Feel Like Going Home (Music)
Wed Jan 15th 2014 7.00am–10.00am
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Lindi Ortega “Tin Star” (Last Gang Records Inc. 2013) —37. I really liked Lindi Ortega's album from a few years ago called "Cigarettes and Truck Stops." This one is even better. Now somebody bring her to St. Louis.
Billy Bragg “January Song”
from Tooth & Nail (Cooking Vinyl 2013) —35. This album showed up on a few best of lists, including DJ Rob Levy. Bragg's show at the Old Rock House was one of the most memorable of the year.
Gregory Porter “Movin'”
from Liquid Spirit (Blue Note 2013) —34. Bill Withers meets jazz Lou Rawls on this excellent release. Featuring Yosuke Sato and Tivon Pennicott, saxophones; Chip Crawford, piano; Aaron James, bass, Emanuel Harrold, drums.
Yo La Tengo “Is That Enough”
from Fade (Matador 2013) —24. The patent pending guitar tone of Ira meets a terrific string arrangement by Jeff Parker, beautifully recorded by John McEntire.
Grace Basement “Water Flowing Over a Mountain”
from Wheel Within A Wheel (Avonmore 2013) L —22. Not counting Son Volt's "Honky Tonk," this is pretty easily the most accomplished record to come out of St. Louis this year.
Caitlin Rose “Dallas (Radio Edit)”
from The Stand In (ATO 2013) —10. Somebody make her a star, or at least get more people out to her show next time she comes to St. Louis.
Mount Moriah “Those Girls”
from Miracle Temple (Merge 2013) —8. Heather McEntire is one of my favorite singers on the indie side of Americana or is that vice versa?
Mavis Staples “What Are They Doing In Heaven Today”
from One True Vine (Anti 2013) —6. Such a pleasure to see Mavis, live and charismatic, at the Blues and Heritage Fest this past year.
Dawes “Something In Common”
from Stories Don't End (HUB Records 2013) —5. This band put on my favorite show of 2013 at Off Broadway, and a record of well-told, quotidian stories.
Camera Obscura “Do It Again”
from Desire Lines (4AD 2013) —4. A truly great headphone record, as in you're missing the bongos on this track otherwise.
Jason Isbell “Songs That She Sang in the Shower”
from Southeastern (Thirty Tigers 2013) —1. No record this year had more extraordinary, powerful and inspiring songs than this one.
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