Posts Tagged ‘Rock’

Consistent Strokes.

March 7, 2011

I’m impressed at how well The Strokes have branded themselves and maintained their particular style and sound that is distinct only to them through 5 albums now. There are times where I want something new and something that isn’t rehashed but in this case I wouldn’t mind it if The Strokes just kept making the same kind of music over and over.

The Strokes

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The Show Goes On By Lupe Fiasco.

December 28, 2010

N.E.R.D., then Ye and now Lupe? In such close proximity of one another? Nice. As much as I herald and praise Kanye’s latest effort, I need something that packs a little more punch lyrically and I think Lasers will be just what I need. I can’t believe I didn’t notice it before but the hook on this is taken from Modest Mouse’s hook on “Float On”. I felt stupid for not catching that sooner. Old age will do that to you.

Happy Birthday Abbey, I Love You.

August 8, 2009

Abbey Road

Abbey Road, my favorite album from my favorite band of all time celebrates a birthday today. This album not only has the best Harrison song(“Here Comes The Sun”) It has two of the best McCartney songs back to back in “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer” and “Oh Darling.” Oh and “Her Majesty” is the greatest 23 second song of all time. A song which I vow to one day learn on guitar.

What sets Abbey Road apart for me is from the start of “You Never Give Me Your Money” till the end of “Her Majesty”. Those sixteen minutes is my favorite sixteen minutes of any album I’ve ever heard in my life. It plays much like Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon in it’s seamless transitions and cohesive tone among the songs…but 4 years earlier! The two albums contrast heavily in mood but they both share a certain je ne se qua that when I hear one, I can’t help but be reminded of the other. Like in “Carry That Weight” where near the end of the song, it circles back around to “You Never Give Me Your Money”? It’s just like in DSOTM where towards the end of “Time”, it circles back around to “Breathe.” I’m totally serious. I think this is enough to give my opinion of Dark Side Of The Moon being directly influenced by the last 16 minutes of Abbey Road some sort of credibility. Don’t you think? Eh whatever. Maybe I’m just getting lost in my head.

Nevertheless, happy birthday Abbey.

Staple x Mayer

May 8, 2009

I like John Mayer. I like Staple Design. Nice reworking of the old Bayer logo. Staple is one of my favorite clothing brands and when they collaborate with someone I am personally a fan of, I’m all for it. I’m gonna be super self referential here but it seems I’ve blogged about John Mayer more times than I realized. Not that there’s anything wrong with that but I just find it a tad surprising. Well, let’s add another blog entry to that list shall we?

Oh and just in case you’re wondering, I’m not an affluent white suburban female college student in her mid-twenties.

Mayer x Staple

Aspiring

Cold Dust Girl by Hey Champ

October 18, 2008

I love this new crop of contemporary new wave-ish sounding songs. The kind of songs you would hear at a club in the 80’s while everyone did lines of coke and distributed AIDS to each other. I had no idea who Hey Champ were until I saw this and apparently they have just been signed by Lupe Fiasco’s own 1st & 15th record label. I don’t know, but whenever non Rap/R&B acts sign with Hip Hop labels, it never really goes well for them.

I perused their Myspace page and immediately dug “Cold Dust Girl”. The rest of the songs featured on there are kinda whatever but this one’s a keeper. Here’s the video for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy.

World’s Colliding: Daryl Hall & Chromeo

September 13, 2008

Try to think of two musical artists who have absolutely no business performing together. Go ahead, I’ll give you a second to think…

Okay what did you come up with? Daryl Hall of Hall & Oates and Chromeo right?! You too?! I know right?! Weird huh? How odd is it that we both came up with the same fucking answer?! Unbelieveable. Anyways, this collabo did happen and the result is amazing. Respect goes to Daryl Hall for even considering such an obscure group like Chromeo to be on his Live From Daryl’s House show. And a huge shout out to Chromeo for being as big a Hall & Oates fan as I am.

I would’ve rather seen them perform “You Make My Dreams Come True” but that’s just me.