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10 Songs: Tuesday, February 23nd, 2016

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1 – Gone For Good – Teen – This ode to an ex is  terrific, three sisters and a best friend constitute the band from Brooklyn via Nova Scotia, use harmonies to soar in sorrow and melody to pinpoint the jealousy, the hook, the iterations of the name, will keep you coming back – A-

2 – Work – Rihanna – RiRi and Drake deserve the hit, great clippy cloppy vocal and syncopated on syncopated drums, minimalistic but always sound filled – B+

3 – Down In The DM – Yo Gotti – The remix with Nicki Minaj -bad ass – B+

4 – Sorrow – Pink Floyd – Early Floyd, psychedelic workout that David Gilmour has resurrected on this tour- B+

5 – When No One Cares – Frank Sinatra – A suicide song from a suicide album claimed Frank – A-

6 – Big City – Iris DeMent – Excellent working class blues via Merle Haggard – A-

7 – A Working Man Can’t Get Nowhere Today – Peter Case – Was there a golden age for the working class that I happened to miss? Merle might claim otherwise – B+

8 – Bad Self Portraits – Lake STreet Dive – Their big hit sure sounds good today, up to the standard of their terrific new album – B+

9 – The Great Ship – Woody Guthrie – Man, Dylan owed him a lot. Paid off the debt of course – B+

10 – All Leave Cancelled – The Fall – Mark E. Smith disrupts everything on this vicious slice of hard rock – B+

 

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