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Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Alone on the Rope

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NG’s songwriting clinic continues on “Alone on the Rope”. If Noel were a new artist every bloggerdude out there would be falling over themselves to content farm this shit. Perception is the game. Noel is old and Oasis aren’t cool. We love you Noel.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Alone on the Rope

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Rating 8.4

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10-03-11

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – I’d Pick You Every Time

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“I’d Pick You Every Time”, the b-side to NG’s “If I Had a Gun” single, continues Noel’s record with great b-sides that stretches back to the earliest days of Oasis. It’s often that Noel saves these more folkier divergences for the b-side. And the half-time, almost countrified (is that a banjo, Noel?) “I’d Pick You Every Time” is very much in that “Folky” Noel lane. Spin it below.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – I’d Pick You Every Time

Noel Gallagher england (Official)

Rating 8.2

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09-30-11

Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Shine

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b3sci fav Benjamin Francis Leftwich returns with one of his catchiest tracks to date, new single “Shine”. The track serves as further example of Leftwich ‘s excellent sense of construction and restraint in melody, rhythm, and arrangement. Great tune.

Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Shine

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Rating: 8.1

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09-29-11

Jodie Marie – On The Road (Summer Camp Remix)

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The awesome Summer Camp turned an already great song, UK songstress Jodie Marie’s “On the Road”, into an absolute must listen. Jodie’s voice is incredible, little hints of trip hop and a classic country twang give it a depth and broadness that is really arresting. The melody reminds of something taken from mid 90’s alt rock radio, like one of those big anthemic “Black Hole Sun” sort of songs. Amazing.

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Rating 8.3

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09-29-11

Alex Clare – Damn Your Eyes

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Alex Clare, one of the dopest artists in any genre right now, recently cut this gripping (and we don’t use that word lightly) cover of “Damn Your Eyes”, a tune made famous by the legendary Etta James. It’s rare to hear an Etta song done so well, let alone by a male voice. Do not miss this one.

Alex Clare england (Facebook)

Rating 8.3

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09-29-11

Sunday Girl – Tender (Blur Cover)

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The always fashionable Sunday Girl takes a run at the b3sci staff’s consensus favorite Blur song. It’s “Tender”.

Sunday Girl – Tender (Blur Cover)

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Rating 8.1

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reviewed by
09-28-11

Tom Waits – Back in the Crowd

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Old man Waits has a new LP (Bad Like Me) due soon (October 24) which should have you super psyched. Anytime this legend takes a break from being one of the coolest people on the planet just long enough to get in a studio and cut a record, you need to be listening. “Back in the Crowd”, the album’s second single is a slightly island-y Spanish guitar-backed love song. The gritty, gravely, gruff Waits can write some seriously dark shit, but the usually candid Tom can also pen the sweetest songs of devotion. With Waits it’s always been about emotive honesty and connectivity, his ability to precisely point into the whole vast continuum of emotive quality is what really elevates (and keeps) him into the sphere of the best songwriters.

Tom Waits – Back in the Crowd

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Rating 8.7

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reviewed by
09-27-11

Michael Kiwanuka – I’m Getting Ready

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UK singer/songwriter Michael Kiwanuka continues to blow us away with each successive release. “I’m Getting Ready”, the title track from his just released EP, is a beautiful piece of acoustic soul pop. The dynamics in the delivery of Kiwanuka’s sweet tenor are especially showcased on this track. Like the best storytellers, each word, each note is precisely pointed at each turn of the narrative. Listen.

Michael Kiwanuka – I’m Getting Ready

Michael Kiwanuka england (Facebook) (Official)

Rating 8.5

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reviewed by
09-26-11

B3SCI on Virgin Mobile Live

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Stream the weekend’s broadcast below! And be sure to catch new B3SCI Radio on Virgin Mobile Live, Fridays and Saturdays @ 3pm eastern HERE. Tracklist is after the jump.

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Click for link b3sci radio archives and be sure to check out fam Virgin Mobile Live and Abbey Braden!

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09-25-11