OK internets, I need some help. I need some new music. I find myself coming to work each day and playing the same albums over and over. I can’t think outside the box. But seeing as just this would just be tweet worthy and not cause for a whole post, I thought I would share those albums that I am listening to constantly.
Top 5 Albums in Mannly Mama world (all links go to Spotify for instant listening):
|Artist: Miike Snow (yes there are 2 ‘i’s…that is important when searching)
Genre: Electronic pop
Album: Happy To You
Favorite Song: Bavarian #1 (Say You Will)
I loved Miike Snow’s first album too so usually I just have it on shuffle for both albums but this one has a little different sound. I found it really nice to work to. It isn’t distracting and is still upbeat and fun.
Genre: Vintage pop
Album: Some Nights
Favorite Song: Some Nights
So many of you may have heard this on the radio…but I NEVER listen to the radio. No lie. I have had my car over a year and still haven’t programmed the radio because I never use it. I found this group via the top lists on Spotify. Great album. Reminds me of Queen sometimes. Sometimes Mika. Sometimes Kanye (he helped produced this). It is a fun mix of sounds. Also the harmony in Some Nights makes me relive my chorus days I sing the alto part for fun.
| Artist: Deadmau5
Favorite Song: Raise Your Weapon (note there is a whole remix album of this track….awesome)
Mindless house music is great to code to. It is upbeat enough to not put me to sleep and mellow enough I don’t have to pay attention. Granted this CD isn’t as much house a lot of his other stuff but it does the job. Sophia Needs A Ladder is pretty bad ass actually. It is a go to running song often. So I guess you can say this is the morn “mainstream” of their stuff. The album “For Lack of a Better Name” has some you probably have heard.
|Artist: Alex Clare
Genre: Drum and Bass/Rock/Electronic
Album: The Lateness of the Hour
Favorite Song: Up All Night
You should recognize Alex’s work due to the IE9 commerical. His track “Too Close” actually made you want to use IE….bwhahahahahaha. Hat’s off to Microsoft for introducing me to him. Great stuff. The whole album jumps around in sounds. Up All Night is a fun track to get you pumped but then I Love You is simple and sweet.
|Artist: The Glitch Mob
Genre: Drum and Bass/Electronic
Album: Drink The Sea (or any of the follow up remix albums)
Favorite Song: Between Two Points
Ever seen a preview for a super hero movie? You have probably heard The Glitch Mob. The new Spiderman, Captain America, and even in several CSI episodes(btw the music people for CBS actually rock…hats off) . They even have a remix of Seven Nation Army for the new GI Joe preview that pretty much melted my face in the theater. I would say 80% of the album has no words. Between Two Points has hauntingly good vocals by Swan. The remixes of that track are phenomenal too. I was introduced to them from the Tron: Reconfigured soundtrack which has to be one of my all time favorite albums. Their remix of Derezzed has to be one of the most played songs in my library.
So what have you been listening to? I need some new jams, yo.