10 Songs I'm Into at the Moment:
1. "Stronger Than Me" by Amy Winehouse
Really now, isn't it refreshing to see Amy Winehouse being mentioned for her music? Sure, she's got issues, but her voice and songwriting are amazing. This is my favourite Amy song.
2. "White Women" by Adam Green
I don't listen to a lot of Adam Green, though I think he's ridiculously cool, but this blues-y, Doors-esque number is a true find. The first line is "You know I wanna bone you" - sold!
3. "Let Me Be" by Parliament
This is different than how you'd image Parliament to be, if your main idea of them is along the lines of "Flashlight" and "Tear the Roof Off". It's hard to describe, but it starts off with some piano and then Eddie Hazel pleading for some privacy. It's worth listening to even if only to see how versatile Parliament is. Personally, I straight up love this song.
4. "Love Rollercoaster" by Ohio Players
Okay, I'm probably not introducing you to anything new here, as most people know this song. But for good reason! It's awesome. Oh and the so-called "death scream" (it's at 2:32 on the recording included below, if you're listening for it) is just a myth, I must reiterate. No models were stabbed to death in a dispute over stickiness and their final scream captured in the song.
I find it interesting that since there are so many background screams (though admittedly, none of the others were quite as...shrill) why did people still assume it was a death scream?
Oh, right, cuz that's way more fun.
5. "If U Seek Amy" by Britney Spears
This song is genius. For those of you who didn't immediately get it, I'll quickly explain: "If U Seek Amy" = "If U See Kay Me" = "FUCK Me". Cute punnery aside, this is a pop masterpiece. And now they're going to go and ruin it by making it superoverexposed on the radio.
Dammit, have we learned nothing from "Gimme More"??
6. "Mr. Carter" by Lil' Wayne feat. Jay-Z
I'm really confused as to why this wasn't a single - oh, wait, there's a video, so I guess it was. Didn't get played around here! Anyway, this song is flyer than beetlejuice, beetlejuice, beetlejuice..
7. "Coldblooded" by Rick James
Some superchill funk courtesy of Mr. Rick James.
8. "Frantic Moment" by Eddie Hazel
More amazing-ness from Eddie "Maggot Brain" Hazel. Some say he's a better guitarist than Hendrix - I don't know enough about guitar to judge that, but he sure can lay down a wicked song.
9. "Fairies Wear Boots" by Black Sabbath
My love for Black Sabbath grows with each listen and this song is my current favourite.
10. "Crime and Medicine" by Mos Def
I love Mos Def and I can't get enough of this track.