I tried my hardest but I couldn't find a general music thread. Point it out if there is one, otherwise, post that tune that's got you currently bobbing your head. I don't care if it's top 40 trash or hipster garbage. Lets hear it.
I'm currently on a bluegrass kick.
I just pulled the top five most recent songs from my most played playlist so there’s not a lot of thematic or genre consistency here:
AJJ - Kokopelli Face Tattoo (probably my favorite song from one of my favorite bands)
Open Mike Eagle - Headass
Orville Peck - No Glory in the West (I normally dislike country but Peck is making me reconsider)
Doomtree - The Bends (hands down my favorite band)
Leftöver Crack - Last Legs
Also, since you like Open Mike Eagle, hopefully you know who Run the Jewels are.
I mean, I think I know who they are since they’re one of the biggest current rap groups.
I’ve actually been listening to El-P since ‘99 when I heard Co Flow’s 8 Steps to Perfection playing in a record store in Madison. It was a sad day last year when my last Def Jux hoodie finally fell apart, now that it can’t be replaced.
Everglow - La Di Da
The 80s meets Sin City
Jessi - Nunu Nana
Jersey attitude meets Kpop
Red Velvet - Psycho
This song is single-handedly getting me through 2020. Hey now we'll be okay. Hey now we'll be okay. It's alright.
I've been listening to hip hop since the mid 90s and I never heard of them until I moved to Atlanta. To me, they are still an under appreciated group.
Did you watch their concert over the weekend?
Honestly I’m actually a little on the outs with RTJ right now because it’s really hard for me to listen to Killer Mike spit bars about revolution and insurrection after hearing Michael Render clutch pearls over property damage during the protests earlier this year. I still like RTJ and even Mike’s solo stuff, but I’ve needed to shelve it for a later date.
They really have that KPop formula down. Probably a dumb question: Is there such a thing as indie Kpop?
Of course. I'm not as well versed in their indie scene but here's a couple examples:
Standing Egg - Little Star
Stella Jang - YOLO
COVID-induced torpor has slowed down my music consumption, but one track that managed to stir me was this crazy, 22-minute, retro prog track from Daniel Romano, Forever Love's Fool. I had pegged Romano as an alt-country guy, but this year he's released hardcore punk, power pop and freak folk. He's had a ridiculously prolific 2020, releasing 9 albums to date.
The song sounds like George Harrison fronting a '70s band like Nektar... And although it doesn't resemble anything Tool has recorded, the track features that band's Danny Carey on percussion.
Mostly stuff I've been practicing for my weekend jam band.
Returning to the office has brought back my commute, for which I have dusted off some old school funky James Brown
Also digging the Sleaford Mods for that austerity post-punk
EDIT oops double post
Tame Impala - Lost in Yesterday
I haven't been much of a Tame Impala fan, but this track showed up on the local radio the other day and was hard to get out of my head.
Duckwrth - I'm Dead
Duckwrth is probably the most interesting hip hop artist working today. He's not really a rapper, even though that's most of what he does, but every single one of his songs is ear-catching
Kota the Friend - Long Beach
Perfect chill out music. My most favored genre right now is something I describe as 'stoner rap', sort of slow and soulful.
Brockhampton - SWEET
I don't know what Brockhampton is. I'm not sure I'll ever know.
Amine - Red Mercedes
Local Portland product. Not exactly the sound you'd expect out of Portland, but we seem to generate a lot more hip hop than you'd think.
The Knocks - Brazilian Soul
Something in me is deeply attracted to trashy EDM, and the Knocks are really good at making simple but catchy dance tracks. Listening to this, I'm realizing it's actually a straight up Samba song and not really EDM at all, but somehow still fits in next to New York Luau
Free Room - Ravyn Lenae
I don't know why it feels like Ravyn Lenae is roasting me specifically, but I'd feel irrationally guilty if we were ever in the same room.
I'm quite enjoying some recent songs by The Pretty Reckless. I don't think I'd heard anything from them before this year, but here's some hot stuff (one spoiler-tagged due to moderate NSFWness):
And something a bit older:
Edit: Updated "25" to the official music video, and de-spoilered it due to much improved SFWness. I really love this song. Actually, it kinda reminds me of the classic James Bond theme songs, with a more modern rock overtone.
I can't get this out of my head.
If this was a vinyl album, I would've worn the needle out by now.
As a longtime Soulive fan, this scratches an itch they just haven't quite hit recently.
At this exact moment in time I'm listening to Doom.
If you're looking for great chill ambiance? Look no further than the safest place in DarkSouls 2...Just don't f*ck with the pigs.
I found my Album Of The Year literally on NYE.
Luke Vibert presents: Amen Andrews. It had these aging junglist bones jumping around the house.
Not normally into super poppy pop, but I love hearing songwriters talk about songwriting, and so I clicked this and just fell in love with Taylor. She is simply wonderful and adorable.
@Mixolyde There's a great show on Disney+ called the Taylor Swift folklore, the long pond studio sessions, where she, the front of The National and.. someone else talk about making the record folklore, and also perform every song on it. It's amazing.
Prior to watching that I couldn't name one song from her, now I've listened folkore at least ten times.