With the first NFL game tonight, we thought we would kick things off with our top ten jock jams, our favorite songs for sporting events. While many music fans tend to be a bit mum on sports, not so with LxL. All three of us enjoy sportball on some level. So here are 10 of our favorite songs that get us amped up for the big game.
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Matthew E. White
Late last year, Virginia newcomer Matthew E. White came along with his 7-song, 40-minute debut Big Inner and swept us off our feet. The deep-voiced bearded crooner borrows the sounds of 70’s Stax Soul and the folksy charm of Randy Newman mixed with the fragile spirit of Harry Nilsson to make a sound all his own. A year later, White releases the Outer Face EP, a 5 song EP that still comes in at 27 minutes (not far off the length of his debut) for another sweeping and intimate outing of psychedelic soul.
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Well, it is mid-to-late March, which for a lot of people is quite maddening. By this of course I mean that it is the time of year to celebrate college basketball. And whether or not you care about basketball, or even sports in general, March Madness will affect your life in one way or another. Maybe it’s picking up the slack of the co-worker watching games on his computer all day, or maybe you skipped a few classes at school to catch the games and missed a pop quiz, or maybe you haven’t watched anything on television in 3 weeks other than college basketball due to your roommates obsession. Some how, whether you watch the games, or you don’t, it will affect your life. So here at LxL, we decided to celebrate by listing our favorite songs that have made their mark in the sport world. Whether it’s the college basketball court, the football field (American or European), or maybe the karate ring … here are the songs that will jam your jock:
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