Tag Archives: Beth Orton

Favorite Singles 2016

My ten favorite songs for 2016. My only rule is they had to be released as singles.   My apologies to Beyoncé and Rihanna but since I’m an old guy I went outside the Top 40 and went for those NPR type songs.  FYI-Formation and Work were definite highlights from this year. I’m still a melody guy […]

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2 For 2uesday

When I first heard this song, I thought it might be something new from The Jayhawks.  It turned out to be Robert Ellis.  Americana music seems to be downbeat and focuses on the downtrodden.  That has it’s place, but it’s refreshing to hear an unabashed and powerful love song in this format.  Pre-order his album […]

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Free Music Friday: Christmas edition

The holidays are here, which brings plenty of opportunity to hear those holiday classics that you know so well.   Well here are 2 1/2 hours of holiday classics sung by artists you may (Liz Phair, Brandi Carlile, Beth Orton, Yoko Ono with Flaming Lips) or may not (This Is The Kit, Ruby Jane, Hero Fisher) […]

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Favorite Albums 2012

Well I seem to be in the minority now but I still love the album.  I guess that’s why all my favorites this year reminded me of past artists’ work.    Here’s my list of favorites in no particular order: Frank Ocean Channel Orange – It feels like Prince wrote a love letter to the […]

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New Music Tuesday

I’m so happy to welcome back two women that have been missing from the musical landscape for a long time. Beth Orton’s last album came out in 2006 and she seems to acknowledge the fact in her opening song on her new album, Sugaring Season: “Magpie, Magpie, I stand here watching the world go by I […]

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Free Music Friday

Sub Pop Records has been on a tear lately releasing some great music and now you can sample the likes of Father John Misty, Beach House and Beachwood Sparks with their latest sampler.  Click on the photo to get the music. Anti- Records also has a tremendous roster including new music from Beth Orton, Glen […]

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