One of their more under-rated tracks, I've always thought.
I will always maintain that the best hip-hop over the past ten years is to be found in England...
...not that it's homeland has a lack of decent material, though. Quality may not be the best give that it's live, I still find this a very chill freestyle to listen to. Damu is well worth checking out if mellow beats are your thing.
I loved everything after 2:20. I mean no offence but the beginning seemed a bit repetitive and it went on for a bit too long. There's a bit at about 1:13, I think, where the beat just disappears and it feels a bit awkward. Like I said though, everything after 2:20 is spot on. Love the melody.
I don't really have much to say about these songs so I'll just let them speak for themselves.
I haven't really been present in the forums as of late. Hope all is well for everyone, bless.
Been diggin' Death Cab more and more recently, especially the album Plans from '05, from which the above track is, has caught my ear. Brilliant stuff.
The Wombats are a Scouse indie band that I've been listening to lately. Their debut album, A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation is a brilliantly upbeat, vivacious collection of gems. Such as this one.
I was actually listening to MIKA's Life In Cartoon Motion back when I was in elementary school. And boy, was it frowned upon. I dug up the album a few months back for the sake of mere reminiscing, and it's actually a pretty neat lil' album.
So I was going through Wikipedia's article on Psychedelic Rock and as usual for me with genres that flourished in the past, I look up the works of modern bands. So I saw this band, one which I've heard of before, yet seemed uninteresting so I didn't look into it any further. But today I decided to go through the band's Wiki and decided to give their first album a shot...
and holy sh*t am I glad I did. I have not heard any of this band's music before, and I absolutely f*cking love this album. I'm very picky when it comes to music and this is the first album since the day I was born of which I like every track. When it comes to the number of songs I like from them, these guys beat every other artist/band/group I've listened to by a long shot. I usually like a few tracks from a particular artist/group/band and that's it, except for very rare circumstances.
So, ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, K by Kula Shaker:
I hope you guys enjoy this amazing, amazing album as much as I am right now.
Well it's been quite a while since I posted something here and I feel bad for not checking in on one of the finest topics. Anyway, in the last few weeks or so I've had a really hard time with my hearing. It seems to be getting worse much sooner than was anticipated. In light of this I have done nothing but savour every single song I hear. The idea that one day I'll never hear music again genuinely hurts. Still, the plus side is that at least I've had the chance to experience it, not everyone is so fortunate.
This first song is simply beautiful. That's all I can say.
Wish You Were Here - Sparklehorse ft. Thom Yorke
After hearing that cover I decided I'd listen to some of their original stuff. It turns out they are bloody incredible. A soothing, mellow sound that holds you in the entire time. There's actually ten songs in this video, hence it's length, and each song is from a radio session. If you have some spare time on your hands, I highly recommend listening to the entire thing. It's so peaceful.
Sparklehorse - Radio Sessions
When Emeli Sandé sang this hymn at the opening ceremony of the Olympics it felt as if the world stood still, as if all the hate and anger that surrounds us just dissipated and, for a moment, became an entity of peace. Take a moment to listen to this. Just sit back and savour every second. I promise you won't regret it.
Emeli Sandé - Abide With Me
If anyone knows of any bands or artists similar to Sparklehorse, please don't hesitate to let me know. I'd appreciate it massively.
This post has been edited by TheGreatGig23 on Tuesday, Jul 31 2012, 23:03