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Best Albums 2013 – #20-#19

#20 MARNIE STERN – CHRONICLES OF MARNIA

Marnie Stern - Chronicles of Marnia

Marnie Stern offers great lead guitar lines with interesting vocal melodies.  I would call this album experimental pop rock.  It is catchy at times, but doing unusual things at other times.  It is a fun album, and if you like female fronted bands then you will enjoy Marnie for sure.

Favorite Songs:

– Year Of The Glad

– Nothing Is Easy

– You Don’t Turn Down

#19 BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA – I’LL FLY AWAY

 

The Blind Boys of Alabama - I'll Find A Way

I first have to admit that the Blind Boys of Alabama wouldn’t even be on my radar unless Justin Vernon produced their record.  I am a huge Justin Vernon fan so I gave it a chance.  Also, I love Gospel / Soul music.  Some of my favorite old vinyls are my Mahalia Jackson records. So I am game for some Gospel, and the Blind Boys of Alabama are great! My favorite modern Gospel record for sure. “There Will Never Be Any Peace” is one of the my favorite songs of the year.

Favorite Songs:

– There Will Never Be Any Peace (Until God Is Seated At The Conference Table)

– I Am Not Waiting Anymore

– Take Your Burden To The Lord and Leave It There

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