Top 10.

  • Jackson Boone’s Top 11 Records.

    As his official bio states, Jackson Boone is “a songwriter who quietly emerged from the misty magic of Portland, Oregon.” Misty is a perfect word for Boone’s music, especially that of his latest record Organic Light Factory, which he recorded with his backing band The Ocean Ghosts. Boone’s sleepy, gorgeous new release is an amalgam of […]

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  • Breanna Barbara’s Top 11 Records.

    Blues-rock siren Breanna Barbara released her powerhouse LP Mirage Dreams in July of 2016, and has been making waves in the indie scene ever since. Produced by Andrija Tokic – who has recorded the likes of Alabama Shakes and Hurray For The Riff Raff – Mirage Dreams was the first of Barbara’s albums to be laid down in a […]

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  • Top 10 Upcoming Vinyl Releases.

    BLANCK MASS–WORLD EATER: MARCH 3rd Benjamin John Power’s Blanck Mass project will release this limited edition vinyl pressing on Sacred Bones Records. There are only 250 LPs in total, each one hand-numbered and outfitted with an alternate screen-printed wrap around sleeve and a Gold Blanck Mass logo badge. The vinyl will be available by mail […]

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  • Sir Elton John’s Top Ten Live Moments.

    10) “TAKE ME TO THE PILOT”–BBC, 1970 An early live recording showcasing John’s dynamic skill as a performer, nailing every note sung and key struck. A live band complete with guitar, drums, a string section and a trio of back-up singers fill out the session. 9) “DON’T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME”–w/GEORGE MICHAEL, […]

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  • Happyness’ Top Ten Records.

    London trio Happyness were laying low for a little while. After their debut LP Weird Little Birthday made big splashes on the indie circuit in 2014, Jon EE Allan (bass/vox), Benji Compston (guitar/keys/vox), and drummer Ash Cooper toured extensively, adding CMJ and SXSW to their repertoire of gigs.Weird Little Birthday was a special album for a variety of reasons; it […]

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  • Madame Gandhi’s Top Ten Records.

    You may know Kiran Gandhi from her eclectic, beat-based music under the nom de plume Madame Gandhi. You may know her as the badass touring drummer for M.I.A. You may even know her as the brave, pragmatic runner who completed the 2015 London Marathon on her period – free bleeding all the way to the finish line to debunk period […]

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  • Al Jarreau’s Top Ten Records.

    The multi-talented, cross genre vocalist Al Jarreau sadly passed away on Sunday at age 76. Jarreau was widely considered to be one of the industry’s most talented vocalists, and won Grammys across pop, R&B, and jazz styles. It seemed oddly fitting that his passing coincided with the 59th Grammy Awards – of which he won seven […]

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  • Vernon Reid’s Top Ten Records.

    English-American guitarist, bandleader, composer, and songwriter Vernon Reid is a serious music buff. And why wouldn’t he be? He is perhaps best known as the founder and primary songwriter of the rock band Living Colour, but he was also named №66 in Rolling Stone magazine’s 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time list. That means Reid is a […]

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  • Mark Guiliana’s Top Ten Records.

    Mark Guiliana is a busy man. A renowned drummer, producer, educator, and composer, he is also the founder of his own independent record label, Beat Music Productions. He has worked with the likes of Dhafer Youssef, Matisyahu, Gretchen Parlato, and Lionel Loueke, to name but a few. Guiliana has also teamed up with acclaimed pianist Brad […]

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  • Kenneth Pattengale’s (The Milk Carton Kids) Top Ten Records.

    Kenneth Pattengale is one half of the Los Angeles based minimalist folk duo The Milk Carton Kids. Along with other half Joey Ryan, The Milk Carton Kids have been gracing our ears with gorgeous harmonies and skillfully plucked guitar strings since 2011, when they released their debut record, Prologue. Their brand of folk, while sweet, […]

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