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Happy 60th Birthday Steve Earle


“If I can get me out of the way, I can do anything”
– Steve Earle

“I don’t really think in terms of obstacles. My biggest obstacle is always myself.”
~Steve Earle

All we do as songwriters is rewrite the songs that have impressed us till we find our own voice. It’s part of learning the craft.
~Steve Earle

One of Alldylan’s Greatest heroes

Fort Worth Blues:

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Bob Dylan polls


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Here are a list of links to our Bob Dylan polls. We’ve only just gotten started, many more will be held.

Please use the comments section to suggest other polls.

Next poll will be: Bob Dylan’s best songs

Other polls elsewhere:



American “Best albums of 2013″ lists (Rolling Stone Mag, Paste & American Songwriter)

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Here are 3 American end-year lists.. in the next post I’ll pull it all together and create a “Critics list of 2013″.

Rolling Stone Magazine

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1. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
2. Kanye West – Yeezus
3. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
4. Paul McCartney – New
5. Arcade Fire – Reflektor
6. Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork
7. Lorde – Pure Heroine
8. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
9. Arctic Monkeys – AM
10. John Fogerty – Wrote a Song for Everyone
11. Parquet Courts – Tally All the Things That You Broke
12. Jake Bugg – S/T
13. Disclosure – Settle
14. Drake – Nothing Was The Same
15. Atoms for Peace – AMOK
16. David Bowie – The Next Day
17. Danny Brown – Old
18. Ashley Monroe – Like a Rose
19. Nine Inch Nails – Hesitation Marks
20. Laura Marling – Once I Was an Eagle
21. Sky Ferreira – Night Time My Time
22. Phoenix – Entertainment
23. My Bloody Valentine – MBV
24. Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP 2
25. Elton John – The Diving Board
26. Chance the Rapper – Acid Rap
27. Miley Cyrus – Bangerz
28. Kacey Musgraves – Same Trailer Different Park
29. Bombino – Nomad
30. Tegan & Sara – Heartthrob
31. Haim – Days Are Gone
32. CHVRCHES – The Bones of What You Believe
33. Pusha T – My Name is My Name
34. Neko Case – The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You
35. Best Coast – Fade Away EP
36. Waxahatchee – Cerulean Salt
37. The So-So Glos – Blowout
38. Kurt Vile – Walkin on a Pretty Daze
39. Keith Urban – Fuse
40. Pearl Jam – Lightning Bolt
41. J Cole – Born Sinner
42. Earl Sweatshirt – Doris
43. Savages – Silence Yourself
44. Valerie June – Pushin’ Against a Stone
45. Avicii – True
46. Franz Ferdinand – Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action
47. MIA – Matangi
48. Fuck Buttons – Slow Focus
49. The Flaming Lips – The Terror
50. Beck – Song Reader

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English “Best albums of 2013” lists (Uncut, MOJO & Q Magazine)

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We here @ JV love lists, and are always looking forward to the “end year lists” published by different magazines & websites.

Here are 3 English lists, my next post will be American end year lists, and in the final post I’ll pull it all together adding the numbers and land a “Critics list of 2013”.

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uncut best albums 2013


JV’s fav English music magazine (at least mine..)

UNCUT’s albums of the year 2013 
1. My Bloody Valentine – m b v
New You (Live at Hammerstein Ballroom):

2. David Bowie – The Next Day
3. Nick Cave – Push the Sky Away
4. John Grant – Pale Green Ghosts
5. Laura Marling – Once I Was An Eagle

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The Beatles: Profiles, albums, lists & other

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This is a collection of published posts @ JV including videos, lists & other stuff related to  The B.
It will be updated along the way..


The Beatles 40 Best Songs – A Countdown




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