Bittersweet Melody (Music)
Wed Dec 29th 2010 5.00am–7.00am
R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links
Time zone: central
Jamey Johnson “California Riots”
from The Guitar Song (Mercury 2010) N —Considered country, I'd never heard Jamey Johnson until this year when he put out his 3rd album, a double album featuring a white and a black side. Great album coming in at #26. This song features vocal help from Bill Anderson.
Teenage Fanclub “Shock and Awe”
from Shadows CD Album (Merge 2010) N —Halfway there, at #20 comes this incredibly influential Scottish band who were putting out straight ahead rock and roll in the early 90's when grunge was it. They came through that period and still are putting out great music today.
Best Coast “Crazy for You” CD Album (Mexican Summer www.mexicansummer.com 2010) N —At #19 and only 23 years old, Bethany Cosentino wrote these songs immediately after returning to California after trying college on the east coast. Direct, some would say simple, lyrics about love, lost or found with modern day surfer sounds.
Glossary “Lonely is a Town”
from Feral Fire (Rebel Group www.therebelgroup.com 2010) N —At #16 comes Glossary, an unheralded Tennessee band who put out their 5th studio album early this year. Their 4th album as well as solo offerings by the two leaders of the band are available free on their website. All three are great. Check them out!
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