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Top 50 Albums of 2011 40-36

We all love lists, and we all love sarcasm.  Though, I think its important to reflect upon the last year of music, I’m going to do so through the use of a list.  It was a fantastic year full of awesome albums, and I’m going to count down a bunch of my favorites, and give you something to listen to while reading. 40. Floating Action – Desert Etiquette Floating Action – Rincon The dusty, jangly Desert Etiquette is Floating Action’s second release. The album has a great old feeling, its style is rather distinguishably indistinguishable, with elements of many styles,…

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Cover Music | Mayer Hawthorne – Mr. Blue Sky (ELO)

Mayer Hawthorne – Mr Blue Sky (ELO Cover) Mayer Hawthorne, is releasing his six-track Impressions covers EP online this week. It includes this fantastic version of ELO’s Mr. Blue Sky.  He recorded this cover of ELO’s “Mr. Blue Sky” “… live, in one take, in a tiny makeshift tent, at a festival.  The song is one of my absolute favorite ELO tracks… and just one of those tracks that I’ve always loved to hear. Connect with Mayer Hawthorne Twitter | Myspace | Facebook | Website

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On Tour | Mayer Hawthorne, The Heavy

After his breakout in 2009, throwback soul singer Mayer Hawthorne is on a national tour with backing band The County, and headed our way.  Mayer’s sound is an authentic brand of neo-soul that proves his Motown background, which is exemplified in his popular debut A Strange Arrangement, which quickly became one of my favorite albums of the last two years. Though he played almost all of the instruments on the album, Mayer is accompanied on the road by The County, a full backing band that tactfully fleshes out Mayer’s compositions in person. Mayer Hawthorne & The County are joined by The Heavy…

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