Music Monday! Ten to Win (With) Mix

Posted: August 9, 2010 in Music
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As always, the opinions in this blog are only those of the owner. Of course, I’m not really going to be mad at you if you did think like me.

Before I start, thanks to everyone that read my last post!! It feels weird to be in a world where people are commenting on your stuff (and not saying, “God, this is so lame!”). Let’s hope that I can continue to be interesting. Sorry folks, I don’t like my chances.

This guy likes to listen to good music. Why shouldn't you be the same way?!!?

I decided to steal borrow an idea from a fellow blogger and do a random playlist for your Monday. Now, since this will probably be posted by the time most people are done with their workday, it’s rather irrelevant, as usual so you could, uh, use it next Monday!

What makes me qualified to recommend songs to listen to? Absolutely nothing! Well, I spend a lot of time listening to music on the way to work, at work (don’t tell anyone I said that) and at the gym. Which happens to be 98 percent of my day, actually. I even make a mix CD for friends every now and then, so there are my qualifications! Anyway, here are ten songs (in no particular order, I’m not much for rankings) that you should either listen to or buy. If you’ve already done so, congratulations! You’re kind of cool.

The Ten To Win (With) Playlist

Janelle Monae, “Come Alive (War of the Roses)” from The ArchAndroid: You may recall Janelle’s bat shit crazy “energetic” rendition of Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy” during the BET Awards (worth your time to check the link). There are other good songs on this album, but you could use this as a wake up song, no?

Florence + the Machine, “Heavy In Your Arms” from The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Soundtrack): If you watch Grey’s Anatomy, you’re likely familiar with this song. However, “Heavy In Your Arms” is better. Yeah, I just said that. Also, I’m a man, and I just mentioned that a song on the Twilight soundtrack is worth your time to download. SAY SOMETHING!

Gym Class Heroes ft. Busta Rhymes, “Peace Sign Up/Index Down” from The Quilt: OK, so I’m not very good at finding the appropriate links for these songs. I’m trying, though! I’m not going to say how long it was before I realized that the song title referred to flipping people off, but, uh, moving on now…

Sean Paul, “Daddy’s Home” from Imperial Blaze: No, this isn’t the song where Plies will lick Kool-Aid off your body. That in and of itself makes this song worth listening to.

Shiny Toy Guns, “When Did The Storm Begin?” from Season of Poison: Trying to find a link for this song made me depressed: Season of Poison hasn’t even sold 50,000 copies! That’s unfortunate, because it’s really good. And this song is the first one on the album. Not that you would buy it anyway, it seems.

Under the Influence of Giants, “Mama’s Room” from their self-titled album: Well, uh, the lyrics to the chorus are…kind of disturbing if you actually think of it. But, whatever we’ve all done this before, right?. I’m sure there are a few of you who can specifically relate to this song, eh? If not, forget I said anything.

Rick Ross, “Free Mason” from Teflon Don: Say what you want about Rick Ross. Sure, I suppose he used to be a prison guard. In this economy, (drink!) that should be lauded! Anyway any man who is comfortable with wearing 50 chains at once (at about the 4:50 mark, I apologize for making you have to sit through DJ Khaled rapping) deserves a mention on this list. Oh yeah, this song is actually pretty good.

I’ve run out of steam here. Speed drills for the last three!
-Rage Against the Machine, “Down Rodeo” from Evil Empire
-The Black Keys, “Tighten Up” from Brothers
-Broken Bells, “The Mall and Misery” from Broken Bells

Note to self: Writing long blurbs for each song is much tougher than it actually looks. Anyway, I hope you take the time to download some of the songs mentioned here! Would be worth your time.

  1. zenlizzie says:

    I don’t understand Rick Ross’s new song on the radio. Who is Larry Hoover??? Who is Big Meech?

  2. sociosound says:

    Great playlist for.. err.. next Monday 🙂

    P.S. Congrats on being freshly pressed!

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