Hang Loose- Alabama Shakes

The aptly named Alabama Shakes serve up a lighthearted blend of blues-inspired roots rock and touch of soul that harken back to The Band, Janis Joplin, Wilson Pickett, The Allman Brothers, and the like. From the first riffs, “Hang Loose” verges on an almost country, gospel-esque medley, with infectious Joplin-like vocals that doesn’t leave one lacking. No, they’re not … [Read more...]

Green Garden – Laura Mvula

I may be late to the party, but Laura Mvula is certainly all that she has been hyped to be. Green Garden has me belting out Soul hooks like there's no tomorrow. … [Read more...]

Overgrown – James Blake

After the mercury music nominated success of his debut album, mood-step poster-boy James Blake is back with his second offering 'Overgrown'. … [Read more...]

Your Easy Lovin’ Ain’t Pleasin’ Nothin’ – Mayer Hawthorne

Yes there may be about 8000 apostrophes in that song title, but Mayer is back to the blog for some old school stuff off his 2009 album, and he's keeping it funky as ever. … [Read more...]

Silent Night – Elvis Presley

This is no fresh off the bat, this is some good old fashioned, classic Christmas music. The King always has a special place in my musical heart, and here he is crooning away. … [Read more...]