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M&T Best Albums of 2010: #12

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#12. Black Keys- Brothers Akron based rockers Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, better known as the Black Keys, have hit our top 15 albums at #12 with their 2010 release Brothers. The huge radio success of lead single “Tighten Up” definitely opened up a lot of people to what they have been missing for the last eight years. With the Keys’ sixth release (seven if you count their Blakroc disc) they bring something for everyone. From the bluesy jams like “Ten …

M&T Best Tracks of 2010: #12

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#12. Yeasayer- “ONE” When asked in an interview why they chose to create more of a pop album the second time around, Yeasayer frontman Chris Keating replied, “What does that mean? What’s the definition of pop?” Here at M&T we’re not quite sure how to define pop music either, but we know what good music is and Yeasayer’s “ONE” definitely falls into that category. This song, like the rest of Yeasayer’s sophomore release Odd Blood, just makes you want to …

M&T Best Tracks of 2010: #14

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#14. Laura Veirs-“I Can See Your Tracks” I’m not sure if it is her angelic voice, the simple guitar riff or Jim James’ perfect backing vocals, but whatever it may be Laura Veirs’ “I Can See Your Tracks” is one of the most beautiful songs of the year. A song of longing and love lost, “I Can See Your Tracks” finds its place at #14 on our top tracks of the year. 2010’s July Flame was Veirs’ seventh album and …

M&T Best Tracks of 2010: #16

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#16. Kite Club-“Very Necessary” The #16 track of the year is the ridiculously catchy (as well as dance-able) “Very Necessary” from Nicholas Futcher aka Kite Club. Futcher is a one man Australian wrecking crew who also had a self-professed obsession with Hanson in his younger years. Needless to say, that obsession rubbed off in Futcher’s music (in a good way) as both tracks off of his Goodtime Tea Show EP are undeniably catchy. You can download the Goodtime Tea Show EP …

M&T 20 Best Tracks of 2010: #18

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#18. Generationals-“Victim of Trap” For our #18 song of the year we chose “Victim of Trap” by the Generationals. For those fans of M&T’s New Music Mondays out there you are familiar with the New Orleans trio and their Trust EP. The EP which came out in November is the second effort by the Generationals after their debut full-length album Con Law was released in 2009. “Victim of Trap” features a pulsing bass line and swirling effects throughout which creates an …

M&T 20 Best Tracks of 2010: #19

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#19. Peter Wolf Crier-“Hard As Nails” For our #19 song of the year we chose “Hard as Nails” by Peter Wolf Crier off of their debut LP Inter-Be. The Minneapolis based duo of singer-guitarist Peter Pisano and drummer-producer Brian Moen have worked with a multitude of different groups before (Wars of 1812, Laarks and Amateur Love to name a few), but this is the first time that they have worked together. What resulted from this collaboration was the creation of …

Cat Scratch Fever

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Everyone loves Ted Nugent and his crazy antics, not to mention his impeccable shredding abilities. In this post I would like to focus on the latter of those two characteristics as we witness below that even a 20 year old Nuge could melt faces like no other. His time with the Amboy Dukes was certainly a springboard for his solo career and a sign of great things to come. Enjoy the video as Nuge directs you on a “Journey to …

New Music Mondays: Midnight Juggernauts

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As we transition back in to New Music Mondays, I have another not so new song for you guys, but at least it came out in the last 6 months so throw me a bone here. The song is “Fade to Red” and the band is Midnight Juggernauts. This song is off of their latest album The Crystal Axis, which some critics have hailed as Midnight Juggernauts’ attempt at Dark Side of the Moon. Although this album is no where …

My Morning Wood

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I know that everyone’s My Morning Jacket boner is growing as the rumblings and grumblings are beginning to emerge surrounding MMJ’s sixth LP which is due out in the spring. They have already been rocking some tracks off of the new disc in their live sets and needless to say, all of us here at Maimed and Tamed are extremely excited to hear the final product. Actually that is an understatement, I feel like I should heed the warnings from …

Not So New Music Monday

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I know that everyone was disappointed with the lack of new music last Monday, so I figured I would come back with something a little more different and spice things up a bit. This Van Mo track is perfect for the transition into the cold winter months and also appears on my favorite Van Morrison album of all time, Hard Nose the Highway. Not only does that album kick ass all the way through, it also has some of the …