Top 10.

  • Joe Lovano’s Top 10 Records.

    Joe Lovano – or, “The tenor titan for our times” as critic Chris Kelsey of Allmusic refers to him – is not your average saxophone player. His resume boasts a degree from the prestigious Berklee College of Music, the forming of the Saxophone Summit with Dave Liebman and Michael Brecker (later replaced by Ravi Coltrane), and […]

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  • Bruce Springsteen’s Desert Island Discs.

    The Boss himself spoke to Desert Island Discs‘ Kirsty Young about his eight favorite tracks of all time. Check out the full audio interview, which originally aired on BBC 4 in December 2016. Don’t miss Springsteen’s reflections on his top song picks below, as well as a custom Spotify playlist. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN’S DESERT ISLAND DISCS. 1) […]

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  • Tall Tall Trees’ Top 10 Records.

    Mike Savino’s one-man band Tall Tall Trees has carved out a sound of its own. Savino’s unconventional approach to the banjo – or, as he has dubbed his homemade instrument – the Banjotron 5000  – allows for the traditional set of strings to take on nuanced sounds. Add some loops, pedals, and effects, and you’re a […]

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  • Cosmo Sheldrake’s Top 10 Records.

    No artist bridges the organic and the digital like the UK’s Cosmo Sheldrake – a 25 year-old multi-instrumentalist musician, composer and producer. Known for his playful lyrics (songs about pelicans and tardigrades) as well as his uniquely rich sonic palettes, Sheldrake has quite the resume for his age. He’s spoken and performed at a TEDx event, […]

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  • 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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