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[#60-41] The 60 Best Underrated Songs of the Past 6 Years (3000 Posts)

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The moment I hit the “publish” button on this post, that counter above (that I see on the backend of this blog) will turn to 3,000. Three-motherFing-thousand. That’s a lot of posts. That’s a hell of a lot of music. But just as Rome wasn’t built in a day, that number took 6 years and 1 month to reach. So happy birthday to The Burning Ear. Happy 3,000th post to new bands. Happy remaining sanity in my music addled brain. And to celebrate those happys, I would like to revisit the same concept as this blog’s very first post and pay special attention to songs that I feel went under-appreciated. These are the jams that are considered stadium worth in my ears, even if they only ever garnered a few thousand plays on Soundcloud, YouTube, or Myspace (yes, this blog is that old…).

So read on for Part 1 of what I’m cleverly and succinctly titling The Best Underrated Songs of the Past 6 Years (3000 Posts) Feb 2009 – March 2015. Part 2 drops tomorrow (here), and Part 3 the next day. And then after that, look out for some stylistic changes here on The Burning Ear. It’s exciting times and I’m beyond stoked to share it with all you crazies. But now, some weird thoughts on these songs!

Love & Jams,

-Brandon B.

p.s. There is a playlist of all the songs at the bottom of the post so you can listen to them straight through.

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Happy 2nd Birthday to The Burning Ear! – A Shirt Pack Giveaway, Merch Sale & A Mixtape!

Happy 2nd Birthday to The Burning Ear!

Holy cow. It was exactly 2 years ago (!?) today that I launched The Burning Ear from the butt wedge of my old couch. Since then it’s been nothing but a pleasure to share all of these great jams with you guys and gals. To all you regular readers and commenters, I love you all and look forward to another two! However, we all know 2 years olds don’t have patience for speeches so lets get right to the presents! I’ve got three gifts for you all, of which the first TWO are based on the number 2! Read more

Remix Roundup Vol. 20 – 4.16.10 [Bloc Party, Tegan & Sara, Neon Indian, Brahms…]

Some real gems up in here. A couple ass-shakers, mood setters, and a trifecta of hip-hop sampling mashups to round things out. Get in!

For more jams or by any of these artists use the ‘tags’ links at the bottom of the post!

♫ Marmaduke Duke – Kid Gloves (Electrically Charged Boy remix) / It’s this remix that inspired me to track down Marmaduke Duke’s jams and if you’re listening then you know why. I can’t stop grooving to Read more

MARMADUKE DUKE advise a RUBBER for your LOVER and remember KIDs, no GLOVES, no loves.

you’ve got a whole lot of mystery, baby’s got a bad bad history

♫ Marmaduke Duke – Rubber Lover

After falling hard for Biffy Clyro’s last album I stumbled upon their lead singer’s other band, Marmaduke Duke. Their second album, Duke Pandemonium, came out last may and is filled with the kind of weirdo beats and vocals that could only be the work of a dude who is already making his cash elsewhere. Sometimes that pays off, as on “Rubber Lover” where in under 2 minutes we are taken on a hip shakin’, finger snappin’, funk ride. They change things up on “Kid Gloves” which brings their off-beat sound in a darker direction and fleshes itself out into a full song. Other great tracks on the album include “Heartburn,” “Everybody Dance,” and “Silhouettes” but there are a few mis-fires as well. Anyway, enjoy these for now!

♫ Marmaduke Duke – Kid Gloves

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