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


Free Mp3s feat. Broadway Stars

By: Brn

Songwriting team Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk have released a new collection of their songs on Bandcamp. Performers include Rent‘s Anthony Rapp and Andy Mentius late of NBC’s Smash and soon to appear on CW’s The Flash. Laura Osnes (wonderful in the recent Bonnie and Clyde musical) sings “Say the Word,” an earlier version of which by Vienna Teng is available here.


Gravity/Run to You Mashup Cover

By: Brn

We in the Muruch household have been long-time fans of the Sara Bareilles song “Gravity” and her acapella Sonos duet. So I was excited about this new cover of the song arranged as a mashup with “Run to You” by Pentatonix. The impeccable vocal of Natalie Weiss makes this one of my favorite performances of the year. Arranger Jonathan Reid Gealt has assembled some of Boadway’s best voices to assist and the blend is glorious. The group consists of Weiss, Gealt, Zak Resnik, James Bilodeau, Jason Gotay and Laura Osnes – I hope this is the first of many offerings from them.


Jennifer Lawrence: The Hanging Tree

Actress Jennifer Lawrence sings “The Hanging Tree,” a song written by composer James Newtown Howard and arranged by The Lumineers for Lorde-curated soundtrack of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. I’m not into the HG series myself, but the music’s good and Lawrence can sing as well as she acts.



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TG Lurgan: New Gaelic Pop Covers

By: Brn

You can download several new covers in Gaelic by TG Lurgan at Bandcamp. My favorites are Vance Joy’s “Riptide” and Kodaline’s “Love Like This”…