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Saturday, December 31, 2016

The 100 Best Songs of 2016



1. In Bloom - Sturgill Simpson

2. Gold - Kiiara

3. Spirits - The Strumbellas

4. Waves [Remix] - Miguel featuring Kacey Musgraves

5. My Church - Maren Morris

6. Take It All Back - Judah and the Lion

7. Lake By the Ocean - Maxwell

8. River - Bishop Briggs

9. The Sound - The 1975

10. Nobody Speak - DJ Shadow featuring Run the Jewels

11. We the People.... - A Tribe Called Quest

12. After the Afterparty - Charli XCX featuring Lil Yacgty

13. Get Out - Frightened Rabbit

14. Yellow Eyes - Rayland Baxter

15. Way Down We Go - Kaleo

16. Capsized - Andrew Bird

17. Shine - Mondo Cozmo

18. Send My Love (To Your New Lover) - Adele

19. Up&Up - Coldplay

20. When We Were Young - Adele

21. 24K Magic - Bruno Mars

22. I Don't Care About You - Lake Street Dive

23. Ain't No Man - The Avett Brothers

24. Happiness - Needtobreathe

25. Angela - The Lumineers

26. All We Ever Knew - The Head and The Heart

27. Hardwired - Metallica

28. White Flag - Joseph

29. Love Me - The 1975

30. Small Bill$ - Regina Spektor

31. Hurtin' (On the Bottle) - Margo Price

32. Longer - Lydia Loveless

33. Blended Family (What You Do For Love)\ - Alicia Keys featuring A$AP Rocky

34. Hotel Pool - Lily and Madeleine

35. River - Leon Bridges

36. SOS (Overboard) - Joseph

37. Cleopatra - The Lumineers

38. Vaporize - Amos Lee

39. Bury It - Chvrches featuring Hayley Williams

40. I Forgive It All - Mudcrutch

41. Sleep on the Floor - The Lumineers

42. I Go Through - O.A.R.

43. For the Weak - Lily and Madeleine

44. I Need Never Get Old - Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats

45. Part One - Hey, No Pressure - Ray Lamontange

46. Carry On - Norah Jones

47. A Change of Heart - The 1975

48. She Burns - Foy Vance

49. Help Me Out - The Wild Feathers

50. You Belong To Me - Bryan Adams

51. Lost Weekend - Pete Yorn

52. Underneath - Maia Sharp

53. On Hold - The xx

54. Fire - Barns Courtney

55. Black River - Sierra Hull

56. Born Again Teen - Lucius

57. Waste a Moment - Kings of Leon

58. Tragedy - Norah Jones

59. Starving - Hailee Steinfeld and Grey featuring Zedd

60. You Don't Get Me High Anymore - Phantogram

61. Left Handed Kisses - Andrew Bird featuring Fiona Apple

62. House of Mercy - Sarah Jarosz

63. Brace for Impact (Live a Little) - Sturgill Simpson

64. Into You - Ariana Grande

65. Hymn for the Weekend - Coldplay

66. Rhythm & Blues - The Head and The Heart

67. Off the Ground - The Record Company

68. Bleeding Heart - Regina Spektor

69. UGH! - The 1975

70. Lose It - Oh Wonder

71. Fade - Kanye West

72. True Sadness - The Avett Brothers

73. Better Man - Leon Bridges

74. Love Me Now - John Legend

75. Black America Again - Common featuring Stevie Wonder

76. Bang Bang - Green Day

77. Prophets of Rage - Prophets of Rage

78. Sit Here and Cry - Aubrie Sellers

79. I Can't Stop Thinking About You - Sting

80. No Hard Feelings - The Avett Brothers

81. Dark Necessitiess - Red Hot Chili Peppers

82. Ophelia - The Lumineers

83. The Runners - The Naked and Famous

84. Rock Bottom - Hailee Steinfeld featuring DNCE

85. Bring My Baby Back - Dr. Dog

86. Ain't It a Sin - Charles Bradley

87. Heartlines - Broods

88. Run - Bell Biv DeVoe

89. Light of Day - Aubrie Sellers

90. Wish I Knew You - The Revivalists

91. Wow - Beck

92. Devil In Me - Anderson East

93. Hourglass - Lily and Madeleine

94. Rise Up - Andra Day

95. Painkillers - Brian Fallon

96. Mr. Rodriguez - Rayland Baxter

97. Fire Away - Chris Stapleton

98. Stop Where You Are - Corinne Bailey Rae

99. Higher - The Naked and Famous

100. No Love Like Yours - Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros





Thursday, June 18, 2015

I Want My Music Television: 6/18/15



Biscuits - Kacey Musgraves


2013 was a great year for new music, Lorde, Haim, Chvrches, and Daughter all put out very good debuts, but my favorite album by a new album was Same Trailer, Different Park by Kacey Musgraves (it came in second on my list of the 25 Best Albums of 2013). So her follow was one of my most anticipated albums of 2015. Except it became a little less anticipated when I heard the first single Biscuits which sounds exactly like Follow Your Arrow off the first album both musically and lyrically ("Mind your own biscuits and life will be gravy" is literally a left over line from Follow Your Arrow). I began to fear a Mumford and Sons situation where the second album ends up sounding like B-sides leftover from a stellar first album (Family Is Family which was released last week did not quash those fears). But I will say the music video for Biscuits is more entertaining than that of Follow Your Arrow although thanks to the bouncing biscuit, I learned that the first line of the chorus is "Hoe your own row" and not, "Hold your own rope" like I originally thought.


Coffee - Miguel


Ever since the turn of the century, RnB music has gotten worse and worse. And with the lack of good RnB meant the lack of good baby making music. Really there has not been many reasons to update the Baby Making Playlist since Babyface sank into obscurity. And then two years ago Miguel came along and lit the bedroom flames again with songs like Adorn and the kind of date-rapey How Many Drinks. I have high hopes for his follow up and though Coffee may not be as smooth as Adorn, it will certainly worth an add to the Baby Making Playlist.


Love 3X - ZZ Ward


I kind of wanted to like ZZ Ward's album but it was trying a little hard to be important but just failed despite have a couple good, but no great songs. That first album had a post Adele-bluesy feel to it, but judging by the first single from her sophomore album, she is going for more of a pop sound with this faux-Jamaican, cheesy fun ditty. It is definitely catchier than anything on that first album, but I still think Put the Gun Down is still a better song overall. But the music video is a little weird because for some reason ZZ has decided to look like Ashlee Simpson circa her new nose phase. At least that silly hat work better with the shorter hair.


Songs I Can't Listen To - Neon Trees


The latest Neon Trees is about songs someone can no longer listen to after a break up. Funny, I sort of get more obsessed with those songs afterwards.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Feed Your iPod LXXXI: Silver Lining



One of the bigger upsets at this year’s Grammy’s was in the Best Country Album when newcomer Kacey Musgraves beat out one of the few musical tent poles out there Taylor Swift. Okay, it was only an upset just when you look at album sales because Red did not really even belong in the country category considering it did not contain one country song. More importantly Same Trailer, Different Park was better. Though relatively unknown at the time, millions of people saw Kacey and her electric boots perform Follow Your Arrow, but the whole album deserves a listen. When I reviewed the album, I listed the foot-stomping Stupid as the song to download, but now after almost a year with the album, I am more inclines to say melancholy Silver Lining is the best song on the record. In the review I declared “Woke up on the wrong side of rock bottom” as the best opening line of a debut album ever. But despite the sad sack opening line, just like how she made the be yourself anthem of Follow Your Arrow without making you roll your eyes with another one of those types a songs, Kacey gives a fresh take on the make lemon out of lemonade type songs. So if you saw Kacey Musgraves for the first time on the Grammy’s and like what you saw, give the whole album a chance starting with the album opener Silver Lining.


Silver Lining – Kacey Musgraves

Monday, January 27, 2014

We on Award Tour: 2014 Grammy Awards



After a lackluster 2013, this year's Grammy's was surprisingly not horrible. Only two performances had me reaching to switch to the Pro Bowl. Of course the no defense game had me back on CBS quickly. Here are some quick thought on the show.

- Beyoncé gave me a serious seizure. Not a very good way to start a show. Plus I do not really like the Grammy trend of opening up the show with someone who is not nominated but just promoting an album.

- LL Cool J has to be the most boring host ever. Seriously, can you get a host next year that will make at least one Justin Bieber joke. Why did they not have Anna Kendrick host? She was more more entertaining in two minutes than he was all night. Or at least have her present with Kendrick Lamar?

- Um, Lorde already did Royals at the nomination special. How about let her do something else. At least they did not force her to perform with Madonna.

- Remember how Best New Artist was a joke but last decade they managed to get it right ever year for almost ten straight year from Alicia Keys to Adele? Well it looks to being back to being a joke.

- Should I know who Hunter Hayes is, that performance was not very good. If that was The Voice, no one would have turned their chairs.

- Oscar winner Juicy J should be brought up at every award show. Katy Perry, not so much.

- Was Pharrell Williams the first interpreter at the Grammy's? I guess it should not be a surprise they did not speak, they are French.  He certainly was the first real life human to wear an oversized Dudley Do Right hat.

- Kevin Hart was in the house and still they had LL Cool J hosted?

- So Robin Thicke sings blurred Lines with Earth, Wind & Fire on the nomination special and with Chicago on the big show. Hey Grammy's how about stop double dipping. At least they were both an upgrade over Miley Cyrus.

- Having YouTube performances during the Pop categories was stupid.

- After Steve Hyden of Grantland suggested that a potential Lorde acceptance speech could be a mix between Pearl Jam circa 1996 and Fiona Apple on MTV, her acceptance speeches were a bit disappointing. But she definitely deserved it.

- I have a feeling one day we are going to learn the last twenty years or so of Ozzy Osbourne's life was a Weekend at Bernie's situation.

- Jamie Fox was only a little bit awkward focusing on Beyonce.

- I feel bad for Kacey Musgraves for having to follow the Imagine Dragons / Kendrick Lamar song. Whoever sequenced that did a really bad job. I still would have had Kendrick perform a mash up with Anna Kendrick instead. But I did love how Imagine Dragons did not bother to clean up after their performance. And Kacey's boots were awesome.

- Why does Taylor Swift not have her own dedicated dance cam stream? It is 2014 people.

- Mike Ditka on a wrecking ball during the "halftime show": something I will not be able to unsee.

- Where was Taylor Swift during the massive Daft Punk dance party? She could not have been pouting over losing the Best Country Album. Not only was Kacey Musgraves' better, it was an actual country album.

- Does Lars Ulrich really have a mullet?

- Same Love needed more Trombone Shorty and less Madonna.

- It is interesting that Miranda Lambert performed The Everly Brothers song with Billie Joe Armstrong instead of Norah Jones considering they just recorded an Everly's cover album together. Come to think of it I do not even remember them performing together to promote the album.

- Get Lucky is a great song but not great enough to get an otherwise underwhelming rest of the album worthy of Album of the Year. But then again it was a weak category this year.

- A solid closing performance, I really enjoy the Lindsey Buckingham enhanced version of Copy of A better than the original. Get that version on iTunes soon before I have to get a copy through nefarious means.

Monday, December 30, 2013

The 100 Best Songs of 2013




1. Royals - Lorde

2. The One That Got Away - The Civil Wars

3. Get Lucky - Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams

4. Youth - Daughter

5. Wake Me Up (Acoustic) - Aloe Blacc

6. Berzerk - Eminem

7. Pompeii - Bastille

8. Stubborn Love - The Lumineers

9. Bleeding Out - The Lone Bellow

10. The Mother We Share - Chvrches

11. Chill In the Air - Amos Lee

12. Lego House - Ed Sheeran

13. The Woodpile - Frightened Rabbit

14. Let Her Go - Passenger

15. Falling - Haim

16. Team - Lorde

17. Merry Go 'Round - Kacey Musgraves

18. Dust to Dust - The Civil Wars

19. Torpedo - Jillette Johnson

20. Diane Young - Vampire Weekend

21. PrimeTime - Janelle Monae featuring Miguel

22. Little Numbers - Boy

23. Closer - Tegan and Sara

24. Everything Has Changed - Taylor Swift featuring Ed Sheeran

25. Change - Churchill

26. Numbers On the Boards - Pusha T

27. Only a Clown - Caitlin Rose

28. Rap God - Eminem

29. I Got You - Jack Johnson

30. Better Dig Two - The Band Perry

31. Grace for Saints and Ramblers - Iron and Wine

32. Don't Save Me - Haim

33. Hero - Family of the Year

34. Paper Doll - John Mayer

35. Retrograde - James Blake

36. Hearts Like Ours - The Naked and Famous

37. Sweater Weather - The Neighbourhood

38. Tears Always Win - Alicia Keys

39. Blowin' Smoke - Kacey Musgraves

40. Gun - CHVRCHES

41. Fire We Make - Alicia Keys and Maxwell

42. Tennis Court - Lorde

43. Stay - Rihanna featuring Mikky Ekko

44. Another Is Waiting - The Avett Brothers

45. If I Loved You - Delta Rae featuring Lindsey Buckingham)

46. The Wire - Haim

47. Chocolate - The 1975

48. Boy - Emma Louise

49. My Songs Know What You Did In the Dark (Light Em Up) - Fall Out Boy

50. Survival - Eminem

51. Supersoaker - Kings of Leon

52. Unbelievers - Vampire Weekend

53. Inland - Jars of Clay

54. Still - Daughter

55. Her Favorite Song - Mayer Hawthorne

56. Still Into You - Paramore

57. Radiate - Jack Johnson

58. Follow Your Arrow - Kacey Musgraves

59. Babel - Mumford & Sons

60. The Ceiling - The Wild Feathers

61. Forever - Haim

62. Hurricane - MS MR

63. The War Within - Churchill

64. Better Days - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

65. Cups (Pitch Perfect's “When I’m Gone”) [Pop Version] - Anna Kendrick

66. Big Blue Wave - Hey Ocean!

67. Wings - Haerts

68. Treasure - Bruno Mars

69. Bad Things - Meiko

70. Murder of Crows - Lindi Ortega

71. No Cure - Megan Hilty

72. Shake - The Head and the Heart

73. Nosetalgia - Pusha T featuring Kendrick Lamar

74. Recover - Chvrches

75. February Seven - The Avett Brothers

76. Hopeless Wanderer - Mumford & Sons

77. San Francisco - The Mowgli's

78. Drinkin' - Holly Williams

79. Heartbeat - Kopecky Family Band

80. Wildest Moments - Jessie Ware

81. Wear Me Out - Skylar Grey

82. Mission Bells - Matt Nathanson

83. Radioactive - Imagine Dragons

84. Beautiful War - Kings of Leon

85. Come & Get It - Selena Gomez

86. Pumpin Blood - NONONO

87. Hard Out Here - Lily Allen

88. Final Warning - Skylar Grey

89. The Man Who Wants You - Amos Lee

90. Ya Hey - Vampire Weekend

91. Breakfast Can Wait - Prince

92. You’re Not the One - Sky Ferreira

93. Mama's Broken Heart - Miranda Lambert

94. Hold On When You Get Love and Let Go When You Give It - Stars

95. 3AM - Kat Nash

96. We Come Running - Youngblood Hawke

97. When I Was Your Man - Bruno Mars

98. Sirens - Pearl Jam

99. Tin Star - Lindi Ortega

100. Done. - The Band Perry




Sunday, December 29, 2013

The 100 Most Entertaining People of 2013



1. Lorde

2. Tatiana Maslany

3. Seth Rogan

4. James Spader

5. Timothy Olyphant

6. Mads Mikkelsen

7. Pharrell Williams

8. James Franco

9. The Civil Wars

10. Eminem

11. Rick Rubin

12. Jim Parsons

13. Kacey Musgraves

14. Vampire Weekend

15. Robert Downey Jr.

16. Rob Ford

17. Jon Hamm

18. Jonah Hill

19. Ken Marino

20. Kat Dennings

21. Charlie Hunnam

22. Daughter

23. Michael Shannon

24. Kaley Cuoco

25. Haim

26. Alison Brie

27. Keri Russell

28. Connie Britton

29. Craig Robinson

30. Janelle Monáe

31. Hayen Panettiere

32. Emma Watson

33. Bryan Fuller

34. The Avett Brothers

35. Leonardo DiCaprio

36. Megan Boone

37. Hugh Dancy

38. Caitlin Rose

39. Ashley Benson

40. Danny McBride

41. Jay Baruchel

42. Caroline Glaser

43. Eden Sher

44. Holly Henry

45. Ciera Eastin

46. Eliza Coupe

47. Donald Glover

48. Elizabeth Henstridge

49. Jane Levy

50. Kacey Rohl

51. Vocal Rush

52. Charlie McDermott

53. Amos Lee

54. Jeff Garlin

55. Mumford and Sons

56. Jack Johnson

57. J. B. Smooth

58. Chvrches

59. Maggie Lawson

60. Beyoncé

61. John Slattery

62. The Hero

63. Jere Burns

64. Abigail Spencer

65. Bailey Buntain

66. Come and Get It

67. Pearl Jam

68. Sarah Hyland

69. Sutton Foster

70. Kristen Bell

71. Donal Logue

72. Jeremy Renner

73. Patton Oswalt

74. Wendell Pierce

75. Ed O'Neill

76. Jason Segel

77. Amy Adams

78. Neil Patrick Harris

79. Margo Martindale

80. Emmy Rossum

81. Kings of Leon

82. Taylor Swift

83. Walton Goggins

84. Prince

85. Alexandra Chando

86. Emily Van Camp

87. Eric Clapton

88. Lana Parrilla

89. Madeleine Stowe

90. Robin Williams

91. Simon Helberg

92. Laurence Fishburne

93. The Roots

94. Gemma Arterton

95. Julie Bowen

96. John Stewart

97. John Mayer

89. Sara Bareilles

99. Nick Searcy

100. Aubrey Peeples