Saturday, September 30, 2006

The Hitlist

Well, things sure have been quiet the last couple of weeks; reviews are in the works, but for now, exam prep seems to have got the better of me.
For now, here are some new tracks that have managed to get my attention recently:

First up is a track from the MySpace sensation herself, Lily Allen. Sure, she sings about the hard-knock life and drugs which it seems she may have heard about through stories her nanny (sorry, servant) told her, but dammit if the chorus isn't the catchiest thing I've heard in ages. And just in time for summer, too.

Lily Allen: Everything's Just Wonderful

Off the just-released Pieces of the People We Love, The Rapture's new track has one of the coolest chants yet to grace an indie/dance track in some time:
"People don't dance no more / they just stand there like this / they cross their arms, and stare you down / and drink and moan and diss". Quality stuff.

The Rapture: Whoo! Alright - Yeah...Uh Huh

So I don't know a whole lot about this guy, but Lupe Fiasco's the new Kanye-endorsed rapper. So he's GOTTA be good, right? And he pronounces "Liquor" phonetically. Not many rappers do that. Sarcasm aside, Fiasco's debut is one slick package. And you'd expect it to be, with Kanye himself behind the production steering wheel, along with other all star names of hip-hop both helping to produce and guest-starring. While some of the samples on the tracks have been horribly overdone before, the remainder of the album is fantastic, especially Kick, Push.

Lupe Fiasco: Kick, Push

1 comment:

Kiloran said...

Those are three songs I absolutely love at the moment. Fantastic. Fun Fact: Lupe Fiasco is straight edge!!! He doesn't drink or do drugs, or (presumably) do his bitches wrong!!! Apparently he collects toys instead. Boring but quaint.