Saturday, December 31, 2011

Top 14 Music Videos of 2011

Music Videos of 2011!!
Spoek Mathambo

14. Good Girl - Alexis Jordan
Jordan dances her ass off in this video

13. Rill Rill - Sleigh Bells

12. Born This Way - Lady Gaga
Gaga's Cinematic introduction solidified to Born This Way Era and had music listeners talking for days.

11. I Wrote The Book - Beth Ditto

10. Wonderland - Natalia Kills
Kills spills blood and heads in this horrid goth vid.

9. Post Physical - Pictureplane

8. Judas - Lady Gaga
Gaga introduces biblically inspired fashion.

7. Crystalline - Bjork

6. Amanamonesia - Chairlift
Chairlift pays homage to 80's video age.

5. Countdown - Beyonce

4. Beat and The Pulse - Austra
webbed limb models move to the beat and the pulse.

3. Party Rock Anthem - Lmfao

2. Control - Spoek Mathambo
This video combines disturbing images with a haunting beat

1. Household Goods - Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
TEED uses the song as inspiration for all of its cuts, lights, and color display; truely showing what a music video really is.... a MUSIC video

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Top Nine Albums of 2011

9. Penguin Prison - Penguin Prison
After creating tons of remixes penguin prison releases a debut album worth the listen. PP uses electro sounds and crafts them into funky electro soul.
Opening track don't fuck with my money sets the tone for the rest of the album; leaving listeners not fuck with the skip button.

8. The Perfectionist - Natalia Kills
Kills is a perfectionist addicted to immaculate and.... goth? The perfectionist explores the darker side of pop music. The album possesses fun light pop hits like "Free" and "Kill My Boyfriend" does not take listeners entirely to the dark side. However if one were to take these light lofty beats away from kills handcrafted edgy lyrics, one may find something else..... but it works

7. 4 - Beyonce
B's first album in three years was most shocking than her VMA Baby bump reveal. As most listeners waited for a Single Ladies based dance recording, they got something quite different. 4 is a collection of mid tempo 90's inspired soul tracks. It even has minor influences of country and gospel. Tending to be one of B's most intimate albums, 4 seems to have a very bright future.......not in the discount racks.

6. Something To Die For - The Sounds
ABBA meets No Doubt.. The Sounds third studio album carries the theme of death and dying in the common topic of love. Something to Die For has carefully crafted pop hits mixed with a more theatrical approach to rock music. The Opening to the Title track Something To Die For is something to die for

5. As If - Sky Ferriera
Even though this is only an Ep, AS IF! is far too good to pass up. This 5 Track Ep redefines the meaning of pop music possibly giving it more substance through the musical arrangements and its impressive lyrics. The tracks on AS IF! seemed to be taken right from Sky's diary as it pertains to how teens really feel. It fair to say this is the John Hughes of pop albums.

4. Biophillia - Bjork
Biophillia is the most innovative album of the year. with being the first album to be released as an app, the innovation doesn't stop there. The tracks of Biophillia are themed to different aspects of biology. Bjork crafts them to be listenable songs opposed to them sounding like a bio lecture.

3. Thee Physical - Pictureplane
Thee Physical perfectly blends loops that seem incompatible to the naked eye. The tracks on thee physical make listeners believe a song may end up one direction However, the outcome is always unexpected. These records are drenched in nostalgia but result as something fresh out the oven.

2. Portamento - The Drums
The Drums Second album does not stray too far from the debut Lp but it does evolve from those sounds flawlessly. Incorporating various sounds from saxophones to synthesizers, every record is perfectly crafted and perfectly sets up the songs that come after. Portamento takes it's listeners on a journey that stands solely on the true notion of a real album... Cohesion

1. Born This Way - Lady Gaga
The most controversial album of the year tackles various issues including self worth, female empowerment, and religous values. Born This Way salutes the megastars of the 80's and collaborates them with eccentric Gaga power making sounds that were truely Born That Way

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Top 51 Singles of 2011

This is a random collection of my favourite songs of 2011. Enter at your own risk.

51. Champagne Showers - Lmfao
The guys show their love for drinks and parties in this dance club smash

50. An Argument With Myself - Jens Lenkman
Lenkman's argument with himself results in a classic vacation sounding record. only if real arguments could sound like this.

49. Pumped Up Kicks - Foster The People
i dont know why VH1 bleeps out "bullet"

48. Vessel - Zola Jesus
I'm guessing this is the track gaga was listening to when she arrived to the grammy's in her vessel.

47. Buy My Love - Wynter Gordon
Gordon dishes another pulsating fun hit

46. Better off Without You - Summer Camp
no better break up time than the summertime

45. Love - Colin Smith
Smith looks for love in this heat wrenching recording

44. Don't Look Back - She And Him

43. The Beat and Pulse - Austra

42. Sure Thing - Miguel
Miguel draws 90's influence and offers an R&B smash

41. Shame - Jill Scott
Jill tells it like it is in this old school hip hop inspired record

40. Rill Rill - Sleigh Bells
the open road sound of this record introduces change to the sleigh bells sounds resulting as a perfectly crafted record

39. Keep You - Class Actress
electropop perfection
38. Show Me - Jessica Sutta

37. Gucci Gucci - Kreayshawn

36. Bad Gal - Douster

35. Ritual Union - Little Dragon
Little Dragon delivers electric soul

34. We Are Young - Fun
my happy new year anthem

33. Garden - Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
after youtube page was taken over by cheryl cole fans, TEED demanded that the true fans represent their TEED spirit; For the record I kno where I was when I first heard this song....Cheryl was no where to be found.

32. Motivation - Kelly Rowland
As much as I hate Rowland's new direction, I cannot deny the massive hit this track has become
31. Winter Beats - I Break Horses
The best winter beat ever
30. Midnight City - M83
featured in every hip primetime T.V. show and victoria secret commercial; the secret is out!

29. Ananaemonesia - Chairlift

80's Flash Dance is Back!

28. Super Bass - Nicki Minaj

27. Don't Fuck With My Money - Penguin Prison
don't fuck with my money!

26. Easy Please Me - Katy B

25. S&M - Rihanna
This cootie queen sublimely contradicts herself regarding all of the abuse press. however, the song is pretty sadistically cool

24. Negative Slave - Pictureplane
Pictureplane offers a blend of trip pop, tribal pop, and a hit of techno in this trippy far out record.

23. Things Fall Apart - Zomby

22. No One Gonna Love You - Jennifer Hudson
J. Hud takes R&B to a fascinating level

21. Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO

20. Lofticries - Purity Ring
Purity Ring introduces the dead language of chopped & screwed to new electro territory

19. Good Girl - Alexis Jordan

18. Lay It On Me - Kelly Rowland

17. Call Your Girlfriend - Robyn

16. Take Over Control - Afrojack

15. Edge Of Glory - Lady Gaga

14. Countdown - Beyonce
counting down to the end of a song has never been so fun

13. Midnight Run - Example
example mixes dance club / dubstep to make this awesome record

12. Something To Die For - The Sounds
I live for this sound

11. Hold On - Rusko

10. Wonderland - Natalia Kills
Kills throws out beliefs and embaces the fairy tales in this lyrical pop masterpiece

9. Crystalline - Bjork

8. Money - The Drums
takes the words right out of my mouth

7. Sex Rules - Sky Ferreira
Apart of Sky's awesome 5 track Ep, As If, SR serves as the lead to Sky's Debut release

6. Post Physical - Pictureplane

5. I Wrote The Book - Beth Ditto

4. Born This Way - Lady Gaga
If this record did sample express yourself; then its the best damn sample

3. Household Goods - Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
TEED rocks
2. Run The World (Girls) - Beyonce
Two of the years "Biggest flop" happened to be my most favourite smashes

1. Judas - Lady Gaga
Much like last year's number one, Robyn's "Dance On My Own," Judas turned out to be one of those big hits that somehow wasn't. It played to all of the sounds of a perfect pop hits and even blended elements of hardcore metal in the mix. This emotionally conscious material was set apart from other mainstream top ten hit that seem to favor parties and last friday nights. However, it failed to capture most pop music listeners and was considered to be Gaga's first flop. Soon after, the release of "The Edge of Glory" emerged and overshadowed the metaphorically toned hit record. With the decreasing attention of mother monster, Judas quickly fell off the hot 100 after seven weeks and was respectively forgotten. However, the single found a second life on the web by becoming the top searched Gaga song of the Born This Way era. It was also recognized for a couple of Grammy Award nominations. Ultimately, if the artist stops believing in their work everyone else will stop. As for Judas, I still believe.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

What is Fashion?

I was recently asked the question "What is fashion"? To be completely honest, it had me thinking. What is fashion? So i did so resource. By definition fashion means : a prevailing custom or style of dress, etiquette, socializing. Which doesn't make much sense. So it forced me to turn to self description of fashion.

By self description of fashion it can mean any and every thing. To some people fashion is an abanded factory. Where they don't really care about what they wear. But on the other hand fashion is a way of life, a mode ring , a job to some people. Clothes bring happiness to people. A sense of beauty to an other. Fashion can be your whole world.

After all of that self description of fashion, lead me to fashionista's. We all know what fashionista are. But if you dont, Fashionista means: a very fashionable person. Especially one who works in the fashion industry. Some of the leading fashionistas that pop up into my mind are Anna Wintour. ( editor and chief of Vogue) Also Arnold Wong from . Fashionista know what to wear and what looks good.

Now its your turn! Tell me what is fashion in your own words? Is it an abanded factory to you or a life style. Maybe ever your mode ring. What ever it is tell me i would love to know.

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