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The Current Rotation: Is it Spring Yet?

GLENN MILLER SERENADEMoonlight Serenade ◊ Glenn MillerLINDA PERHACSChimacum Rain ◊ Linda PerhacsANE BRUN TRUE COLORSTrue Colors ◊ Ane BrunBECK SEA CHANGELost Cause ◊ BeckVAMPIRE WEEKEND IM GOING DOWNI’m Going Down ◊ Vampire Weekend

 

The Current Rotation: VDAY

BORKEN BELLS LEAVE IT ALONELeave it Alone ♥ Broken BellsDIVINYLS TOUCH MYSELFI Touch Myself ♥ The DivinylsSORTA FAIRYTALE TORI AMOSA Sorta Fairytale ♥ Tori AmosSTEREOPHONICSI Miss You Now ♥ StereophonicsHEARTBEATS JOSE GONZALEZHeartbeats ♥ José GonzálezLOVE WILL TEAR US APARTLove Will Tear Us Apart ♥ Joy Division

The Current Rotation: Flurries

]THE BETA BAND CHAMPION VERSIONSDry the Rain ∞ The Beta BandDISCLOSURE F FOR YOUF for You ∞ DisclosurePOLICA LAY YOUR CARDS OUTLay Your Cards Out ∞ PoliçaCHRIS CORNELL UNPLUGGED SWEDENBillie Jean ∞ Chris CornellBIG JOE WILLIAMSThis Little Light o’ Mine ∞ Big Joe Williams

The Current Rotation: Remember December

ALL THINGS ALL AT ONCEAll Things All at Once Δ Tired PonyROSE ROYCEYou’re A Winner Δ Rose RoyceLUSCIOUS JACKSONNaked Eye Δ Luscious JacksonBUZZCUT SEASON LORDEBuzzcut Season Δ LordePEANUTS BAND

The Current Rotation: Thanksgiving Edition

THANKSGIVING MOON DM STITHThanksgiving Moon × DM StithMASSIVE ATTACK BLUE LINESBe Thankful for What You’ve Got × Massive AttackEWF GRATITUDEGratitude  × Earth, Wind & FireJOHNNY CASHThanksgiving Prayer × Johnny CashOINGO BOINGO GHGratitude × Oingo BoingoJOAN BAEZGracias a la Vida × Joan Baez

The Current Rotation: Farewell October

 AWOL NATION SAILSail • AWOLNATION • DJ Slink’s remix + Dubstep remixDANCE HALL DAYSDance Hall Days • Wang ChungKANYE WEST ALL FALLS DOWNAll Falls Down • Kanye WestLORDE ROYALSRoyals • Lorde (I fruitlessly tried to resist, but I’m not made of stone people.)NICKI BLUHMRavenous • Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers

PEARL JAM LIGHTENING BOLT

PendulumPearl Jam

The Current Rotation: Good-bye July

WHEN I WAS YOUR MANWhen I Was Your Man × Bruno Mars RIHANNA STAYStay × Rihanna (feat. Mikky Ekko)SAVAGESShut Up × SavagesMUDDY WATERS HONEY BEEHoney Bee × Muddy WatersGET DOWN

 

Listen. Read. Snack.

DAFT PUNK RANDOM ACCESS MEMORIESEven though sometimes listening to Daft Punk feels a like a serenade from an ATM machine, I admit that I must unabashedly break into car dance everytime I hear Instant Crush featuring Julian Casablancas from Random Access Memories. CAR DANCEG-sus, Meg Wolitzer turns a memorable and meaty phrase in The InterestingsMEG WOLITZERFLAX4LIFE MUFFSWho doesn’t love a muffy in the morning?  These tough muffs look like something geriatrics eat to stay regular, but I love these hearty, rib-sticking, omega-filled Flax4Life Blueberry Flax Muffins.  Unlike most commercial baked goods, these not-too-sweet slow burners will tied you over until lunch.FLAX4LIFE MUFFIN

 

Oh Yeezus

KANYE YEEZUSSo I’ve been listening to Yeezus for almost a week now.  Some people love it.  Some people hate it.  Some people just repeat opinions they hear on Pitchfork.  I’m not one of those people.  KANYE WEST YEEZUSTo succinctly summarize Kanye’s problem: he lacks credibility.  While lecturing us on materialism, he name checks Alexander Wang all while playing designer with his very own weak-ass ready-to-wear collection.  Kanye, you wish you were Alexander WangKanye, you wish you were Riccardo Tisci.  (Or you wish you were in Riccardo Tisci allegedly whatever.)  How can a man that is shamelessly reproducing with the Kueen of Konsumption lecture anyone?  Kanye maintains his trademark anger on this album, but on Yeezus it feels particularly misdirected.  For all his race-based indignation, I suspect the last time Kanye West felt legitimately persecuted is when Alber Elbaz had the good sense to deny his ass from the Lanvin show. KANYE WEST YEEZUS COVER ARTMy Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is a really incredible and incomparable record.  I don’t expect every record Kanye makes to eclipse BDTF, but Yeezus isn’t at all fun.  Kanye borrows from a somewhat diverse (if predictable) musical cannon ranging from Billie Holliday (vis-à-vis Nina Simone) to Charlie Wilson, but the vocal layering never quite gels.  It feels very mash-up and less integrative than his previous application of this well-worn technique.  KIM AND KANYEKanye fancies himself a pioneer and taste-maker, but his private and personal decisions of the last year prove he’s no visionary.  Yeezus ain’t all that innovative.  Kim is so over, and bathed in her low-budget, mainstream media-whore stank Kanye’s all but over too.KANYE LOVES PARIS

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