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Mark Ronson Review: Uptown Special

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Mark Ronson Uptown Special   2014 was a big year for producers and artists switching roles with a lot of success. Ryan Adams and Beck both produced parts of Jenny Lewis’s wonderful The Voyager. The Black Keys continued to each produce plenty of work, with Auerbach almost single-handedly saving the Lana Del Rey record, and Patrick Carney making the Black Lips latest album bluesy and dirty. On the other hand, Pharrell, one half of legendary hip hop production team the

LxL’s 10 Most Anticipated 2015 Albums

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2015 is set to be a year we hear from a bunch of creative heavy-hitters. Last year was largely dominated by quiet contemplative records, this year I think will be full of big-time records. So here are our 10 most anticipated records of 2015. 10. Father John Misty Father John Misty, aka Joshua Tillman, is a modern master of musical satire, a lost art these days. His debut of “Bored in the USA” on Letterman, which takes modern capitalist quasi-religious

Top Ten Thursday: The Best TV Shows of 2014

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2014 was quite a year in television. New shows are always flashy and fun, but a lot of veteran programs kept their luster. I will say that a lot of the new dramas disappointed, leaving room for a lot of half-hour comedies to shine, which looks to continue as a trend for 2015. 10. Nathan For You Nathan Fielder cemented himself as a comic force with season 2 of Nathan For You. Behind a different lead, there is little chance

Get On Up Review

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Music biopics are cat nip for Oscar voters. Biopics like Ray, Dreamgirls and Walk the Line have been showered with love from the Academy, but for whatever reason, Get On Up, Tate Taylor’s (The Help, Winter’s Bone) James Brown biopic, is getting very little Oscar buzz, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it got completely snubbed. Why is this the case? Well I have three reasons I think Get On Up isn’t getting the attention it deserves. 1. Get On