Since the excellent muxtape.com was taken down by the RIAA yesterday, I thought it was a good time to post some of my favorite summer tunes:
Tricky – Veronika
Probably the best track on his newest album, which is worth listening too. It’s a return to his trip-hop roots, and I can’t help but wondering what Massive Attack would sound like if he was still in it.
Cat Power – Hate
It took a while before I could sit through the latest Cat Power album (The Greatest). The cover art belongs in the deepest bowels of hell, and at a first listen, all the songs sound pretty much the same. How wrong I was, and I stand corrected.
Gnarls Barkley – Blind Mary
It’s okay, Cee-Lo. I love Blind Mary too. God forbid you should release this as a single, instead of the mediocre Run.
Portishead – Threads
Although not really a kick-back, hats-off summer song by definition, it surely is a powerful end track. I think. I’m always so unsure.
Wilco – Impossible Germany
You think the melody is nice, wait until the guitar solo at the end.
Beirut – Napoleon on the Bellerophon