10 tracks that put a spring in my step this month:-
Everyone needs a bit of 'riffage' once in awhile and this definitely fit the bill. I was listening to this whilst out running and as well as an angry face, I also achieved a personal best. Faith No More, I raise the goblet of rawk to you!
'Used to be a Cop' - Drive By Truckers
Great atmospheric Alt-Country ballad that paints a bleak picture of a cop on the edge.
'Two Against One' feat Jack White - Danger Mouse and Daniel Luppi
Producer Danger Mouse comes up trumps again, collaborating with Italian film composer Daniel Lippi and Jack White to good melodic effect.
'Starting Over' - Jehst
Jehst is one of my favourite UK hip hop artist and if this comeback single (after 6 years) is anything to go by then his album should be one to look foward to.
'Crave You' feat Giselle - Flight Facilities
Girl finds a guy's 'treat'em mean, keep'em keen' technique a tad frustrating. A snappy beat and soothing synths, keeps this dance track bubbling along very nicely indeed.
'Painted Eyes' - Hercules and Love Affair
A great slice of 'camp' NY disco!
'One Less Day' Feat G-Shaft - DaM Funk
80's style sleaze funk. Perhaps what Alexander O'Neal would have sounded like if he was slightly naughtier.
'Ways to an End' - Mirrors
Another 80's influenced track. Synth-pop of an OMDesque variety, which is fine with me!
'DJama' - Donso
Went to see Seun Kuti last month and these guys were supporting, I immediately bought the CD. A French/Malian collaboration fusing electronica and traditional African rhythms.
'Brown Skin Lady' - Black Star
Saw the De La Soul, Black Star, Rakim concert this month and I forgot how good these guys are. This is a great soulful Hip-Hop track from arguably two of the best MC's in the game.
TUNE DOCTOR'S MONTHLY PRESCRIPTION - Flycasual - May 2011
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