It’s been ages since my last post of this kind. Well in the past few months I have uncovered and been introduced to some excellent music. So much so that I’m starting to consider this year to be a fair improvement from lacklustre 2012. Anyway, here are 10 must hear/have/experience tracks:
10. The Future by Teen Daze.
As the band’s name suggest, this song will immediately put you into a sort of trance where all you feel is the sweet tenderness of nostalgic electronic music. Don’t exactly what that means, but it’s great.
9. I Blame Myself by Sky Ferreira.
Ever since Sky Ferreira’s Ghost EP I’ve been a big fan and while her debut album Night Time, My Time shifts gears slightly in terms of sound, it sill works very well. In fact I like the risks she takes here, as some songs feel like straight up pop songs (like this one), others feel more like ambient dubstep (My Time, Night Time), and then others are just weird (Omako).
8. The Energy Story (feat. Minitel Rose) [dvas Remix] by College.
Leave it to DVAS to render an already brilliant song into an even better one. I don’t know about you, but good remixes are hard to find and very rarely do they match or surpass the original song. I think this remixes surpasses it without a doubt. It feels more clubby but in a good way.
7. The Set Up by Favored Nations.
An instantly recognizable song if you’ve played GTA V. That game by the way has an insultingly excellent soundtrack that grows progressively better. At any case, this is one of my favourite tracks. Even though it is very repetitive, for some reason it just works.
6. Do It With a Rockstar by Amanda Palmer & Grand Theft Orchestra.
Nothing much to say besides that it is exceedingly fucking awesome. Good to pump some adrenaline on you.
5. Please Turn by Little Dragon.
Ever since her duet with Gorillaz in Empire Ants, I’ve been meaning to give Little Dragon’s albums a listen. Can’t say I’m a fan of most of her songs, but I do thoroughly enjoy this one. Best word I can find to describe it would be: kinetic. It over powers your body with it sweetly up-beat vibe and you can’t help yourself but dance.
4. abnormalize by Ling Tosite Sigure.
Been watching a lot of anime shows for the past couple of months, and the one opening song that I simply cannot get enough of is this one right here. It’s a rage inducing alternative/rock/metal track with badass guitar riffs and a chorus that will make you go crazy. I always feel the urge to scream this song even though I do I’m totally butchering Japanese. Oh in case some of you were wondering, this is the intro song from the first half of Psycho Pass.
3. Light the Path by The Capsules.
Usually you fall in love with one artist’s song and then when you check out their full length album you’re left disappointed. Sometimes what made that one song great isn’t present on the other tracks. Well that’s not the case here since everything about The Capsules’ Someone for Everyone is pure excellence. There’s an overwhelming sense of melancholy and nostalgia within most of the song there, and they form achieve a balance between making you depressed and sending you into a contemplative state.
2. True Romance by CITIZENS!
The cool thing about spotify is that it constantly introduced you to new music. Sometimes the songs hit the mark, and then there are those very rare times when they totally blow up the mark with euphoric ferocity. That’s exactly what this song did. “True Romance” is an incredibly awesome whose gradual build-up and fireworks-like release pushes you into insane zero-fucks-given dance. I fucking love it.
1. Chamakay by Blood Orange.
I’m always surprised when I listen to an artists I had never heard of before and with the opening song alone I fall in love with them. “Chamakay” is such an enchanting song with its jazzy vibe, 80s chill techno and beautifully sentimental vocals. Lyrically the song is also pretty fantastic and relatable. This is a perfect set up for the rest of Cupid Deluxe, which is easily one of the best albums of 2013.
Here’s a LINK to the entire list. Let me know if there are any issues with the link.
Misty Mountains, backdrop practise.
Season 5 Poster for FX’s Archer.
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