Saturday, September 26, 2009
Whether or not you like her self-dramatized image, Lady Gaga has an album that sounds like a best of compilation of an artist with at least a decade in the industry. The track Paparazzi is straight up creepy but, like most of her songs, the melody quickly entrenches itself in your head. This remix makes it a bit more danceable (useful). The Fame Kills tour (Gaga + Kanye) will bring screaming 12-year white old girls together with millions of hipsters, who are likely to find that they have a great deal in common with one another.
Posted by matt at 10:37 AM
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Ten days later... Cudi's album hits number four on billboard. Chip Tha Ripper is on several tracks and keeps it going where Cudi's monotone flow tends to drag. Tracks like T.G.I.F, which originally appeared on A KiD named CuDi continue to stand out as some of the best tracks on the album. Chip Tha Ripper's own mixtape has been 'coming soon' for a couple months ... if its anything like Cudi's he can probably expect an offer from Universal/Motown before Christmas. In the meantime heres a siiick freestyle from last year...
Posted by matt at 10:48 PM
Sunday, September 13, 2009
"Wearing My Rolex" was not a fluke. Again Bless Beats and Wiley have created a unique sound that doesn't fade even after a four hour car ride with a seven song play list. "The Rain" is the first release from Bless Beats' upcoming album, which could well be a bridge between grime and top 40 appeal. Whatever it turns to out to be I'll buy it, even if it isn't grossly overblogged during the week of its release. Despite the barrage of shitty songs by The Ting Tings, Bless Beats is evidence that good things can still come from the UK.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
I posted up a video of Dizzee Rascal's "Holiday" a hot minute ago. Then XL (or some other fussy goober) got a wee bit angry and had the video taken off of YouTube. Boo. Hoo. The video's nothing special, but jeez - the song is remarkable and the ladies are splendid.
And then there's this Taylor Swift disaster and a half that I somehow missed until now. Yea, I get it. Parody of "Love Story." Blah, blah, blah, whatever. But if you're gonna poke fun (whether it's at yourself or another) and it's gonna be very much in the public eye (as most things involving T-Pain are), at least take the time to make it both a) funny and b) well put together. Yeesh.
Sorry for hating.
EDIT: It's pretty great that two-thirds of the videos I post get taken off of YouTube, right?
Thursday, September 3, 2009
I didn't like TKO (Katie White's old pop/punk band). I don't like The Ting Tings (Katie White's new pop/punk band). Personally, I was sick of the latter by the end of that dumbass iPod commercial. Yes, Shut Up and Let Me Go was catchy and upbeat. Yes, The Ting Tings fit well with Apple's corporate image. But no, The Ting Tings are not a good band. If you added up all the lyrics of their singles you'd get the vocabulary of a seriously damaged five year old. Calvin Harris, who is on his way to where Timbaland was in 2007, somehow manages to turn one of their songs into something good.
Apparently Rich Kids are a big deal these days. Of course, I didn't realize this until about a week or so ago. I remember downloading their "Patna Dem" a minute ago, liking it, but for some reason or another forgetting about it. A month or more later and I'm left scratching my head trying to figure out just how I went about forgetting such an infectious tune.
And y'all can thank Lil Scrappy and Ludacris for bringing the cut back into my consciousness. The track didn't need improvement in the first place, but that's not to say these two dudes giving it some of their flavor isn't much appreciated. Peep: