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Written by | September 21, 2013 0:01 | No Comments

Bob Dylan – If you have been raised on the Greatest Hits 2 version, it isn’t the solo on piano that flips you out, it is the bridge: “Sure wish I hadn’t had sold my old Vitrola, ain’t nothing like that good ol rock and roller” all that’s missing is the coca cola line – A+

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Written by | September 19, 2013 0:01 | No Comments

But the day belongs to Saint Motel, a band I’ve been expecting to break through for years now. Maybe they are too good, certainly this disco glam workout is worthy of just about any one. A great slice of modern disco.

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Former Lazy Cowgirls takes his latest band, the wonderfully name rankoutsiders, on a rockabilly rave up here and leaves us the better for it. Meanwhile, Mary has woken up to Vampire Weekend so I refreshed myself before catching em live later this month

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Written by | September 6, 2013 0:01 | No Comments

Laura Marling? Those four songs art the top of her current release is the best stuff I’ve heard all year and she is playing MHOW on Sunday and Monday -sold out but tix aren’t that pricey and it is a huge gig. I saw her earlier this year and it was the second best concert of the year

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Written by | September 4, 2013 0:01 | No Comments

The 15 seconds off the upcoming Arcade Fire will get your heart pumping, and the Nine Inch Nails remix is much more Todd than Trent and the better for it. Both Kurtis and Annie are reflections of the Jahn Xavier interview, Pet Shop Boys is a terrific disco

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Written by | September 3, 2013 0:01 | No Comments

The first three are left over from Electric Zoo and the 1D from the movie, Nine Inch Nails are such a disappointment and Starlight Girls followed rock nyc on twitter. Yes, folks, that’s what it takes to get graded her

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Written by | September 2, 2013 0:01 | No Comments

Electric Zoo was not the first time somebody has died at a show I’ve been too. Somebody had a heart attack and died at a Patti Lupone show. It was near the start. “Let’s begin again”, she said. “He would have probably wanted it that way.” But TWO people…

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Written by | August 31, 2013 0:01 | No Comments

The Gram Parson song is a complete masterpiece and I never remember it by name, I always call it “I’m Your Toy” which makes a lot more sense than “Hot Burrito # 1” which makes zero sense to me in passing strange

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Written by | August 30, 2013 0:01 | No Comments

The two best songs of the week are here, two shout outs to Neil Young is here, two songs from one of the best rock and roll albums of the year is here, two crazy chicks, and two from a top UK disco band called Rudimental who were so great Wednesday night in Central Park.

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King Krule’s debut album may be major, people are talking about the new Franz Ferdinand and I actually like that album a lot, but Krule sounds like a modern day variant on the Billy Bragg that brought us Life’s A Riot With Spy Vs Spy

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Written by | August 28, 2013 0:05 | No Comments

Starting with the desire to bring things back to the beginning, the beginning is way too well and Mathew Mathers 2 won’t do that, if only because Rubin (if not Dre) ain’t gonna let him

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Written by | August 26, 2013 0:01 | No Comments

Sean, Ellie, Klanarussell and Matt are all off the current UK charts, Paulie is part of my continuing rundown of the best selling songs in the past 55 years, George Jones is part of Spotify’s ongoing attempt to get his entire catalog in one place

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Written by | August 19, 2013 0:02 | No Comments

So I guess at least in the UK the world is all Gaga all the time, “Applause” hit # 5 two days its release!!! The Ellie song at number one is also surprisingly good

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Written by | August 17, 2013 0:08 | No Comments

The incredible quartet hailing from Cali have the Oberst ability to tug at heartstrings, the Joyce Manor ability to pack a punky punch, a Brand New ability to be both hardcore and intensely sad.

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She got together with Bonnie McKee, her collobarator on “Teenage Dream”, “TGIF”, “California Gurls” and came up with a rewrite Sara Breille’s “Brace”

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Who Knows Where The Time Goes – Sandy Denny – This is a very precise and beautiful solo take on the song given a more vigorous workout by Fairport Convention. Given added by poignancy by her early death, it both sees time as immoveable and watches as it disappears – A+

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