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Hear Ye: What rock nyc is listening to 12-24-13

if you want to be happy…





















1. Home For The Holidays – Perry Como – This one takes me back some eight years where  a good friend  used to sing this for me every Christmas, it is a sweet song isn’t it? – A

2. You’ve Got A Way With The Light – Maria Taylor – This is such a sweet song, right? It sounds as light and wide as a life well spent – A

3. Bring The Noize – M.I.A. – The first song off the newbie is the freshest beats of the year – A

4. Happy – Pharrell Williams – A joyful noise, indeed – B+

5. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Bright Eyes – I’ve heard this song many times by many different, but this is only one of two that destroys me – A+

6. Last Christmas – Wham! – Their triumphant Christmas outing – B+

7. Tuppance A Bag (Feed The Birds) – Richard Sherman – Very love ly pre-demo of the classic with just piano – A

8. Let’s Go Fly A Kite – Jason Schwartzman – Exhilarating – A

9. Drunk In Love – Beyonce – Jay Z’s rap doesn’t take away anything… doesn’t add much either – B+

10. XO – Beyonce – Never has been doing it in the dark been more thrilling – A

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