Sunday, 14 August 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'.
KANYE WEST & JAY-Z- OTIS: The latest single from the two collaborative hip-hop heads watching the throne that 'features' Otis Redding. This is big, shining, automobile fun, just like the video.
COMMON Feat NAS-GHETTO DREAMS: Our 'Song For The Moment' from July will still shine even after the Summer's gone.
BAD MEETS EVIL-TAKE FROM ME: Another collaborative classic where Eminem and Royce Da 5' 9" (especially Royce, what a great verse) use up all they have on selfish freeloaders.
MAROON 5 Feat CHRISTINA AGUILERA-MOVES LIKE JAGGER: The guilty pleasure of the year, this homage to a Rolling Stone sure is corny, but it sure is good too.
BEN HARPER-DO IT FOR YOU, DO IT FOR ME: An album track off his latest, Ben really is giving it 'till it's gone with tracks for days.
JAY-Z Feat EMPIRE OF THE SUN-WHAT YOU TALKING ABOUT: Currently pushing the envelope and platinum with Kanye Jay's last 'Blueprint' had creative control too.
EMPIRE OF THE SUN-WE ARE THE PEOPLE: 'E.O.T.S.' really are one of the most innovative acts around with this classic rally-cry for the people that almost sounds tailor-made for Obama.
KANYE WEST-LOST IN THE WORLD: We love Bon Iver and so does Kanye West using Justin Vernon on his and Jay-Z's 'Watch The Throne' and sampling him on this classic from his monster latest album. The song also segways into some perfect, poignant prose by legendary, late poet Gil-Scott Heron. Rest In Peace.
ALICIA KEYS-A WOMAN'S WORTH: One of the leading reasons this ladies decadent debut album was worth reissuing 10 years later.
R.E.M.-CUYAHOGA: What's a cuyahoga? I tell you what, it's a great song. 25 years after 'Lifes Rich Pageant' this song shows why this classic album was worth the reissue. TIM DAVID HARVEY.