“The Sea of Faith
Was once, too, at the full, and round earth’s shore
Lay like the folds of a bright girdle furled.
But now I only hear
Its melancholy, long, withdrawing roar,
Retreating, to the breath
Of the night-wind, down the vast edges drear
And naked shingles of the world.”
– Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold
I’ve been posting this Weeklies series for almost half a year and I know you’ve all been lapping up all the tracks in every Weeklies post. HOWEVER, it would be 100x times better if you drop your thoughts in the comments section. A couple of words can really make a person’s day! (demanding much?) Haha. On topic, this one is inspired by my friend Tzaddi‘s blog. Check her stuff out when you can.
Another thing why I’m posting consecutive Weeklies posts in 1 week is because next week I’ll be, yes you guessed right, FLOORED WITH STUFF TO DO. College really takes it’s toll on my sleeping habits, and I can’t let go of this blog so I somewhere between all the stuff I’ve been juggling got sacked from the Dean’s List. Damper, yeah. I’ve never been good in multi-tasking.
This Weeklies features a couple of track that have been highly palatable to my taste. Enjoy and cheers to a good weekend folks.
DOWNLOAD | WEEKLIES – Let It Be … Naked
♫ The Magic Numbers – Love Is Just A Game
♫ Geographer – Caught A Fire
♫ Ray LaMontagne – Hold You In My Arms
♫ Nada Surf – If You Leave (OMD Cover)
♫ Jack Johnson – Cocoon
♫ Norah Jones – Crazy
♫ Lykke Li – Little Bit
♫ Stars – On Peak Hill
♫ The Weepies – Somebody Loved
♫ Math and Physics Club – Trying To Say I Love You
♫ Yellowcard – One Year Six Months
♫ Of Montreal – Requiem for o.m.m.2
♫ Yellowcard – Dear Bobbie
You might say I’m riding the wave here, but this is really a good cover of the song written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King. Other than Lykke Li, renowned music artists like Neil Diamond, Elton John, Cher, Davin Mason and Amy Winehouse recorded their own versions of the song. I’m enamored by the song when I heard it in The Bee Gees’ tribute to Carole King, in which she called the version “definitive”.
While I look for that Bee Gees cover, check out Lykke Li’s track and the other Amy Winehouse’s version of the The Shirelles hit.
Okay, this is album number 4 for all of you following and this one is one of my favorites.
I have written many times before on Swede artist Lykke Li (and I am now informed, pronounced “Lu-key Loo”) and at that time she was just finishing up her debut album “Youth Novels”. So, the web-hit “Little Bit” sounded fantastic, delicate and funky, but I had a few doubt that her album would not reach that far.
After a listen of the whole album (just last week) I was fairly convinced that “Little Bit,” although a highlight, was not the end of it, by far. What struck me at first was her courage in being immensely courageous in the use of different sounds and instruments as well as conventional ones. It’s almost a hybrid between something dainty and sweet. Tracks like “Complaint Department” have a grungy edge, in the music as well as her vocals, whereas “Little Bit” covers the delicate love-pop area.
I like the fact too that the album was also in a progression mode (or whatever should it appropriately be called). Not many artists bother themselves with this but I love that Lykke Li used this aspect to further push up the quality of her album, not only her tracks.
If you think the sweet little voice will annoy you, becoming old and boring after just a few tracks with the same style, Lykke is obviously capable of utilizing her voice in dynamic fashions. This album is a surefire catch to any music aficionado.
Tracklist and Download
Melodies and Desires 3:52
Dance, Dance, Dance 3:41
I’m Good, I’m Gone 3:09
Let It Fall 2:42
My Love 4:36
Little Bit 4:33
Hanging High 4:07
This Trumpet In My Head 1:42
Complaint Department 4:32
Breaking It Up 3:40
Everybody But Me 3:18
Time Flies 3:21
Window Blues 3:59
(Thanks are highly appreciated!)
“Prime and Megs were doing well with the ladies at the secret pool party.
That is, until Magnus showed up.
See, he heard it was “clothing optional”
and Magnus had misplaced his powersuit…”
Hurray For the Riff Raff is currently a 4 piece band out of New Orleans, Louisiana. Instrumentation: banjo, fiddle, accordian, upright bass and suitcase drums. It is a collection of songs meant to break/heal you heart and lift your spirits. I’d shower all these guys in precious metals and gems if I could.
I don’t really have the full on details on this track but from what i reckon, its kick-ass fresh and hip. I don’t know why but I’m really digging this one from Eve. Her music has hardly brought me to a second or a third listen, but this one did.
Over at Sheena Beaston , I found this track.
Nice collaboration with T-Pain. A for Blame it! Jamie Foxx drops his 3rd album (Intuition)this DECEMBER 16th. See tracks from Jamie Fox’s upcoming album over at NASDANK.
. Andrew Bird – Tenuousness
Before you download, let me warn you that is over a full sixteen minutes long and a awesome sixteen minutes at that. Actually it’s as easy to listen to as it is captivating. This track belons to their latest album, A Hundred Million Suns.
. The Vines – Ms Jackson (Outkast Cover)
You might find The Vines annoying or pathetic. They could be the ones “who allegedly TRIED to bring rock back.” I don’t know what your views are but this track (which was sent to me via email) was pretty sweet and offbeat. Brilliantissimo! A great cover of the well-loved OutKast track. Enjoy the music.
And that’s about it for this week (and I hope not for the rest of the month). But I guess I’ll be back in a few weeks, for a short vacation. In the meantime, bask in the Christmas spirit. I for one am having a hard time having my Christmas going with my sweet grandma passing away [sad.. yes 😥 ], but I’ll try hard to have the best time this Christmas that I could have. Merry Christmas!
“After a few months outta the studio we are now back putting final touches to our longplayer, to let ya know that we are still alive here is a new Ok_Ma track for ya’ll, a warm, squelchy, winter 4/4 chugger!
Featuring Swedish pop princess Lykke Li who rocks this track that we only finished last week.”
The UK’s Friendly Fires are supporting Swedish pop heroine Lykke Li on her current, mostly sold-out U.S. tour. They kicked out this cosmic-disco cover of Lykke’s “I’m Good I’m Gone,”. Diggin’ a lot of Friendly Fires.
I’m reviewing it because it’s good, and because it sounds like it should be indie.
Listen here: Download Lykke Li – Breaking It Up (mp3) here