Da Musicz


#574

#575

Classic.

Real talk; I’d never heard any Aerosmith prior to this remake with Run DMC.

Now they’re a fav…


#576

You never know who might stop by…

Wait, did he tip???


#577

Because chill song and cool use of 3D and tension elements:


#578

When I heard that Scott Hutchinson of Frightened Rabbit had killed himself, I thought well, I should listen to Frightened Rabbit. I was surprised how much I liked them immediately.


#579

Because nostalgia…


#580

Now there’s a guy who really transmogrified his career (Phil, I mean).


#581

Good background while I’m busy-working on the computer.

What do you listen to when you’re doing that?


#582

While it was released last year I just found it at the CD shop… New Bombay Royale…
garage+surf+bollywood via Australia… this just rules my music love zone sooo much.


#583

When I went Grad Night at Disneyland they were one of the band that played. The other was Hot Chocolate.
They were great live. Tight and funky.


#584

Still one of my go-to happy songs.


#585

Because, well, Jack White rocks!


#586

Not for everyone but crunchy, dissonant, somehow oddly funky:


#587

Just so good:


#588

Satisfies something in me when the sound opens up at 1:37


#589

Oh me, Oh me, Oh my…


#590

Country (kind of) that doesn’t sound fake to me.


#591

Speaking of country music… this sounds like an interesting book:


#592

To my ears, a lot of the new music currently being touted as ‘country’ is this strange amalgam where the familiar textures of the genre are grafted onto chord and song structures associated with boy bands and FM club music.

And yet, the lyrics still encircle what Jesse Barron (in your linked article) describes as “the brutality of love, the rhythm of work and leisure, the steady roll of the seasons, the passage from birth to marriage to death.” And it is kind of sweet to hear songs where the lyrical gist can be summarized as ‘Golly gee, I love my wife and kids’—or would be, if it weren’t for the shadow of suspicion that many of the fans of such songs, if not the songwriters themselves, probably see this as God’s One True Union for Mankind. 1

The currently accepted state of the genre is hard listening if your taste in country is that of Cash, Nelson, Case, or Lynn. Still, if one considers country as just another type of musical folklore, this most recent evolution2 makes an amusing amount of sense.


1 And those people are just gonna have to fucking deal.
2 Not to be confused with ‘progression’.


#593