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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

some interesting pieces I heard or saw or sometimes both today


1. Keri Hilson - Pretty Girl Rock

I hated this song when 101 the beat jam started playing it all the time earlier this year. Then I caught the first 12 seconds of the song, which reminded me of Depeche Mode. Warmed me up a bit, industrial sounding shit usually does. Delightfully surprised with the video - pretty basic decades-of-inspiration theme. Camera quality corresponds to its respective decade. Ending makes me want to puke though. Audibly...The chorus is the weakest element of the song. First two verses are fun though. Sucker for that repetition in the first line of the first two verses. All downhill from there.

2. Tyler, the Creator feat. Earl Sweatshirt - "Assmilk"

This is the sickest thing ever all year forever. I am in disbelief at how good these children are at virtually every aspect of their craft. Analogy: The Outkast that wasn't living their developmental years during the great happiness-stability facade that was the 1990s. And the internet.

3. Bibio - "Jealous of Roses"

Many options for a favorite part of this song. The natural effect of practicing audio-sample bricolage.

4. Daedelus - "Slowercase D"

I just got this album today. Some of it is a bit too joyous for my taste I am afraid. Slowercase D, however - sounds like people being pulled back and forth. Underground. Perhaps a sinister character is giving orders.


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