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Top Ten Thursday: Most Anticipated Albums of 2014

Now that we are almost a month deep into 2014, and the dust has begun to settle on all the 2013 talk, we are ready to take a quick preview of things to come. All of these artists below are set to release albums in the upcoming year, and below are our most anticipated. As with all things in life, sometimes musical expectations just don’t meet reality. For instance, last year the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s were at #1 on the

Jim James Show Review

Jim James The Vic Theater Chicago, IL 4/20/2013 As Jim James took the stage last Saturday night, I was overtaken by the nostalgic feeling that one gets when seeing an old friend for the first time in a while. The first time I’d ever seen the man perform live was My Morning Jacket’s epic 3+ hour performance at Bonnaroo in 2006. Since then, I have seen MMJ many more times, and have been hard pressed to find a better modern

Top Ten Thursday: Best Artists of the Aughts (2000-2009)

This was a particularly tough list to put together.  On average, order one of our Top Ten lists takes about 45 minutes.  Over an hour and a half into our last meeting, we still only had the top six ironed out for this one.  We ended up just individually ranking the final eight candidates individually, and normalizing the results to select the final four on the list.  It worked out though, and I didn’t even have to swan dive off

Jim James Review: Regions of Light and Sound of God

Jim James Regions of Light and Sound of God Louisville native Jim James has made a name for himself by heading one of the best bands going today in chameleon Southern rockers My Morning Jacket, but that isn’t so say that’s all James has done. James has made himself known throughout the musical landscape, from singing and playing on records for Bright Eyes, Dr. Dog, Laura Veirs, and Preservation Jazz Hall Band, shacking up in supergroups with Conor Oberst and

Jim James “Know Til Now” Review

Jim James “Know Til Now” There is no hiding the fact that we at LxL love Jim James and his Kentucky bearded brethren in My Morning Jacket. I was admittedly ecstatic when I heard that the long-awaited Jim James solo record was finally announced (called Regions of Light and Sound of God), which also came with the release of the album’s first single, “Know Til Now”. Jim James had previously released an EP (under the silly pseudonym Yim Yames) in

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