Monday, 16 May 2011
TAPE DECK SHUFFLE
The playlist of our favourite songs this week. 'Side A' features some latest cuts, while the classics make the 'B Side'.
TREY SONGZ-CAN'T BE FRIENDS: On his latest album Trey has his day lamenting the pain after the pleasure of friends becoming lovers.
BRUNO MARS-THE LAZY SONG: Our '1 In 10' for May, this really is making all other chart his sit down.
GHOSTFACE KILLAH Feat BLACK THOUGHT-IN THA PARK: The killer Wu-Tang M.C. takes it back to the roots with Philly's finest hip-hop bandsmen.
GINUWINE-WHAT COULD OF BEEN: Announcing a gig in London with Jrue Holiday in June this is one of the more memorable numbers off 'Elgin's' set.
FOO FIGHTERS-BRIDGE BURNING: How about this rocker that continues to build the bands Golden Gate vast success, while destroying the competition leaving them in smoke and ash?
REFLECTION ETERNAL Feat MOS DEF-THIS MEANS YOU: Black Star rocked the U.K. with Rakim live last week and it's because of Talib Kweli and Mos Def jams like this. Get up now!
KATE BUSH-WITHERING HEIGHTS: With Kate's 'Directors Cut' release reworking her classics what's better then this piece of true originality?
MAXWELL-THIS WOMAN'S WORK: Speaking of Kate Bush, her paramount style and influence crosses borders and genres. Just take Maxwell's version for example. Covers don't get much better then this.
MUSIQ SOULCHILD-SOMETHING: The Beatles are another Liverpool act whose influence extends to soul. As here the genres child Musiq (who's new album is great by the way) turns a rock classic to R&B chart staple.
THE BEATLES-OH DARLING!: Still nothing beats The Beatles, the original, their ground-breaking tone setting on modern music, or the album 'Abbey Road' or this blues cut off it. TIM DAVID HARVEY.