Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Album of the week

For the past few days, I have been listening to some really great new music by the likes of Psy'Aviah, Aiboforcen, and La Dame Blanche (aka Yaite Ramos). Choosing this week's album of the week was difficult but in the end I decided to go with the third album Baja el Mismo Cielo by Cuban singer/songwriter and flutist. The music is a fusion of Cubano, dancehall and reggae, hip hop, jazz, and electronica music. The album is such a joy to listen to because the melodies are so infectious  and addictive to listen to, the music is also a nice change of pace from all the post-punk/darkwave/industrial/synthpop music I listen to while at work.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Playlist of the week

Yesterday I went to see the movie Captain Marvel and of course I enjoyed the hell out of the movie. One of the many reasons I loved the movie was the music featured in the film. Because the film takes place in the '90s, the music is a collection of ' mostly 90s hits like "Just a Girl" by No Doubt and "Waterfall" by TLC with a couple of older pop/rock songs by Heart and The Marvelettes. I was disappointed to see that the official soundtrack consists of just the film score. Fortunately I found the playlist that has both the score and the songs played in the film. The film score is alright but I am all about the '90s music.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Saturday, March 16, 2019

What I am currently listening to

I have plans to go out tonight. Seeing comedian Ali Wong so I wanted to get my blog entry posted ASAP. So here is everything I have listened to this past week.

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Podcasts:
The Vanished Podcast
The Splendid Table
The Unofficial Expert
Strong Black Legends
The David Chang Show

Friday, March 15, 2019

My current favorite songs of the week

Happy Friday! It has been a long week but it is over. I am going to see comedian Ali Wong tomorrow night. I spent a good chunk of this week listening to a lot of Dido, Makthaverskan, Westkust, and La Dame Blanche (this really badass Cuban artist who mixes dancehall, reggae, hip hop, and Cubano music to create some of the most infectious music I have had the joy to listen to). I also listened to some old faves like Drain STH and Hooverphonic. My taste in music this past week was all over the place, and that is a good thing.


Songs to check out:
"Ave Maria" by La Dame Blanche
"Leda" by Makthaverskan
"Junior" by Westkust
"Dream Fever" by Psy'Aviah feat. Saydi Driggers
"Pacolet Road" by Adia Victoria

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Earworm of the week

All this week I have been listening to Still On My Mind by Dido every day at work. It is a well crafted pop album. I definitely like it more than her previous two albums (which I finally got around to listen to this week). The one song from the album  that really sticks out for me is "Chances" which I been listening to quite a bit every day. I love the subtle waves of EDM beats through out the song. The lyrics are quite lovely too.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Album of the week

Over the weekend I learned that Dido released her first album in five years called Still On My Mind. I was not aware of this news. Since Sunday, I have been listening to the album 2 or more times a day. Yesterday I listened to the album four times. To say I love the album is putting it mildly. Such a chill album especially on this rainy Tuesday evening.

I first heard Dido on my favorite Faithless  album Sunday 8pm, and then her song "Here I Am" on the original series Roswell which really made me a fan. Her first two albums No Angel and Life For Rent are timeless classics. In the last couple of years, I ended up acquiring CDs of those albums for my music collection (again). Truth be told, Girl Who Got Away and Safe Trip Home really didn't excite me but then again at the time of those albums, my taste in music was different. I will definitely have to listen to those albums again now that I have gotten back into Dido's music thanks in part to her new album. My views on those albums may have changed over the years.

Still On My Mind still sounds like the early Dido albums that I first fell in love with  the gentle trip hop beats. Just because Dido sounds like her old self does not mean that she has stayed in the '90s. I can hear the gentle wafts of EDM on tracks like "Take You Home", "Mad Love", and "Chances". I like that Dido does not go overboard on the EDM and allows her vocals and music remain the focus of her songs especially on"Mad Love" and "Chances". I swear I feel like I can hear the late Aviici shine through on her more EDM orientated tracks especially on "Chances".

For some people, Still On My Mind will most likely be dull but for fans like me, I love the album. The music is great music to unwind to.