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Hear Ye On Spotify: what rock nyc is listening to 11-10-13

R&B new style

1. Wicked Games – The Weeknd – The sound of modern r&b is a slo mo dub step droopiness that the youngsters seem to dig today, if it had a better melody maybe I’d agree that this production star is  big time – C+ 

2. Somewhere Only we Know – Keane – Like having your emotions manipulated by a wet noodle – C

3. Windmills Of Your Mind – Noel Harrison – Acid folk – B

4. Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want – The Smiths – Whenever you think of Morrissey, you think of this even if you’ve never heard it – B+

5. Let The Groove Get In – Justin Timberlake – The problem with Justin is he made an album that way too often sounds like remixes with songs you’ve never heard – B

6. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out – Van Morrison – Good thing he didn’t include this on Moondance – B

7. Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner – Black Uhuru – Rubber dub dub – A-

8. Highlife – Mellowhigh – “I wanna retire like Jay Leno but not at his age…” Got it – C+

9. Rap God – Eminem – An instant classic but the pyro isn’t burning anything much – A-

10. Exodus – M.I.A., The Weeknd – Congrats, somebody finally slowed her down – C

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