Throwback Thursday: “Like Eating Glass” by Bloc Party

I think a lot about what the best “indie” songs of all time are.  I’d really like to make a playlist of them someday.  This is one song that will undoubtedly be on that list.

 

 – MCG.

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West Coast Wednesday: “HUMBLE.” by Kendrick Lamar

Might as well throw the song and video of 2017 into this West Coast Wednesday mix.  Kendrick is the king right now, and if it wasn’t a sure thing before this lead single to the new album dropped, it was after.

 

– MCG.

Throwback Thursday: “Machine Gun” by Jimi Hendrix

If I had the impossible task of choosing one song to listen to for the rest of my life, this would be it.  Pure emotion expressed through music in a way that no one else had every done nor will ever do.

 

 – MCG.

West Coast Wednesday: “Hello” by Ice Cube ft. Dr Dre and MC Ren

They started this gangsta shit, and this the muthafuckin’ thanks they get?  Anything with MC Ren is gold as far as I’m concerned.

 

 – MCG.

La Vida Continua by Dead Hero

This is an incredibly fun album by a punk band from Bogota, Columbia.  Punk en Español sung by a female vocalist?!  How can you not love that?  Their album is out for purchase mid-November but you can stream it now at their bandcamp site:

https://sabotagerecords.bandcamp.com/album/dead-hero-la-vida-continua-lp

– MCG.

 

Throwback Thursday: “Staring at the Sun” by TV On The Radio

One of my favorite TV On The Radio tracks from their 2004 debut album Desparate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes.  This reminds me of being an awkward young adult cruising around my old college town with a girl that was way out of my league.  Cheers to the good old days.

 

 – MCG. 

West Coast Wednesday: “Dreams” by The Game

It’s hard to fathom the musical output The Game has managed in 12 years; he’s been a busy man.  I stopped following after awhile, but his debut album The Documentary was a breath of West Coast fresh air amidst the G-Unit era.  This song, produced by Kanye West when he was still on the heavy samples and bongo drum roll fills, is full of great West Coast references.

 

– MCG.

 

Throwback Thursday: “Someday” by The Strokes

I got in a little online debate this week about which band that broke out around the turn of the century would have the best “greatest hits” list at this point.  The article was about Phoenix and how good they are, but I offered up The Strokes as a counterpoint (others were also mentioned, but that’s not the point here).  I think a lot about The Strokes’ debut album Is This It; how it’s perfect in so many ways, how it’s one of the best debut albums ever, how it would easily be one of my choices if I were to be stranded on a deserted island and could only take three albums with me, how it was recorded, etc., so with all that on mind almost constantly, and given the debate I had this week, I chose my favorite Strokes song off of their debut for this edition of throwback Thursday.

“See, alone we stand, together we fall apart,
Yeah, I think I’ll be alright…”

 

– MCG.

“Little Dark Age” by MGMT

MGMT have just released their promising new single and title track for their upcoming album “Little Dark Age”.  Hopefully this album will be a return to the magical form of Oracular Spectacular and Congratulations.

 

– MCG.