Muruch’s Weekly Playlist, 12-19-14

What I’ve been listening to this week…

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Carolina Chocolate Drops’ Rhiannon Giddens Goes Solo

This is what 2015 will sound like. Carolina Chocolate Drops’ singer-songwriter Rhiannon Giddens will release her debut solo album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, on Februay 15th. You can stream the album in its entirety via Spotify below…

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Rhiannon Giddens Official Site

Laura’s Top Albums of 2014

Guest Post By: Laura

Laura’s Top 25 Albums of 2014:

25. Mary Lambert: Heart on My Sleeve

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24. The Gaslight Anthem: Get Hurt

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23. Jamie T: Carry On the Grudge

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22. Ed Sheeran: X

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21. John Newman: Tribute

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20. Against Me!: Transgender Dysphoria Blues

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19. Shakey Graves: And the War Came

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18. July Talk: Guns & Ammunition

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17. James Bay: Let It Go

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16. You + Me: Rose Avenue

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15. Spoon: They Want My Soul

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14. FKA Twigs: LP1

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13. Johnny Marr: Playland

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12. Cold Specks: Neuroplasticity

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11. St. Vincent: St. Vincent

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10. Neon Trees: Pop Psychology

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9. Banks: Goddess

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8. Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways

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7. Counting Crows: Somewhere Under Neverland

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6. First Aid Kit: Stay Gold

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5. Damien Rice: My Favourite Faded Fantasy

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4. Hozier: Hozier

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3. Jack White: Lazaretto

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2. Jenny Lewis: The Voyager

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1. Ryan Adams: Ryan Adams

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Read more of Laura’s reviews at her music blog Lyrique Discorde

*all mp3s, streams & videos uploaded by & posted w/ permission of artists, labels and/or their PR reps

Throwback Thursday: “Independence Day” by Martina McBride

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Brandi Carlile: New Album Announcement & Song “The Eye” !

Brandi Carlile just announced the forthcoming release of her fifth studio album. The Firewatcher’s Daughter will be released via ATO Records on March 3, 2015. The exquisite first single, “The Eye,” finds Brandi reigning in her extraordinarily big voice for gentler, sun-drenched, pop-folk harmonies.

The Firewatcher’s Daughter’s track list:

1 Wherever Is Your Heart
2 The Eye
3 The Things I Regret
4 Mainstream Kid
5 Beginning To Feel The Years
6 Wilder (We’re Chained)
7 Blood Muscle Skin & Bone
8 I Belong To You
9 Alibi
10 The Stranger At My Door
11 Heroes And Songs
12 Murder In The City

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