Jul 27 2010

Five MP3s You Must Grab 7/27/10

      1. Nicki Minaj - Your Love

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      2. Star Slinger - Minted

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      3. Evan Voytas - I Took a Trip on a Plane

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      4. Marnie Stern - For Ash

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      5. Yuck - Daughter

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Jul 16 2010

Five MP3s You Must Grab 7/16/10

      1. Panda Bear - Slow-Motion

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      2. Cut Copy - Where I'm Going

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      3. Local Natives - Wide Eyes (Fools Gold ft. Aristotle Pop a Bottle Remix)

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      4. Josh Ritter - Folk Bloodbath

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      5. Wavves - King of the Beach

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Jul 15 2010

Rocking Retro: Refused – The Shape of Punk to Come

Last month, Epitaph reissued The Shape of Punk to Come, the seminal hardcore album from the now-defunct Swedish band Refused.  In celebration, Pitchfork hosted the documentary Refused Are Fucking Dead for one week on Pitchfork.tv.  After viewing the film, I blew the dust off my old copy of the group’s third and final album for another listen.

What can I say that hasn’t been said before?  Even today, one cannot deny the influence and importance of this appropriately-titled record, and the world has taken notice.  The disc is one of the most acclaimed of the punk genre in recent memory. Incorporating drum machines and electronic noises, Refused strayed away from the purely traditional sounds of their previous releases in order to provide what they felt was an appropriate backdrop for their anti-establishment, left-wing lyrics.  New rhetoric, new approach.  Politics aside, the sounds of The Shape are revolutionary – inevitably more than the group’s message turned out to be.

      1. Refused - New Noise
      2. Refused - Liberation Frequency
      3. Refused - Worms of the Senses/Faculties of the Skull

Jul 6 2010

Five MP3s You Must Grab 7/6/10

      1. Dent May - That-Feeling

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      2. The Thermals - I Don't Believe You

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      3. Rogue Wave - Permalight

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      4. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Beverly Kills

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      5. Gorillaz - Superfast Jellyfish (Ft. Gruff Rhys & De La Soul)

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Jun 23 2010

Five MP3s You Must Grab 6/23/10

      1. Tennis - Marathon

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      2. Blonde Redhead - Here Sometimes

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      3. Diamond Rings - Show Me Your Stuff

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      4. Hyper Crush - Ayo (Prod. By Diplo)

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      5. Yawn - Kind of Guy

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Jun 22 2010

Doo. Dah. Dippity. – An Old Skool Hip-Hop Mixtape

The KIA hamsters made me do it….a tribute from no particular era, in no particular order.  Check it.

      1. Black Sheep - The Choice Is Yours (Revisited)
      2. Ol' Dirty Bastard - Shimmy Shimmy Ya
      3. Lil' Kim and Lil Cease - Crush On You
      4. Onyx - Slam
      5. Wyclef Jean - We Trying To Stay Alive
      6. DJ Kool - Let Me Clear My Throat
      7. PM Dawn - Set Adrift On Memory Bliss
      8. A Tribe Called Quest - Award Tour
      9. Latyrx - Lady Don't Tek No
      10. JJ Fad - Supersonic
      11. Pete Rock and CL Smooth - They Reminisce Over You
      12. Busta Rhymes - Woo Hah!! Got You All In Check
      13. Geto Boys - Mind Playin' Tricks On Me
      14. Naughty By Nature - O.P.P.
      15. Ice Cube - It Was A Good Day

Jun 8 2010

Five MP3s You Must Grab 6/8/10

      1. Underworld - Scribble

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      2. Tokyo Police Club - Wait Up (Boots of Danger)

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      3. Big K.R.I.T. - Country Shit

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      4. ceo - come with me

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      5. Cloud Nothings - Even If It Worked Out

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May 11 2010

Five MP3s You Must Grab – 5/11/10

After uploading these tracks, I noticed all of them have female vocals.  And they all rock.  Girl power!

      1. The Joy Formidable - Whirring
      2. Fol Chen - In Ruins
      3. Best Coast - Far Away
      4. Twin Sister - All Around and Away We Go
      5. M.I.A. - XXXO (Radio Rip)

Apr 21 2010

Five MP3s You Must Grab

      1. Dom - Living In America

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      2. Neon Indian - Psychic Chasms (Brahms Remix)

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      3. Male Bonding - Year's Not Long

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      4. Onra - High Hopes (feat. Reggie B)

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      5. Gil Scott-Heron - New York Is Killing Me

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And a bonus classic:

      6. Bone Thugs-n-Harmony - 1st Of Tha Month

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