Okay, I know a lot of people enjoy judging people by their musical taste, but I believe that is dumb, and therefore I am well aware of the fact that most of this music has been around for a while, but contrary to popular belief, music being over a year old or well-circulated does not mean it sucks. So, here are a few songs that are presently helping me get through several hours of tedious mathematical calculations! Enjoy!!
MGMT–I wasn’t super into them the first time around, but ever since New Year’s Eve (when we listened to them pretty much all night and I had a blast) I can’t really stop listening to them. Their sound is somewhat techno-y, but still has a solid lyrical base and lots of electronica type stuff going on. I’m into it. It’s good for inducing a bit more engagement when hanging out in a group, and it really puts me in a generally good mood. Here is their song “Electric Feel” (which I’ve been listening to since last Spring and am STILL not sick of!):
Kings of Leon–I was at first kind of disgusted by the lack of originality in this band, and they’re definitely not one of my favourites, however, I must say that if you have not heard their song “Sex on Fire”, you must download it now. Their sound is very “Southern Rock” and one might say slightly overproduced (or excessively overproduce, haha), but nonetheless, I think some of their music is genuinely aurally pleasing and not as annoying as most music in this genre. “Sex on Fire” is one of the sexiest songs I’ve heard in a while and who could dislike a song with a chorus that goes “YEAHHHH! Your sex is on FIREEEEEEE!”. Haha well we all have our guilty pleasure music, no? Or maybe I just need to get laid. (Is this not the fundamental paradox in life? That the more sex one has, the more sex one wants?) Here is “Sex on Fire”:
Of Montreal–All right, I know they are so not in any way new or exciting, but they do have a new album out, so I thought I’d give them a shout out in case anyone had not yet checked them out. Of Montreal was my favourite band for several years, and hanging out with BC so much has made me start listening to them again out of pure nostalgia for the days when he and I would spend the afternoons listening to them and chain smoking and getting busy. Good times. Anyway, if you’re not familiar with them, their sound is pretty unique and really upbeat…it always puts me in a good mood, and has influences from lots of different musical genres. To me it is reminiscent of Europop in the sense that it’s lyrical pop with a more techno sound than most American Pop, but it also has a flair that is very unique to Of Montreal. Their sound has evolved a lot from their earlier stuff, but they can really do no wrong in my eyes. Here is one of my favourite songs of theirs (video is kind of weird but I was having trouble finding the proper one):
Well I there are more I would like to share, however, my calculations are calling and this has taken longer than I anticipated! So I shall continue at a later date!
Good day! :)