I love the variety of styles in this song.
I haven’t been able to get this song out of my head for weeks. Usually those types of songs are Top 40 hits or Kia commercial tracks, but in this case, the song is indie gold. Unconventional harmonies, nonsensical lyrics, but a masterful melody.
I’m God — Clams Casino
I’ve now watched this three times and can’t help but have a big goofy smile on my face. Why haven’t I listened to Macklemore before now?
Whiz Khalifa (April) — Robb Bank$
Wait for the intro to end. Great album in total (Calendars).
dr. dre - xxplosive
I think this is one of the best hip-hop songs ever. The beat is contagious.
I’m often poked fun at for liking hip-hop, especially of the dirtier/gangster sort… is it because I’m a relatively well-behaved skinny white boy? Probably.
I think what I like about some grungier hip-hop is in fact its blatant egotism and superficiality. Sometimes I want nothing more than a good beat and some surface-level wordplay… Nevertheless, seeing what was really meant by the words on rap genius is really neat.
Alternately, you can look at it as a business model.
I’ve been a big LCD Soundsystem (and James Murphy) since the moment I heard the first few words of “LCD Soundsystem.” However, my int-tune-ness with the live music scene and interest in the group peaked only after their famous final show. I also missed an opportunity to see James Murphy DJ in Chicago… It makes me want to kick myself. I sketched out a bucket list of sorts this past week and “see/meet/hear James Murphy live” is on there, but it’s doubtful it will ever happen. I need to keep my ear to the ground for any last chance I might have.
Pitchfork has an excellent write-up of LCD Soundsystem’s history through songs here (though it gets wordy and hoity-toity at times).
Regardless, I’ll be seeing this film without a doubt.
For the record: my favorite LCD Soundsystem song is likely ‘45:33’ part 2. Or if that’s too pretentious, maybe ‘Dance Yrself Clean.’ And I think my favorite remix is Tiga’s ‘I Can Change.’
In other news, have I ever told you how much I love this song from Grease? The boy who sang the part of the Angel in our school production is awesome, no less. I’ve been humming this for a few weeks now. No lie.
P.S. thank you, tumblr, for the amazing response to my past two posts! You’re a great help and source of encouragement, but I’ll move on by myself as well.
Ego — Burial, Four Tet & Thom York
This has been on repeat.