Music I've Been Listening To

posted Jul 20, 2012, 10:27 PM by Jeff Brandt   [ updated Jul 20, 2012, 10:35 PM ]
Aren't you annoyed with websites that give you rankings of things? This website used to do that, but top 5/top 10/top X rankings are like, sooo 2010, am I right? So here are some songs I've been obsessed with in recent weeks, in no particular ranking or order. 

Got a little something for everyone. Unless you like Nickelback, and then you can just go to hell. Just kidding. Stick around. We're just starting lunch

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This intro gave me goosebumps the first time I watched/listened to it. Even if you don't really like James Brown, you should at least watch the first minute. 


I challenge you to look in Michael McDonald's eyes and tell him you're not in love anymore. You can't do it. It can't be done.


This song comes up on my Squarepusher Pandora station a lot, though it's not by Squarepusher. Great station to put on and do work to, in my opinion, especially if you're doing something repetitive and can just let the sound wash over you.


Gunshots are used a lot in gangster rap. That's just a fact. But I think this song does it better than most, where it's a part of the beat. Plus you've got Bone Thugs and Tupac together. Hard to beat all that.


In addition to James Brown and Tupac, I've been on a Marvin Gaye and Marvin Gaye-related kick for awhile now. Here's a song I wouldn't have known existed but for the gracious goodness of Pandora. 


Inspired by this fantastic music video, brought to my attention by a friend's gchat status, I tried doing some Hall & Oates at a karaoke place. Normally I'm a pretty solid performer, but it was a weak showing. In any case, have a look at this.