Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Last Love Mix I Will Ever Make (December 2011)

Side A
01. First Person by Jenny Owen Youngs
02. Fool for You Baby (Dom Dom Dippy) by New York Dolls
03. Can't Stop (feat. Snoop Dogg) by Mayer Hawthorne
04. Relation by Hepcat
05. Lifeboat by Lovage
06. Say That You Love Me by Loudon Wainwright III
07. Always on My Mind (London Version) by Phantom Planet

Side B
01. Angel Eyes by Roxy Music
02. I Can See Your Future by Belle & Sebastian
03. I'm the Man Who Loves You by Wilco
04. Sunshine (feat. Father Guido Sarducci, Josh Haden, Money Mark, Paula Frazer & Sean Lennon) by Handsome Boy Modeling School
05. I'll Be You Man by The Elected
06. Watch the Sunrise by Big Star
07. If You're Into It by Flight of the Conchords

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A December To Remember To Visit Your Record Store

While it may be the end of the year, December is still filled with some excellent new releases, especially on the first Tuesday alone. This month sees new releases from Charlotte Gainsbourg, Robin Thicke, The Black Keys and a box set from Rammstein. There is even a DVD/Blu-ray release of Glee: The Concert for the gleeks (is that what they are called...sure, why not) in your home. Finally, this month features rare and the last recorded tracks from Amy Winehouse. All in all, December features a wide variety of new releases to celebrate the holiday season..

Friday, December 2, 2011

Another Year...Another Grammy Awards

The nominees for the 54th annual Grammy Awards were announced yesterday. While certain categories (classical, hip hop/rap, r&b and rock) have been restructured and there are a few confusing selections (Bon Iver for Best New Artist...in 2011 as if the critically acclaimed, Peter Gabriel covering debut album never existed three years ago), overall, I am okay with these selections. Yes, the list is very safe and, mostly, obvious which I complained about last year. This year, however, I am okay with the safe, predictable choices and pleasantly surprised by a few interesting choices (Skrillex, Beats, Rhymes and Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest).