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808s & Heartbreak

In Music on November 30, 2008 at 1:52:58 pm

If we’re talking about an album that will have a classic song on it, 808s isn’t it. “Jesus Walks” from College Dropout will go down in history as one of the all-time best rap songs. “Love Lockdown” simply won’t.

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Mix – La Hacienda

In Mixes, Music on November 19, 2008 at 10:30:40 pm

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La Hacienda – the November 2008 mix by DJ Snyper

1. La Hacienda – Es Vedra
2. Every Word (Wendel Kos Club Mix) – Ercola feat. Danielle
3. Going Wrong (with DJ Shah feat. Chris Jones) – Armin van Buuren
4. See the Difference Inside (Inside Mix) – Moonbeam
5. I Wanna Play a Game (Jigsaw Bootleg Mix) – DJ Zet feat. Spartique
6. Psychadelic (Distorded Remix) – Mike Perry & Stephen M feat. Vanity
7. The Longest Road (Morgan Page Full Vox Mix) – Morgan Page feat. Lissie
8. Rapture – Toby Emerson
9. Like This, Like That (Alex Gaudino & Jason Rooney Mix) – Se.Sa feat. Sharon Phillips
10. I Feel For You (2008 DJ Chaos Remix) – Bob Sinclar
11. Watch Out (Extended Mix) – Alex Gaudino
12. The Storm (Inpetto Remix) – Jerry Ropero feat. Cozi
13. Breathing – D’Alt Vila

Mixed on November 19, 2008 in Calgary, Alberta.

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Weird Experimental Indie Music

In General, Music on November 14, 2008 at 10:51:11 pm

I should define some terms here, specifically “experimental.” Just because you added a xylophone to an otherwise rock song does not make you an experimental artist. Frankly, I’m sick of the bands that think it’s something revolutionary. The worst part is that what they’re producing doesn’t sound musical. Now, I understand that we all have different tastes in music, so some of you wouldn’t consider what I’m listening to to be music. However, at least it has a beat, a discernible and pleasing melody, and some understandable lyrics. But then there’s this band who fulfill just one of the above requirements (having a beat), and only just barely. The melody is confused, and the vocals sound like Bob Dylan with a cold. I respect that they’re doing music and that they’ve gotten past the garage band stage. But it’s just irritating.

Even more irritating is when an indie band starts to get mainstream followers, and all the indie kids get pissed off about it. Because, it’s apparently uncool for an indie kid to like mainstream music, even if it is something they’ve been listening to since before it was a Top 40-er.

So Here’s Something Interesting…

In Interesting, Music, News on October 31, 2008 at 1:11:04 am

Deadmau5’s “Not Exactly” sounds an awful lot like Glenn Morrison’s “Contact”. Have a listen:

Perhaps My Favourite Series of Album Covers Ever

In Geeky, General, Music on October 29, 2008 at 12:28:46 am

Modwheelmood released three volumes of their Pearls to Pigs EP set, making one complete album in the end. Here are the covers for each release:

 

Anyway, all three volumes are excellent. My favourite tracks on each volume:

  1. MHz
  2. Domenica Pomeriggio
  3. Scared of Everyone

Go buy them on iTunes or Amazon today.