October 2, 2013
A lot of Youtube rips this month. Emeli Sandé's "Heaven" is the only 4 star-- great song, that.
- How You Like Me Now (The Heavy) Decent neo-James-Brownian feel (James Brownian Motion would be a good name for a band.)
- Where Do I Begin (Away Team mix) (Shirley Bassey) Powerful remix.
- Q.U.E.E.N. (feat. Erykah Badu) (Janelle MonŠe) A favorite of mine and FOSO's... took a while for the song itself to grow on me, and not just the line "is it peculiar that she twerk in the mirror?" (pre-Miley) but it's really pretty great.
- Africa (The Amalgamates) -- Toto cover by a Tufts A Cappella group. Had it for a little under 20 yeears, hearing the original made me like this version more.
- Oh Shit (The Pharcyde) Ugh. Catchy song despite the Transphobia.
- So Watcha Want (Arsenio Hall 1992) (The Beastie Boys + Cypress Hill) I've gotten into Youtube rips!
- Roar (Katy Perry) Not much to say. Like that shouty chorus.
- I Beeped You (Father) Old school hiphop I missed back in the day... good Jackson 5 sample
- Sweet Brown - Aint Nobody Got Time for That (Autotune Remix) (The Parody Factory) I like this even though I'm worried it might be racist.
- Straight Lines (Dawn Landes) Sweet and gentle.
- The Fox (Ylvis) I think I like this-- unironically? Like not for the comedy, it just has a good sound.
- Heaven (Emeli Sandé) It was probably the tight funk beat that first grabbed me, but the vocals are so powerful.
- Compliments (Kollektivet) Comedy bit... but I know that feeling.
- Werewolves of London (Warren Zevon) My street band is putting a version of this together, and everyone else in the group is surprised I never heard this. Good for halloween!
- Sweet Child O' Mine (Step Brothers) A clip from the movie -- I think the blatantly mediocre a cappella resonates with me!