Posts Tagged ‘punk’

Songs about Sex (or not)

March 26, 2015

1.Rumour Has It-Adele
2.Get Lucky-Daft Punk Feat. Pharrell Williams
3.R U Mine?-Arctic Monkeys
4.She Drives Me Crazy-Fine Young Cannibals
5.Howlin’ for You-The Black Keys
6.We Looked Like Giants-Death Cab For Cutie
7.You Shook Me All Night Long-AC/DC
8.Boom-Flight of the Conchords
9.Why Don’t We Do It In The Road?-The Beatles
10.Let’s Spend The Night Together-David Bowie
11.Rebel Yell-Billy Idol
12.What Would You Do-Bastille
13.Come Together-The Beatles
14.Love Removal Machine-The Cult
15.Tyrant-The Bravery
16.Exquisite Corpse-Hedwig And The Angry Inch
17.Enjoy the Silence-Depeche Mode
18.Locked Out of Heaven-Bruno Mars
19.If U Seek Amy-Britney Spears
20.Latch (feat. Sam Smith)-Disclosure

My take on U2’s new free album

September 24, 2014

“Songs of Innocence,” is by no means their best album, and in the 20 plus years since the amazingness that is Achtung Baby, they have had their shortcomings album-wise, but have always had a few gems here and there. I had hoped their previous album would be even more a return to form, for these four Irish lads, now middle aged men than many of the tracks on “How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb,” were. It wasn’t as good as it could have been, but it did have a few really good songs, like Magnificent. But this album, the songs stay with me, I like most of them a lot, and it feels way less gimmicky than songs like Vertigo, or Elevation. Back is some of the simplicity found in their first album, the maturity of The “Joshua Tree” and the fuzzed out instrumentals of Achtung Baby. The band is as tight as ever on their 30 plus year run. Don’t complain to get an actual decent album for free. Best tracks: The Miracle(of Joey Ramone), Iris(Hold Me Close), the raga tinged songs of Volcano, Raised By Wolves, Cedarwood Road, Sleep Like A Baby Tonight.

New Music!!

August 22, 2014

So I started a bancamp page using the band name: Darth Brooks, loved the punnyness and all, but turns out I wasn’t the first, and although it didn’t seem to matter, I decided to make a change, and go with my backup name for the time being: Naturally Occurring Sheep. But anyways, long story short, you can now stream, and even buy my music without getting off of your ass. Soul Windows was very fun in process, and I’m very satisfied with our current end result. And for 50 cents how can one go wrong?

Let me know what you think, and if you love it, just get yourself a copy that you can bring everywhere. ūüôā

https://darthbrooks2.bandcamp.com/track/soul-windows

Playlisting: Burning Bridges!

June 4, 2014

1. OneRepublic- BurningBridges

2. The Breakdown- Josh Kaufman(most recent winner of The Voice)

3. Haunt- Bastille

4. World Is Gonna Drown- Rubblebucket

5. Of The Night- Bastille

6. Uncle Johnny- The Killers

7.Life Is Real- Mos Def

8. Subterranean Homesick Alien- Radiohead

9. Disco//very-Warpaint

10. Space Rock- Weezer

11. Nothing But Trouble- Phantogram

12. Skulls- Bastille

13. Something Happened- Billy Bragg

14. Chartreuse- Capital Cities

15. The Easy Spell- Mos Def

16. Ocean Breathes Salty- Modest Mouse

17. The Fall of Man- Matthew Good Band

18. No Grey-The Neighbourhood

19. Sleeping With A Friend- Neon Trees

Your Sunny Day Playlist

May 15, 2014

Surprise, it’s not a playlist, it’s me talking about music instead. ¬†With the onset of some early Summer days within the last week, it is only reasonable that I would begin to talk about summer music listening things. ¬†Your hot and sunny day music choices, particularly when driving a car, can go one of two ways. ¬†Well that isn’t entirely true, but for the sake of my blog, let’s say there are only two. ¬†You can go the raucous route, maybe not of the angrier variety, but I guess it depends on how you feel that day. ¬†I would think maybe Helter Skelter, or something by Zeppelin, maybe the Black Keys, or say Paris by Grace Potter. ¬†Raucous jams are all around us. How about some White Stripes? ¬†But then again, there is another route, the happy carefree, laid back sort of music. ¬†Try some Flaming Lips on for size, maybe some Sigur Ros? ¬†or that great purveyor of sunshine: Michael Franti. ¬†But maybe you don’t go in either of these directions and settle for some kind of mix of the two which would ideally consist of some Pixies, early Radiohead, most anything by Bowie, maybe some Nirvana, the choice is yours truly. ¬†Mix the happy chill sounds with the upbeat, loud and downright rockin’ and you will surely have your ideal sunny day playlist. ¬†Enjoy!

Favorite car jams of the past week…

March 24, 2014

“RANK” by The Smiths- If you are a fan of Morrissey or The Smiths and have never given this a listen, you should be ashamed. Just kidding. Don’t be ashamed, just do yourself a favor and listen to it. Not a fan, or never heard of them, listen anyway. This live album really proves to me what is so great about the Smiths with their mostly upbeat sounding depressing music. And listen to Morrissey growl on some of those tracks. What a voice.

Eve 6 by Eve 6- Irreverent lyrics? Check. Teen angst from the 90’s? Check. Punk sensibilities? Certainly. A few big hit songs and then very little attention paid to anything following? Oh yes indeed. The classic 90’s band story. The 90’s had a lot of good music that was so quickly and readily tossed aside after a couple years. Why is that? This album is such a gem to find because it defines the music and the mood of the late 90’s so well. And nostalgia galore. Is this album good for reasons other than nostalgia? Of course. It makes me wonder why Green Day continues to be relevant, when this one release has more punk in it than Green Day’s entire catalog. Ooops! Did I say that out loud?

The Muppets Most Wanted Soundtrack- I bought this as soon as I got out of the movie theatre. It’s infectious and good just the way a Muppet film should be. More music by Bret Mckenzie for those who loved his stuff from the first movie so much, and a good reprieve for those longing for more Flight of The Conchords. Funny and brilliant stuff here.

An oldie but a goodie: Playlist from a party that never happened

March 24, 2014

1. Fine Art- The Limousines

2. Fur Lined- How To Destroy Angels

3. It’s Showtime!- Electric Six

4. Tiny Cities Made of Ashes- Modest Mouse

5. Glitter Freeze- Gorillaz

6. Rebel Yell- Billy Idol

7. Cobrastyle- The Teddy Bears

8. Planet Home- Jamiroqui

9. Young Folks- Peter, Bjorn and John

10. 1901- Phoenix

11. Debbie- Architecture in Helsinki

12. Month of May-  Arcade Fire

13. Dancing At Her Funeral- The Limousines

14. Marlene- Lightspeed Champion

15. Swimming In The Flood- Passion Pit

16. Animal- Miike Snow

Yet another new playlist: Ooh La La

March 7, 2014

1.Paris (Ooh La La)- Grace Potter and The Nocturnals

2. Book Of Endings- Adam Pascal

3. Happy- Pharrell Williams

4. Believer- American Authors

5. Things We Lost In The Fire- Bastille

6. Boys- The Beatles

7. Every Teardrop is A Waterfall- Coldplay

8. Mahna Mahna- CAKE

9. Nothing But Trouble- Phantogram

10. Lose Yourself To Dance- Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams

11. The Only Way- Filter

12. Pilot Can At The Queer of God- The Flaming Lips

13. Only Happy When It Rains- Garbage

14. Barrel of A Gun- Guster

15. Harder To Breathe- Maroon 5

16. Animal- Miike Snow

17. Lovecraft in Brooklyn- The Mountain Goats

18. Skinny Love- Birdy

19. These Streets- Paolo Nutini

Valentine’s Day Playlist! It’s good.

February 14, 2014

Laughing, crying, dancing, loving, hating, feeling, being? ¬†It’s all there. And as always it crosses genres, blurs lines, and all that good shit. ¬†Music is music after all. And Music being the food of love, and Valentine’s Day being a day for love, if not just a day to sell more cards, music is a perfect fit for this day of all days.¬†

1. Take Me Back- Aloe Blacc

2. Staring At The Stars- Passenger

3. Get Lucky- Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams

4. We Are Young- FUN (with Janelle Monae)

5. Up All Night- Razorlight

6. Break Myself- Something Corporate

7. Happy- Pharrell Williams

8. Blind Mary- Gnarls Barkley

9. Tighten Up- The Black Keys

10. All Of Me- John Legend

11. Bridges- Broods

12. Pompeii- Bastille

13. Something- The Beatles

14. Dangerous Animals- Arctic Monkeys

15. Map of Your Head- Muse

16. I Can’t Get Next To You- The Temptations

17. Got To Get You Into My Life- The Beatles

18. Who’s Gonna Ride Your WIld Horses?- U2

19. Too Old To Die Young- Brother Dege

Playlist time: Night Work

February 3, 2014

I don’t have any creative title for this one, but I am very proud of what I came up with in an extremely rushed and slapdash manner. ¬†It’s delightfully queer, with a plethora of robotic noises, Album of The Year winners (Daft Punk), my favorite Broadway star of all time, ¬†the lady that makes us go gaga, Glamtastic fun, Industrial, grungey and very dancy, delightfully American and International in equal portions. ¬†Enjoy!

1. Night Work- Scissor Sisters

2. Do What U Want- Lady Gaga and R. Kelly

3. Civilian- Adam Pascal

4. Instant Crush- Daft Punk with Julian Casablancas( of The Strokes)

5. Heart In A Cage- The Strokes

6. I Am The Walrus- The Beatles

7. Midnight Radio- Hedwig and The Angry Inch

8. Harder You Get- Scissor Sisters

9. Artpop- Lady Gaga

10. Survival- Muse

11. Stupid Girl- Neil Young and Crazy Horse

12. The Distance- CAKE

13. Radio- Lana Del Rey

14. Recognizer- Daft Punk

15. How- The Neighbourhood

16. Home Is A Fire- Death Cab For Cutie

17. Tell Me How To Live- Capital Cities

18. Packt Like Sardines In A Crushd Tin Box- Radiohead

19. Sin- Nine Inch Nails