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Hear Ye On Spotify: what rock nyc is listening to 11-3-13

1964 — British pop singer Sandie Shaw in 1964

1. Girl Don’t Come – Sandie Shaw – 1960s classic from the middle class Cilla Black, a sort of London answer to Cilla’s Beatles backed working class girl. This is a Sandie Shaw classic that bypassed the US but just listen to how it goes down an octave an the denouement. It’s like the voice of doom! – A

2. Stray Cat Blues – The Rolling Stones – No, he doesn’t want her ID. Topnotch pervy rock star invites 15 year old girl and her sister up and gets scratched up –A+

3. Walk Like A Giant – Neil Young And Crazy Horse – 16 minutes plus of guitar goodness – B+

4.  Paper Planes – M.I.A. – Her poppiest song made her way with a rhythmic pattern palatable to the world – A

5. You Already Know – Arcade Fire – Pop dance song, with a hlf hearted hook but a very good break – B

6. Busted, Disgusted or Dead – Leslie West – Blues boogie, doesn’t live up to its name – C

7. Can’t Tell Me Nothing – Kanye West – That “wooohoho” is magical…  it is all drama – A

8. Love Me Again – John Newman – This cat is really something special, great UK disco, brilliant vocals – A

9. Feel The Love – Rudimental – Newman still singing, made rudimental big stars – A

10. Not Giving In – Rudimental – In the Newman versus Alex Clare fights, Newman is much much better… but if you can have both? A

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