Thursday, November 15, 2012

Five from Five - Part One

I scream, you scream, we all scream because my laptop crashed and I lost all my music. Rebuilding the collection has been more tedious than Nicholas Cage's film career, but, luckily, I've received some excellent recommendations and I've decided to extend it into a blog post. 

I've asked some rad friends for their best five songs of the year - and, where possible, I've linked their picks to the related Youtube videos so you and your ears can perv over them. 

I wish I could give you download links, but that's piracy and that's illegal. So if you want to keep the tracks you musn't go to because that site turns Youtube urls into downloadable mp3s and that's bad.

Feel free to add your five or recommendations in the comments section- I'd love to check out some more music.

1. Justin - the VelociTraptor who also goes by the name Loud Lungs

5. Leechi - Puppet Master (Original Mix) 

4. Phizicist - Fucking Kyle

3. Major Lazer feat. Flux Pavillion - Jah No Partial (Original Mix)

2. Birdy Nam Nam - Goin' In (Skrillex Goin' Hard Mix)

1. A-Trak and Dillon Francis - Money Makin' (Oliver Twizt TrapRemix)

2. Sembene - the radio voice who sounds like he's on radio even when he's not on the radio.

5. Jimmy Nevis - Heart Boxing

4. Rudimentary Feat. John Newman - Feel the Love

3. Swedish House Mafia Feat. John Martin - Don't You Worry Child

2. Bruno Mars - Locked Out of Heaven

1. Ed Sheeran - Give Me Love

3. Cadillac - the Facing the Gallows guitarist who makes a habit of melting faces with his guitar.

5. Devil Sold His Soul - The Disappointment

4. As I Lay Dying - Overcome

3. Periphery - Ragnarok

2. While She Sleeps - Dead Behind the Eyes

4. Sherwin - the events manager who brings us those ridiculous trance parties we go to but can't remember.

5. Markus Schulz - Tempted

4. Lange - Crossroads

3. Andrew Rayel & Jano - How Do I Know

2. Gareth Emery - Concrete Angel

1. Rex Mundi - Steaming Waterfalls

5. Jessica - the sound technician with a voice that should be on the stage and not behind it.

5. Truth and Its Burden - My Distance

4. Hawkboy - King Folly

3. Five Iron Frenzy - It Was A Dark And Stormy Night

2. Tim Hutchinson - Elementary Wisdom

1. mewithoutYou - East Enders Wives

Jess and Justin wrote some baby essays to justify their picks. You can find their full responses here. Worth a read.


teastorm said...
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teastorm said...

My top albums of this year:

1 The Ghost Inside - Get What You Give
2. Josh Garrels - Love & War & the Sea in Between
3. This Will Destroy You - This Will Destroy You
4. God Is An Astronaut - All Is Violent, All Is Bright
5. Have Heart - Song to Scream at the Sun

Thats all I have for now, I'll probably add to this sporadically :)

Shark said...

You have excellent and timeless taste in music, Storm. Songs to Scream at the Sun is my favorite album of all time. When I was younger I thought I'd grow out of it someday - but I don't think I ever will.

teastorm said...

Aw Shark! So much of it is thanks to you :) I'm gonna add to my list now :P too much good music in this world!!! I'll try resist adding to this, unless I am actually introducing you to some new stuff? Which I would find hard to believe :P

- 36 Crazy Fists - A Snow Capped Romance
- Seabear - We Built A Fire
- Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank
- Local Natives - Gorilla Manor
- To Leave A Trace - Boatman is the Hero (totally awesome ukrainian band with a rad female vocalist! Check em out )

teastorm said...

HOW could I forget As I Lay Dying - Frail Words Collapse !!? Best album ever :)