The Countdown comes later than usual this week because of all the NBA Draft news. It was a decent new music release week, and no I refuse to listen to the new Miley Cyrus album. But enough of that painful image, here’s this week’s top ten…
10. On Melancholy Hill by Gorillaz
I doubt that any of the Gorillaz songs have any meaning at all, but it doesn’t matter cause the music is really good. The sound is like this easy-listening beat that seems to fit in with a kid’s cartoon. The music video just shows off more good stuff from the Gorillaz animation team.
9. Airplanes by B.o.B (feat. Hayley Williams)
One of my favorite songs of the past few months, makes its return to the countdown, finally with a music video to accompany it. The video itself uses a lot of silhouettes and light effects. It’s actually really artsy and unlike most hip hop videos today. Also it kinda looks like Hayley is rocking the Chun Li hairstyle but with her flame hair.
8. ADD SUV by Uffie (feat. Pharrell)
I’m a big Uffie fan, while Gaga and Ke$ha has their more mainstream friendly Electropop, it still nice to know someone is sticking with the pure electronica sound. Then throw in some Pharrell and that’s just pure awesomeness. I do have to say nothing much to the video though, why does Uffie get arrested by the end of it?
7. Figure It Out by VersaEmerge
Half a year ago, I was hyping the release of VersaEmerge’s first album, Fixed At Zero. Well it finally dropped this week, and my opinion is, it’s alright. I do have an idea of what their going for now though, they’re basically the second coming of Evanescence (whatever happened to them?). I do still think that Sierra Kusterbeck has a fantastic voice. Anyways Figure It Out is my favorite track off of the new album, take a listen.
6. REVOFEV by Kid Cudi
You think that Cudi would take a break after releasing a hit album and guest starring on a TV show right? Nope, Cudi is expected to drop a new album later this year, Man On the Moon II. REVOFEV (revolution of evolution) is the preview track for it and it’s definitely more good stuff. It strangely reminds me of the opening track from the show that he was on.
5. Damn Rough Night by Artist Vs. Poet
Artist Vs. Poet is the next up and coming pop punk band. They’re currently touring the with the Warped Tour. I still like their song Runaway better, but for new stuff from them, this is pretty good.
4. Gettin’ Over You by David Guetta (feat. Fergie, Chris Willis, & LMFAO)
Not sure why this song resurged in the countdown from uncharting to 4. Go back to 2 weeks ago and you can read up on my justification for this song, but besides that nothing new to say about this one. I did learn that there are waaay too many versions of this one song (not even remixes).
3. The Fire by The Roots (feat. John Legend)
I chose to include the remixed version that included verses by B.o.B, but this had to be one of the best new singles of the week. I only recently discovered The Roots from watching them on Late Nights with Jimmy Fallon and damn they are really good. This track is just a step up in terms of hip hop music, just amazing lyrics mixed with REAL music from REAL instruments. When you’re good, who needs f’ing autotune.
2. The Ghost Inside by Broken Bells
Yep, it’s still the best indie song for me. And it’s already lasted longer than the last Broken Bells song that I liked. My thoughts on this song are in last week’s countdown if you want to see them.
1. Love the Way You Lie by Eminem (feat. Rihanna)
OMG for once in a long time, I agree with the #1 song on iTunes. It seems like Eminem alternates between releasing a comedic album and a serious album with every other release. What’s weird is that it’s not even an official single yet, but it’s topping number one anyways. It’s a good balance between Em’s rhymes and just enough Rihanna (her last album sucked bad). It’s basically a love song, but more meaningful and more intense. So score for hip hop being real this week! (Warning – Most Likely YouTube will mute this copy of the song and you’ll have to find another one)