Saturday, January 23, 2010

Best of Jan '10

So, this is my first Best of series for this year, for the month of January~ I am going to use this post to help me prepare for my Best of '10 this year~ Last year chart is too heavily influenced by my page that started around May.

Sugababes - Wear My Kiss (Video)
I don't really care much about the line up changes, it's all about the musix for me. I am surprised at how much I love this. The video is *yawn* but I still can't deny that this is one heck of a catchy song, love at 1st listen. What a good follow up after About A Girl, another great single and I might just turn into a full fledged Sugababes fan. Still a bf material for me. It's still the same old good UK pop, nothing really stand out~


David Guetta - One Love feat. Estelle (Video)
Posted this last week, I truly believe that this is way better than most of Pitbull's stuff. Or heck, the BEP's stuff. No doubt that I Gotta Feeling is very catchy and addictive but this shines more for me. Again, it's all about the bass :) A bf soon to be hubby material for me. Why oh why this is not as commercially successful as his previous singles?


Róisín Murphy - Momma's Place (Video)
Is she takin' a dig at Lady Gaga? Who knows? but I know that I think this song is very groovy. Great beats and very electro (80's?) Best bits: So you think you know it all, But that's just the arrogance of youth. Wise words. But this is still bf material for me. I don't know whether I will love it as much as I do now after few more months, it happened with her previous stuff (Overpowered and Movie Star) Hmmmm..


Miike Snow - Animal
What a pleasant happy cheerful song, not really pop, or electro, electropop? I don't know how to differentiate between songs' genre anymore. This reminds me of cute kiddies playing hide and seek, maybe because of the lyrics (I change shapes just to hide in this place, but I'm still, I'm still an animal) So.. woof? :) Another bf material.

The lead singer is kinda hot. Haha, get a haircut, please~ :D


Timbaland - If We Ever Meet Again feat. Katy Perry (Video)
If I don't know any better, I would think this is Katy's song, this is so not Timbo (esp the chorus which I lurrrve) The background beat is so his signature sound though (it's gettin' old). I don't really dig his new stuff, I don't find it fresh or interesting but I like this because it's so not him. It's so dance-pop (a good thing)~ This stucks between ONS and bf for me. Issit me or the lyrics is like Promiscous Part II? Whatdya think?


Hurts - Wonderful Life (Arthur Baker Remix) (Video)
I like this better, but some prefer the original version. Can't really say that I enjoyed this the 1st time I ever listen to this. But it's definitely growing on me. It's weird, and I mean that in the best possible way~ A bf material. *ehem* more like those guys that you don't have anything in common but still end up together.


Delphic - This Momentary (Video)
This band seriously reminds me of Passion Pits, a more refine, smooth and clean sound. I personally think it's a good thing. I like this song more than their 1st single, Doubt because is more melodic and quiet. Haha. They sound quite similar to Friendly Fires too. A bf material. Indie-rock/pop bf.


Marina & The Diamonds - Hollywood (Video) Acoustic ver (Video)
I don't really get her when everyone is buzzing about I Am Not A Robot, I think I get her when Mowgli's Road is out, the video is pretty damn kooky (in a good way). I think this is the best representation song for her. I don't quite actually get this song at 1st. Her style is definitely not my cup of tea but after a few spin, I found new appreciation for her. The best bit of this song is definitely the "Oh my god, you look just like Shakira, No no, you’re Catherine Zeta, Actually, my name’s Marina". Oh so smart, oh so funny~ This is a bf to hubby material. Not a good 1st impression but I am glad I am wrong :)



Ellie Goulding - Under The Sheets (Video)
Ellie is the winner for the BBC Sound of '10 (previous winners include Little Boots, Adele and Mika) Ah, shoo-in to be my brand new faves right? Not so fast, I was not too impressed with this song at 1st, I don't know why it doesn't really HIT me like how all the other previous winner's debut song (Stuck on Repeat, Chasing Pavements and Grace Kelly). But thank god after 50+ times of playing it, I finally get it one fine morning while I was on my way to work. Her voice is so unique (I would put her on the same par with Marina) but her stuff is more easily digestible. Electro without being too pop or rock. I don't quite know how to describe it, it's definitely not something that you listen often in the radio. It's a good thing. This golden hubby material is the 1st song in this year that got me very excited :)

I am listening to these songs too.

Alexandra Burke - Broken Heels
Selena Gomez and The Scene - Naturally
Ou Est Le Swimming Pool - Dance The Way I Feel
Florence + The Machine - You've Got The Love
Adam Lambert - Whataya Want From Me
Little Boots - Earthquake

That's about it, anything that you should think that I should check out?
Thanks for reading :)

Listening to: Ellie Goulding - Under The Sheets
via FoxyTunes


Mandy said...

Haha, I know we may sometimes be on different pages when it comes to music (I have no clue who 50% of the artistes mentioned in this entry are), but if you're interested in indie, have you heard of Tegan and Sara? They've some interesting stuff.

I much prefer them live, though. They sound a little stringent recorded. But great music nonetheless la. Here's a link to one of my favourite songs from them. Hope you like it. :)

Or try the song 'Rabbit' by Matt Duke. Link below:

rcLoy said...

Mandy, thank you so much for commenting on this post~ ;) I have never heard of them but I have a some impression of Matt Duke though. I like the song though, it's very sweet. Simple and sweet, some how I think that is your style too huh? Hehe
*OK, It's official. I like the Matt Duke song. Downloading now*

Mandy said...

Hehe. I'm open to all kinds of music, except maybe heavy metal and trance/'feng tau' songs. :p

I lean towards alternative pop, pop-rock, folk and jazz. And lyrics are extremely important to me, so my favourite artistes are mostly those who have lyrics I love. :)

No problem at all. Good things are meant to be shared! ;)