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10 Songs: what rock nyc is listening to 1-2-14

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1. Future Farmers Of America – Lou Reed – It sounds like it has escaped off his New York album, with a swift powerful kick and hard buzzing guitars from his final masterpiece as the millennium turned – A

2. Suffer Little Children – The Smiths – Horror on the Moors – A

3. Certain People I Know – Morrissey  – Awesome rockabilly – A

4. I’m OK By Myself – Morrissey – It is nearly five years since the last new Moz – B+

5. Rock Minuet – Lou Reed – This song is so unblinking in the face of life it is scary – A+

6. On Sight – Kanye West – How much do I not give a fuck? – A

7. New Slaves – Kanye West – A yelp from hell  – A+

8. I Have Forgiven Jesus – Morrissey –By Friday, life has killed him – B+

9. Goodbye Porkpie Hat – Bernie Worrell – Astounding cover of the Mingus classic. If I’d heard it earlier the album might have made my top 20 of 2013 albums.

10. Stairway to Heaven – Phish – In which they make a dreaded song a little less dreaded – B

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