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Wednesday, November 30

Feist - One Evening

Feist One EveningI have to post this song because it has one of the coolest videos ever. In it, Feist and a partner (Buck 65) dance though three minutes of beautiful choreography. The song is about a couple who meet and their relationship begins and ends in One Evening. Feist has a wonderful, distinctive voice. And she is a lovely dancer. Check out the video on waxy.org, but you might fall in love with her white tights. Just a warning.

Posted at 11/30/2005 09:46:00 PM | 0 comments

Frou Frou - Psychobabble

Frou Frou PsychobabbleFrou Frou. We never knew you. This band was a collaboration between the vocals of Imogen Heap and the production of Guy Sigsworth. Their music, though well received, flopped pretty badly, and they disbanded the project to concentrate on on other musical attempts. Then the movie Garden State, directed by Zach 'Zac' Braff, comes along and features the song 'Let Go'. Everyone piles onto the internet looking for them and finds their site and the news of their untimely demise (artistically). Anyways. That's the history. Psychobabble is one of their darkest songs, but is still accessible, with a beautiful Indian strings instrumental break. Try Frou Frou. Though we're unlikely to get any new material from them, we can still appreciate what they produced when they were around. Some lyrics:

If love is surrender / Then whose war is it anyway? / Do just what I tell you / And no one will get hurt / Don't come any closer / 'Cause I dunno how long I can hold my heart in two
P.S. Another one of their songs, Maddening Shroud might be a lovely song for your Christmas party playlist. Just a little tip from your friendly play new songs (it has some lovely bells in it).

Posted at 11/30/2005 09:46:00 PM | 0 comments

Madonna - Hung Up

Madonna Hung UpOne reviewer called this song 'foxy', and we would have to agree. Madonna's new single tells the story of a lover who never called back. In Hung Up, she shouts:

I can't keep on waiting for you /I know that you're still hesitating / Don't cry for me / 'cause I'll find my way / you'll wake up one day / but it'll be too late
She takes his call near the end of the song and tells him where to stick his relationship:
Stick your relationship somewhere where even ANTS couldn't find it. Like in a volcano. A volcano that's EXPLODING. I'm goddamn MADONNA!!! I do the dumping around here!!!! Bye.
Note: that last bit was a lie. It's a good song.

Posted at 11/30/2005 09:43:00 PM | 0 comments

Wednesday, November 16

Mariah Carey - Don't Forget About Us

Mariah Carey Don't Forget About UsThis feels like 90s R&B come back to haunt us. In this single, Mariah recollects a previous relationship and although the guy is now with someone else, the lyrics are very clear:

Nothing can compare to your first true love / So I hope this will remind you / When it's for real it's forever / So don't forget about us
Not a huge leap for Mariah, one critic said: "On its own, "Forget" is a soulful, satisfying track, but it suggests that Carey has hit a creative wall." We have to agree.

Posted at 11/16/2005 12:56:00 PM | 0 comments

Heard Em Say - Kanye West feat. Adam Levine

Kanye West Adam Levine Heard Em SayHow does Kanye West top the understated cool of 'Gold Digger' featuring Jamie Foxx? The short answer: he doesn't try. Instead, Mr. West's new single takes a departure into more reflective territory, featuring Adam Levine's wonderful vocals. The lyrics talk of low-wage living, cigarette addiction, the government, among many other things. The original video, filmed by Michel Gondry who directed Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind was scrapped at the last minute and replaced by a hand-drawn animation by Bill Plympton. There has been no official word as to why this was.

Posted at 11/16/2005 12:55:00 PM | 0 comments

Wednesday, November 9


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Posted at 11/09/2005 03:16:00 PM | 0 comments

Monday, November 7

Keith Urban - You'll Think Of Me

Keith Urban - You'll Think of MeCountry / Anyone just stumbling across this page from a Google search: Keith Urban is NOT urban. Seriously. He's sugary and cuddly and emotional and all that stuff. And he is Australian. This song is about someone who broke up with him. 'You'll Think of Me', he is saying. 'You Heartless Wench, You Ruined Me and I Can't Stop Crying', he doesn't add (though that may have improved things). See his official site below.

Posted at 11/07/2005 09:05:00 PM | 0 comments

David Banner - Play

David Banner - PlayRap / The Mississippi rapper is back with his biggest hit so far. The reason for this is due to the radio-friendly nature of the (edited version of the) song and the MTV-friendly nature of the video. The lyrics are still thought through, and the album, Certified, contains many of the deeper tracks that fans have come to expect from David Banner. It should be pointed out, though, that the version of 'Play' on the album is much more dirty (I mean, dirrty) than the one you'll hear on the radio on the way to the shops with your folks. Just a heads up.

Posted at 11/07/2005 08:49:00 PM | 0 comments

Tuesday, November 1

Nelly - Fly Away

Nelly Fly AwayHip-Hop / Ashanti's current squeeze Nelly releases his latest which is also part of the soundtrack from Adam Sandler's latest train-wreck 'The Longest Yard'. It's a slower number from Nelly, and actually is about being locked up (like the film) and what he would do if he was given another chance outside. Check it out on his site below.

Posted at 11/01/2005 11:39:00 AM | 0 comments