Here’s the final installment of my top 40 for 2011. Hopefully you’ve found a few potential new favorites on the list. Have a wonderful holiday season and a terrific New Year … and let’s all hope for more great music in 2012!

Matthew Sweet
Modern Art
(Missing Piece Group)

At first listen, the [...]

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Mates of State
Mountaintops
(Barsuk Records)

On their seventh CD, the Connnecticut-based husband-wife duo of Kori Gardner and Jason Hammel offer ten songs loaded with melody, hooks, and emotion. Over the spare keyboards and clattering rimshots of “Unless I’m Led,” Gardner sings about finding her way through the woods with the help of [...]

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DeVotchKa
100 Lovers
(Anti- Records)

This Denver-based quartet blends a wide variety of Mediterranean and Eastern European musical styles into its pop. On its sixth full-length album, 100 Lovers, the band delivers its most consistently tuneful set to date. Guitarist Nick Urata sings tales of romance either gone wrong (“The words come easily, [...]

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If you get any iTunes gift cards this holiday season, here are a few suggestions, as to what you might download with them. I managed to review most of these albums for this site during the year, but a few of them slipped under my radar (or beyond the time I had for writing) until [...]

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As we march along through the fall fund-drive, we wanted to offer Big Something subscribers a FREE, online-only compilation of a few of our favorite songs from concerts, in-studio performances, and free downloads made available by the wonderful local and touring musicians we’ve had the pleasure of bringing to you over the [...]

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It’s time once again for our KRCC DJ music picks of the month.
(You can see last month’s picks HERE).

As you’ll notice, there’s a link beneath each song that will allow you to purchase it from iTunes; clicking on the album image leads to the entire album. If you click [...]

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It’s the end of the month… urm, beginning, actually, which means that it’s time once again for our KRCC DJ music picks of the month (you can see last month’s picks HERE).

As you’ll notice, there’s a link beneath each song that will allow you to purchase it from iTunes. If you click and [...]

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It’s the end of the month, which means that it’s time once again for our KRCC DJ music picks of the month (you can see last month’s picks HERE).

As you’ll notice, there’s a link beneath each song that will allow you to purchase it from iTunes. If you click and buy from that [...]

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At the end of each month here on the Big Something we’ll be bringing you a playlist compiled by our trusty in-house and volunteer DJs. If there’s a song you like or a DJ you trust, please dowload the song and KRCC will get a small portion of the proceeds! Enjoy.

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