Must Be the Music
Well I had a little bit of free time so thought I'd give this weekly entry a triumphant return. Mainly because there are some really great tunes I've been bumping lately that I had to share with all of you. Don't get used to this though. I can't promise I'll keep this weekly entry up either. Therefore, seeing this one today is something to be thankful for in and of itself...
RE: Your Brains - Jonathan Coulton
This would have been perfect if it were around Halloween. That's when I first heard it. The song is flat out awesome as it's sung the perspective of a zombie. I don't even care if Halloween is past already. I will STILL bump this one on the regular. I also love how the YouTube video that coincides with it is a variety of clips from World of Warcraft. Just a little sidenotes for all you fellow WoW geeks out there.
Lotion - Greenskeepers
As long as we're on the kick (if you can really considers two consecutive selections a "kick") of the strange, might as well parade this one out there. Again, another artist I've never heard of in my life. Happened to catch this one also on Turntable as I was in the 80s room. Not even sure if it's really an 80s song, but it plays off the 80s classic "Silence of the Lambs". Not suitable for work, but definitely worth listening to if nothing else than for the sheer entertainment value.
Hold My Hand - Committed
I can't believe I forgot to mention these cats before now. Their debut cd dropped around a month ago and it's straight fire. They were one of the groups that won one of the seasons of "The Sing-Off" so you're getting a cd where the entire thing is acappella. I don't know how you can listen to this and not be amazed at their talent. Easily a modern day Take 6 which is just what the music industry needs these days.
Commander (Urban remix) - Kelly Rowland
For a while there I was afraid that she would have one good cut off her new cd. That would have been a shame because I think I've mentioned before that she was always my favorite part of Destiny's Child. It's good to see her doing her own thing putting out quality music. True, she'll sill always be in Bey's shadow, but as long as she makes music like this then she can stand on her own.
Love on Top - Beyonce
Speaking of the queenpin herself...I couldn't very well leave her out of the conversation. This song was a HUGE improvement from that horrible "Girls Rule the World" or whatever it was called. That one alone almost made me stay away from her cd. And I'm still not understanding what made her go with all male back-up dancers in the video for this one when she's been on this all-female band kick lately. Regardless, I am totally diggin' the ols Jackson 5ive vibe this one has to it.
Closet Freak - Cee-lo Green
I may have been a little late on this one. The first time I ended up hearing it was on that new Sprite commercial featuring Cee-Lo. Is it on his last cd and I somehow missed it? It wouldn't be the first time it's happened since I tend to listen to cds only once. Whatever the case may be, this latest cut by him was worth giving a few more listens.
Ni**as in Paris - Jay-Z and Kanye West
I had to save this cut for last just because of the name alone. Typical of both Jigga and Yeezy, the name of the song has nothing at all to do with the song at all. They could have really named this anything else. But then it wouldn't have caught your attention, now would it? The production here is increible. Also just what you would expect from a Kanye song. This joint sounds UNBELIEVABLE in a good sound system. Plus, it features the most arbitrary Will Ferrell sample that is just icing on an already pretty darn good cake.