John Newman – Revolve

John Newman - Revolve

John’s raspy vocals ooze with grit and soul that comes through on every track – still the most admirable quality of his music. Even when the songs themselves begin to feel structured, his performance is anything but restricted.

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Best of 2014: Top 30 Albums

William Fitzsimmons - Lions

To accompany the other yearend lists, here are my picks for the 30 best albums to catch my ear in 2014. Agree? Disagree? Share your thoughts in the comments section and tell me how wrong you think I am!     #30. Ingrid Michaelson – Lights Out Lights Out is Ingrid’s first collaborative record, after writing all of her previous

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Best of 2014: Top 50 Songs

Phantogram - Voices

December is all about the holidays but for people like me, it’s also all about the year in review and that means year-end lists for music and movies. This list consists of my picks of the top 50 songs that either came out this year or were ones I came across this year. Since most of my favs had a

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John Newman – Tribute

John Newman - Tribute

The cover of John Newman‘s debut album Tribute suggests an awkward self-conscious teen idol-wannabe who is hoping to live the dream of releasing an album of standard, catchy pop music – never going as deep as he’d like to believe nor as cool as he wishes he could be.

The saying ‘never judge a book by its cover’ definitely applies here.

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