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10 Songs: Saturday, June 28th, 2014

The South will rise again, and it will fatter and dumber than ever

The South will rise again, and it will fatter and dumber than ever

1. Lock Dem Hubs – Bubba Sparxxx – Welcome to 1993; this is the way we used to do it back in the day, it is like Bubba woke up one day and suddenly Wu Tang never existed -bright and dim at the same time – B-

2. Like A Stranger – Kitten – Like a nothing special special 80s synth band, a sort of lame Dale Bozzio – C+

3. Lilac – Eno + Hyde – The last four minutes of this song may singlehandedly validate this less than thrilling collaboration – A-

4. Right Here – Jess Glynne – The voice on “Rather Be”, Jess’s first single is a good slice of modern disco – B

5. Is That Your Bitch – Memphis Bleek – It actually belongs to Jay Z, though Missy Elliott kills on the chorus, but among the other things (it’s circa Vol 2), you can hear Hov pull away from the other rappers. He is immediately on a whole other level, if only for rhyming “I got your bitch in my Rover, man” with “I never kiss her, I never hold her hand” – A

6. Loco Ono – Bassnectar – Noise Vs Beauty is the runaway and surprise album of the week, this is as great as house gets in 2014 – A

7. Footloose – Blake Shelton – Where power pop 80s style meets country, Blake plays it straight with a country rock band behind him and it pays dividends in a chaarged up siincerity – B+

8. Blue Sky – The Allman Brothers band – Excited to see Dickey solo? You betcha – A+

9.  Sing Monica – Phish – What I admire about, when I admire about, this band, is they can perform classic rock like this with ease – A-

10. Tenerife Sea – Ed Sheeran – Yeah, man is it too sensitivity but then again, as Eddie vedder once noted, this is not for you – C-

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