Best Music of 2011: Best Electro (Part II)

Best Electro of 2011 Part II Image by Javier Medellin Puyou Kids Of 88 – My House (3:58) Hey dudes: if you’re looking for a song to sing at your woman while you jump around the dancefloor–this is the one.Try dancing like a maniac while mouthing “I’m gonna take you back to my house! I love the feeling when you touch me baby!” and surely you will get laid. M83 – Midnight City (4:03) This sounds like it should have been the lead single on the Tron soundtrack. After releasing countless albums, M83 is finally starting to get radio play with… tell me more

Best Music of 2011: Best Indie Rock

Best Indie Rock of 2011 PART I So begins at last my list of the finest songs of 2011. Last year I was all upset about the whole idea that one could even begin to honestly determine the very best songs put out in a year. Not because tastes differ too greatly, but because there’s just too much good music. This year I realized I could have thrown together a list in late December, which is what everyone wants. No one gives a damn about 2011 in February, right? But for some reason I couldn’t stop myself from pouring through… tell me more

Best Music of 2011: Best Electro

Best Electro of 2011 – PART I Image via LaughterKey At last, the best electro of 2011. I’m not ranking these, they’re in alphabetical order. Forthcoming is the second half of this list, as well as the Best Indie Rock and the best Dance and the Best Chill Music. It’s about time, eh?   tell me more

Great indie lyricists #1: Cloud Cult

This is a playlist for Kat. The subject is great indie lyricists. Cloud Cult – Ghost Inside our House lyrics The couple that fronts Cloud Cult released a ton of albums while working through the grief of the death of their young son. But the songs aren’t a diary of torment. There is real pain here, but just as often there is an appreciation for the beauty of life. Cloud Cult’s songs are drowning in duende. There’s so much love in this music. So many beautiful images and ideas. We’ll start a little family And call it our religion Hunt… tell me more

Best of 2010: Best Dance songs of 2010

I moved these songs around quite a bit but the songs that ended up in the top ten stayed pretty consistent (for the rest, see Best of 2010 Dance Songs Top 25). Last year I focused strictly on remixes but this year I mixed it up, presenting my favorite dance tracks, regardless of whether they were remixes, mashups or original songs. I did this because there were some exceptional dance songs which didn’t fit the traditional “remix” that just had to make the list, starting with number one. 1. Fake Blood vs Richard Vission – I Think I Like That… tell me more

Best of 2010 Dance Songs Top 25

Baby even the losers get lucky sometimes. Here’s 25 great dance tracks from 2010 not quite epic enough to make my Best Dance Music of 2010 list. 11. Atypicals – Love Electric Soul (5:04) 12. Diamond Rings – All Yr Songs (GOBBLE GOBBLE’s Wings for Eyeliner) (2:30) 13. Party and Bullshit In the U.S.A. (Miley Cyrus vs Notorious B.I.G.) (3:15) 14. Drink-Up-Buttercup-Even-Think-Andrew-W.K.-Remix (5:18) 15. Loo & Placido – Californication (Tupac vs. Roger Troutman vs. Plump DJs vs. Zero Cash) (4:35) (I wrote a post about this one: The Drop ) 16. Men – Off  Our Backs 17. doll and the… tell me more

Fleet Foxes

Fleet Foxes have a new song, Helplessness Blues. I’m not excited about it yet, but it’s as good an excuse as any to share some Fleet Foxes themed material. (OK, really I’m testing my Posterous connection to Tumblr, but isn’t that excuse enough?) The New Fleet Foxes track, Helplessness Blues My favorite thing about Fleet Foxes is the harmonies, which this Oh Land cover of White Winter Hymnal lacks, but it has a lovely girl singing. And everyone likes that. Here’s Fleet Foxes covering Bob Dylan. There are several new Fleet Foxes remixes, but I think this one from the… tell me more

Best Dance Remixes of 2009

At long last, here is the list of the Hottest Remixes of 2009. How was this list made? Songs were judged by their propensity for eliciting ass-shaking, uncontrollable head-bobbing and shout outs to your deity of choice. I narrowed further by including only remixes, thus no mashups or straight-out hot dance songs. Also, every song was to the best of my research actually produced in 2009…since you can’t exactly look this stuff up on Amazon. Final judging was done by listening to the list backwards to ensure that each song is indeed just that much finer than the last. This is an exercise that is highly recommended. tell me more