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AlmostAGhost’s Top Albums Of 2012: #20. Gary Clark Jr. – Blak And Blu

Gary Clark Jr. Blak And Blu

when my train pulls in

It’s been a long while since I was really into blues guitar shredding, but it takes someone as ferociously skilled as Gary Clark Jr. to bring it back. He brings diversity to it, makes it modern: mixing soul and hiphop into the more typical blues rock grooves. He can straight-up cover Jimi Hendrix, finding his own space in the song. I mean, come on. How is that possible? Skills. And being a badass.

Gary Clark Jr. “Numb”

Gary Clark Jr. “Next Door Neighbor Blues”

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AlmostAGhost’s Top Albums Of 2012: #30. Divine Fits – A Thing Called Divine Fits

A Thing Called Divine Fits

living nostalgia like ice cream

Divine Fits is a “supergroup” of sorts, a phenomenally cool rock band made primarily of Britt Daniel (the main guy from Spoon, and most of the songs here sound like Spoon tracks) and Dan Boechner (of Wolf Parade and Handsome Furs).

Divine Fits “Would That Not Be Nice”

Divine Fits “Like Ice Cream”

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