Monthly Archives: February 2010
iAs you noticed it’s been a pretty busy term for me, leaving this blog in the dust. But I’ve come back for just a bit to do another Top Ten Countdown. It’s been a pretty good music month, so the countdown should be completely fresh, so let’s get this thing started with song number ten…
10. MC’s Can Kiss – Uffie
I totally forgot how I discovered Uffie, but there is just something about her music that is amusing. She is from the MC/DJ crowd which totally should make a revival since their music is just sick. It’s been awhile since Uffie has released anything from her EPs, her first full album ever is going to drop this year and I’m totally looking forward to it. Uffie has been doing what Ke$ha been releasing, but years earlier and with a House beat instead of pop.
9. All the Pretty Girls – Fun
Really simple band name guys…fun. The first thing I thought when I discovered this song for the first time is…hey these guys sound a lot like Queen, but fresher. Magazines actually have been comparing Fun to Panic! at the Disco, which I could totally see. The song combines a good blend of guitar riffs, interesting lyrics, and a good rise and fall feel from the violin. Welcome to mainstream indie Fun, if there really is such thing as mainstream indie.
8. Doin’ Somethin’ Right – Van Atta High
The lastest pop punk band that I’ve found is Van Atta High. They’ve been slowly gaining fame and played the big concerts of Vans Warp Tour and The Bamboozle in their homestate New Jersey. I think these guys have a bright future especially with their new album dropping soon.
7. A Lifeless Ordinary (Need A Little Help) - Motion City Soundtrack
I’ll have to admit I didn’t like Motion City Soundtrack’s new album My Dinosaur Life, it was pretty weak compared to their old stuff. A Lifeless Ordinary pretty much is the best track off the album mostly because it resembles their old stuff the best. But to tell you the truth once again, I’ll probably get bored of this one within the next two weeks.
6. Stupid Love Letter - The Friday Night Boys
With Fall Out Boy disbanded today, Fueled by Ramen needs a new pop punk band and it might be The Friday Night Boys. Getting your songs inserted into movies is a good start. Stuttering which I used to discover these guys was in American Pie: The Book of Love and this new one Stupid Love Letter will be Kristen Bell’s new flick When in Rome. Pretty good start if I do say so myself.
5. Sleepyhead – Passion Pit
I have no idea why I like this song, but it is really awesome! You’ve all heard this song, but if you can’t put your finger on where you’ve heard it (psss it’s from the Palm Pixi commercial). The commercial doesn’t do it justice, since it doesn’t get to the hooks of the song, in which they just bombard you with this mix of electro musical goodness. And I will never know what the hell they are sampling for this song, but it just works.
4. Stylo – Gorillaz feat. Bobby Womack and Mos Def
YESSS!!! THE GORILLAZ ARE BACK! Why? We’ll never know. It’s kind of weird, you have to listen to this one a few times, but it just gets better and better the more you listen. It also sounds sooo different from their old stuff from Demon Days and Gorillaz. Mos Def being on the track is just icing on the cake. For me this is one of the most anticpated albums of twenty ten for me.
3. Blah Blah Blah – Ke$ha feat. 3OH!3
I don’t think Ke$ha is a talented artist or anything, her music is just funny. All of her songs off of the #1 best seller Animal is in someway singing about how she wants to get boned by a random stranger in a club. The beat isn’t anything special, but it’s poppy enough to keep my ears happy. It was a toss up between Blah Blah Blah and Your Love is My Drug for Ke$ha song of the week, but come on Ke$ha and 3OH!3 is a match made in heaven.
2. Nothin’ on You – B.o.B feat. Bruno Mars
B.o.B and Kid Cudi to me are the saviors of hip hop. Lil Wayne’s rock album dropped this week and that was just a huge middle finger to music. I’m just glad that B.o.B is bringing back just plain rap combined with a R&B hook. Also whoever Bruno Mars is he sounds so much like Bobby Valentino and that’s is pretty amazing. This is my pick for the “song you play to your girlfriend” of the week. B.o.B will finally get his chance to shine with his much delayed album to be released this year.
1. We Love Like Vampires – Sparks the Rescue
Been listening to this one for a few weeks now and I’m still not bored of it, that definitely gets you the #1 spot. Sparks the Rescue is my favorite newly discovered band of January. Sparks the Rescue’s vampire video is actually getting the attention of MTV so don’t be surprise if they get super popular in the future. Song isn’t too shabby either, take a listen and see if I’m right or not.
I have more blog post ideas that might or might not be coming, please stay tune. I’ll try my hardest to bring Crush Girl of the Week back tomorrow.