Tag: Reservations

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2015

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2015

Over the past year, we’ve listened to thousands of singles – way too many to count. Throughout the year, we’ve shared many of them through three regular features – The Melodic Tonic, The Matinee, and The Weekend Showcase. While we could have rolled up all those singles into one mammoth playlist, that would have meant a playlist of nearly 1,500 songs, not to […]

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Our 50 Favorite Albums of 2015 – The Full List

Our 50 Favorite Albums of 2015 – The Full List

For ease, here is the complete list of our Favorite 50 Albums of 2015. Click on the sub-heading below to be taken to the original post and hear tracks from the artists. Thanks for reading and here’s to another great year of music ahead of us.   The First 15 Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color Algiers – Algiers The […]

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50 Favorite Albums of 2015 – Part 3

50 Favorite Albums of 2015 – Part 3

Today, we reach the final 20 of our 50 Favorite Albums of 2015. From riot grrrl to psychedelic pop, from contemporary indie rock to the sounds of the ’50s and ’60s, from alt-folk to alt-country, the list is eclectic, diverse, and filled with the best of 2015. Read the final 20 LPs below. If you’re just catching up, you can find […]

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Reservations – “Taking Time”

Reservations – “Taking Time”

There have been a few albums that truly have collectively bowled us over on first listen. Viet Cong’s eponymous album was cathartic yet a deeply, emotionally charged album. Annalibera’s Nevermind I Love You was lush, elegant, and breathtaking. Sarah Bethe Nelson’s Fast-Moving Clouds was introspective and retrospective, offering a glimpse into the experiences of her life that shaped her. Tame […]

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Weekend Showcase – July 25th Edition

Weekend Showcase – July 25th Edition

The Weekend Showcase July 25th Edition has 28 singles this week. In case you may have missed it, The Weekend Showcase is now a compilation of the singles we have featured on the Melodic Tonic and The Matinee. If you missed these pieces, the links are below. July 20th Edition July 21st Edition July 22nd Edition July 23rd Edition July […]

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The Matinee – July 23rd Edition

The Matinee – July 23rd Edition

Here’s the third part to The Matinee for this week. As usual, it’s an eclectic mix of music, although there’s a bit more North American content on today’s episode. Amy Bezunartea – “New Villain” In 2010, Amy Buzenartea released her debut album, Restaurants and Bars, which chronicled her life working in the service industry. It was an album that NPR […]

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Weekend Showcase – July 10th Edition

Weekend Showcase – July 10th Edition

We have a brand new soundtrack for the long weekend. There are plenty of American artists plus some from Canada, Australia, one even from China, and Europe on this week’s Weekend Showcase. We hope you enjoy spinning the Weekend Showcase. Oh, if this is your first visit, some simple hints for you when reading the tracklisting f you like the artist / […]

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Reservations – “Planet”

Reservations – “Planet”

Location: Austin, Texas, USA Members: Reservations are Jana Horn, Paul Price, and Jason Baczynsk. For those who like: Daughter, Annalibera, Violent Mae Our take: There aren’t many songs that amaze us on first listen, but Reservations’ “Planet” is one of those. With the spectacular deep percussion work and the lush yet haunting vocals of frontwoman Jana Horn, “Planets” is a crushing and stunning single. It […]

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