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DJ Gary Calamar’s Top Albums of 2014

Posted December 21, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 295 views]
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1

Ryan Adams
“Ryan Adams”

2

Courtney Barnett
“The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas”

3

Beck
“Morning Phase”

4

Damien Jurado
“Brothers and Sisters of The Eternal Sun”

5

Jenny Lewis
“The Voyager”

6

New Pornographers
“Brill Bruisers”

7

Real Estate
“Atlas”

8

Warpaint
“Warpaint”

9

Wye Oak
“Shriek”

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MBE Producer Ariana Morgenstern’s Top Albums of 2014

Posted December 17, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 956 views]
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1 The New Basement Tapes — Lost on the River
2 Puss n Boots — No Fools, No Fun
3 My Brightest Diamond — This is My Hand
4 Warpaint — Warpaint

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Best Albums of 2014 (So Far) by Anne Litt

Posted July 5, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 3,353 views]
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Editor’s Note: If you have time over the holiday weekend to catch up on some jams, here is where you should start!
These are in no particular order. 

Curtis Harding – “Soul Power”
The first time I heard the funky soul of “Keep On Shining” my eyes and ears widened. As I dug deeper into the “Soul Power”, the sounds of rock, surf and psychedelics …

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Primavera Sound Festival: Arcade Fire, Disclosure, St. Vincent

Posted May 30, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 2,493 views]
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For years I’ve been hearing that Primavera Sound is one of the best festivals in the world.
Consequence of Sound deemed it one of the best on Europe recently, giving them bonus points for having a consistently eclectic lineup, while maintaining a boutique vibe.
Sharing a headliner with Coachella (Arcade Fire), there’s no doubt it’s a major festival.
But running into Win Butler the night before they …

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Jessy Lanza, Dan Croll, The War on Drugs and More on KCRW This Week

Posted March 31, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,170 views]
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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Tuesday, April 1, Jessy Lanza made a splash with her debut in 2013, which ended up on several KCRW DJ top 10 lists. Her electro R&B is simple yet captivating and we’ll hear it live on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Thursday, April 3, Liverpool’s Dan Croll has been steadily releasing great pop songs for …

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LA Artists to Watch in 2014

Posted February 18, 2014 by | 2 Comments | 5,369 views]
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I can tell already it’s going to be a good year for LA music and we have a front row seat!
First off, it must be mentioned that Beck has created one of his best albums yet with “Morning Phase” and current LA resident Greg Dulli has announced The Afghan Whigs will be releasing a new full length in April, their first in 16 years!
But …

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KCRW’s Top 25 Most Played Songs For the Week of 02/10/2014

Posted February 13, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 2,420 views]
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Broken Bells – “After The Disco”
After the Disco is the second album from the indie rock duo (The Shins’ James Mercer and Danger Mouse’s Brian Burton).

2

Beck
“Morning Phase”
Morning Phase is the upcoming twelfth studio album by American musician.

3

Warpaint
“Warpaint”
Warpaint is the latest release from the Los Angeles indie rock band.

4

Future Islands
“Singles”
Singles is the fourthcoming album from the Baltimore based synthpop band.

5

Damon Albarn
“Everyday Robots”

Everyday Robots is the upcoming solo debut album …

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KCRW’s Top 25 Most Played Songs For The Week 2/3/2014

Posted February 6, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,938 views]
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Beck – “Morning Phase”
Morning Phase is the upcoming twelfth studio album by American musician.

2

Warpaint
“Warpaint”
Warpaint is the latest release from the Los Angeles indie rock band.

3

Mr. Little Jeans
“Pocketknife”
Pocketknife is the debut album from the Norway native aka Monica Birkenes.

4

Nick Waterhouse
“Holly”
Holly is the fourthcoming Ep from the Los Angeles singer, songwriter, and record producer.

5

Mayer Hawthorne
“Where Does This Door Go”
Where Does This Door Go is the third studio album by …

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KCRW’s Top 25 Most Played Songs For The Week 01/27/2014

Posted January 30, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,594 views]
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Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – “Give The People What They Want”
Give the People What They Want is the fifth album by the American funk/soul band signed to Daptone Records.

2

Nick Waterhouse
“Holly”
Holly is the fourthcoming Ep from the Los Angeles singer, songwriter, and record producer.

3

Blood Orange
“Cupid Deluxe”
Cupid Deluxe is the second album by British singer, songwriter and composer Dev Hynes as Blood Orange, and is the follow up to …

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Top 10 Most Anticipated Releases of 2014 by Eric J Lawrence

Posted January 16, 2014 by | 4 Comments | 2,274 views]
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Now that the dust has settled from the holidays and we’ve all collectively picked over 2013’s music offerings in search of our Top 10 Favorite Records of the Year, etc., we can all take a big breath and survey the field for our next new favorite records. But the list-making urge is strong, so to help feed the beast one final time, here are …

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