Tag Archive | R&B

Album of the Week: Blak and Blu by Gary Clark Jr.

In the age of auto tune and music sampling it is rare to find anything truly original… just as it is rare in a time of electro pop to find a modern blues album. Gary Clark Jr. has created a wonderful album that has a timeless sound and yet remains relevant to today. This is his first major label album and you can feel his roots through the polishing. Each track holds the truth of his style in the blues backbone and it is served to the masses with modern R&B and hip-hop trimmings. He is working with producers of big names like Dr. Dre, Prince, Green Day and Fiona Apple. Despite the professional help, this Austin native somehow manages to make the listener feel as though they are in a blues bar listening to an amazing garage band. See my review and listen to the full album after the jump. Read More…

Frightful Friday: Halloween Playlist!

It is the witching hour and I am slaving away to conjure up an especially killer mix for you. I have mixed up my favorite Halloween-ish songs and I think the mix has turned out amazing. Well… it depends on your tolerance for Pop/Dance music…. You have some Psycho-billy, Pop, 70’s R&B, Kids classics, Indie Rock… I mean this hits all tastes! As is typical here at Call Yourself A Nerd, we like variety and here for your audible pleasure are both a classic halloween mix and a halloween party/dance mix. Enjoy!

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Monster Mash-up                              Dance Till You’re Dead

P.S. What are you dressing up as for halloween?

Feel Good Friday Playlist

Oh my god! I know it is cheesy to say outside of an office environment, but T-G-I-F! This week has pretty much sucked and I have decided that I will not let the little things bring down my Friday. I have kept my head down and busied myself with tedious paper pushing and somehow willed the weekend to arrive.

So as a necessary therapeutic measure, and in celebration, I made a Feel Good Friday Playlist. These playlists have my favorite feel good songs and I hope you check them out and boost your mood.

As with my Flashback Friday Playlist  a few weeks back, this playlist comes in two flavors. On your left we have the old school feel and on your right we have the new school feel.  Enjoy!

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