Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Eccentric Progress

"Sonic Armada" - Air
This song has a steady beat that just... sucks ya in. Or it did for me. Simple as that.

"Kemosabe" - Everything Everything
Sometimes I have dance parties by myself, and Everything Everything has been on top of the playlist recently. Which also gives you an idea of why I don't go to legit dance clubs.

"Answers" - Ou Est Le Swimming Pool
Found this band thank's to Mark Hoppus' Spotify playlist. So far I think they're pretty nifty!

"The Void" - Metric
Metric's new album... does not disappoint. I do need to give it another listen though, I haven't given it all my attention yet.

"Rusted Wheel" - Silversun Pickups
I might've said this before, but I don't think I'd be able to hold a conversation with the singer for long in person.... But as a singer, his voice paired with the style of music is wonderful!

"Demons" - The National
This was actually the first song I had heard off of their new album, accompanied by this video. It wasn't the first to linger in my brainpan, but so many of the lyrics separate of each other really captivate me.
"I can't fight it anymore, I am going through an awkward phase."
"I am secretly in love with everyone that I grew up with."
"When i walk into a room I do not light it up. Fuck" (This I love more for referencing an older song of theirs. And the casual way they sing "Fuck.")

"Animals" - Muse
I'm wary of going to see Muse in concert, for how large the shows are. Unless you spend exorbitant amounts to get up close, the quality is (almost) the same as watching YouTube videos. But the other parts of me just want to experience his panty-melting voice live. Some might consider that worth the money.

"Under a Killing Moon (Live)" - Thrice
I typically do not like live tracks on albums. If I wanted to hear the crowd, I'd go to the show. Or perhaps watch a YouTube video. But I love the acoustic and raw sound of ths, and although there might be a non-live acoustic version, I do not own it.

Honourable Mention:

"New Direction" - Sugar Ray
A stream of it can be found here, since I did not include it on the mix. (It's the last one, not the first one.)
I purposely did not put this on the actual mix, because I'm not that cruel. Okay, so it's not really that bad, but I see it as a joke. And I don't actually seek it out to listen to it. My iPod just thought it was funny to play multiple times.
The addition of this song.... well, via my personal opinion, baffled me. But ultimately I do understand why they included it. I just would not have.
But. It is Sugar Ray.... If you see the progression of their albums, well, this isn't the only questionable decision they've made. Again, in my opinion. But do I love them less? HELL NO.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Influx Au Courant

(Yes, I used thesaurus for the title, and yes the title and picture contradict themselves. But they are both accurate. This mix is almost a whole month late, but 90% of the music on here was new [to me] when I chose it.)

"Atomic Man" - Portugal. The Man
This was the first song I played, unintentionally, because my iTunes was still organizing by "Date Added" and not by Album or Artist. But it definitely caught my attention. I've been out of touch with Portugal. The Man for a while, it was nice to re-find them.

"Icarus" - Bastille
I actually listened to a suggestion from one of the emails I get from Spotify, and ya know what. Not half bad. Catchy, upbeat, and I like his voice.

"Instant Crush" - Daft Punk (feat. Julian Casablancas)
Because Daft Punk. I mean. Self explanatory, basically.

"Berlin" - Is Tropical
Ironically this is the first track on the album, but I caught it on shuffle. I need to be more well versed in actual music terms, and not things like it sounds like "summer" or "a rainy day." If you can mixed laid-back, yet up-beat, that might be what I want to say. Pain meds for wisdom teeth aren't helping my vocabulary, though.

"I Will Steal You Back" - Jimmy Eat World
New Jimmy Eat World. I am content. It's catchy... Their newer albums haven't grabbed me as much as Bleed American, or Futures (yeah, those two, I know,) but I still like it!

"Calling All Cops" - Motion City Soundtrack
Mostly the opening lyrics caught my attention and I used it when writing about my upcoming trip, whilst asking for participants. Sadly, no participants. Guess I'm not friends with any cops or autobots....

"Hooray" - Minus the Bear
This is from Minus the Bear's upcoming Acoustic album (you're welcome) that I'm a backer on. It made me so happy that they chose this song for the album, it is definitely one of my top 5, and most likely my overall favourite off of Menos El Oso.

"Main Menu" - Jesper Kyd
I never would have considered Borderlands 2, if my boyfriend at the time hadn't gushed about it from day one combined with it being free with the purchase of a vital piece for the computer I was building. I fell in love with it instantly. But the very first thing I said, at just the load screen, was "Is there a soundtrack for this? The music is really awesome."