Friday, December 6, 2013

Top Five Albums of 2013! - Mike Bravener

Next up we have Mike Bravener's Top Five Albums of 2013! Mike did an interview with me back in 2012, you can read it here!

Here we go!

1) Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball
The Boss has cut a fantastic Soul, Spiritual, and Sonic rock n roll. This LP contains the concert favorite Land Of Hopes and Dreams featuring his good friend and Saxophone player Clarence Clemmons who didn't actually play in the studio as he had died earlier but Jon Landau and the Sound Engineers lifted the solo from earlier recordings of this song and edited in. I've listened to this LP at least 20 times since I got it on vinyl this summer. Buy it!
2) fun. - Some Nights
This is a fave LP of mine. I play it a lot, have it on my iPod and tell everybody that finally there is an alternative to Justin Timberlake and Robin Thicke that is contemporary and fresh.
3) Queen - A Day At the Races
I love this LP which has, in my opinion, the best Queen song, and most real Queen fans would agree as it was Freddie Mercury's fave recording, Somebody To Love. Both sides of this LP are full of "This song makes me feel... " and you will feel something. 
4) The Secret Sisters - S/T
This LP produced by T-Bone Burnett contains new original tunes plus some great classic country hits made famous by Buck Owens, George Jones, Hank and others. Tennessee Me and I Know A Secret are just about the closest thing to perfect country folk songs I've ever heard.
5) Justin Townes Earle - Harlem River Blues
This LP is a folky, country, rockabilly collection of great story telling. 

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