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Hear Ye on Spotify: what rock nyc is listening 10-25-13

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1. Maladjusted – Morrissey – “On this glorious occasion of this splendid defeat…” Morrissey’s mid-career masterpiece was the opening track that seems to get lost in the shuffle – A

2. All The Way Thru – JD Samson And Men  – Best disco album since Earth, Wind And Fire  but a deep album track with a great rhythm track – B+

3. Growin’ Up – Bruce Springsteen – An early self-portrait from a man who sees the outside world from an inside solipsistic prism – A-

4. Love’s For Babies And Fools – Linda Thompson – This is an instantaneous classic which seems to exist in a timeless world where Thomas hardy characters and modern day people live in the same timeframe – A

5. Mary’s Place – Bruce Springsteen And The e Street – This is why bruce isn’t who he once was, there was a time, in the late 1980s, when this wouldn’t have sounded like such hard work to write, so studiously thoughtful, it’s the “let it rain” repeats that give the game away – B-

6. Sweeter Than Fiction – Taylor Swift – That’s right folks, cheer on the little guy – A

7. Coup de Grace – Motorhead – he croaks, he spittles, and the band roars like a car ctalling on a loop – B+

8. As Fast As My Feet Will Carry Me – Linda Thompson – Linda goes folk with a pop, hooky little number – A

9. Headlines – Drake – The sight of Drake performing this on SNL a coupla years ago went a long way to his pulling away from the B.o.B’s and into the Kanyes – A-

10. We are Never Ever Getting back Together – Taylor Swift – Did I mention Maria Taylor sang this to me when I interviewed her…? – A

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