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Wednesday Video Spotlight: NPR lists John Fullbright, St. Vincent-David Byrne tracks on its 100 Favorite Songs of 2012

by Brandy McDonnell Published: December 12, 2012
John Fullbright
John Fullbright
St. Vincent and David Byrne
St. Vincent and David Byrne

NPR Music has released its 100 Favorite Songs Of 2012 list, and two Oklahoma artists are on the roster.

Americana singer-songwriter John Fullbright, who hails from Bearden, makes the list with “Gawd Above,” from his Grammy-nominated debut studio album “From the Ground Up.” Here’s what NPR had to say about the song:

Americana music’s fiercest young contender speaks the word of a pissed-off deity in the punchiest slice of sacrilege music had to offer this year.

And Tulsa-born singer/songwriter/musician St. Vincent and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer David Byrne made the list with “Who,” from their collaborative album “Love This Giant.” Here’s what NPR had to say about “Who”:

One of rock’s most idiosyncratic elder statesmen pairs up with a brilliant rising singer and guitar player. The result? Horns. Horns everywhere.

To see NPR Music’s full list, click here.

Coming soon: my list of my favorite 2012 albums with Oklahoma ties.

-BAM


by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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