Humility by The Gorillaz Released: May 31st, 2018 from the album “The Now Now” Genres: Jazz pop, Pop, and Funk
It has been way too long since I’ve done a music post! This specific song is from one of my favorite bands, The Gorillaz. They’ve always had an impact on me during my teenage years, and I just recently started checking out their new albums. Imagine my amazement when I found out that they still sound as awesome as ever. The song starts with the lead singer, 2D, roller skating around Venice Beach. His usual black eyes are now white, and he appears to be extremely happy. We also get some awesome cameos from Jack Black, Remi Kabaka, and others. The tempo of this piece is very uplifting, and Murdoc, the bassist, is nowhere to be seen. He’s instead replaced by the leader of the Gang Green Gang, Ace. This also eases some of the tension due to his often sadistic treatment of 2D. The message of the song is to live life to the fullest, and don’t let past mistakes bring you down. 2D’s vocals are almost hypnotizing in nature, and you’ll hear it in your head for days on end. I adore this song, and would love to hear your opinions about it in the comments’ section below. This piece has a ton of Easter eggs from the virtual band’s lore, so tell me the ones that you find.
Rock Club by Anamanaguchi from the album “Scott Pilgrim Vs.The World : The Game OST” 2010 (info about album from en.wikipedia.org)
Let me start off by saying that I absolutely adore Scott Pilgrim, and think that the film was a hidden gem. Then, the video game was created, and along with it, a completely badass soundtrack. This is one of my favorite tracks from the OST, and by god, it’s freaking glorious! It starts with an retro guitar and equally awesome drums. Then, the other synthesizers and electronic instruments start to create a wonderfully chiptune-esque beat. My favorite part of the song has to be the chorus, when all of the instruments simultaneously play together, creating one of the coolest retro beats of all time. The song completely lives up to its title, it freaking rocks!!! I highly recommend this piece to lovers of Electronic music and epic video game-style chord progression.
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Crystals by Of Monsters and Men from the album “Beneath The Skin” 2015 (info about album from en.wikipedia.org) Yes, this is one of the more resent songs on my jukebox. I absolutely adore this song! It starts with a very epic drum beat, and then, the powerful vocals start up. This is a very unique piece, and it will get stuck in your head very easily. The catchy vocals, wonderful beat, and poetic chorus make this piece an absolute ear worm. I highly recommend this piece to anyone who likes interesting power ballads. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments section below.
Kobaia by Magma from the album “Kobaia” 1970 (info about the album from en.wikipedia.org) Are you guys ready for a very interesting Rock song? I sure hope so! Magma is a French Rock band that plays their songs in a made up language called Kobaian. This piece, in particular, is incredibly unique and very catchy. It has a very Jazzy feel to it, and the instruments sound awesome together. The sax wails in this piece, and it is quite wonderful to listen to. I highly recommend this song to anybody that likes funky Rock music. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments section below.
Aqualung by Jethro Tull from the album “Aqualung” 1971 (album info from en.wikipedia.org) Are you guys ready for a very interesting Rock song? I sure hope so! This piece starts with a very catchy guitar riff, and then the melodic vocals start up. According to songfacts.com, the song is about the poor life of a homeless man named Aqualung. The story is like poetry, and fills you up with emotion. Near the middle of the piece, the song turns into a smooth Rock ballad that will have you playing air guitar in no time! I highly recommend this piece to everyone, so be sure to tell me what you think of it in the comments section below.
Sexualizer (feat. Flash Arnold) by Perturbator from the album “Sexualizer” 2013 (info about album from en.wikipedia.org) Are you guys ready for an incredibly amazing Electronic Dance piece? I sure hope so! I have praised Perturbator before on his powerful music, and the same can be said for this smashing track! It starts with an epic retro sound, and then the smooth guitar, drums, and other Electronic instruments start playing. The guitar is incredibly prominent in this piece, and the player puts his heart into the strumming. Near the end of the piece, we are treated with a jaw-dropping guitar solo that’s guaranteed to melt your face! I highly recommend the piece to anyone who likes an awesome Dance music. I’d love to hear what you guys thing of this piece in the comments section below.
Hey Jude by The Beatles from the album “Revolution” 1968 (info about album from en.wikipedia.org) Are you guys ready for another blast to the past? I sure hope so! This is one of my favorite Beatles songs, and it still sounds good, even to this day! The melodic vocals and slow piano add a lot of emotion to this wonderful piece. Near the end of the song, the tempo picks up, and it goes full Rock! This amazing piece will have you humming the tune for hours. I highly recommend this song to absolutely everyone, and I really would love to hear what you think about it in the comments section below.
Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na) by My Chemical Romance from the album “Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys” 2010 (info about album from en.wikipedia.org) Ah yes, one of my all time favorite songs! The lyricism and music video are both glorious, and I really hope that you guys will enjoy it. Anyway, time for the analysis. The song starts with an awesome guitar riff, and then Gerard’s vocals and the drums start up. The lyrics to this piece are very powerful, and seem to tell the story of a near future. It’s an absolutely fantastic Rock ballad that I hope you all enjoy. Tell me what you think about the piece in the comments section below.
El Santo by William Orbit from the album “Strange Cargo II” 1981: Ah yes, another great piece by the Electronic guru, William Orbit. It’s a very cool and calming instrumental with funky instruments and exotic sound. It starts with a funky bass, and then the smooth guitar starts playing. If you are a fan of smooth Electronic tracks, you’re going to adore this piece! Please tell me what you think about this piece in the comments section below, I’d love to hear your responses!
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) by The Proclaimers from the album “Sunshine On Leith” 1988: It’s time for another blast to the past! This is one of my favorite songs of my childhood, and although it’s 27 years old, it has aged quite well. It’s both a very catchy and nostalgic piece musical genius. It starts with a light guitar riff, and then the heavy Scottish vocals start up. The song is a light Rock piece that will have you singing its chorus in no time. I highly recommend this piece to anybody, so be sure to tell me what you think in the comments section below.