The same problem I’ve had with Taylor Swift forever: I almost unabashedly like her music and then I hear the first line of “22” and it’s like ugh, no, shut the fuck up.Nov012012
“I Knew Your Were Trouble” is Rhianna meets dubstep meets Avril Lavigne with a tinge of country and it is the weirdest fucking thing.Oct302012
I can’t do Internet radio. I’ve tried them all and the only one that ever serves me remotely well is last.fm. I’m not willing to pay $10/mo to get that on my phone either, though.
I thought Pandora sucked when it was new and it has gotten better, but just barely. It’s still my last resort.
Some unknown station played Kaki King -> acoustic Barenaked Ladies -> Sia to my sister. I then tried to play Brandi Carlile on Spotify and it’s given me “We Found Love” -> Savage Garden -> Eric Clapton, which barely makes sense and definitely wasn’t what I wanted to listen to.
While I used my rdio trial a lot, I didn’t even consider paying for it. No better than any other service, and it doesn’t give me anything I can’t get from grooveshark except scrobbling
Wrong as it is, in a couple of ways, I still judge people who don’t know how to pirate. That YouTube to mp3 shit doesn’t count.Oct152012
Well, this happened.
Carly Rae Jepson put out a single with Owl City. Remember Owl City? They’re that crossover Christian band who rips off the Postal Service and thinks it’s weird to hate goodbyes.
The song is called “Good Time” and it’s aggressively optimistic. I can’t say I’m having a very good time listening to it, though. I feel a bit like I’m stuck on the “It’s a Small World” ride at Disney World with a youth group who thinks it’s couth to sing along as loud as they can while yelling about how much good clean fun they’re having.
In fact, I will be surprised if youth groups around the country don’t adopt this as their anthem. It doesn’t specifically mention God but we all know that they can have such a good time without even having to try because they’ve got Jesus on their side. Owl City already has the Christian music background, and if CRJ sounds like a “whoo girl,” it’s only because she’s high on life. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that!)
“Good Time” is offensively inoffensive and will probably be well-received by fans of High School Musical. I need a drink or twelve.
After listening to “Good Time” three times to write this post, I honestly think Rebecca Black’s “Friday” is a better song. I’m praying that I don’t ever have to listen to this ever again to compare. At least Friday doesn’t “whoo!”Jul152012
Alpine - Villages
I’m really into this EP.May302012
Everything Goes My Way
Metronomy - Everything Goes My Way
I have to assume Metronomy will get better with their next album. The English Riviera has some strong tracks on it, like “We Broke Free” and “The Look,” but overall it’s fairly underwhelming. “Everything Goes My Way” has been stuck in my head for the past few days, so I guess it’s fair to say it’s pretty good. This blog is little more than “songs that are stuck in my head right now” anyway.Mar032012
Here We Never Die
Sister Crayon - Below
This sounds kind of like Lana del Rey #musicin2012Feb222012
Pavement - Starlings of the Slipstream
This is my favorite Pavement song.Feb172012
Dancing On My Own
Robyn - Dancing On My Own
I was going to listen to something else, but then I remembered that it’s basically Valentine’s Day and even though I honestly could not care any less about that, this seems like the only song that should be played.Feb132012
Off to the Races
Lana del Rey - Off To The Races
Fuck it. I’m all about this shit.Jan292012
Annie - Heartbeat
This is the best song for being half-drunk.Jan292012
I just uploaded Lizzy Grant’s 2010 album for my 16 year old sister. Here’s the link in case anyone else is curious what she sounded like before she put collagen in her lips and rebranded herself as the “gangsta Nancy Sinatra” Lana Del Rey.Jan152012
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