Desiigner’s “Panda” is this bizarre rap track that has lyrics I barely understand (or get at all) and is punctuated by weird noises. It’s all really catchy and entertaining, plus the video is a strange nighttime odyssey through what is probably Atlanta. It could be any city, I guess. Panda. Panda panda.
Favorite Songs: Pale Shelter
Pale Shelter by Tears for Fears is an excellent and new favorite song of mine. The video is also marvelous, further showcasing the great and fast guitar cords and Curt Smith’s melancholy vocals. Roland Orzabal backs him up too and the duo although having other band members were the heart and soul of the group. I recently acquired The Hurting from Half-Priced Books and it is awesome, so this video was posted with that in mind. “You dont give me love you give me pale shelter.”
Follow The Candle Lights
College’s Fantasy Park is a glorious synthesizer driven masterpiece that is one of my all time favorite songs. “Come on come on, follow the candle lights.” I should really get my hands on the album it’s featured on one of these days. They’re a great part of the awesome 80s style movement that is driving a lot of techno and dance music these days, which is fine because the 80s had plenty of great dance music to begin with.
Favorite Songs: Ancient
Operators’ “Ancient” is a really cool techno style track that builds up to a perfect finish. I heard this song on NPR and then used Shazam so I could know who sang it. I’m looking forward to exploring more of this band’s work.
Favorite Songs: Random Rules
Silver Jews is one of the best 90s/2000s bands. “Random Rules” starts out with “In 1984 I was hospitalized for approaching perfection.” It only gets better from there and its a track that I have yet to get tired of. I can’t say that about too many songs.
I Still Owe Money To The Money To The Money I Owe
The National rules.
And I’ll climb/The hill in my own way
Favorite Songs: Part XIX
This is one of my favorite songs, and I can thank NPR for me hearing it in the first place. I love how Dr. Dog has fantastic lyrics and then combines that with a well rounded musical sensibility. Plus some wit thrown in, too. The music video is excellent too, underlying Dog’s tale of the lonely. Love it.
Saw Death On a Sunny Snow
Absolutely beautiful and touching piece.
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