Dec 27

FAVE TRACKS OF 2013: 12/29, 1/1

Frank Turner's "Four Simple Words" tops my 2013 list. It' contains some amazing tempo changes, and who can argue with the phrase "I want to dance"?

Surfer Blood – Gravity (#40)…Hour 1
London Suede – It Starts and Ends With You (#39)
Beady Eye – Iz Right (#38)
The National – I Need My Girl (#37)
San Fermin – Sonsick (#36)
Hentai Babies – One Potato Two (#35)
The Fratellis – Haloween Blues (#34)
Ezra Furman – My Zero (#33)
Chromeo – Sexy Socialite (#32)
Holy Ghost – Dumb Disco Ideas (#31)
The Features – This Disorder (“30)
Franz Ferdinand – Love Illumination (#29)
The Virginmarys – Just A Ride (#28)
Soft Swells – Lifeboats (#27)
Temples – Colours to Life (#41)
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts – TMI (#26)…Hour 2
Avicii – Liar Liar (#25)
The Filthy Souls – Destroy You (#24)
Parquet Courts – The More It Works (#23)
!!! (chk chk chk) – Fine Fine Fine (“22)
St. Lucia – Call Me Up (#21)
The Vaccines – Everybody’s Gonna Let You Down (#20)
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Let the Day Begin (#19)
Cage the Elephant f/ Allison Mosshart – It’s Just Forever (#18)
The Strypes – Blue Collar Jane (#17)
Placebo – Too Many Friends (#16)
The Record Company – Feels So Good (#15)
Foals – Providence (#14)
Fyfe – Solace (#42)
The Jim Jones Revue – Where da Money Go (#13)…Hour 3
Moby f./ Wayne Coyne – The Perfect Life (#12)
Champs – My Spirit’s Broken (#11)
Vampire Weekend – Step (#10)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Mosquito (#9)
Local Natives – Ceilings (#8)
Bastille – Flaws (#7)
Teleman – Christina (#6)
Everything Everything – Duet (#5)
Pet Shop Boys – Love Is A Bourgeios Construct (#4)
Temples – Shelter Song (#3)
Tribes – Englishman on Sunset Boulevard (#2)
Frank Turner – Four Simple Words (#1)
Trapdoor Social – Away (“Eye of the Hurricane”, so Unrankable )

Dec 20

FAVE ALBUMS OF 2013: 12/22,12/25

Tune in Sunday, December 29 or on January 1 for my countdown of  my Top 40 tracks of 2013, based on listener feedback and–well–personal taste of course.


It's tough for me to rank albums but hard to find anything topping the Arcrtic Monkeys' "AM" this year, at least in my book

David Bowie – I’d Rather Be High (From “The Next Day”)…Hour 1
Bastille – Bad Blood (“Bad Blood”)
Bastille – Things We Lost in the Fire (“Bad Blood”)
Jake Bugg – Slumville Sunrise (“Shangri-La”)
Johnny Marr – New Town Velocity (“The Messenger”)
Johnny Marr – Generate Generate (“The Messenger”)
Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside – They Told Me (“Untamed Beast”)
Vampire Weekend – Step (“Modern Vampires of the City”)
Vampire Weekend – Unbelievers (“Modern Vampires of the City”)
Tribes – How the Other Half Live (“Wish to Scream”)
Muse – Resistance (“Live At Rome Olympic Stadium”)
Cage the Elephant – Spiderhead (“Melophobia”)
The Virginmarys – Dead Man’s Shoes (“King Of Conflict”)
Of Montreal – Triumph of Disintigration (“Lousy With Sylvianbriar”)
Of Montreal – Fugitive Air (“Lousy With Sylvianbriar”)

Foals – Inhaler (“Holy Fire”)…Hour 2
Foals – My Number (“Holy Fire”)
Arctic Monkeys – Why’d You Always Call Me When You’re High (“AM”)
Arctic Monkeys – Arabella (“AM”)
St. Lucia – Elevate (“When the Night”)
St. Lucia – September (“When the Night”)
Portugal The Man – Evil Friends (“Evil Friends”)
Frank Turner – Recovery (“Tape Deck Heart”)
Frank Turner – We Shall Not Overcome (“Tape Deck Heart”)
Savages – Husbands (“Silence Yourselves”)
Fidlar – Cheap Beer (“Fidlar”)
Beady Eye – Start A New (“BE”)
Beady Eye – I’m Just Saying (“BE”)
Soft Swells – Summer (“Lifeboats”)
Fidlar – Wake Bake Skate (“Fidlar”)

Dec 14

NEW MUSIC PLAYLIST: 12/15, 12/18

Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs with their third album of dope covers

Ezra Furman – Tell Em All To Go To Hell (From “Day of the Dog”)…Hour 1
RAC f/ Kele, MNDR – Let Go (“Don’t Talk To”)
Jagwar Ma – That Loneliness (“Howlin”)
Wooden Shjips – These Shadows (“Back to Land”)
Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs – Save It For Later (English Beat cover from “Under the Covers, Vol 2″)
Bad Religion – White Christmas (“Christmas Songs”)
The Misfits – Blue Christmas (“Horror Xmas”)
Maximo Park – Leave This Island (“Too Much Information”)
The National – Lean (“Hungar Games” Soundtrack)
Haerts – Wings (“Hemiplegia”)
Harrison Hudson – Curious (“Curious”)
Arcade Fire – You Already Know (“Reflektor”)
Muse – Uprising (“Live at Rome Olympic Stadium”)
Blood Orange – You’re Not Good Enough (“Cupid Deluxe”)
Delorean – Dominion (“Apar”)

Arctic Monkeys – You’re So Dark (UK B-Side)…Hour 2
Temples – Mesmorise (“Sun Structures”)
Ghost Wave – Here She Comes (“Ages”)
Big Data – Dangerous (Single)
Haim – Days Are Gone (“Days Are Gone”)
Cut Copy – We Are Exporers (“Free Your Mind”)
Lily Allen – It’s Hard Out Here (Single)
Jake Bugg – Messed Up Kids (“Shangri-La”)
Toy – Left to Wander (“Join the Dots”)
Albert Hammond, Jr. – Rude Customer (“AHJ”)
Phantogram – Black Out Days (“Phantogram”)
Speak – Peaks (“Pedals”)
Avicii – Hey Brother (“True”)
Trapdoor Social – Old Wings (Song from next album dedicated in memory of Milt Olin)

Dec 7


The world's biggest live alternative band is Muse, and they just dropped their live DVD and CD.

Muse – Starlight (From “Live at Rome Olympic Stadium”)…Hour 1
David Bowie – Like A Rocket Man (“The Next Day Extra”)
Queens of the Stone Age – If I Had A Tail (“Like Clockwork”)
The Griswolds – Mississippi (“Heart Of A Lion”)
Shearwater – Natural One (Folk Implosion cover from “Fellow Travelers”)
MS MR – Dance Yourself Clean (LCD Soundsystem Cover)
Lily Allen – Somewhere Only We Know (Keane cover for UK commercial)
Chromeo – Sexy Socialite (Single)
Roman Remains – The Stone Is Starting to Bleed (“Energy You”)
Skaters – Deadbolt (“Manhattan”)
Stephen Malkmus & the Jinks – Lariat (“Wig Out At Jagbags”)
Dr. Dog – Broken Heart (“B-Room”)
Jake Bugg – Slumville Sunrise (“Shangri-La”)
Anna Calvi – Eliza (“One Breath”)
Glasvegas – Later When the TV Turns to Static (“Later When the TV Turns to Static”)

Best Coast – I Don’t Know How (“Fade Away”)…Hour 2
NOFX – The Shortest Pier (“Stroke Extinguisher”)
Bad Religion – O Come, O Come Emmanuel (“Christmas Songs”)
Close Your Eyes – Frame and Glass (“Line in the Sand”)
St. Lucia – All Eyes on You (“When the Night”)
Arcade Fire – We Exist (“Reflektor”)
Nostalghia – You + I (Single)
Toy – Endlessly (“Join the Dots”)
Arctic Monkeys – I Want It All (“AM”)
Ezra Furman – My Zero (“Day of the Dog”)
Dum Dum Girls – Lost Boys and Girls Club (“Too True”)
Nine Inch Nails – Satellite (“Hesitation Marks”)
Muse – Supermassive Black Hole (“Live At Rome Olympic Stadium”)
The Filthy Souls – The Boys Will Be Out For A Fight (“The Filthy Souls”)
Thomas Dolby – Evil Twin Brother (“A Map of the Floating City”)

Dec 1


Allison Mosshart (The Kills, Dead Weather) handles vocals on Cage the Elephant's hot "It's Just Forever"

Bastille – Flaws (From “Bad Blood”)…Hour 1
Temples – Mesmorise (“Sun Structures”)
Beady Eye – Second Bite of the Apple (“BE”)
The Chain Gang of 1974 – Sleepwalking (“Grand Theft Auto V”)
Lily Allen – Hard Out Here (Single)
Chvrches – We Sink (“The Bones of What You Believe”)
Delorean – Destitute Time (“Apar”)
Arcade Fire – Joan of Arc (“Reflektor”)
Irontom – Nitro (“Nitro”)
Kid Karate – You Need Violence (“Lights Out”)
St. Lucia – Call Me Up (“When the Night”)
Volcano Choir – Comrade (“Repave”)
Peace – Follow Baby (“In Love”)
David Bowie – Born In A UFO (“The Next Day Extra”)
Ghost Wave – Horsemouth (“Ages”)

MGMT – Alien Days (“MGMT”)…Hour 2
Arctic Monkeys – R U Mine (“AM”)
The Record Company – Roll Bones (“Feels So Good”)
We Are Scientists – Dumb Luck (“Business Casual”)
The Head and The Heart – Shake (“Let’s Be Still”)
Of Montreal – Belle Glade Missionaries (“Lousy With Sylvianbriar”)
Trapdoor Social – Old Wings (Advance of new album for Homeboy campaign)
San Fermin – Sonsick (San Fermin)
Albert Hammond, Jr. – Cooker Ship (“AHJ”)
Los Campesinos – Avocado, Baby (“No Blues”)
Holy Ghost – Bridge and Tunnel (“Dynamics”)
Jake Bugg – What Doesn’t Kill You (“Shangri-La”)
Parquet Courts – You’ve Got Me Wondering Now (“Tally All the Things…”)
Cage the Elephant f/ Allison Mosshart – It’s Just Forever (“Melophobia”)
The Orwells – Dirty Sheets (Single)