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Music

Hey everyone! It’s the new video for Can’t Hold Us by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and it’s frigging awesome:

Seriously, I’ve not been a fan of rap or hip-hip in donkeys years but ever since I got introduced to Thrift Shop last October I have been listening to The Heist at least once a week. Since then. Why? Amazingly brilliant album.

Also, massive amount of respect for Macklemore. Hard work goes a long way. He’s proven it.

(PS. I know the release of the video isn’t new new. But I saw it this week and just wanted to rave about it a little bit.)

More musically informed. Marginally

Music

Thanks to those who gave me some new music to try out when I pleaded for some help. I’ve been giving some of those offerings test drives while I drive home. Turns out it’s a great time for me to try new things. Why? Sometimes I’m slightly impatient on the way home, so if I really don’t like the sound of something it’ll get skipped more or less straight away.

Out of all of the bands/singers that were recommended to me Bat for Lashes and Ladytron came out way on top. I gave Two Suns by Bat for Lashes a try to Ladytron’s Best of 00-10 and Gravity the Seducer. I could quite happily listen to those albums for ever. Beautiful stuff. Ladytron reminded me a little of Ladyhawke (not just in name), so got me back to listening to her. Having reminders of music you already know and like, but for some reason you forgot existed, are welcome reminders.

Stuck in a musical rut

Music

I need some help. I need some ideas for new music for me to try out. I love the music I listen to at the moment, but I feel like I need to try something new. I’m stuck in a music rut – I’m just listening to the same things over and over again. Which I don’t mind, but something new would be nice.

I went to Share My Playlists to get some musical inspiration but got stopped in my tracks when I saw someone made a playlist out of songs purely consisted of Buffy episode titles. Just a little bit sidetracked, and really couldn’t find anything to inspire me there.

What do I listen to? Erm, a lot of wildly different things! My all time favourite band are the Foo Fighters. Music I can’t not listen to include Garbage, Disturbed, Linkin Park, Queens of the Stone Age, No Doubt, Metric, The Beastie Boys, Muse, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Cee Lo Green, Hurts, Prodigy, The National. I’ve just started listening to The Black Keys, Imelda May, Plan B, Miles Kane and Nero. Also trying out some more Bloc Party, Klaxons, White Lies, Editors.

I do tend to like my music loud, as you could probably guess from that random list. But I’m willing to try anything. So throw something at me! I’ll see if I catch it.