if you're into music that's rich and metaphorical here's my offering. i like music that commands a little more mystery. normal business for system of a down (tankian) and audioslave (cornell). christian themes, social themes, political themes, irony, whatever you want to think it means, via metaphor! like the "good book" these songs can be unraveled by the ear of the beholder. that's why they mean so much to me.
Featuring: Incubus, Soundgarden, System Of A Down, Staind, Audioslave
Created by agentsmith on Feb. 6, 2005 (2676 views - 0 bumps - 0 comments)
sit back in the caddy and cruise for women downtown or by the college or bust on some fools. gangsta tracks are a lot of fun, especially the older styles, which are more lax. compton's most wanted and everything ice cube rock this segment of rap. check them out!
These are the songs that make you say "damn, that was a cool song," before you listen to them again. as you can see, i'm a fan of the "chop & screw" DJ movement coming out of houston, tx, i highly suggest anyone into cool DJ styles to look into chopped and screwed songs. also, warning, these songs are very addictive, about all of these songs have a 40+ play count in my iTunes library, and that's from listening more than 3 times every time I hear them. Check em out, dudes!
these are the tracks that kept me going as we all exited 2004. i left it on a high note. when i add new songs to my ipod/itunes there is a certain few that get added to the list. those are the songs that stand out and kick my butt every time i listen to it. they are a lyrical assault on me and rip down the walls of "normal" "pop" or whatever kind of music. this is the fruit of what makes me happy to be free to like whatever life favorable life throws at me. these tracks are arranged in the order that i "discovered" them, that's really interesting, some of these songs are old and some are fairly recent yet this is the order i found them last month. i enjoy them in that random order too. this is what the free exchange of ideas is all about. god bless america, the land of the free, though i have an affinity for scottish bands. :P
Featuring: Sum 41, Switchfoot, Jimmy Eat World, My Chemical Romance, Metallica
Created by agentsmith on Feb. 6, 2005 (4618 views - 1 bumps - 2 comments)
A variety of songs, new and old, reflecting New York's greatest borough, from Williamsburg's Manhattan Avenue and the L train, to Flatbush klezmer, to Patty Duke's Brooklyn Heights, and even a jazz tune by Mr. Manilow.
Featuring: Duke Ellington, Eric Frandsen, Itzhak Perlman, Mary Ellen Bernard, Allan Sherman
Created by metoo on Feb. 3, 2005 (1479 views - 2 bumps - 1 comments)
I'm an avid cook and when I hit the kitchen I like to listen to uplifting tunes with soul, flavor and zest - from a range of music categories. My goal is to tap into musc that'll help turn the process of chopping, peeling, boiling, broiling, deglazing, straining, roasting and toasting into a damn good gourmet time.
Featuring: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Keane, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin
Created by VV on Feb. 3, 2005 (2453 views - 1 bumps - 0 comments)
Ever noticed that iTunes, etc., will count the number of times you play each song in your collection? Well I don't know about y'all, but these are the songs in my heavy rotation. Thought I had a bit more variety than this, but apparently not! Now I've shared mine, what are yours? :)
Featuring: Green Day, Interpol, Radiohead, Razorlight, Kasabian
Created by bellelenz on Feb. 2, 2005 (3391 views - 1 bumps - 4 comments)
Breaking up is a pretty long process involving anger, denial, sadness and acceptance. These songs are for sadness and acceptance part. I included the Soup Dragon's "I'm Free" because someone singing unabashedly about pure happiness and freedome always made me feel better regardless of my mood.
Featuring: Ben Folds Five, Oasis, No Doubt, Tonic, Counting Crows
Created by burtonair on Jan. 31, 2005 (30915 views - 11 bumps - 10 comments)
Another playlist that will be making you want to dance in your car. Hip hop fans will appreciate the flow of this list and everyone can feel the energy of these songs. There are a few songs that are pretty unknown, like Star by 702 and Fire by Joe Buddens. Pure hip hop pleasure.
Featuring: Aaliyah, TI, Sean Paul, Beyonce feat Sean Paul, Gwen Stefanie feat Eve
Created by Krystina on Jan. 28, 2005 (21894 views - 10 bumps - 11 comments)
I made this playlist for my best friend who was going through a break-up. He couldn't get over his girlfriend who didn't want to be with him anymore. Some of the songs you can cry with, some will give you hope, some will make you laugh. They all give the message that you're not the only one whose felt this way, even though it feels that way. Also with time you will recover and eventually that love will just be a fond, sometimes sad, memory.
Featuring: Coldplay, Damien Rice, Ben Harper, REM, Cake
Created by hayley on Jan. 28, 2005 (179159 views - 28 bumps - 21 comments)
As far as I'm concerned all Radiohead songs are awesome, but if you're just getting into them and want a place to start listening, these are my personal top choices. They are some from all of their albums, including the most recent "Hail to the Thief." My personal favorite album would be "The Bends" but "OK Computer" is a close second.
Created by hayley on Jan. 24, 2005 (34929 views - 19 bumps - 10 comments)
For Those of you who think Norah Jones is all "Come Away WIth Me" and "Don't Know Why" and are so tired of them, here are some other songs to listen to for a greater appreciation of this sultry singer. Right now it's snowing outside and these songs seem very fitting for the mood.
Featuring: Norah Jones
Created by burtonair on Jan. 20, 2005 (4541 views - 0 bumps - 0 comments)
I made this mix to introduce my sister to some new bands. You will notice some artists repeat. Interesting fact: Aaron Espinoza from Earlimart was friends with Elliott Smith and their new album Treble & Tremble is an ode to him (it also sounds a lot - almost too much - like Elliott's own work)
Featuring: The Arcade Fire, The Cansecos, Nick Cave, Elliott Smith, Earlimart
Created by mtgpplisez on Jan. 4, 2005 (16146 views - 7 bumps - 4 comments)
Some cool electronica songs. I also put this in the "campy/humerous" category because of two songs: Frontier Psychiatrist by The Avalanches and My Name Is Tommi by Mu. In my opinion these are very funny songs, but have a good groove too.
Featuring: The Avalanches, Daft Punk, Ladytron, Air, Mu
Created by mtgpplisez on Jan. 4, 2005 (5391 views - 2 bumps - 4 comments)