Sunday, July 10, 2011
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
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
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
Saturday, January 1, 2011
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.