MONTHLY MUSIC PICKS – MAY 2016

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This month’s music picks are brought to you by all the pop and hip hop stations in LA, since I don’t have an aux cord and get stuck listening to the radio while I’m sitting in traffic on the 10. But seriously, I can’t believe how much my musical tastes have changed since I moved to LA. I don’t think I even knew who Drake was last year. Now Drake is all I know.

It’s good to branch out though. There’s a lot more to the musical universe than indie rock. However, I still have some indie rock on this playlist. My Discover Weekly playlist on Spotify hasn’t caught up to my new tastes yet, apparently.

Swim Mountain – Yesterday
 

This indie rock banger just makes me want to dance around in my room in my underwear. Based on the promise of this song, I listened to the rest of their album and I didn’t really like it because they are shameless Tame Impala impersonators. But if you love Tame Impala and want more Tame Impala-esque stuff to listen to (without it being as good), definitely check out this band.

Robyn – Show Me Love

DO YOU REMEMBER THIS SONG?! Ugh, so good! This is my #1 shower jam.

The 1975 – The Sound

Honestly, I used to think this band was pretty lame but their new album is surprisingly good.

Drake & Friends – One Dance

I like Drake’s new album a lot, but it does kind of sound like he had Jamaican Jerk chicken one time and was so *inspired* that he made this weird, semi-dance hall album.

HAIM – ‘Cause I’m a Man

Love HAIM’s cover of this Tame Impala song! Also love that they didn’t change the gender at all.

Calvin Harris & Rihanna

Yeah, I’ve become one of those people that listen to Calvin Harris. So what? And for the record, I’m taking his side in the whole breakup with Taylor Swift.

I also like this song because I have a big old crush on Rihanna. There, I’m glad I finally got that off my chest!

The Arcs – Put a Flower in Your Pocket

Dan Auerbach, who hurt you?! Oh yeah, probably your ex-wife who’s been fighting you over locks of Bob Dylan’s hair. It’s okay, I’ll be your new hot young girlfriend.

Mike Posner – I Took a Pill in Ibiza

I have a fantasy of covering this song with just an acoustic guitar and a harmonica. I just feel like this could easily be a Neil Young song, right?

 

What have you been listening to lately?

 

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12 Responses

  1. I love the 1975!! BTW, do you know the song “dancing on my own”, by Robyn? I feel like you’ll like it.

  2. I just love The 1975, especially the song you chose. So good! Also, kind of dying at your description of Drake’s album. I didn’t think I was a Drake fan, but lately I’ve been jamming to “Too Good” from that album.

    Kathryn • The Fashionography

  3. I love the sound, it’s so catchy and I just love the 1975 in general! I’ve also been loving roses by the chainsmokers recently!
    Aleeha xXx
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  4. haha yeah Drake is everywhere even in Japan. I used to listen to Robyn in college 🙂
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  5. I loooooove the 1975! Great picks!

    xx Chelsea
    http://www.organizedmessblog.com

  6. perfect tunes… ready to dance 😉

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  7. Oh, thanks for sharing these songs, I really needed new ones to listen to! I love Calvin Harris and Rihanna’s! Have a great day!

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    Tamara xxx

  8. yeah!!! fun songs!! 😀 love it!

    Have a great week!
    Animated Confessions

  9. Ohh thanks for sharing these! I’m not familiar with the other songs but I’m going to check those out!

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA // BORACAY Travel Diary

  10. I am so clueless when it comes to music. Thanks for sharing!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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