Tag Archives: #MusicMonday

#MusicMonday: The Head and the Heart

Every Monday morning. Music so good, it must be shared. 

This week: “Down in The Valley” — The Head and the Heart, off their self-titled debut album

 

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#MusicMonday: K’naan

Every Monday morning. Music so good, it must be shared. 

This week: “Hurt Me Tomorrow” — K’naan, off the album “Country, God or the Girl

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#MusicMonday: Macklemore

Every Monday morning. Music so good, it must be shared. 

This week: “Same Love” — Macklemore, the Seattle rapper, and producer Ryan Lewis, featuring Mary Lambert. 

The song can be found on Macklemore’s latest album — “The Heist” — and, yes, the name pays homage to former Mariners infielder Mark McLemore.

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#MusicMonday: Jason Lytle

Every Monday morning. Music so good, it must be shared. 

This week: “Dept. of Disappearance” — Jason Lytle, former frontman of ‘Grandaddy‘, off his 2012  album of the same name

[via All Songs’ fall music preview]

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#MusicMonday: Bruce Springsteen

Every Monday morning. Music so good, it must be shared. 

This week: “For You” — Bruce Springsteen, off his 1973 debut album, Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.”.

“Born to Run” turned 37 last week. The Boss turns 63 next month, just a few weeks before he comes to Kansas City for his first show in four years. And this song, later covered and remembered mostly as a Manfred Mann song, was recorded by Springsteen 40 years ago. Even today, it still feels cool.

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#MusicMonday: Mumford & Sons

Every Monday morning. Music so good… it must be shared.

This week: “I Will Wait” — Mumford & Sons, off their new, yet-to-be released album, “Babel”.

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Well, Mumford & Sons, the British folk/roots/stringy quartet, is just about six weeks away from releasing its sophomore album in America, and last week they revved up the hype machine by releasing this rollicking, “Let’s Go Run in a Field!” track that immediately generated all sorts of feedback in certain pockets of the internet.

On first listen, the song hits all the right spots.

And maybe that’s the thing: If I had to imagine what a new Mumford & Sons song would sound like, “I’ll Will Wait” would be more or less the exact song that I invented in my head. And I’m not sure that’s a good thing.

This is hardly an original thought, of course, but it feels true. The song is everything you want, from the banjo-filled everything, to the crescendo-building chorus, to the tent-revival lyrics.

But there’s also the feeling that you’re being sold something you already bought. Some folks have already proved that it’s pretty easy to rip off (and commercialize) this sound — yea, Phillip, you… — and maybe this just adds to the feeling that Mumford, for all its imagery about running and moving and criss-crossing the country via train, is having a pretty tough time figuring where to go. — Rustin Dodd

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#MusicMonday: Arcade Fire

Every Monday morning. Music so good… it must be shared.

This week: “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” — Arcade Fire, covering Cyndi Lauper

(And when you’re done with the video, stay for the entire, ridiculous playlist, including some scenes (!!!) from the 80s movie starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Helen Hunt, Jonathan Silverman and Shannen Doherty.)

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#MusicMonday: Noah and The Whale

Every Monday morning. Music so good… it must be shared.

This week: “2 Atoms in a Molecule” — Noah and The Whale, off the album, Peaceful, the World Lays Me Down”
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#MusicMonday: The Thermals

Every Monday morning. Music so good… it must be shared.

This week: “Back to Gray” — The Thermals, off the album, “More Parts per Million”  
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#MusicMonday: Weezer

Every Monday morning. Music so good… it must be shared.

This week: “Undone (The Sweater Song)” — Weezer, live on the John Stewart Show
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