Top Ranking Songs of 2012

Busy Signal – Come Over (Missing You)

The Beach Boys – Isn’t It Time

Rebelution and Lutan Fyah – Good Vibes

First Aid Kit – Emmylou

Sean Paul – She Doesn’t Mind

Alabama Shakes – Hold On

Busy Signal and Damian “Junior Gong” Marley – Kingston Town (Remix)

Kishi Bashi – Bright Whites

YT and Mungo’s Hi-Fi – World News

Chali 2na Fish and Slightly Stoopid – Just Thinking

Rebelution and John Popper – Closer I Get

Andrew Bird – When the Helicopters Come

Jah9 – New Name

Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard – A Horse Called Music

Damian Marley – Affairs of the Heart

Galactic and Mystikal – Move Fast

Courtney John – So Beautiful

The Avett Brothers – February Seven

Beres Hammond – Keeping It Real

Slightly Stoopid – I’m On Fire

Busy Signal – Modern Day Slavery

Willie Nelson – Just Breathe

Cypress Hill, Rusko, and Damian Marley – Can’t Keep Me Down

Rick Ross – 100 Black Coffins

Yami Bolo – It’s A Revolution

Bruce Springsteen – We Take Care Of Our Own

Richie Spice – My Heart

M83 – Midnight City

Collie Buddz – Ganja Pipe

The Avett Brothers – Life

Morgan Heritage – The Return

Kendrick Lamar – Swimming Pools (Drank)

SOJA – Not Done Yet

Andrew Bird – If I Needed You

Busy Signal – 119

Bruce Springsteen – Death to My Hometown

Jah Cure and Mavado – Like I See It

Mumford & Sons – I Will Wait

Jimmy Cliff – One More

Willie Nelson – The Scientist

Richie Spice – Downside Up

The Tallest Man on Earth – 1904

Leftside – High (Friday Version)

Slightly Stoopid – We Don’t Wanna Go

Anthony Hamilton – Freedom

Chronixx – Warrior

Skrillex and Sirah – Bangarang

Busy Signal – Dream Dream

Andrew Bird – Eyeoneye

Etana – 4 Play 2 Love (Start Over)

Die Antwoord – Zefside Zol

Busy Signal – Wicked Man

The Beach Boys – Think About The Days

SOJA – Gone Today

Goyte – Somebody That I Used To Know

Slightly Stoopid – Serious Man

Galactic – Ash Wednesday Sunrise

Beres Hammond – Dancing Beauty

The Avett Brothers – Winter in my Heart

Protoje – Who Dem A Program

Bruce Springsteen – Rocky Ground

Sean Paul – Caught

Fun. and Janelle Monae – We Are Young

Courtney John – Run To You

Cyril Neville, Ian Neville, and Galactic – Out in the Street

Damian Marley and Skrillex – Make It Bun Dem

Cypress Hill and Rusko – Shots Go Off

Tarrus Riley – She’s Royal (Acoustic Version)

The Avett Brothers – A Fathers First Spring

Gyptian – Overtime

Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Jamey Johnson, and Snoop Dogg – Roll Me Up

Red Rose – Hello California

Mumford and Sons – Ghosts That We Know

Barrington Levy and Slightly Stoopid – Ur Love

Flo Rida – Whistle

Mavado & Chi Ching – Settle Down, Part 2

Fun. – Some Nights

Iba Mahr – Sound a Alarm

Bruce Springsteen – Wrecking Ball

Courtney John – Like Magic

Laura Gibson – The Fire

Wowski – Everything Seal

KIPP Renaissance School Marching Band and Galactic – Karate

Tarrus Riley – Lovers Leap

The Beach Boys – That’s Why God Made the Radio

Sean Paul – Tallest 

Bob Dylan – Tempest

Jimmy Cliff – Guns of Brixton

Bruce Springsteen – Shackled and Drawn

Busy Signal – Reggae Music Again

Mumford and Sons – Babel

Chino – Boom Draw

Bassnectar & Angel Haze – Freestyle

Tarrus Riley – Not Missing You

Die Antwoord – Baby’s On Fire

T.O.K. – Dem Wonder

Ellie Goulding – Lights

Etana – Reggae

Bruce Springsteen – This Depression

Mojo Morgan, Steel Pulse, and Easy Star All-Stars – The Girl Is Mine

Drake – The Motto

Bugle – Tell Me

Bassnectar and Lupe Fiasco – Vava Voom

Popcaan – Only Man She Want

Willie Nelson and Lukas Nelson – No Place to Fly

Jimmy Cliff – Ruby Soho

John Legend – Who Did That To You?

Busy Signal and Esco Levi – Running From the Law

Rebelution – Route Around

Big Gigantic – Nocturnal

Don Carlos and Slightly Stoopid – Marijuana

Bruce Springsteen – You’ve Got It

Collie Buddz – Won’t Be Long

Laura Gibson – Milk-Heavy, Pollen-Eyed

Busy Signal – Comfort Zone (Acoustic Remix)

Willie Nelson, Ray Price, and Lukas Nelson – Cold War With You

Slightly Stoopid – Deal With Rhythm

Skrillex and Sirah – Kyoto

Rebelution – Calling Me Out

Psy – Gangman Style

Mega Banton – Jamaican Badman Style

Richie Spice – Trulove

Bruce Springsteen – Jack of All Trades

Jimmy Cliff – Ship Is Sailing

The Beach Boys – Beaches in Mind

SOJA – Mentality

Laura Gibson – La Grande

Romain Virgo – I Know Better

Skrillex and Ellie Goulding – Summit

Lady G – Herbie

Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe

Christopher Martin – If I Were A Carpenter

Rebelution – Sky is the Limit

Christopher Martin – If I Were A Carpenter

The Beach Boys – The Private Life of Bill and Sue

Bramma – Bad

Sizzla – Pretty Girl  

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Top Ranking Songs of 2012

Top Ranking Albums of March 2012

Busy SignalReggae Music Again [VP Records 2012]

Bruce SpringsteenWrecking Ball [Columbia 2012]


SizzlaIn Gambia [VP Records 2012]


Lyle LovettRelease Me [Lost Highway 2012]

Damian MarleyAffairs of the Heart [Tuff Gong 2012]

Dr. JohnLocked Down [Nonesuch 2012]

SizzlaThe Chant [VP Records 2012]


BassnectarVavoom [Amorphous Music 2012]

RuskoSongs [Mad Decent 2012]

B.B. KingLive at Royal Albert Hall 2011 [Shout! Factory 2012]

KonshensMental Maintenance [VP Records 2012]

Top Ranking Albums of March 2012

Top Ranking Albums of August 2011

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Top Ranking Albums of August 2011

  1. Various ArtistsWe Remember Gregory Isaacs [VP Records 2011]
  2. Digitaldubs#1 [ROIR 2011]
  3. Robert Earl Keen, Jr. Ready For Confetti [Lost Highway 2011]
  4. Fyah T & Next Generation Family – Familywise [Family Music 2011]
  5. Various ArtistsMaximum Sound 2011 [Maximum Sound 2011]
  6. Red Hot Chili Peppers I’m With You [Warner Brothers 2011]
  7. Various Artists Steely & Clevie Presents Memories [VP Records 2011]
  8. 10 Ft. Ganja PlantShake Up The Place [ROIR 2011]
  9. BassnectarDivergent Spectrum [Amorphous Music 2011]
  10. I-WayneLife Teachings [VP Records 2011]
  11. Guy Clark Songs And Stories [Dualtone Records 2011]
  12. J BoogBack Yard Boogie[Washouse Records 2011]
  13. John Hiatt Dirty Jeans And Mudslide Hymns [New West 2011]
  14. Shaggy  – Summer In Kingston [Ranch Entertainment 2011]
  15. Kanye West & JayZWatch The Throne [Roc-A-Fella 2011]
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Top Ranking Albums of August 2011

Reporting from Austin City Limits 2009!!!

Zilker Park in Austin, Texas swirls with activity as the park prepares for the Austin City Limits Music Festival 2009. I will be attending the festival for the next three days and will cover the music at the festival. This year’s show promises to be an eventful weekend with a diversity of bands on the lineup, including Pearl Jam, Eek-A-Mouse, Michael Franti and Spearhead, K’naan, Asleep at the Wheel, Citizen Cope, Dave Matthews Band, Bassnectar, the B-52’s, Kings of Leon, Thievery Corporation, Raul Malo, the Levon Helm Band, and the Decembersists.

Reporting from Austin City Limits 2009!!!