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Hear Ye On Spotify: what rock nyc is listening to 10-24-13

Never too late

1. Dear Mary – Linda Thompson – A Linda blueprint English folk song to lead of her terrific 2002 album, Linda might take her time but she has never recorded badly and this new one finds her at the peak of her powers. I’ll get to the newbie soon!  – A

2. Y.A.L.A. – M.I.A. – Another wonderful fuzzy piece of sound that Sleigh Bells would kill for – A

3. Take The Night Off/I Was An Eagle/You Know/Breathe – Laura Marling – from the live from Brooklyn Spotify recording, perfection for 13 minutes – A+

4.  Who Have I Become – Best Coast – Second triumphant burst of moody melody from the top motch band – A

5. Double Rainbow – Katy Perry – A really lovely piano based ballad is a highlight of the iffy album – A-

6. Dull Tool- Fiona Apple – Killer song off a movie soundtrack –why she hid it I’ll never know –  A

7. Hurt You – Toni Braxton, Baby Face – 80s style (actually late 80s style) r&b should get Braxton out of debt – B+

8. All That Matters – Justin Bieber – because I never cared whether Beiber was a good boy or a snot nosed brat, I never rooted against him. This is particularly strong r&b track – B+

9. Drinks After Work –Toby Keith – Better than the average country guy in 2013, this song is better arranged, the horns are arresting – B

10.Sweeter Than Fiction – Tayer Swift – This song is so sweet it rushes at you in pleasure, it jumps up and hugs you – A

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