Thursday, June 05, 2008

Timbaland knows the way to the top of the charts

I'm waiting to hear some good summer music but nothing seems to be standing out. The songs that get a lot of air time are pretty lame. Is this really the best we can do:

Panic at the disco: Nine in the afternoon

Okay, nine in the afternoon. We heard you. It wasn't really that funny the first time you said it. This band is dorky. And even being English wouldn't excuse them from that.

Deathcab for cutie: I will possess your heart

The band is alright but I've alway thought they should be better considering how cool their name is. This particular song takes awhile to get going and lends itself easily to changing the lyrics in a dumb way...

You've gotta pay on time, Love
You've gotta pay on time you see
Or your going to find, Love

I'll repossess your car

Weezer: Pork and Beans

This band has established themselves. They can rock. Their big problem is that they write fad music. Catchy music that comes on strong at first and then is less and less fun every time you hear it. The video is good for internet people, if you only watch it once.

There is no part of me that says, "I really wish someone would come along and take a powerful Woodsy-the-owl-type stance and just tell the world that they don't give a HOOT about what we think."

I'll tell you if I hear anything good.


Native Minnow said...

Haven't you learned that you can't rely on the radio for finding good music anymore? Well, unless you have Sirius or XM. Here are a few songs for you to check out:

My Morning Jacket - Highly Suspicious; Touch Me I'm Going To Scream 2 (although for the second one you need to make it through the intro first).

Old 97's - Ride (Seriously, this is a cool song)

Coldplay - When I Ruled the World (or something like that - and it is on the radio - and no, I'm not gay)

Vampire Weekend - A-Punk (Just a fun summery sounding song, even though it's been out for a while - and probably gets a lot of airtime as well).

Black Keys - Strange Times (I wanted to link to this one on my blog, but couldn't find a free mp3 file to link to)

That should probably do for now.

Dr.Psycho said...

I love the Coldplay song "When I Ruled the World"...I'll buy that CD next week. I just bought Jakob Dylan's CD...hopefully it will be good...