Sunday, July 10, 2011

tUnE-yArDs- Powa

the new tUnE-yArDs album is possibly the greatest album of the year.

below is a list of things that may have affected the above claim.
-I've been desperately needing a summer album
-I've taken a ukelele to the beach a couple times in the past months
-i really really like prince

Take a listen to the track below. Listen to how the simple chord progression builds over the 5 minutes song. From a sweet plea to a lover to a full-blown-Prince-Mariah-James-Brown-all-out-earful-of-awesome.

The rest of the album is great summer music and shows range. The other obvious stand out is the sond Bizness, click here to watch the video.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Lykke Li- Unrequited Love

On the train home tonight I listened to this song about 6-7 times. It's a departure from the rest of the album which is pleasantly upbeat. But this track in the middle of the album sound fleet foxes meet she & him. It's very pretty and great.

I don't know who's still reading this blog but this song brought up some emotions i haven't dealt with from things last fall. It still hurts.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Running- Gil Scott-Heron/ Jamie XX

This album came out a couple weeks ago. It's a remix of the Scott-Heron album done by Jamie Smith from the XX. It's great. it's minimalist and awesome. I'm obsessed with the fourth track. Running. It's spoken word and rad.

I'm starting to get my stuff together as I am moving to New York City in a few weeks and the subjet matter of this song is very fitting to the task at hand.


Saturday, February 26, 2011

Efterklang- Alike

Eftkerlang playing a bit of the song Alike for the French website La Blogotheque

AN ISLAND - 3rd TEASER - Vincent Moon & Efterklang from Rumraket on Vimeo.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

2010 Best List

Das Racist- Sit Down, Man

If you've heard of Das Racist it's probably because of their one hit song, Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell. They are a duo from brooklyn. They love rap and their two mixtapes this year (Shut Up, Dude & Sit Down, Man) have been homages to rap. Kool A-D and Hims make smart, smirky rap that is laced with so many literary and social references that I just plain got tired of googleing the constant stream of things i probably should know.

The first mixtape is decent, but Sit Down, Man is much better. It has so many different producers and guest MCs that the flow is somewhat hurt. But overall it absolutely belongs on my Best of List.

Kanye West- My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

It's his masterpiece. Nicki Manaj kills it on monster. It's fun to hear Bon Iver all over the album. Jay-Z decided he hates rapping and doesn't want to do it anymore (this is what i read into his verse on Monster). Kanye's 4-minute humming solo on Runway shows his awesomeness.

Vampire Weekend- Contra

I like Vampire Weekend. This CD came out early this year so i don't really remember why i like it. I do though.

LCD Soundsystem- This Is Happening

Favorite of the year. Please listen to it. Listen to I Can Change, then Dance Yrself Clean. There is no reason for you not to love this album.

Girl Talk- All Day

I am an amateur electrician, i like building clocks and lights, I play a couple instruments decently, I'm pretty good on the turntables, I can code in a couple different computer languages. Point being I have a little talent spread out in different areas. My ability isn't focused on one particular skill. But Greg Gillis is different. He was put on this earth of create the most head boppable concosions possible out of 30 years of pop music. I feel Gillis could be forgiven for all other personal shortcomings. I feel like he's a guy that gets lost easily, can't start a fire, and forgets people's names the minute after he meets them. All of which are forgivable because he's so so good at musical collages. His latest album On and On solidifies his place as master of whatever it is he does.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Halo- Major Lazer (feat. Elephant Man)

Is my new favorite. For your reference Major Lazer is Diplo's dancehall alter ego.

Monday, December 27, 2010

JJ- KILL (new mixtape)

If you love hip hop like I love hip hop then you should really love the new JJ mixtape.