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Vampire Weekend- “White Sky” Listen to it here.

Contra, Vampire Weekend’s second album, will be released on January 12, 2010, but it seems like before it is even leaked the band will hand out all the songs. Personally, I’m not complaining because it fixes my two issues: one, my love for Vampire Weekend and two, my hate for waiting. The only issue is the newest track that they gave up isn’t really “new” at all. If you are a follower of Vampire Weekend you would know that “White Sky” has been played by VW through festivals and concerts, which is why it sounds more like their debut  album than “Cousins” or “Horchata.” With an arpeggiated piano chord and plinky guitar “White Sky” soars as the best “leak” from Contra yet.

Mary J Blige Ft. Jazmine Sullivan- “Gonna Make it” Listen to it here.

When I first heard this song, I immediately played 20 other times, which shows how quickly this song gets implanted into your membrane. The chorus is reminiscent to “this is the song that never ends”, but regardless I can see this being a number one for Mary J Blige. It was almost genius to have Jazmine Sullivan on this track; the passing of the torch from one “soul sista” to another. (By the way while typing this up, I’ve listened to it 3 times more).


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December 18, 2009 at 10:01 am

La Blogotheque + Phoenix “1901”

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Take a look at this video and you’ll realize why Phoenix has one of the top albums of 2009 in Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix. La Blogotheque teamed up the french group to record an impromptu performance in (where else?) France.

The acoustic “1901” sounds as good if not better than the heavier version, but what makes this video shine is the location. There is something eerily romantic about the gathering of the passing by locals trying to figure out what’s going on and why this French band is serenading these newlyweds.

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December 15, 2009 at 5:19 pm

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Arctic Monkeys- “Crying Lightning” Video

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“Hey Hey we’re the Monkees!” I’m still waiting for the British blokes to cover that song. Until then, I guess I’ll just have to anticipate their new album , Humbug. With their new album comes a new shaggier look to the band, but as long as they don’t start sucking I can deal with it. Crying Lightning is a bit darker than their older stuff, but good none the less. Check out the video below.

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July 29, 2009 at 9:15 am