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Best of 2021 | Steve

This year has been something. Again. Thankfully, we saw the return of live music, albeit in a limited fashion. If this whole mess—and the tenuousness of not only every show but my comfort with attending those shows—has taught me anything, its that for far too long we as fans have taken for granted the lengths our favorite musicians go to, to allow us to enjoy their music in person. This past year they not only shouldered the load they normally did, they also put themselves and their families at risk to make our lives a better place to live. I…

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#HotTakes | Week of 08.16.21

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Survivor // Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Together // Alisa Amador Miles Away // The Money War Fine to Me // Pokey LaFarge Upcoming Boston Area Show: Saturday, November 13th @ Brighton Music Hall Feel Good // Ty Segall and Denée Segall Static // Eleanor Buckland Tip Toe // The Florets Stacking Chairs // Middle Kids Upcoming Boston Area Show: Sunday, September 19th @ The Sinclair Fictional California // Sufjan Stevens and Angelo Di Augustine As I Rise // Fruit Bats Sam // Sturgill Simpson Social…

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#HotTakes | Week of 04.26.21

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Kindred Spirit // Annie Keating AnnieKeatingNYC · 02 Kindred Spirit M3 01 – 27 – 21 16 441 Don’t Need Nothing // Aly & AJ Scratching At The Lid // Piroshka David (I Hope You Don’t Mind) // Cherry Pickles My Brother // ISLAND Paradise // Sturgill Simpson How Could I Ever Be Single Again? // The Deep Dark Woods “Root City” (Oakland Roots Sports Club Anthem) // Fantastic Negrito Songbird Revisited // Joe Bourdet The Lowlands // Beta Radio Rocky Trail // Kings of Convenience

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#HotTakes | Week of 10.12.20

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Redbull and Gasoline (Living for a Change) // Bryan Porter Hinkley Bryan Porter Hinkley · Redbull and Gasoline (Living for a Change) Dance in Place // CLAVVS Gold // Claud Tesfay // Witch Prophet All You Fascists Bound To Lose (featuring Rhiannon Giddens) // Resistance Revival Chorus Creature of Habit // Elizabeth Moen Sister Ivy // The Dead Tongues The Truth Will Always Find A Way // Coco Reilly No Champagne // Lo Talker I Don’t Mind // Sturgill Simpson Ain’t Nice // Viagra Boys Mighty Soul…

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2019 | Ryan’s Best Albums and EPs of the Year

Hear ye, Hear ye! The albums and EPs listed below are the best of the best, the icing on the cake that was 2019, selected from an overwhelming abundance of standout releases from the year. I want to thank each and every one of the musicians we have focused on here at the Music Savage blog and on The Music Savage Show from the bottom of my heart for creating music in 2019 that made this crazy year so much better! And now my friends, I present to you a song/video from each of my favorite albums & EPs of…

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#HotTakes | Week of 09.23.2019

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Rose // Hideout Round // Penelope Isles Upcoming Boston Area Show: Thursday, October 17th @ Great Scott Disconnect // Smoke Fairies Miserable // Alexander Biggs Confetti to the Hurricane // The Deer Happy Reunion // Colter Wall Last Man Standing // Sturgill Simpson I’ll Be Gone // The Milk Carton Kids hand solo // Marika Hackman Upcoming Boston Area Show: Friday, October 18th @ Great Scott

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#HotTakes | Week of 08.19.2019

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Equal In The Darkness // David Wax Museum Upcoming Boston Area Show: Album Release show TONIGHT! Friday, August 23rd @ Lizard Lounge Sing Along // Sturgill Simpson America (You’re Freaking Me Out) // The Menzingers Upcoming Boston Area Show: Saturday, December 7th @ House of Blues White Toyota Ranger // Jonah Tolchin Upcoming Boston Area Show: Wednesday, October 23rd @ Club Passim If You Just Didn’t Do it // that dog. If I Had You (Love Letter from a Padded Cell) // Kelly Hoppenjans What If I?…

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2016 | Steve’s Top Albums of the Year

It would be no exaggeration to say that this was a stormy year that was challenging for a lot of people on a lot of different levels. When these kinds of times are upon us, music is consistently there to help lift us, unite us, rally us and carry us through. 2016 certainly proved that to be true for me (yet again.) From the first week of January to the waning moments of the December, the albums on this list—along with probably a hundred others—gave me something to continually look forward to. I hope they did the same for you,…

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2016 | Ryan D’s Favorite Albums & Singles of the Year

It’s been a hell of a year! I mean that in the best and worst of ways for 2016. When everything around us fell apart we had some fantastic music to help see us through it all. There were so many amazing albums and singles released in 2016, which made the year more tolerable than it otherwise should have been. When all else fails at least we have music! You’ve read the rest now it’s time for the BEST! These albums listed below are simply highlights in a standout crowd of bands and musicians that made ’16 a great year for…