John Newman

UK Top 10 Albums 1-26-13

By Iman Lababedi | January 20, 2014

I just checked it out again, I’ll give Bruce four out of the twelve tracks, plus two we know so well they don’t really count but let’s call it six tracks. In other words a not untypical batting average for Bruce in the 10s. Or in other words, the EP remains King.

rock nyc Top 10 Songs w-o 1-3-14

By Iman Lababedi | January 11, 2014

However, worth noting that MTV posted seven reasons Newman is gonna blow up here on January 9th, 2014 and I called him my pick to click here on November 27th, 2013

10 Songs: What rock nyc Is Listening To 1-8-14

By Iman Lababedi | January 8, 2014

Iz you Down – Kid Ink, Tyga – Kid Ink is pretty good but Tyga remains a major annoyance, the two don’t rap well together and while the beats are good somebody forgot a memorable chorus – C

Be Here Now: Snapshot Reviews Of New Album Releases w-o 1-6-14

By Iman Lababedi | January 7, 2014

A modern soul practitioner who understands how to put together a modern disco album with an overwhelmingly powerful blue eyed soul voice on top. It might not do more than provide pop licks and digs, but who will do it better in 2014? – A

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By Iman Lababedi | January 5, 2014

I know you think it should be Neil Young but my feeling is John Newman is gonna be brilliant on Thursday at Bowery Ballroom. Completely sold out of course, but that’s because everybody is ready for the new soul rebel who has fronted a couple of Rudimental’s best song and whose own album is about to release Stateside.

rock nyc's Top 10 Songs w-o 12-30-13

By Iman Lababedi | January 4, 2014

John Newman I am very ecited to be seeing on Thursday (and the album is dropping Stateside this month), and Bernie Worrell was new to me but not the rest of the world. But new to everybody is Angel Haze’s excellent new album, a pop triumph that might actually break pop.

rock nyc's pick for 2014: John Newman

By Iman Lababedi | November 27, 2013

The thing about disco bands as opposed to DJs (even though Newman has done his fair share of the latter) is that the pop showcase move and sell of disco doesn’t exist in EDM and Newman is a salesman, he wants to be popular, he wants to sell a lot lot lot of copies

Must See: John Newman At Bowery Ballroom, January 2013

By Iman Lababedi | November 8, 2013

I think you’ve got Testament dropping early January and one of the good ones of 2013 is gonna be one of the great ones of 2014. Absolutely, if you have any sense of wanting to be a part of pop music next year both Rudimental and John are a good place to start

UK Top 10 Albums 11-9-13

By Iman Lababedi | November 4, 2013

The John Newman album is so great that I don’t care if Arcade Fire sold more, it is the top of my charts. This guy is waiting to blow up big, his Bowery Ballroom gig early next year is impossible to get a ticket for and from every bit of film of him live I’ve seen it all, this guy is the real deal

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

By Iman Lababedi | November 3, 2013

1960s classic from the middle class Cilla Black, a sort of London answer to Cilla’s Beatles backed working class girl. This is a 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

UK Top 10 Albums, 11-2-13

By Iman Lababedi | October 28, 2013

the worst UK top 10 in a long, long time. I may have underestimated Andrea Begley, the UK Voice winner, she really does have a lovely voice,

UK Top 10 Albums 10-26-13

By Iman Lababedi | October 21, 2013

I am sure I’m not alone in adoring John Newman, just a great disco guy, a grand dance House singer player, more pure talent than Avicii can dream of. Absolutely deserves a # 1 and the only question is will the US fall in line?

UK Top 10 Singles 10-19-13

By Iman Lababedi | October 14, 2013

Two excellent songs here haven’t been released in the States yet, Rudimental pal John Newman and last years model Conor “Las Vegas Girl” Maynard, have both dropped first rate tracks in the UK as good as their very best

Hear Ye On Spotify: what rock nyc is listening to 10-14-13

By Iman Lababedi | October 14, 2013

Nobody Wants You When You’re Down And on – Bobby Womack – aaaah, yeah, Bobby really nails it on this one. They don’t make soul like this any more though Womack is at City Winery in December so he should be playing it like this – A