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The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2018

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2018

Like the ball drop at Times Squares in New York City, the fireworks igniting from the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and the annual rite of hundreds of million of people making resolutions they cannot keep, we once again share some of our favorite songs from the past 365 days. The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2018 is another doozy. Specifically, it features […]

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Favorite 50 Albums of 2018 – The Final 25

Favorite 50 Albums of 2018 – The Final 25

Yesterday, we shared the first 25 of our Favorite 50 Albums of 2018. Here are the remaining twenty-five, which is littered with some of the very best singer-songwriters of our time. Click on the individual albums to be read the short descriptions and hear a few songs from these tremendous LPs. We’ve also included a Spotify playlist for your listening […]

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Favorite Albums of 2018: Valley Queen – ‘Supergiant’

Favorite Albums of 2018: Valley Queen – ‘Supergiant’

Supergiant by Valley Queen Veteran and established artists dominated the music scene this year. Look at all the “Best Of” or “Favorites” lists, and newcomers barely occupy them. One band, however, was able to crack through this nearly impenetrable wall. It sure helps that Valley Queen‘s debut album, Supergiant, is a contemporary indie-rock classic. The record is highlighted by a […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.28

Weekend Showcase 4.28

It’s that time of the week where we review the best new music from the past week or so on the Weekend Showcase 4.28 edition. Forty-four (44) songs are on this week’s mega-playlist, and they are representing 12 countries, including: Australia, Canada, Chile, England, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Scotland, Sweden, the United States, and Wales. The playlist and tracklisting, as […]

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Valley Queen – ‘Supergiant’ (album review)

Valley Queen – ‘Supergiant’ (album review)

It wasn’t long ago – about two decades – when the southern US was the place to find the hottest, upcoming indie band. From Louisville to Athens, Georgia to Austin, outfits such as My Morning Jacket, Drive-by Truckers, Okkervil River, and Shearwater were transforming rock ‘n roll. Or more accurately, they were re-defining southern rock, bringing the music of Lynyrd […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.25

Weekend Showcase 4.25

It’s Canada Day long weekend, which means a jaunt up to the cottage, barbecues, camping, or a big road trip. It also means music must be played, and the Weekend Showcase 4.25 edition is the place. This week’s mega-playlist is a doozy, featuring upbeat fair and some dark, titillating numbers. Artists and bands represent 11 countries, including: Australia, Canada, England, […]

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The Matinee ’18 June 28th

The Matinee ’18 June 28th

Expect the unexpected on The Matinee ’18 June 28th edition. There are rockers and blissful dream-pop. You will also find some tunes that echo bygone eras. Be forewarned, however – don’t judge a book by its cover. Or in this case, just because a song sounds pleasant, its meaning may allude to something completely different. We kick things off with […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.21

Weekend Showcase 4.21

On this first weekend of June, we celebrate with 44 songs from across the globe on the Weekend Showcase 4.21. Some familiar names, plenty of hidden gems, and just one radical playlist. The artists and bands come from eight countries, including: Australia, Belgium, England, Germany, Nigeria, Norway, Sweden, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the […]

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The Matinee ’18 June 1st

The Matinee ’18 June 1st

Happy June everyone! To celebrate the arrival of one of the grandest months of the year, The Matinee ’18 June 1st features some sizzling and some cool new tunes. A few alumni of our mini-playlists are making another appearance while there are a few newcomers worthy of your attention. We start things off, though, with a cinematic number that will […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.17

Weekend Showcase 4.17

On this beautiful first weekend of May, the Weekend Showcase 4.17 edition turns up the temperature with thirty-seven (37) tunes. The artists and bands represent a lucky 13 countries, including: Argentina, Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, Germany, Greece, Japan, Northern Ireland, Norway, Sweden, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the list of articles from the […]

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The Matinee ’18 May 4th

The Matinee ’18 May 4th

The Matinee ’18 May 4th is ready for you and may the 4th be with you! We have a nice mix of tracks today to surely get your pulse going on this lovely Friday to kick off your weekend. We have artists representing Greece, The US, and The UK today.   TT – “The Dream” (Los Angeles, USA)  RIYL: […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.13

Weekend Showcase 4.13

From amusing stories to face-melting rockers to breathtaking ballads, the Weekend Showcase 4.13 edition is the one stop to review some of the best new music of the past week or so. Forty-three (43) songs occupy the mega-playlist, featuring artists from just ten countries this week. They include: Australia, Canada, England, Japan, Netherlands, Scotland, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, and the […]

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The Matinee ’18 April 5th

The Matinee ’18 April 5th

The Matinee ’18 April 5th features nine songs that will either take your breath away or melt your face – even if you cannot speak the language. There are artists and bands capturing the spirit and energy of bygone eras and others taking music to new places. Some of the songs will also entertain you for their lyrics while other […]

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