he being intentionally obtuse or is his soul ear failing him. Sounds great either way – B+
Posted 17 December 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment

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No Middle Class In World Of Pop 2013

These people are dead

At this point I have more than my own fair share of friends in the music business and I have no answers, zero, as to how to make a damn living at it. It is a mixture of dumb luck and extreme talent: you need both, the right song, the right time, the right place. You need to have a licensing agent of super natural gifts, lowered expectations and your fingers crossed and recrossed and all of that? Who knows? How can you tell these things?

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Billboard’s Top Ten Singles Last Week All Released By Universal

Chart domination

The world of Music Labels got dramatically smaller when Universal bought EMI and the result is here at last for all to see. Not simply that all ten songs on the singles charts belong to major labels, that goes with the territory, but that they all belong to one label is unheard of.

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