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Have You Heard / Juana Molina

Do you want to relax after a long day at work? Be auditorily comforted, soothed, massaged into a stress-less, care-free state? Do you want to close your eyes and see sweet little cherubim circling your head, sprinkling you with love and kindness? Me too. Which is why I listen to Juana Molina. Her music is pure, marvelous, blissed-out South American magic. I suggest starting with albums Segundo or Son.



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Have You Heard / Mos Def, The Ecstatic

The Ecstatic

As much as I dislike their reviewers for so thoroughly panning The Mars Volta, I now mention that Pitchfork gave  The Ecstatic  an 8.0, which I understand is quite excellent, and awarded it their “best new music” sticker. Check it out at Grooveshark first before buying from a friendly local retailer.

This album is great. It’s seriousness comes through via a crowd-pleasing eccentricity, and each song has an irresistible hook. I’ve got it on repeat, and have rekindled the crush I had on Mos Def after his video with Alicia Keys came out in, what…2003? I feel old.

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The Only List That Matters Right Now

Thank you to The FADER, for offering a break from all the dumb year-end lists bubbling up in cyberspace.

HERE you can read and learn and be entertained.

My favorite?

Kanye West

As with many things in life, it involves ‘Ye:

29 Creative Uses of Spelling on Kanye West’s Twitter, Ranked According to Length
29. Yoo
28. Yooo
27. Yoooo
26. Uuuum
25. Crazeee
24. Stuuupid
23. Daaaamn
22. Daaaaamn
21. Uuuuuuuuh
20. Poooowerrrrr
19. Greeeeeeat : (
18. Yoooooooooooo
17. Swiizzzzzzyyyy
16. Wooooooooooow
15. Uuuuuuuugghhhh
14. Praaadaaaaaaaaa
13. Wooooooooooooow
12. Loooooooooooooove
11. C’monnnnnnnnnnnnn
10. Gooooooooooooooose
9. Moooooonsteeeeeeeer
8. Wooooooooaaaaaahhhh
7. Crrrrraaaaaaaazeeeeeee
6. Wuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut
5. Wooooooooooooooooooow
4. Wuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut
3. Uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuum
2. Akwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaard

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