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My Top 10 Albums: 2013

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1. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City

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2. Willy Mason – Carry On

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3. Lucius – Wildewoman

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4. The Lone Bellow – The Lone Bellow

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5. Laura Marling Once I Was An Eagle

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6. Paul McCartney – New

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7. Neko Case – The Worse Things Get…

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8. The Civil Wars – The Civil Wars

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9. The Milk Carton Kids – The Ash & Clay

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10. The Head And The Heart – Let’s Be Still

These were my favorites of a really solid year of music! It was tough to pick this top 10.

Vampire Weekend in the #1 spot is likely no surprise to you if you know me or read this blog. To me, there was no competition there. If you haven’t heard Modern Vampires of the City, try sitting down for a listen sometime, with an open mind. It saddens me that hype or reputation can sometimes turn people off of a band altogether, without a single note of the music being heard.

A big huge THANK YOU to everyone who reads this blog, leaves comments, likes posts, etc.

I really appreciate you! I hope I helped you discover something new in 2013…here’s to another year of great music!

Happy New Year!
Jess

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Best Of 2013: Laura Marling

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Once I Was An Eagle

Laura Marling makes very raw music that is sometimes uncomfortably sad or honest, making for stunning songs that are easy for me to make a connection with. Her latest release is sure to be high on my year-end list…

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“Breathe”

Tonight on mvyradio, I’ll feature Laura Marling’s album Once I Was An Eagle in its entirety. I have to say, I’ve not heard such a beautiful album in a very very long time. Sitting and listening to this record while reading the lyrics, I went through so many emotions and came close to tears many times. It’s an incredibly powerful piece of art, and I hope you can join me to listen at 9PM – mvyradio.com

We are beyond excited to welcome Laura Marling to the Vineyard for a Friends Of mvyradio benefit performance – Sunday, September 1st at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. Get your tickets here – FriendsOfmvyradio.org

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“Master Hunter”

Here’s another single from Laura Marling’s forthcoming album…I can’t quite express how excited I am to have this CD in my hands! Once I Was An Eagle comes out May 28th.

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“Where Can I Go?”

Although 2011’s A Creature I Don’t Know was her 3rd album, it was how I was introduced to English folk singer Laura Marling. Now I’m completely floored by this new single from her forthcoming release, Once I Was An Eagle.

I’m VERY excited to hear more…I’ve always loved Marling’s Joni Mitchell-esque style and here it’s beautifully subdued at first and almost reminds me of Tracy Chapman. Then of course the track’s energy builds (as she does so brilliantly), and I’m left wanting to hit PLAY again and again.

Laura Marling

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Song Of The Day

Joni Mitchell – “You Turn Me On I’m A Radio”

It’s pretty fitting to post this a day after a Laura Marling post, since she’s a great young artist who is no doubt very influenced by Joni Mitchell. The words of this tune are so damn good and I’m obviously even more psyched on all the radio metaphors since I’m a DJ. Add in some harmonica and I’m so in love with this song.

“If your head says forget it, but your heart’s still smoking…call me at the station, the lines are open”

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Lyric Of The Week

Laura Marling – “Sophia”

The building of energy in this song never fails to give me goosebumps. I love all the words, but these lines especially resonate with me… she says them just as the tune approaches that dramatic dynamic change:

“Sometimes I sit, sometimes I stare
Sometimes they look and sometimes I don’t care
Rarely I weep, sometimes I must
I’m wounded by dust”

Laura Marling

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