Got something in my eye.
So Liam Gallagher's decided he should actually use his God-given vocal cords for a change, instead of doing whatever the fuck he did on the last Beady Eye album. And with a pretty great video to boot.
Because Spotify resolutely refuses to put the correct mix up under this name (they put the Vince Clarke remix as the "Think About the Future" one), I've been rinsing this on yatube
Loved it as a kid, still great now.
Turns out I don't listen to any new music anymore (unless it's EDM and even then I don't know who it's by or the track list)
I've been playing their 'Making Movies' album a lot lately. Just some great stuff on there...it's a nearly perfect album.
Speaking of pop influenced by the past, I'm a big fan of the dance vibe of the new single off Lorde's new album:
And while it takes a little bit to get going, Arcade Fire of all people wrote probably the best straight-up disco song since the whole of Random Access Memories:
(got a major "If I Can't Have You" vibe off this one.)
Wow, I'm glad you liked it so much! Jukebox the Ghost is one of the few bands my girlfriend and I can agree on when we're picking stuff to listen to. (Her tastes are mostly contemporary and pop-y, while I'm oblivious to most music released after 2000, if not earlier.) And muchas congrats on the engagement!
Was it the Harry Styles one? I have to say, I've been generally been happy with the pop I've heard this year so far. I was slightly disappointed with Charli XCX's "Number 1 Angel," but I loved Betty Who's "The Valley."
Melodrama is everything I thought the Styles would be.
More like this:
I have flexible expectations, relative to past output/overall mindset of the artist, blah, blah, blah, but this was pretty dreadful.
Yes. I'm here for that.
The child genius (well, he's 20 now, but he was writing, recording and producing albums at 16) and his honey-voiced angel of a sister has decided to put a light, Summery EDM spin on his brand of acoustic indie whatever it is he does. And of course, he makes that work, too. Sky's the limit for these kids . . . it's gonna be real interesting to see where life takes them.
Don't know what got me on a Gary Numan kick but whatever...I'm on it.
I've been beating 'The Pleasure Principle' into the ground over the past week. It's most notable for the song 'Cars' (his one big hit in North America) but the whole album is really, really solid. It helps that he had real musicians on it vs doing everything electronic (there are no guitars, just keyboard, bass guitar, and drums). Having a real drummer gives the album a certain gusto that it wouldn't have had otherwise.
Anyways, this instrumental has been on a nearly constant rotation for me:
I went back and listened to the first Bleachers record, Strange Desire, again this week. It's crazy good, and is excellent eighties pop pastiche. What I also learned was that they did an album the following year where each song on Strange Desire was covered by a female artist. This version of "Rollercoaster" by Charli XCX has been kicking my ass - and not just because it's an excellent eighties pop Springsteen pastiche, too: