I Know What I Am – Band of Skulls

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A chugging anthem that feels like a cyclone and a dark alley. The two singers talk about cutting their teeth, being in debt and getting caught up in that head-spinning machine of having strangers assuming they know things about you … Continued

Always Love – Nada Surf

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Always Love offers a simple sentiment and acoustic guitars that unsurprisingly build into chunky power-pop. Caws isn’t just childishly mouthing something he’s overheard. He’s coming to terms with a voice he’s ignored. The guitars feed through with more power and … Continued

Right Hand On My Heart – The Whigs

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The Whigs’ Parker Gispert channels My Morning Jacket’s Jim James and takes his satin tone to a sandpaper surface. The kick-drum jabs and the cymbals sting, but the sucker punch is the wall of guitars — bright, triumphant, and yet … Continued

Skyrocket – The Murlocs

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Inspiring, motivating lyrics, commanding vocals, and a bright, rollicking melody that keeps building momentum and energy. Skyrocket is a constant reminder to keep on rolling with the punches, despite the bumps in the road. It’s accentuated with an affirmation in … Continued

Guilty – Bonnie Raitt

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A unique interpretation of a Randy Newman song about two things well known to have been problems in Raitt’s life: drinking and drugs. The music is structured like a ’60s soul ballad Otis Redding might have sung. Raitt can’t sear … Continued

Glasgow – Jessie Buckley

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‘Glasgow’ provides the musical cornerstone of the universally acclaimed film Wild Rose and is performed by Jessie Buckley with enormous passion, sincerity and genuine vocal prowess. Jessie Buckley: https://www.last.fm/music/Jessie+Buckley

155 – +44

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Catchy song that’s more techno than blink-182’s style. It’s poppy, but it’s got the right hook. +44: https://www.last.fm/music/%252B44