Kacey Musgraves - Follow Your Arrow
“Young girls should be listening to this instead of “We Can’t Stop”” (From the YouTube comments)
YOUR TOP ALBUMS OF 2013
Our monkeys worked long hours through the weekend to tally your votes, and the results show that Beyoncé’s album came out just in time. Here are the top 50 albums of 2013, as selected by you.
1. Arctic Monkeys – AM
2. Beyoncé – Beyoncé
3. Lorde – Pure Heroine
4. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
5. Fall Out Boy – Save Rock & Roll
6. HAIM – Days Are Gone
7. One Direction – Midnight Memories
8. Arcade Fire – Reflektor
9. Paramore – Paramore
10. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
11. Kanye West – Yeezus
12. Lady Gaga – Artpop
13. Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience
14. Drake – Nothing Was The Same
15. Miley Cyrus – Bangerz
16. Phoenix – Bankrupt!
17. Disclosure – Settle
18. Tyler, The Creator – Wolf
19. Childish Gambino – Because the Internet
20. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
21. Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork
22. Foals – Holy Fire
23. Tegan & Sara – Heartthrob
24. Chance The Rapper – Acid Rap
25. Earl Sweatshirt – Doris
26. A$AP Rocky – LONG.LIVE.A$AP
27. The Story So Far – What You Don’t See
28. Jay-Z – Magna Carta…Holy Grail
29. J. Cole – Born Sinner
30. The Wonder Years – The Greatest Generation
31. Janelle Monáe – The Electric Lady
32. James Blake – Retrograde
33. Local Natives – Hummingbird
34. Laura Marling – Once I Was an Eagle
35. Charli XCX – True Romance
36. The Knife – Shaking the Habitual
37. The Lone Bellow – The Lone Bellow
38. Atoms For Peace – Amok
39. Bob Dylan – Another self portrait
40. AlunaGeorge – Body Music
41. Blood Orange – Cupid Deluxe
42. Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines
43. Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels
44. Deafheaven – Sunbather
45. CHVRCHES - The Bones of What You Believe
46. Panic! At The Disco - Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die
47. Savages – Silence Yourself
48. My Bloody Valentine – m b v
49. Peace – In Love
50. Major Lazer – Free the Universe
"Relax," said the night man. “We are programmed to receive. You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave!"
One of my favorite “oldies” songs, I’ll always remember when I pulled out my mom’s vinyl copy for the first time. It was was then that I really realized that listening to vinyl (usually) meant listening to the album straight through. Because although I like (no. 2 hit) “Hotel California,” the other hits from the album like “New Kid in Town” (no. 1) and “Life in the Fast Lane” don’t do much for me.
I come from a childhood of tapedecks, but my personal music collection is either CDs or MP3- where you can listen to whatever song you want without listening to your least favorite from the same album. It wasn’t until that moment of wanting to reach and change the song that I realized how great (in my generation’s eyes) we have it. I do, however, love vinyl more than your average from the tape-CD-MP3 generation.
Andrew McGarrah - Waiting on the Day (John Mayer Cover)
Mix on @8tracks: "Nowhere Boy Soundtrack"
You like the blues? Original rock and roll? Here’s a boogie-rhythm with Bill Haley, Fats Domino, and more.
There’s a moment in your adoption of a band into your regular rotation when they feel like they’re yours. Your discovery: your private little lullaby from which you draw happiness, heartache, catharsis, a pep-talk or dance to start the day. You know it can’t last forever and that one day, if…
A dear, incredible friend wrote this about us:) Hopefully you are all fortunate enough to have a friend like Tom.
HOW TO DANCE PROPERLY ON GET LUCKY [new Daft Punk] (by shabadishabadu)
When a jazz classic from 1954 can be remixed, covered, and modernized, I’m all over it. You should be too. Radiation City has sounds that remind me of a nice breeze. From their Facebook page: “Your parents’ record collection spent some time on the Event Horizon, and this came out.” They list Flaming Lips, Dusty Springfield, Beach Boys and house music as some of their influence, all of which combined just make me more curious and eager to hear their creations.
Nylon Mag: "let’s just say it’s really good."
Daytrotter: "a belly-full of magnificent dynamic tension"
TIME: “charmingly evocative”