Tag Archives: NPR

50. The Bad Plus – It’s Hard

A jazz album I revisited a few times thanks to NPR First Listen that really was relaxing to do any sort of thinking or heavy work. Advertisements

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30. Sidestepper – Supernatural Love

Described as “afro pop,” this gem I found via NPR First listen was another album I found myself playing again and again, in any setting because it is so agreeable and danceable and flat out awesome music.

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17. Girlpool – Before The World Was Big

There is nothing better than going to a show and being pleasantly surprised when the opening band turns out to have a bit of actual talent. Very rarely does this happen to me it seems but when I went to … Continue reading

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49. Moon Hooch – This Is Cave Music

Moon Hooch- This Is Cave Music The idea of three saxophone players meeting in the New York subway, forming a super group of dance music played by solely saxophones and then finding their way onto an NPR First Listen is … Continue reading

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28. Raz Simone – Cognitive Dissonance

Raz Simone- Cognitive Dissonance This had to be the most stoic, emotional and powerful rap album I heard this year. Raz Simone has a deep, fervent voice that makes anything and everything he says feel like it is the most … Continue reading

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5. Steve Gunn- Way Our Weather

  Steve Gunn- Way Out Weather I did not have any idea I would have this album on my list let alone in the top five, but Steve Gunn released a true masterpiece with Way Out Weather and finding the … Continue reading

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HM: Rokia Traoré- Beautiful Africa

I tried so very hard to stretch myself in as many ways as possible when it came to different kinds of music this year and Beautiful Africa was one of my more serious breechings of my normal listening habits. First … Continue reading

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