Here are my top albums of 2013
2013 Albums to get into in 2014
Well that’s all for 2013 folks. Here’s to what was a wonderful 2013 and looking forward to a healthy and prosperous 2014, cheers!
The Neighbourhood - Say My Name/Cry Me A River
A lot of good music has been coming from artists making pit stops at BBC’s Radio 1 studios. Here’s a wonderful, and stripped down, cover medley of two hits, one by Destiny’s Child and the other by Justin Timberlake.
Happy Cover Friday everyone!Played 59 times.
Here are my top 10 albums of 2012:
Other notable musical notes from 2012:
The Don (Produced by Salaam Remi, Da Internz & Heavy D) by Nas
shared from exfm
Played 40 times.
Travis - Twenty (Live)
Great nostalgic b-side live track by Fran Healy & Co. He wrote this when he went from 19 to 20 years old. Love the lyrics.
Travis is the Artist of the Weekend on Patterns.Played 99 times.
Travis - Driftwood
Inspired by Kirk’s earlier post, New Amsterdam, I’m going with the Travis “theme” for the weekend too. BTW, make sure to look up the lyrics to the song and sing along. You get the best effects this way.
I had first heard of Travis in ‘98. On a trip to Chicago with my sister and her husband we stopped into a Virgin Megastore, yeah remember those!? I had heard the single Turn on the some international radio on the web and had loved it. I started listening to the record in the store and loved it so much that I bought it on the spot. I recall a review sticker on the album that read, “The best album Oasis never made.” I naturally thought that was hilarious. I love Oasis but I agree with Kirk that Travis is overlooked big time. Anyway, that’s another conversation for another place.
Fran Healy’s voice is butter, his songwriting beautiful and all that is good with Britpop.
Travis is the Artist of the Weekend on Patterns.Played 3267 times.
Fat Joe - Part Deux
Sick rhymes over Barry White’s “Love Serenade” sample. You GOTTA flow Joe!Played 39 times.
Wake Up (Arcade Fire cover) by Macy Gray
Whoa! This is killer. A wonderful cover of arguably the best AF song out there. Thanks Fred. And Happy Cover Friday.
Wake Up (Arcade Fire cover) - Macy Gray
happy cover friday everyone
Children wake up, hold your mistake up before they turn the summer into dust
I’ve always loved Macy Gray’s voice and I really like her cover of this Arcade Fire classic. Happy cover Friday y’all!Played 5893 times.
Masters of Persian Music - Zarbi Naghmeh
My dear friend LoLo gifted me this gem of an album plus five years ago and I continue to listen to it at least once or twice a year. Mohammed Reza Shajarian, perhaps one of Iran’s most recognizable voices, has one of best voices you’ll ever hear. He and his Masters of Persian Music ensemble have been twice nominated for a Grammy for both their albums. The combination of Shajarian’s perfect pitch and vocal improvisation, Kayhan Kalhor’s spike fiddle and Hossein Alizadeh’s lute steal my heart away, every time.Played 245 times.
Awesome uplifting song. Happy Monday!
will you be mine?
i haven’t felt this alive in a long time
all the streets are warm and grey
i read the signs
I haven’t been this in love in a long time
the sun is up the sun will stay
all for the new day
Played 49 times.
Manchester by Kishi Bashi
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Work by Gang Starr
I put in work, and watch my status escalate
shared from exfmPlayed 70 times.
Da Grind (feat. Apocalypse) by Masta Ace
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Played 20 times.