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30 Best Songs Of 2014 (So Far)

July 8th, 2014 8:00pm EDT
30 Best Songs Of 2014 (So Far)
2014 has delivered a wealth of exceptional new songs. Some songs truly captivate with their songwriting, while others are ‘records’ which standout because of their sound. Choosing only 30 songs out of a sea filed with truly terrific songs is difficult; this list provides 30 of the best songs from January through June 2014.

1) Sam Smith, "Stay With Me"

from In the Lonely Hour

Maybe he’s ‘too emotional’ and 'sucks at one-night stands' as he sings, but Sam Smith can definitely sing – that’s the understatement of the year. The soaring, highly relatable “Stay With Me” exemplifies Smith’...
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Sounds for Summer: 'Swimming Pool Blues' Miniature Tigers

June 28th, 2014 10:00am EDT
Miniature tigers : Cruel Runnings
Summer is finally here, and it's the perfect time of year for road trips, backyard parties, and any number of other events that require music, or at least are made better with it.

In order to perfectly soundtrack these events, this weekly article will feature a song that perfectly fits the season in one way or another.

What better way to kick off this series than with a strong contender for pop song of 2014, "Swimming Pool Blues" by Miniature Tigers, a song that is so Summery it practically smells like salt water.

The song begins with a simple acoustic guitar and drums, and then heats ...
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Robin Thicke Begs In 'Get Her Back' Music Video

June 23rd, 2014 2:59pm EDT
Paula Patton and Robin Thicke
Robin Thicke isn't hiding anything in the music video for Get Her Back, a not-so-subtle plea for a reunion with his estranged wife Paula Patton.

During the music video, text messages between two parties (representing Patton and Thicke) appear on the screen. “Paula” writes things such as "I kept trying to warn you you were pushing me too far," and, "You drink too much. You embarrassed me." Responses from Robin include "I hate myself," and, "I wrote a whole album about you." Robin's upcoming album is titled Paula.

The song is pretty catchy, despite the depressing topic. It features a funk...
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Maroon 5's 'Maps' Shows That There Is No Hope Left For The Band

June 21st, 2014 2:00pm EDT
Maroon 5
A long time ago, a band emerged from sunny Los Angeles, California with one of the best pop debut records in recent memory. That record was called "Songs About Jane" and it featured a plethora of radio hits that were both instanly memorable and also instantly replayable.

That band's name is Maroon 5, and "Songs About Jane" skyrocketed them and their charismatic leader Adam Levine to instant stardom. Their music, however, seemed to travel in the exact opposite direction of their fame, and every attempt to follow "Songs About Jane" has ended with less than superb results.

Then came "Overexp...
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10 Great 80's Guilty Pleasure Songs

June 21st, 2014 12:00pm EDT
Loverboy
The 80's are back in style, for better or for worst, and few things define the genre quite as well as its music. The 80's was probably as a decade responsible for more cheesy pop classics than any other combined, and while some were truly great and classic (see anything from Paul Simon's "Graceland") much of it falls firmly in the "so bad it's good" category.

Here are ten songs that are undeniably catchy but you wouldn't want to admit to enjoying:

10. "All Night Long" Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie had struck radio gold many times in the 1970's, but he saved his most memorable hit for ...
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Alternative Music Spotlight - St. Lucia

June 19th, 2014 1:32pm EDT
Alternative Music Spotlight - St. Lucia
While there is certainly no shortage of 80's inspired synth pop bands out there at the moment, few are as brilliant and purely enjoyable as St. Lucia, the stage name and band of South African pop wizard Jean-Philip Grobler.

The band's masterful self-titled record is filled with tracks that pay tribute to Grobler's Afro-pop heritage, and brings to mind 80's afro influenced pop records by greats like Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel, and Sting.

Every chorus is massive, and tracks such as "The Way You Remember Me" and "Closer Than This" are sublime, filled with pulsing drums, huge harmonized choru...
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Exclusive Video: Peace Mercutio - "Say Something" (A Great Big World rock cover)

June 18th, 2014 10:06pm EDT
If you've ever wondered what A Great Big World's piano ballad "Say Something" would sound with a full band - the fine folks in Peace Mercutio entered the studio to record a live video of the track. If you like the cover, you can download it right now for FREE just by joining the bands mailing address at www.peacemercutio.com.

You can also download the bands music for free over at www.peacemercutio.bandcamp.com.
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OK Go’s ‘The Writing's On The Wall’ Is 4 Minutes Of Optical Illusions

June 18th, 2014 2:53pm EDT
OK Go
OK Go, the boys behind the treadmill music video Here It Goes Again, is once more promoting their music with a very unique video.

The band, who has dazzled us with viral videos involving Muppets and dogs, has put on a four-minute show of optical illusions featuring themselves. Throughout the video for Writing's On the Wall, they walk through odd constructions until they basically disappear or transform entirely – without the use of computer graphics.

What’s more, the entire video is a single panning shot, just like their canine-based video White Knuckles, which has been watched over 16 ...
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Song of the Day: 'Brill Bruisers' - The New Pornographers

June 12th, 2014 10:22am EDT
Song of the Day: 'Brill Bruisers' - The New Pornographers
Indie's greatest super group has finally returned after a long four year absence from the world, and "Brill Bruisers" is the perfect reminder of why the Canadian band "The New Pornographers" does power pop better than anyone else, period.

The track is filled with all of the signature AC Newman tricks, loud, brash guitar parts, intricately layered harmonies, and easily one of the catchiest choruses featured in a song this year.

Neko Case, Dan Bejar, and the whole of the group are also involved in this record, but it's clear that once again Newman is at the helm, and "Brill Bruisers" pro...
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Puff Daddy Is King Of The North In 'Game Of Thrones'-Inspired Music Video

June 11th, 2014 5:01pm EDT
Puffy Daddy
Puff Daddy is hopping on the Game of Thrones hype train with his latest music video, "I Want The Love."

The video, featuring fellow rapper Meek Mill, takes place "in the Swiss Alps" - but it might as well be Winterfell. There, he hangs out with dire... huskies, sits on an Iron Throne of sorts, and cavorts with women we'd describe as Wildlings.

Warning: Profane Language

Perhaps Puffy is underhandedly seeking an appearance on the hit HBO series. After all, Coldplay's drummer Will Champion and Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody had cameos in the show.

Outside of the Thrones references, its a b...
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