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DJ Anne Litt’s Top 10 Albums of 2014

Posted December 6, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 2,096 views]

1. Ty Segall – Manipulator (Drag City)
2. The War on Drugs – Lost In The Dream (Secretly Canadian)
3. The Acid – Liminal (Mute)
4. Elbow – The Take Off And Landing Of Everything (Concord)
5. Beck – Morning Phase (Capitol)

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Friday Free For All: Museum of Love + New Build Remixes + New Interpol

Posted December 5, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,726 views]

Museum of Love + New Build Remixes
Museum of Love’s eponymous debut album was one of my favorite albums of 2014.
Next Friday, they will make their LA debut at the Regent Theater as part of a co-headlining tour with New Build (a group lead by Hot Chip members Al Doyle and Felix Martin). If I didn’t have a radio shift that night, I’d totally be …

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RR’s Top 10 of 2014

Posted December 5, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,166 views]

As the editor of this Music Blog and as the staff member who forced all the DJs to choose their favorite records of the year (which is pretty much the hardest thing they do all year), I force myself to do it as well.
My picks are always the albums I genuinely listened to the most. When I need some musical accompaniment in my life, …

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KCRW’s Top 25 Most Played Albums For the Week of 12/1/2014

Posted December 5, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,055 views]

1.) TV On The Radio — “Seeds”
2.) Les Sins — “Michael”
3.) 2 Bears — “Night is Young”
4.) Ariel Pink — “Pom Pom”
5.) Flight Facilities — “Down To Earth”

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Ariel Kalma’s Harmonic Waves of Evolutionary Music

Posted December 4, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 988 views]

The dawning of synthesized sound gave birth to the impressionistic drone.
Informed by minimalism and the newly minted concept of ambient, one of the most fascinating and head tilting aspects of the history of electronic music is the endlessly vast catalog of what could simply be classified as New Age Music.
A vague but meaningful genre born at the crossroads of synthesis, home recording and post-hippie spirituality, New Age …

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Music Director Jason Bentley’s Top 10 Albums of 2014

Posted December 4, 2014 by | 5 Comments | 5,142 views]

1. Ray Lamontagne – “Supernova “
2. The War On Drugs – “Lost In The Dream”
3. Hozier – “Hozier”
4. Spoon – “They Want My Soul”
5. alt-J – “This Is All Yours”

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KCRW DJ’s Top Ranked Albums of 2014

Posted December 4, 2014 by | 5 Comments | 2,102 views]

We posted all of our DJ’s Top 10 Albums of 2014, but here is a quick rundown of the top ranked albums according to KCRW’s talented tastemakers.
After years of staying under the radar while releasing a series of excellent remixes and solid singles, Norwegian producer Todd Terje finally gave us a full length. Obviously it was worth the wait, as it made it on …

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From a Small Face to a Rolling Stone: Rock and Roll Legend Ian McLagan Passes

Posted December 3, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,190 views]

There are those artists who have made their way into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for their outstanding contributions as a member of one groundbreaking band.
And then there are those who get there by having dabbled in a number of note-worthy projects throughout their career.
That is the case of keyboardist Ian McLagan, who, we learned today, has died at the age of …

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RIP Ian McLagan

Posted December 3, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,467 views]
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I’m so sad to hear of the passing of Ian McLagan, keyboardist and founding member of the Small Faces, which evolved into supergroup The Faces, featuring fellow music luminaries Jeff Beck, Ronnie Lane, Ron Wood and frontman Rod Stewart.
With keys that cut straight to the heart, Ian McLagan is the entry point on one of my favorite songs, “Glad and Sorry”.

The Faces were a …

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Desert Sound Colony: Artist You Should Know

Posted December 3, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 845 views]

Back in October, without warning or much accompanying information, Brooklyn-based House label, run by Francis Harris and Anthony Collins, Scissor & Thread released a stunning 4 track EP by Desert Sound Colony.
Moody, downtempo grooves that occupy a new space between chill-out electronica and swirling indie psych rock.
“The Way I Began“ EP is immediately familiar but doesn’t quite sound exactly like anything else. The closest …

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