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Hear Ye On Spotify: what rock nyc is listening to 11-17-13

you better surrender

1. Slippin And Slidin – Otis Redding – One of the great covers mostly because Redding has one of the great voices, but also because Little Richard was a teen phenom and his original sounds like a pop song, Redding sounds like a soul song – A

2. Satellite Of Love – Lou Reed – The Take No Prisoners version and it is painful – C-

3. Heard Em Say – Kanye West – This is hip hop pop, and Adam Levine sounds great – A-

4. Tryin – Gross Ghost – Sounds like it was recorded underwater, even he drums sound fuzzy – B+

5. No Games – Rick Ross, Future – What a boring follow up to “Chevy” -made zero impression live as well – C

6. Poker Face – Lady Gaga – A simpler time, right? – A

7. 1 Train – A$AP Rocky – His masterpiece – A

8. Crosstown Traffic – Jimi Hendrix – I wish I could find a 20 minute version of this one – A+

9. Matangi – M.I.A. – Rhymes the countries of the world and why not? – A

10. Born In A UFO – David Bowie – It’s like an art damaged, Bowie version of a Springsteen concept he couldn’t polish off – A

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