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AWOPBAMBOOM – Vol. 37
Music 4 Music People

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From Lil Dicky to INXS, here’s what’s orbiting our musical universe this week.

Typhoid Rosie, “Better to Know Now”

Rosie’s full album, Hearts Bleed Goodbye, drops this fall. For now, we’ll have to make do with this uniquely calming tune.

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Lil Dicky

Here’s proof that there are others in the world like quirky spoof-artist Weird Al Yankovic. Lil Dicky has worked with the likes of Snoop Dogg and Panic! At the Disco’s Brandon Urie.

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The Piano Guys

Just a couple YouTube sensations who make renditions of popular songs using piano and cello. Their work includes the infamous “Let it Go” as well as the Jurassic Park theme song.

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INXS, “Never Tear Us Apart”

We’re waiting for another band like INXS. This Aussie band had it all – a charismatic frontman, a strong backing band, and stadium-sized songs. Here’s a smoothie from their 1987 album “Kick.”

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Arashi, “Ai Wo Sakebe”

Tired of whipping and nae-naeing? Try this for size: it’s Japan’s top song at the moment with a dance piece of its own.

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Jess Glyne, “Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself”

All too often top-tier songs fail to convey a positive message or any message at all. This one’s got one.

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Balvin, “Ginza”

An endless era of Latin reggae has been upon us for some time now. This song furthers that point. Note the amount of times you see Coors Light in this vid.

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Until next week, keep on clickin’ on.

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Lead-In Image: “LONDON – AUG 24, 2015: Jess Glynne seen leaving the BBC Radio 1 studio”; Twocoms / Shutterstock.com

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Joey Fernandez is a music writer from New York’s strongest island. Drop him a line at joey@newswhistle.com or send him a Tweet (@SenorJoseRafael).