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Five Great Cover Songs I Heard In Concert In 2013

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Sometimes there's nothing better than a perfectly-chosen cover song pulled out at the right moment at a live show. Soundcheck's Michael Katzif runs through five of his favorite cover song concert moments of 2013.

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The Year In Music: The Worst Of 2013; Top Reasons NYC Ruled; More Live Performances

Friday, December 20, 2013

In this episode, Soundcheck host John Schaefer reveals the top two entries on his list of Ten Reasons Why New York Music Ruled the World in 2013.

Also, Sean Manning, contributor to Esquire and author of the memoir The Things That Need Doing, picks the worst music moments of the year.

And more favorite live performances from the Soundcheck studio.

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The Year In Music: Sean Manning Picks The Worst Music Of 2013

Friday, December 20, 2013

Soundcheck's weeklong look at the music of 2013 wouldn't be complete without a perennial favorite: the worst music of the year. Here are the year's "worsts" from Sean Manning, contributor to Esquire and author of the memoir The Things That Need Doing.

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Best of 2013: The Year's Best Pictures (That Are Sitting On Your Phone)

Thursday, December 19, 2013

It could be yours. Send us the most amazing picture you took on your phone in 2013 and we might put you on the air.

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The Year In Music: Hidden Gems Of 2013; Fort Lean Plays On Barnburners; More Live Performances

Thursday, December 19, 2013

In this episode: Soundcheck reached out to a handful of artists, critics, and listeners to share the albums and musicians that are being overlooked in the annual top tens lists but which are worth remembering.

Then, hear Brooklyn band Fort Lean rock out in an 18th century barn as part of the music documentary series Barnburners.

Plus, host John Schaefer shares two more entries from his Ten Reasons Why New York Music Ruled the World in 2013 list.

And more favorite live performances from the Soundcheck studio.

 

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The Hidden Gems Of 2013

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Soundcheck reached out to a handful of artists, critics, and listeners to share the albums and musicians that are being overlooked in the annual top tens lists but which are worth remembering.

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Caryn Ganz's Favorite Music Moments Of 2013

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Caryn Ganz, the editorial director of RollingStone.com, looks back at 2013 and shares some of her favorite musical moments of the year.

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The Year in Music: Caryn Ganz's Best Albums Of 2013; That Was A Hit?!? 2013 Edition; More Live Performances

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

In this episode: Soundcheck's week-long look back at the year in music of 2013 continues. First, Caryn Ganz, editorial director of RollingStone.com, shares her favorite music of 2013.

Then, a very special 2013 edition of Soundcheck's ongoing series That Was a Hit?!? with chart-obsessed contributors Mario Correa and Chris Molanphy -- who predict which of this year’s smash hits will be ridiculed 20 years from now -- by music snobs in their flying cars.

And more of our favorite in-studio performances from the past year.

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The Year In Music: Pop Music's Biggest Hype Of 2013

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Soundcheck producer Michael Katzif runs through some of the year's most notable and creative promotional hype.

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What's Your Hidden Gem Of 2013?

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Tell us about an unsung artist, album or song that we shouldn't leave behind in 2013.

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The Year In Music: Pop's Biggest Hype; Best Soundcheck Performances; Why NYC Ruled In 2013

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

All this week, Soundcheck is looking back at the music of 2013 -- from best albums and unstoppable songs to notable duds to our favorite in-studio performances, and much more. Plus, each day Soundcheck host John Schaefer reveals a new pair of entries in his year-end list: "10 Reasons Why New York Music Ruled the World In 2013."

Today, Soundcheck’s very own Mike Katzif reviews the year in hype: the calculated, creative and even mysterious record marketing plans employed by pop music's biggest names -- and even smaller indie acts.

And hear some of our favorite in-studio performances from 2013.

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The Year In Music: eMusic's J. Edward Keyes Shares His Favorite Albums Of 2013

Monday, December 16, 2013

Hot on the heels of eMusic's immersive "Year in Music" recap, editor-in-chief J. Edward Keyes shares his five favorite albums of the year, including a "hidden gem" from, yes, the Bed Wettin' Bad Boys.

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John Schaefer's Top Ten Reasons Why New York Music Ruled The World In 2013

Monday, December 16, 2013

It may seem odd to trumpet New York’s musical clout in a year when New York’s biggest names did not rise to the occasion. But New York music still ruled the world in 2013. Soundcheck host John Schaefer counts down his top ten reasons why.

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The Year In Music: Joe Keyes' Picks; A Holiday Gift Guide; Why NYC Ruled In 2013

Monday, December 16, 2013

All this week, Soundcheck is looking back at the music of 2013 -- from best albums and unstoppable songs to pop music hype to our favorite in-studio performances, and much more. Plus, each day Soundcheck host John Schaefer reveals a new pair of entries in his year-end list: "10 Reasons Why New York Music Ruled the World In 2013."

Kicking things off, eMusic editor-in-chief J. Edward Keyes shares his top five albums of the year.

Then, Soundcheck’s very own Katie Bishop unveils our Holiday Gift Guide, a collection of great albums intended for extremely specific loved ones in your life.

And hear some of our favorite in-studio performances from 2013.

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