|If a guy doesn’t approach me like this, then he can go ahead and not talk to me.|
I found a lot of good music that I was really into this month. Some months I just make an obligatory playlist, but this month I was like really digging it, ya know?
Mark Ronson ft. Kevin Parker – Daffodils
Okay so like yeah duh we’ve all heard Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars’ #1 hit “Uptown Funk.” I’m sure they’ll like come parachuting down during the Superbowl playing that song. And it’s a cool song, don’t get me wrong. But this whole album is sick. It’s SO 70’s. Like legit 70’s. Steely Dan 70’s, ya feel? And Mark Ronson has THREE songs featuring musical genius/John Lennon soundalike Tame Impala frontman Kevin Parker. Honestly I had a hard time picking my favorite song with him because they’re all tight. This is the album to get turnt to in winter 2015.
Of Montreal – Oslo in the Summertime
I know this is supposed to be a summer song, but it just has like a disorienting vibe that I’m really digging. In the winter it’s just dark all the time and you’re like, what the f time is it? Same thing as Oslo in the summertime I guess where it’s always light.
Mark Ronson ft. Jeff Bhasker
Okay, this is just like straight up 70’s. Whitney, I know you would must be loving this!
Stevie Wonder – Knocks Me Off My Feet
Stevie Wonder is a god and if you don’t agree you can just unfollow this blog. He writes such beautiful songs and Songs in the Key of Life is such a perfect, complicated album that I have been going back to it and discovering new things in it since the sixth grade. The chorus of this just makes of this just makes me bob my head and sing along at my desk. I cannot help it and I don’t think you’ll be able to either.
Ice Cube – It Was a Good Day
First of all the sample in this is SO amazing. This song is a self-fulfilling prophecy because you listen to it and then you have a good day. It’s basically iconic. Plus, you all know how I feel about LA, right?
Sublime – Doin’ Time
Still going down that LA route. Every once and a while you just need to bust out Sublime for the old times.
Mos Def – Ms Fat Booty
I’ve been on such a Mos Def kick lately. This whole album, Black on Both Sides, is really great. Mos Def is a crazy amazing lyricist. I can’t believe it came out in 1999 because it sounds hella current. I wish I had butt you could see from the front 🙁
Panda Bear – Tropic of Cancer
I about shat the first time I heard some bootleg recording of this song a few years ago. Panda Bear (my fave) sampling the Nutcracker? Yes please! And not just the Nutcracker, but my favorite song from the Nutcracker. And it’s so pretty. And sad. Just listen to it.
Parquet Courts – Yr No Stoner
Every once and while I get in a really crappy mood and I can only listen to Parquet Courts. They really rock. I don’t even know what they look like but I want to party with them.
The Strokes – Under Control
Some stupid guy is putting me through the emotional ringer and this song reminds me of him, so here it is. Sometimes you’ve just gotta put yourself through some pain to get yourself through it, ya know? Like ripping off a bandaid, I am just going to listen to this song over and over again until it doesn’t mean anything to me at all and then hopefully he won’t either.
Britney Spears – Oops! I Did It Again
I’m loving over-produced turn of the 21st century pop music these days. So sue me. It’s a great song. I remember when this came out and it was also like a joke that Oops! she made another hit album. The outfit from this video WOULD be a great Halloween costume. Hmmm….
Patty & The Emblems – Mixed Up Shook Up Girl
I can’t find any information about this group from the 60’s. They were a barely even a one-hit wonder with this song, only hitting #37 on the charts with this song in 1964. But it’s so nice and I love how its produced with that heavy bass.
What have you been listening to?