5 of The Now

  • LCD Soundsystem - North American Scum LCD Soundsystem - North American Scum - EP - North American Scum (Radio Edit) [In college, I went on a 3 week study to central mexico. One of the things that really stood out from that trip was how much they hated that people in the US called themselves Americans. It's the perfect example of us being self-centered. There are a lot of Americans, including those in Mexico and Canada. They wanted to make sure we understood we were all Americans. That said, I think the lower half of North America would rather be left out of the topics in LCD Soundsystem's new track. I think LCD has the US squarely in their sights when they talk about North American scum. It's a great, dare I say, think piece, that hopefully opens a few eyes, and ears.]

  • Aesop Rock - All Day Aesop Rock - All Day: Nike+ Original Run - All Day: Nike+ Original Run (Continuous Mix) [This is one of the Nike+ Mixes which I've been quite happy with so far. One of the comments on iTunes describes this as "nothing more than a crappy techno album". Uhh what? He's correct in that the lyrics are few and far between, but this is a mix about the run, not about rockin' the stage. It does tend towards the dancier side of hip-hop, but again, that's the point. They have to maintain a consistent flow for 45 minutes and Aesop succeeds. I'm really digging this. While we're talking about Aesop, be sure to subscribe to the Definitive Jux podcast.]

  • Nelly Furtado - Say It Right Nelly Furtado - Loose - Say It Right[I'm still a sucker for Timbaland, even if he borrowed some beats for the other Furtado tracks. I heard this one enough on the radio to know I liked it and I listen to the radio infrequently enough that I'm probably not as tired of it as those that listen often :) I bought this off iTunes. Too bad the quality is crap and sounds muddier than a farm field in March. You can hear it in the sample, go listen.]

  • Trentemoller - Take Me Into Your Skin Trentemøller - The Last Resort - Take Me Into Your Skin [The problem with this track is that it is too good. It is the first track on the album and it sets a bar that is tough to get back to. Amazing music.]

  • Tycho - The Disconnect [This one isn't available on iTunes but you can listen on his website. If you like it, he does have an album on iTunes
    and Amazon. If you like Tycho's minimal style, you'll like the rest of Trentemoller's album as well.]


Jason said...

Your Nelly Furtado track reminded me that I actually have that song free from buy.com, but never downloaded it. I'll have to see if the quality blows like the iTunes version.

I would like to see the Nike tracks come down a bit in price. I could probably go $5 for a mix like that, but not full album price. I just don't always have a use for a 45 minute single track. Obviously, I'm not the target for Nike mixes, hating running and all, but I dig Aesop Rock enough that I want it.

Thelonious said...

I heard you have a compilation of every good song ever done by anyone.