Song of the Day #1,678: ‘Hold On’ – Alabama Shakes

alabama_shakesRoots rockers Alabama Shakes hold the #11 spot in the Pazz & Jop poll with their first single, ‘Hold On.’

I’ll admit, after crapping all over the R&B and hip-hop songs dominating the top of this list, I was starting to feel vaguely racist. And when I heard the early moments of this song and started swaying along appreciatively, I thought “Of course… my first real praise is going to be for the white southern rockers.”

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