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

The Return of Mimi

1. The Art Of Letting Go – Mariah Carey – Mariah turns her back on the pop moves of a decade with this major r&b ballad and makes it pay off – A-

2. Ask Me Why – The Beatles – The live version on BBC Part 2, adds nothing to the version we know, takes away nothing either – A

3. Sally Simpson Demo – Pete Townshend – To be brutal, the Who added Daltry’s vocal but otherwise this was ready – A

4. Closer To Nowhere – Kellie Pickler – Kellie is a good singer with nondescript country material like this – C

5. The Christmas Song – Erasure – Sort of pointless but not unpleasant – C+

6. For A Dancer – Katey Sagal – Katey is a talented actress, less talented singer. though the drenched in sentiment track really as nowhere to go but further along the emotional scale. Still you can’t fault her taste in songs – C+

7. ARTPOP – Lady Gaga – No, she isn’t being ironic, which makes this disco pop track all the more impressive – A-

8. The Last Thing On My Mind – Stark Sands With The Punch Brothers – Hard to go wrong with the Tom Paxton classic, and Stark doesn’t, he doesn’t really go anywhere at all – C

9. Dreaming – The Free Keys – There might be a worse way to get the rock world’s attention, but I can’t for the life of me imagine what it is – B

10. She’s Always A Woman – Billy Joel – Remember how we used to hate Joel? Here’s one reason why – C-

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