Monday, May 25, 2009
Songs For Your Week
Add these to your iPod for the upcoming week. They're all bona fide AMAZING songs and I am currently addicted to each and every one of them. Blessed is the music.
Cocteau Twins, "Heaven or Las Vegas" - dream pop = one of the most underrated genres ever and this song is a testament to that. Love the Cocteau Twins, don't you? This song from the 1990 album of the same name is, quite literally, one of the dreamiest songs you'll ever hear. The term "it washes of you" has probably never been more apt. Beautiful, melon collie, uplifting, tragic, spirited... just gorgeous.
Phrase feat. Wendy Matthews, "Day You Went Away" - Phrase's recently-released album Clockwork is, and I have no qualms in saying this, a revolutionary album. The first Australian hip-hop cut that truly ranks amongst the world's finest. This reworking of Wendy Matthew's early-'90s classic "The Day You Went Away" is my favourite track off of it, but the whole album is seriously spectacular.
Bertie Blackman, "Thump" - Another Aussie album that is truly fan-bloody-tastic! Probably the only album from 2009 that even challenged Lily Allen for "best of the year" status. "Thump" isn't my total favourite - that'd probably be "Clocks", but that's for another day - but it's the first single and it's apparently subverting mainstream FM radio so good on her! That chorus has, like, three different hooks that are all amazing. She's like current-day Tori Amos, but interesting. The album is Secrets and Lies by the way.
Sarah Blasko, "All I Want" - Speaking of wonderful Aussie singers, how about Sarah Blasko. We love her here at Stale Popcorn and you should too! Her upcoming album (out in July) is As Day Follows Night and "All I Want" is a nice preview and it sounds like she's channeling Ennio Morricone or something. Although her music is never well represented in singles. You need the entire album to get the atmosphere and the vibe.
Britney Spears, "If U Seek Amy [Weird Tapes Remix]" - Absolute grandeur. Such a brilliant out-of-this-world remix by Weird Tapes.
Luv', "U.O.Me" - Do you love Luv'? I do and this is probably my favourite. I've been playing it a lot lately for some reason. It just bounced into my head one day last week and hasn't left. I find the disinteresting children in the video quite fascinating.