I love music so much but I rarely ever blog about it enough. Even though I’ve always been a rock and alternative girl at heart, my listening preference is never limited to a genre, nor I bash the ones I don’t like. For example I may not understand Tokio Hotel, but Tokio Hotel can do whatever they want. Anyway, now’s the time I can finally talk about the tunes I’ve been enjoying lately.
Katy Perry – Teenage Dream
It’s sad to say that pop wasn’t as great as when I was still a little girl. Maybe because I’m more open to other sorts of music now, plus Justin Bieber really doesn’t interest me. That being said, this track by Katy Perry is pure pop goodness. The lyrics, and the flow, it takes you back to memories and makes you feel like you’re in love again. I love it because despite the heavy falsetto in the verses, the chorus is super catchy. Great for a karaoke night with your girlfriends.
Maroon 5 – Give A Little More
I usually have difficulty explaining why I like a certain track. I wish it would be as easy to say, “Oh because it sounds good,” But writing this post, I want to be able to describe how I feel when I listen to something. The eccentric beats on this track is so feel-good, makes you just wanna bop your head and move your body in a groove. It’s so good I can’t even explain it, and it’s something only Adam Levine can pull off with his vocals. If this track didn’t have his voice, I don’t think it would sound as good. I’ve always enjoyed what Maroon 5 releases in terms of singles, and this is no different. It’s infectious.
Kid Cudi feat. Kanye West – Erase Me
Ever since I started listening to Cudi I’ve always been confused what to call him. Is he a rapper, or is he a singer? I guess it’s safe enough to just call him an artist. His Man on the Moon album last year was one of my top listens and transcended what rappers usually do, and the music of his musical environment puts out there. This track is no different. I didn’t expect much, but I was pleasantly surprised. With the help of Kanye (incidentally one of my favorite rappers too–despite what he does outside music), not only does it add as a special ingredient, but there’s no denying that the collaboration is a hit. Cudi will forever be so “indie” to me lol.
Eminem feat. Rihanna – Love The Way You Lie
This had to come up didn’t it? It was bound to, because it deserves all the publicity it’s been getting. Not a fan of what the song conveys, but Eminem has really hit the jackpot with this single. Speaking as one of Eminem’s biggest fangirls ever since 6th grade (my room was 80% filled with Eminem it even worried my mom at one point, causing her to write a letter to me that she feared for my Eminem obsession lol) at this point it’s safe (and brave) for me to say that Eminem will never lose it. He may fall down at one point, like as much as I hate to admit it I wasn’t a big fan of Relapse. Crack A Bottle was the most solid track (IMO) and I was so happy when Forever came out of Refill, I even cried (sshh). I had been waiting for an album as strong as The Eminem Show and Recovery was the answer. Hooray!
Robyn – Hang With Me
BODY TALK 2!!! BODY, TALK, 2!! I absolutely loved Body Talk Pt1 and when Body Talk Pt 2 came out, especially with an album version of Hang With Me, one of my favorite tracks from Pt1 but with an acoustic arrangement, I was ecstatic. This song has been on repeat on my iPod and it usually gets played when I’m in the car contemplating about a lotttttt of things. It digs up so much from inside. One day I will be able to sing it with great feeling. One day I will.
Now for the rest of the albums..
These are the few albums which have also been on my listening list lately. The Orchard by RRR, The Suburbs by Arcade Fire and Sufjan Stevens’ All Delighted People EP (I MEAN HOW CAN YOU NOT LOVE SUFJAN–guy’s a genius!) have been anticipated albums for me because of how much I loved its predecessors. But you see, I also love k-pop as much as every other fangirl out there, so I won’t eliminate a genius k-pop album this year by Taeyang. It’s been greatly produced and it’s hitting the worldwide R&B charts like no other despite it being another language. The flow and Taeyang’s voice really just shines.