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Oct 31 Taylor Swift’s “1989” Reviewed
You compromise, you throw yourself at your work, your home, your friends, you shake it up and you shake it off, and you even compromise with the guy and become buddies with benefits and then in the end, the pain isn’t gone, it is just dulled
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Oct 31 Listen to ‘May As Well’ By Angel Olsen, A Song Released For Her Deluxe Edition
’May As Well’ is streaming on my computer right now and the song is so moving and touching it pierces you right in your heart, your soul, your guts or wherever you believe your being resides, but in any case, it is a deep experience
Posted 31 October 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Oct 31 David Guetta Gets An All-Star Cast For His Next Album
There is a satirical series on French TV, very inspired by the British show Spitting image, which makes fun of Guetta all the time. In one episode, a piano maker is tailoring a piano for Guetta, and of course the piano has only one note
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Oct 31 Best Albums Through October 31st, 2014
Big Apple Blues – Tomas Docker Band – Yusef Komunyakaa and Tomas Doncker concern themselves with what people do and don’t do for each other, with a sidetrip to Alabama and a layover in Fun City.
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Oct 31 Yusuf’s “Tell ‘Em I’m Gone” Reviewed
Just what the world needs right now: a born again religious fanatic singing the blues. And singing it if no not badly, with a song here and a song there even better than that, not very well either
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Oct 31 Singles Going Steady: New Singles Released Week of October 27th, 2014
Stay Awhile – She & Him – The thing about tackling Dusty springfield with a 20 piece orchestra behind you is if he isn’t terrible then it must be good because this enormously tedious duo are honor bound to screw it up, but this is an effective version – B
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Oct 31 10 Songs: Friday, October 30th, 2014
CCM makes God into the ultimate agent for the NSA, the US Church seems to be in the market to anthropomorphize the mystical and mythical: how awful. But weight it as you may, it doesn’t outweigh this song of obedience and adoration- C+
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Oct 30 Country Musical Festival June 2015 At Randall’s Island? Great Line Up And Pros Behind It
Still, for a three day show, from June 26th to June 28th, the $225 General Admission and $599 for VIP three day passes sound reasonable to me. The way to go is VIP if you can swing it, it is really a blast to swagger up to the lip of the stage.
Posted 30 October 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Oct 30 Spanking Charlene’s “Sugar Love” Reviewed
Spanking as in brand spanking new, Spanking Charlene’s new single “Sugar Love” is with us and it is a goodie, if it doesn’t have the mainstream manipulations of Eric Amble or the garage rock pressure points of Little Stevie, what Charlene McPherson is a fresh live take on her latest release
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Oct 30 Listen To The New Collaboration Haim-Calvin Harris
Is it me, or the tune even sounds la bit ike the Police at 0:58 and at 1:57? Because yes, it goes back into circles, a bit pop-dance, taking a full disco ball level, then these half-hushed Fleetwood-Mac-like multi voices and then open dance floor again….
Posted 30 October 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Oct 30 Let Taylor Swift Water Down New York City For You
NYC has neighborhoods with good lattes, NYC has good people, and NYC is big but cozy at the same time… She also dares to teach people about NYC’s vocabulary, words she is obviously learning as she speaks/reads…
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Oct 30 David Bronson’s “Songbird” Reviewed
The question, the opinion, the axiom Bronson has found is superb “outside I hear a songbird and I think she has it right, she is just singing, she is not asking why”. There is a deep and simple truth here and a song to back it up
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Oct 30 US Top 10 Singles: 11-8-14
“With its eighth week atop the Hot 100, “Bass” breaks the mark for the longest-leading No. 1 single in Epic Records history. How does she earn the honor? By passing the King of Pop”
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Oct 30 US Top 10 Albums 11-8-14
I was somewhat surprised at the top two, though on the other hand the numbers are not all that startling. None of them are. If, next week, Taylor Swift sells as money copies as this entire top ten list times THREE, it will be considered a borderline failure.
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Oct 30 10 Songs: Thursday, October 30th, 2014
Outrageously brilliant piece of tongue in cheek celebrity kiss off by the tally Ho member, an excellent faux-opera gallop with strings and children’s choir telling the epic story of the defeat of cannibal Shia, who had the good humor to appear in the video – A
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Last Salute To The Blank Generation: My Top Seven Songs Of the ’70s

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7. “Blank Generation,” Richard Hell and the Voidoids. In 1959, Bobby McFadden, who provided the voice to Franken Berry in the ‘70s, and poet Rod McKuen released a novelty single titled “The Beat Generation,” about the low budget hipster lifestyle. Richard (Meyers) Hell reworked the tune, playing “Blank Generation” in an early version of Television and with the non-Petty Heartbreakers in 1976. Released with the Voidoids in ’77, law school graduate Robert Quine provided the razor sharp guitar while Hell howled about being “God’s consolation prize.” The tagline, “I belong to the blank generation,” became the battle cry for the CBGB’s punk rock crowd. The perfect angst anthem for self-designated outcasts.

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Fall Out Boy’s “Young Volcanoes” Reviewed

Fall Out Boy is on a freakin' roll.

They released a new tune called "Young Volcanoes" and it is the best tune that they've released out of the three.  First of all, the entire aspect of the sound is adorable.  It sounds like they're young FOB again, and Patrick even laughs in it- they're having fun, and it's really evident.

It's certainly the most catchy song I've heard in a while.  It's definitely a new sound, and has a more well-rounded feel than "Phoenix" and "Light Em Up".  I take back what I said about "Phoenix"- because this will be THE song of summer 2013.  It has a hint of pop pizazz but is most certainly "indie" enough for the other fans.  It just makes you feel happy, which is really nice.  It has the freeing vibe that was kind of lost in the last album or two they released; FOB always felt super contemporary and just like they knew what teens wanted to hear.  Folie was a little too mature for a lot of fans to appreciate, so now that they've fallen back into their niche, it's clear that this is their true element.

Patrick sounds young again (circa Cork Tree), and you can sense the enjoyment in his voice; it's almost like you can envision him dancing around in the studio.  The instruments are upbeat and peppy, and have a wholesome feel.  It's like the entire band got together and knew exactly what they wanted and it's like somehow you can feel like they bonded over this tune.  Everything about it is gorgeous.  The composition is a little similar to some other radio-tunes from the past, but that's to be expected.  Besides, FOB did it a thousand times better.

Also, if you kind of fangirl when you hear new stuff about them, I'm sure you've already swooned about Patrick's little giggle.  It's so genuine and relatable.  They aren't rock stars with this song- they're just like regular people, having a friggin' BLAST.  

It's a beautiful feeling to have Fall Out Boy *really* back. Listen

 

Manic Street Preachers, “Motown Junk” Reviewed

Back in my day if you were a fan of Manic Street Preachers you were a preppy ass poser.  In the very late 1980s you could go one of two ways, the filth of 'hardcore' or the 'artsy' intellectual punk thing and MSP were the later.

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