Month: May 2014

90’s Nostalgia: Pete Rock & CL Smooth- They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)

For the longest time I have been listening to “They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)” and I had no idea that the song was by Pete Rock and CL Smooth. The song came to my attention when I heard it in a basketball video game. I believe it was NBA Street. The horns from that song […]

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Nelly: Ride Wit Me

When Nelly first came onto the hip hop scene he instantly became a success story. His first album “Country Grammar” reached platinum status very quickly with hits such as “Country Grammar” and “E.I.”. That album served as a soundtrack to my summer back in 2000. Many nights were spent digesting his lyrics and trying to […]

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The Roots: When The People Cheer

The Roots have always been one of my favorite hip hop groups. I’ve listened to their songs sporadically over the past few years and each time they keep me coming back for more. Rapper Black Thought is one of the most lyrically gifted rappers of all time. Many times his verses completely catch you off-guard […]

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Cymbals Eat Guitars: Hawk Highway (live)

With the news that Cymbals Eat Guitars is finally releasing their third album in August entitled “Lose”, my wait is over. I have literally been waiting for any new material from them for the past few years. I became ¬†an instant fan of this band after listening to their album “Lenses Alien”. From the opening […]

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The Walkmen: We Can’t Be Beat (live)

I can’t wait till Hamilton Leithauser’s solo debut album “Black Hours” comes out next month so in the meantime I have been listening to The Walkmen. The band’s last album “Heaven” released in 2012 is a stellar record that showcases the band’s trademark minimalist style. One of the best songs on the album is “We […]

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The Antlers: Hotel

It really seems like The Antlers’ new album “Familiars” is shaping up to be one of the best records of the year. Their new single “Hotel” was released last week and is amazing. The song is quite different than the band’s trademark sound; it is more soulful with a hazy piano playing throughout. Check it […]

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The Tallest Man on Earth: Love is All

I have been listening to a lot of The Tallest Man on Earth lately after quite a hiatus. I have forgotten just how brilliant Kristian Matsson is with his emotional folk music. He has the ability to bellow out such soul-crushing songs while creating a picture of pastoral bliss. One of The Tallest Man on […]

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