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Kiwanuka Spins His Beautiful "Tale" With The Roots On Jimmy Fallon

A special performance from an artist you need to know...
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British singer/songwriter Michael Kiwanuka played with The Roots on Jimmy Kimmel’s late night talk show this week and it was a fantastic performance from an amazing talent. I posted a playlist of my Top 25 Songs of 2012: The Songs I Listened To Most and songs from Kiwanuka’s beautiful Home Again album littered that list. I was actually surprised to see so many of them there. I knew I listened to it a lot but I didn’t know I listened to it that much. I’m not surprised. It really is incredible This performance of “Tell Me A Tale” with The

Musical Postcards|My 2012 Playlist: Lanegan, Fiona Apple, LaHavas, Kiwanuka, Karp/Foley, Garbage, Walking Papers

A few of the places I visited in 2012 as told by my iTunes library...
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We closed the book on 2012 this past year and I, for one, am not sorry to see it go. Oh, it had it's good moments: a new niece and nephew, new friends, and of course, new music. It also came with its share of downers: deaths of people close to me close to people close to me, a near job loss, a new job, and some painful personal struggles and lessons related to all the above and things not related to any of it. I compile my best albums of the year most years but having dropped off

Review: Michael Kiwanuka - Home Again

It's true; you can go home again and this beautiful record makes that journey a profoundly special one...
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There's a pervasive feeling among many in the music intelligentsia we risk losing, are losing, or have lost the concept of the album as an art form what with digital consumption of music on an individual track level and changes in the way music is marketed and presented to perspective listeners. I don't know if that's true in the here and now or what the future holds, but Michael Kiwanuka's Home Again captures the spirit of everything that is good about a group of songs sequenced together as an album. Home Again is a rich, deep, magical listen greater than

Michael Kiwanuka, Smashing Pumpkins, Nas, Cee Cee James, Old Crow Medicine Show Top New CD Releases

July 17 brings some must-have new music our way...
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It's an exciting day for new music releases, amigos. The big thrill for me is the release of the amazing album from Michael Kiwanuka, Home Again. I'd never heard of him until he opened for Gary Clark Jr. in Nashville back in June and I was astonished by the beauty of his music. The MP3 edition was available at Amazon and I downloaded it right away. Today, we have the domestic release of the CD and my copy is on its way, having pre-ordered it more than a month ago. If you haven't heard Michael's music, I have been obsessively
I was recently introduced to the musical wonder and beauty of Michael Kiwanuka when he opened for Gary Clark Jr. in Nashville earlier this month and I haven't been able to stop listening to his wonderful album, available digitally in the US right now with a July 17 release date for the CD. You can also here Home Again on Spotify and there is something badly wrong with you if you don't , something even worse if you pre-order the CD or download the digital edition after hearing it. Here's another chance for you to hear his special blend of

Magical Musical Discovery: Singer/Songwriter Michael Kiwanuka Wins Over Nashville

I went expecting one thing and found something else...
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Dear BlindedBySound Diary, I'm sorry I don't have a proper review or a news item what I want to share with our dear and beloved readers but there is something what's on my mind for to share with them all. I finally had the profound life experience of witnessing Gary Clark Jr. in concert in Nashville the other night and it was everything I hoped it would be, something I didn't fully capture in my retelling of the night; it was a wonder beyond words. What I also didn't get to tell was the new musical discovery I made that