Wednesday, May 23, 2007

White Stripes video

Things I know Jack White likes:
- my Fader article about Loretta Lynne
- my dog, Sandwiches
- my people, Mexicans

That's enough reason for me to think he rules. And now he puts out a seriously political song and video. All hail, Jack White!

Check it out!

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Rich Boy/Mims/Twista

I promised chart topping hits... here ya go.

The first is Rich Boy's "Throw Some D's." Ain't much to say about this one. If you are all about candy paint, flossin', or just whips in general; this has been your jam since the end of 2006. Dirty South, where you at? (Score: 7)

Next up is Mims' "This Is Why I'm Hot." Honestly, I finally heard the rest of the Mims record and it's surprisingly deep. There's more to this guy than just one killer chorus. The problem is I think that "Hot" is going to be his sole claim to fame. Best of luck to him, but I have my doubts. (As a side note, once you listen to this song enough times, you will find that you can basically put any phrase into the 6 syllable cadence of this song. Try it. "I'm waiting for the bus. I need to catch the train. Can't be late for work or they'll fire me again." It's crazy.) (Score: 8)

And finally, you get a Mims homage by Twista and yes, that's right, the R. AKA Kels AKA R. Kelly. Sorry can't help it. He just slays. It's not his best, but I just couldn't resist. (Score: 6.5)

Rich Boy feat. Polow Da Don- Throw Some D's
Mims- This Is Why I'm Hot
Twista feat. R. Kelly- This Is Why I'm Cold

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Monday, May 14, 2007

Parts And Labor

OK this one is not for everyone. I'll admit that right away. But I really dig Parts and Labor and am hoping for big things out of their new record.

These songs are from their third record, Stay Afraid. It's you basic indie noise rock mêlée, but what makes them above the fray is that under all the sturm and skronk, there are lovely pop songs seeping out from underneath. It may take a few listens, but I promise they are there. Give it a chance and see. I give the songs below a 9. Play them loudly, if you dare. And check out their web site for more free MP3s.

Parts And Labor- A Great Divide
Parts And Labor- A Pleasant Stay

For those who think this is a bit too "much," I promise to follow this up with some cheesy pop/hip-hop for you next.