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Missed this guy’s voice…still has great pumpin’ dance beat…Kimbra’s voice hits this track really well…damn, but that’s a catchy chorus…I would go see these guys just to be able to dance to their songs in person…cool effects in the breakdown, in true BC fashion…OK, pretty sure this’ll be in my head for the next 96 hours or so. Woo! Good stuff. Fluffy? Yes. Fun? Also yes. Kick ass? You tell me. 8/10

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Love ya, Conor.

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Early Matt Nathanson = emotive, stripped-down goodness

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When J. Lo describes your voice as “angelic,” you know you’ve got something special. Berklee College of Music student Casey McQuillen earned that well-deserved praise when she covered Demi Lovato’s “Skyscraper” for her American Idol Season 13 audition. The Andover, MA native bowled over the judges with her vocal control, impressive range and heartfelt singing style. At the tender age of 21, she has already released two albums, won the Cape Cod Summer Star competition, and amassed a legion of followers on social media. It’s easy to hear why - McQuillen combines lovely vocals with soothing guitar and indelible melodies, creating a sound that’s both poignant and uplifting. Songs like “Beautiful” and “Scars” eloquently capture the pains of being in love. Check out her cover of Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” for a taste of what this rising star can do.

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So I guess I like ambient music!

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Haunting and beautiful.

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Song of the Day. #asilentfilm

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My off-the-cuff take on the title track from Cash’s recently unearthed 1980’s album…

Ahh, there’s that classic Cash storytelling, full of vivid imagery and tragic protagonists. “Fly like eagles out among the stars” - beautiful. Really like those twangy guitar fills. I noticed the rich production right away. Some may find it too fancy for a lo-fi legend like Cash, but I think it was very tastefully done and enhanced his one-of-a-kind voice. In short, a great country tune - did you expect anything else?

8/10

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Really digging the rhymes and arrangements on this album.

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Waits-caliber songcraft.

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