Music

Real Estate: Talking Backwards

New Jersey band Real Estate first came to my attention back in 2010 when I developed a fascination with everything surf rock/pop. A handful of bands popped up in 2010 that fell into this category including Best Coast, The Drums, Beach Fossils and Surfer Blood. Out of all of these bands Real Estate really seemed […]

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Kings of Leon: Mechanical Bull

Kings of Leon first came to my attention back in 2009 when the radio kept playing their songs continuously from their album “Only By the Night”. I checked that album out and it shaped my life in countless ways including getting me through a breakup. Their followup “Come Around Sundown” was also a great album […]

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Two Gallants- Untitled (live)

I have been listening to a lot of Two Gallants lately. For those of you who are unfamiliar to this amazing band, they are an indie folk rock band from San Francisco. They have released four albums with “The Bloom and the Blight” being the most recent. They have been touring behind this album consistently […]

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Chris Botti- Miami Overnight (live)

I have never really been a fan of smooth jazz. It can be too mellow for my temperament and even a bit boring. But after discovering Chris Botti my opinion on the genre has changed. He makes music that is both romantic and sentimental; it is definitely music for couples. One of Botti’s best jazz […]

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Chet Baker- Born To Be Blue

I’ve been listening a lot to Chet Baker recently and discovered “Born to be Blue” which completely blew me away. The song is in the standard 12-bar blues  but played on a piano and has Baker singing in his well-know whispery and soft-voiced way. Baker’s voice is melancholy which only heightens the image of lost […]

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The Neighbourhood- Sweater Weather

I first became of The Neighbourhood when I saw them open for Paul Banks last year. Their music instantly caught my attention; the hip hop feel mixed with indie rock made me really interested in listening to their music. I checked out their first EP and was not surprised by how good it was. “Sweater […]

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Into It. Over It.- Proper

  I am a late listener to Into It. Over It. This band came my way after I discovered their music randomly online. The concept that emo music was still being made interested me. I thought that emo died in 2009. Yet, there are a bunch of bands still making music that is defined as […]

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Drake- Worst Behavior

Drake has always gone past the boundaries of hip hop and rap. His music has always been at its most revealing and vulnerable. Drake’s honesty has become a staple that many rappers either criticize or emulate. This honesty which can be a rare thing in hip hop shows just how open a musician can be […]

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Top 10 Albums of 2013

This has been a year of many great discoveries in music and great quality albums. Choosing the top ten of the year took a lot of time.  I had to spend many hours searching for the absolute best that have been in constant rotation on my iPod/iPhone and other mobile devices. I came up with […]

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