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February Playlist February 3, 2010

  1. Game Over – V.V. Brown
  2. Crystal Village – Pete Yorn
  3. Backwards Walk – Frightened Rabbit
  4. Wait It Out – Imogen Heap
  5. Shark In the Water – V.V. Brown
  6. It’s the Weekend – Andrew Friendly
  7. Answer to Yourself – The Soft Pack
  8. Cynthia – Millionyoung
  9. World Behind My Wall – Tokio Hotel
  10. Amarillion – Datarock
  11. Merrymaking At My Place – Calvin Harris
  12. Bizarre Love Triangle – Sennen
  13. Plans & Reveries – Black Gold
  14. A Beautiful Mine – Rjd2
  15. Idols – Black Gold
  16. Drop Those Legs – The Recital
  17. Alice – Avril Lavigne
  18. Rose Garden – Nick Jonas & the Administration
  19. Bottles – V.V. Brown
  20. Conspiracy – Nick Jonas & the Administration
  21. Rats – U.S. Royalty
  22. Where Are You Now – U.S. Royalty
  23. Upper East Side – Experimental Aircraft
  24. With a Gun – Experimental Aircraft
  25. Meet Me on Echo Echo Terrace – Experimental Aircraft
  26. Set Fire to the Third Bar – Snow Patrol feat. Martha Wainwright
  27. What’s the Attitude? – Cut Chemist feat. Hymnal
  28. Everything Is New – Jack Penate
  29. One Life Stand – Hot Chip
  30. Midnight – The Watson Twins
  31. Harpeth River – The Watson Twins
  32. Move Along – The Soft Pack
  33. Pot Kettle Black – Tilly and the Wall
  34. Morning Light – Smoke Fairies
  35. Call It a Day – The Soft Pack
  36. If You Were Here – Cary Brothers
  37. Have a Good Sleep – Hot Hot Heat
  38. O.N.E. – Yeasayer
  39. Rome – Yeasayer
  40. Eternally Missed – Muse
  41. Crying Shame – Muse
  42. Pull My Heart Away – Jack Penate
  43. Rocket – Goldfrapp
  44. The High Road – Broken Bells
  45. Self Preservation – AM
  46. Action/Reaction – Choir of Young Believers
  47. Savin’ You – The Watson Twins
  48. To Feel Love – Butterfly Boucher
  49. Fox on the Run – The Academy Is…
  50. Beat Control – Tilly and the Wall
  51. Holdin’ Steady – Shelly Fraley
  52. Oblivious – Samantha Stollenwerck
  53. Carefree – Samantha Stollenwerck
  54. Glass – Ross Copperman
  55. Symphonies – Dan Black
  56. Yours – Dan Black
  57. Rain Down On Me – Santana feat. Dave Matthews
  58. One Fine Morning – Santana
  59. Inside These Lines – Trent Dabbs
  60. Look Back On – Trent Dabbs
  61. Still Alive – Lisa Miskovsky
  62. Electra 33 – Sophe Lux
  63. President – Sophe Lux
  64. God Doesn’t Take American Express – Sophe Lux
  65. My Heart, Your Hands – Dommin
  66. No Time – The Heavy
  67. Oh No!  Not You Again! – The Heavy
  68. Blow Me Away – Breaking Benjamin
  69. Ghosts – Laura Marling

* Can I just add that I am OBSESSED with the entire album Travelling Like the Light from V.V. Brown.  Best $6 you will ever spend.

*  Surprisingly, (since I am not 14), I love the new album by Nick Jonas & the Administration.  Part John Mayer, part Michael Jackson, and part awesome.

*The Watson Twins album Talking to Me, Talking to You is phenomenal.  Every song is my new favorite, until I listen to the next one.  This album has a song for whatever mood you’re in.  It will be playing on repeat for the next few months I assure you.

*Surprise of the month has to be Jack Penate.  His album is truly a fresh sound, which I like to think of as British Disco Reggae.  He makes me happy.

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Another Reason to Love Abe Lincoln December 26, 2009

Chester French Love the FutureMy new favorite album is none other than Chester French, Love the Future.  Formed in Boston and named for Daniel Chester French, who designed the Lincoln Memorial, this stand out new group could be filed under pop, rock, alternative, hip hop, you name it.  Jacks of all trades (or genres), Chester French has collaborated with Asher Roth, and toured with Lady Gaga, Blink 182, and N.E.R.D.Chester French in Vogue

They’ve also appeared in Vogue, as “Already Famous”, a “band you should already know”.  Fans of Weezer, Phoenix, Hot Hot Heat, Plain White T’s, and the Kooks will be spinning this record for a long time to come.  My favorite tracks are C’mon (On My Own), Bebe Buell, The Jimmy Choos, Neal, and Not Over You.

Chester FrenchThe two members, D.A. Wallach and Maxwell Drummey, cite British pop as an influence for their upbeat, unique sound that sounds a little retro.  Their fresh beats will put you in a good mood and keep you dancing.  And as if they weren’t cool enough, check out their free mixtape, Jacques Jams.  An entire album, filled with the likes of Lady Gaga, Wale, Pharrell Williams, Kardinal Offishall, and Solange Knowles.  http://chesterfrench.com/mixtape/