Friday, January 29, 2010

Songs That I am Diggin' Right Now

Er, I just did my Best of Jan post last week, but I am bombarded with lots of pretty amazing new music all this week (I believe it is a good thing) Damn, why is this happening? LOL. I guess my pathetic attempt to be organized for this year Best of '10 is vanishing faster than a jet plane :) I've decided not to depend on my chart anymore since I don't think having a song that is played 100++times to mean anything more but just a number, right? I might just get very sick of it by then.

My awesome playlist for all this week! (I think it's pretty much awesome, tell me what you think~)

Ellie Goulding - Under The Sheets
Still GOLD, still catchy, still lovin' the 3:14-3:18 part, still can't get it out of my system. I need her debut album pronto!

Marina & The Diamonds - Hollywood
Oh. My. Gawd. *I-am-shocked face* Nuff' said and done.

SNSD's Oh!
Sugary sweet pop masterpiece~ (check out the MV in the previous post) I love Gee, this is a no-brainer sure-fire WIN for me. The MV elevated this song to an orgasmic proportion for me. Ugh, I can't get enough.

Sia - You've Changed
This is so different from "Breathe Me" but I am ready to embrace the Pop/Mainstream Sia. I am sold after the 1st line, "stealing hearts was your pastime" Thanks to Mike from PopTrashAddicts for this.

Craig David - One More Lie (Standing In The Shadows)
Ah, he's back. Da smoothest operator back then (Rendezvous is smooth like tofu) and his new stuff is really good. I think I prefer Insomnia more, but this is quite promising. Gettin' me hyped up in da mornin'.

Erik Hassle - Isn't It Obvious
It's all about the lyric.
Help me God, tell me what to do,
Couldn't be more true,
Isn't it obvious that I love you,
Isn't it obvious that I need you.
How I wish I discovered this song 1 year ago.

Selena Gomez & The Scene - Naturally
I got this from this episode of CurrentTV's White Hot Top 5, well, Sergio (the host is hilarious) is taking a major dig at the song, but the thing is, I am kinda into it after gettin' that 8 secs preview. LOL. But I gotta admit, parts of the video is such an obvious rip-off of The White Stripes' 7 Nation Army video. Tsk Tsk Tsk.

Matt Duke - Rabbit
Thanks Mandy, terima kasih banyak-banyak. This is gorgeous, listening to this song manage to make me smile unconsciously. Magix.

Miike Snow - Song For No One
My personal faves from Miike Snow. The beats (drums?) and feel of the song is very joyful but the lyrics is a total contra which I love. "When your love has gone, you carry on, this is her song?, This is a song for no one" Oh, his voice is just so smooth and sexy. LoveX10.

Lady Antebellum - Need You Now
OK, Country is so not my genre, all these country acts gotta stop making all these beautiful songs, (Sugarland's Stay and all Taylor Swift's stuff). I love the fact there are male and female vocals in this group, it doesn't really stand out during the 1st few plays but it 's growin' on me. Love the lyric too. I can relate to "It’s a quarter after one, I’m a little drunk, And I need you now" :D
All thanks to John from PopMusicNotes :)

Gun + Horses - Ellie Goulding
Ah, can she do no wrong? Seriously, this is really good. The 1st time I heard this song, the background beats kinda reminds me of Frankmusik in some way but more of a pop version. And I love the incorporation of the guitar and her smooth vocals. Bet the Acoustic ver. will sound great too.

Miike Snow - Burial
This is another reason why I love this group. I love how the song slowly builds up its momentum. Slow and steady. The layering of piano and drums + chanting element of the vocal :) is explosive (in a silent way)

Goldfrapp - Rocket
This ain't Oh La La or A&E. Her vocal is still so mesmerizing, the fact that this song is so dancefloor-ready really appeal to me in a good way.

Pin Me Down - Time Crisis
My beloved Bloc Party side project? It's actually Russell Lissack's (lead guitar of Bloc Party) project. The song is so Bloc Party-ish (a good thing) but I would much prefer if Kele was singing it :) The electric guitar part is amazing and the fast paced (very rush) tempo is really wantin' all my attention to it. GREAT stuff. Go download it for free, pronto!

Florence + The Machine - You've Got The Love
A song by Florence that I actually like the 1st time I've listen to it. Her style is not my usual cup of tea, I can show some appreciation for the Drumming Song, but the rest of the stuff, I don't really pay much attention to her. I love her vocal in this song though.

Delphic - Counterpoint
This song kinda reminds me of Animal Collective's My Girls on sugar high. Whatdya think? The beat is very hypnotic and trance-like but not in those House/Electronic/Trance DJ thingy that keep on repeating and recycle certain beat to help the listener create a trance-like state. This is more of digestible version in a good way.

Listening to: 소녀시대 - Oh!
via FoxyTunes


J.Mensah said...

Your taste in music isn't as mainstream pop anymore! I like the slight change! :) I like the SNSD song, I really do but I do like Boyfriend better :)

Mandy said...

Gorgeous is right. :) You're most welcome!

rcLoy said...

Apart from Gaga, I seriously can't find myself gettin' excited with many mainstream pop artists from UK or US. Some of their songs are good but that's about it. I don't have the tendency to repeat them. Is that a good thing? I don't know.

Oh, I love all their stuff, Haha, I think you like Boyfriend better is all because of the lyrics, "I want you boy, give it to me" or "I want to be your beau" LOL~

Mandy: Thanks. Seriously~ I just want you to know, I am very picky with music, so it's hard for me to like anything. Haha, I wish I could be so picky about food. (that might help with my body image LOL)

Mike said...

Oh thanks for the mention!

And I read your blog - so keep it coming. You're the only other person who shares my love for crappy Korean girlbands!

rcLoy said...

Hello Mike! Thanks for stoppin' by~

Crappy Korean girlbands? LOL. I don't think SNSD is crappy. They are pretty fab! Haha, I still can't get enough of that song, yet.

Oh, thanks again for the Sia song :)