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Hear Ye On Spotify: what rock nyc is listening to 11-9-13

they were young, they were serious

1. When You Sleep – My Bloody Valentine – From their album before last, they owe a sonic debt to JAMC but paid it back years ago and they’ve paid it back in full and here the melodic feedback and close harmonies are a harbinger of sound to come – A

2. Y.A.L.A. – M.I.A. – “Alarms go off when I enter the building,” M.I.A. sings and she triggers alarm after alarm rhyming Warhol with underscore – A

3. Adieu Angelina – Nana Mouskouri – Inspired by Joan Baez’s cover no doubt, she turns it froma n American folk to A European folk track complete with bouzouki, loses the intecct but gains more heart – A-

4. 17 – Avril Lavigne – God help us when she hits 40 – C+

5. Take Me Higher – Cut Copy – Yet another super catchy modern tech song – B

6. Not A Bad Thing – Justin Timberlake – His best pop song over two albums but please release it as a single so I can put it on repeat without listening to the bloody awful piano ballad hidden at the end – A

7. Desperado – The Eagles – Come back Linda Ronstadt, all is forgiven – C+

8. Desperado – Linda Ronstadt – Exquisite take on the Eagles somewhat bathetic western outlaw 1970s track – A

9. Headlights – Eminem, Nate Reuss – Nice sample, Eminem maintains his Mommy issues – B

10. I’ll Take You There – David Bowie  – In case you forgot folks, he could always rock and still can, even if he is a little arch about it – A-

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