Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Overrated Bands: Godspeed You! Black Emperor

So, I want to kick off this new series after having indulged in music discovery a few days ago. The theme was "post-rock" and I scoured the internet for recommendations from fans of the genre. If you're on the same journey like me, you will know that in a few clicks you will be overwhelmed with high praises for the aforementioned band Godspeed You! Black Emperor. From then on, there was no doubt in my mind these guys are considered one of the best post-rock bands in existence today.

But I don't get it.

To put it succinctly, they make near-inaccessible music that requires a very specific mood to get into - people say it goes best with acid (I don't do drugs), or while taking a stroll at night, or while sulking in the dark. The music just seems inflexible to me, is all. I want music that I can listen to and enjoy regardless of location, time of day, and level of sobriety I'm in. Having to subject yourself to such stringent requirements before you can enjoy a piece of music is no fun at all. I dunno. Maybe it works for you.

Friday, April 19, 2013

An exhaustive list of Mainstream/Party Hip-Hop and RnB songs from the mid 90's to the early 2000's

Ever felt nostalgic? Or looking to get any house party poppin? This is an exhaustive list of Mainstream/Party Hip-Hop and RnB songs from the mid 90's to the early 2000's hand-picked by yours truly - all in alphabetical order by artist. I will try to keep this list updated as I find more tracks. Enjoy.

List starts here:

2Pac - Lost Souls
Aaliyah - More Than A Woman
Artful Dodger & Craig David - Re-Rewind (The Crowd Say Bo Selecta)
Artful Dodger & Craig David - Woman Trouble
Babyface & LL Cool J - This Is For The Lover In You
Lil Bow Wow & Ciara - Like You
Bubba Sparxxx - Ugly
Busta Rhymes - Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See
Camron - Hey Ma
Ciara - 1, 2, Step
Coolio - Too hot
Craig David - Fill Me In
Craig David - Last Night
Eve & Gwen Stefani - Let Me Blow Your Mind
Fabolous ft. Nate Dogg - Can't Deny It
Fabolous & Tamia - I'm So Into You
Fabolous, P. Diddy, & Jagged Edge - Trade It All (Part 2)
Fat Joe ft. Ja Rule, Ashanti - What's Luv?
G-Unit - I Wanna Get To Know You
Ja Rule ft. Vita - Put It On Me
Ja Rule & Ashanti - Mesmerize
Jagged Edge ft. Nelly - Where The Party At
Jermaine Dupri ft. Nate Dogg - Ballin' Out of Control
Joy Enriquez - Tell Me How You Feel
Juvenile - Slow Motion
Kanye West ft. Syleena Johnson - All Falls Down
LL Cool J - Hush
Ludacris - Southern Hospitality
Mase - Feels So Good
Missy Elliott - The Rain
Mystikal - Shake Ya Ass
Mystikal - Danger
Natalie - Energy
Nelly - Country Grammar
Nelly - E.I.
Nelly - Ride Wit Me
Nick Cannon ft. R. Kelly - Gigolo
Notorious B.I.G. - Sky's The Limit
Notorious B.I.G. ft. Puff Daddy, Mase - Mo Money Mo Problems
NSync ft. Nelly - Girlfriend
Puff Daddy & Mase - Can't Nobody Hold Me Down
R. Kelly - Ignition (Remix)
Snoop Dogg ft. Pharrell - Beautiful
Snoop Dogg ft. Pharrell - Drop It Like It's Hot
Tamia - I'm So Into You
Tamia ft. Talib Kweli - Officially Missing You (Remix)
Thalia ft. Fat Joe - I Want You
The Game ft. 50 Cent - Hate It Or Love It
TQ - Daily
TQ - Westside
Twista - Sunshine
Twista - Overnight Celebrity
Twista ft. R. Kelly - So Sexy
Usher - You Make Me Wanna
Usher ft. Ludacris - U Dont Have To Call (Remix)
Usher - Nice & Slow

Don't hesitate to add more tracks in the comments below...