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Thursday, January 14, 2010

R.I.P Teddy Pendergrass

An amazing sexy, soulful voice is silent.












Help Musical Justice Celebrate Its 10th Anniversary

MJ Listeners/Readers -

It's true. Ten years ago today, Musical Justice was born with the hope of rescuing indie rock lovers from mainstream radio one song at a time. Over those 10 years, we've played over 17 million songs to more than 1 million listeners in 130+ countries around the world. We couldn't have piled up stats like that without your support.

So we've got a small favor to ask. Help us celebrate this milestone by doing just one thing to help us get a new listener. Some ideas you might consider include:

* Post us to your Facebook page
* Tweet about our anniversary
* Add us to your email signature line
* Mention us on your blog
* Write about us on your favorite artists' message board
* If you haven't checked in for awhile, give us a listen yourself

Thanks again for listening and have a great 2010!


The Musical Justice Team





Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Bootleg Justice: Mission Of Burma Live @ MIT in Cambridge, Mass (10.4.2009)



Mission Of Burma
10-04-2009
MIT/WMBR-FM
Cambridge, Massachusetts

01 - Intro A
02 - Intro B
03 - 1001 Pleasant Dreams
04 - 2wice
05 - Let Yourself Go
06 - Outro
07 - Intro C
08 - Slow Faucet
09 - Comes Undone
10 - Good Cheer
11 - Feed
12 - One Day We Will Live There
13 - Intro D
14 - SSL83
15 - After the Rain
16 - Forget Yourself/Blunder
17 - Possession
18 - 1,2,3,Partyy!
19 - Outro
20 - Roger-encore intro
21 - Peking Spring
22 - This Is Not a Photograph
23 - Max Ernst
24 - Academy Fight Song

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Sunday, January 03, 2010

MJTV: Elvis Costello, Richard Thompson, Levon Helm, Nick Lowe, Allen Toussaint (and others) - The Weight (Live)

Best version since The Last Waltz?



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Friday, January 01, 2010

Musical Justice's Top 10 CDs of 2009

Been a little while since we've posted, so I've got a couple of recaps first. Here's the wrap-up of 2009's best:

TOP 10 CDs OF 2009

1. Art Brut - Art Brut vs Satan

Some of the buzz may have worn off this band, but Frank Black helps distill this band to the essence of its' cheeky charm.


2. Wilco - Wilco (The Album)

Not their best, but this record is leavened with a lighter touch and the self-awareness you'd expect from a self-titled opening track like "Wilco (The Song)". Wilco will love you baby. Indeed.


3. Pearl Jam - Backspacer

"The Fixer" is Vedder and company's best rock single in a decade. A welcomed return to form.


4. Matthew Ryan - Dear Lover

Intensely personal and cinematic in scope. Shimmering at times, scruffy others. Criminally under-the-radar, Ryan's been one of the most consistent and prolific songwriters of this generation.


5. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz

A little less punk, a little more danceable. A matured effort that probably left some old fans behind. That says more about those fans' narrow view of the band IMHO.


6. Neko Case - Middle Cyclone

Neko's most commercially successful work, hitting #3 on the pop charts. Uncompromising though -- she did it on her terms.


7. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart

This year's model with 10 great high-energy tracks like "Young Adult Friction" and "This Love Is Fucking Right".


8. U2 - No Line On The Horizon

A failure only when judged against the substantial yardstick of their own best work. Still "Magnificent", "Boots" and "Crazy" are worthy additions to the canon.


9. Metric - Fantasies

The lead track, "Help I'm Alive" is undeniable and relentlessly catchy. This band might be a record away from huge.


10. Dinosaur Jr. - Farm

The 2005 comeback continues with this band's best since their indie label days.