My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 4/18/17
The Top Tunes for Tuesday feature some of the Best Tracks from Here and Now, Past and Present, New and Retro, all of them part of My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day. These are Songs that I cannot get enough of right now, and here’s hoping you won’t be able to get enough of them either. You know what to do, right? Press Play. Turn Up the Volume. Sing. Dance. Move. Meditate. Listen. Live. Enjoy.
The First Killer Track comes from a New-to-Me Band, Majical Cloudz. I found them from a “If You Like” recommendation while listening to Perfume Genius. “Downtown” is so Good. Song 2 was inspired by some of the “Couch”ella I watched over the weekend. Little Dragon were a compelling watch and listen, enough so to go looking for more, like right now. New Order is next. When you Press Play on this Great Song I will probably be on the road on my way to Santa Barbara, destination the New Order show at the Bowl. I keep wondering what Song they might open with. Maybe this one? Blondie (see pictured above) is next with a Song from the Album Parallel Lines that I have been Obsessing over lately. Then its Garbage, bringing us to Song 5 with her Song “Stupid Girl”.
You can click to listen to each video below, or choose the Spotify or YouTube link to listen to the My Top 5 Song Obsessions of the Day :: Top Five playlist. I add each five songs shared to both playlists each day, so they expand as the Month unfolds. Each Month will have its own ever-expanding Playlist, so if you missed a day, or a past week, its all there for your audio perusal.
1. “Downtown” :: Majical Cloudz
“There’s one thing I’ll do,
if it ever goes wrong.
I’ll write you into my all of my songs.”
This Song reminds me of Interpol crossbred with an Electronic band. This is really Beautiful. This is a Love Song for the obsessed, and I mean that in a good way. This is a Love Song built on “crazy”, giving a deeper meaning to the term “crazy for you”. Again, I mean it in the best way.
2. “High” :: Little Dragon
Over the north star,
we are high.“
Another discovery from this past week’s Coachella. This is my Favorite Track off of their new Album, Season High.
3. “Ceremony” :: New Order
“All she asks is the strength to hold me,
then again the same old story.
World will travel,
oh so quickly.
Travel first and lean towards this time.”
My 2nd Favorite New Order Song, often tied with my # 1 Favorite, “Age of Consent”. Tonight I’m seeing them Live for the First Time. I can’t wait.
4. “Fade Away & Radiate” :: Blondie
“Silver pictures move so slow,
golden tubes faintly glow.
Electric faces seem to merge,
hidden voices mock your words.”
A Deep Album Cut from Blondie’s Album, Parallel Lines. Darker than much of their Music, yet still with that Debbie Harry/Blondie Song. This may be my New Favorite Blondie Track of all-time. I am really digging this/really obsessing about it.
5. “Stupid Girl” :: Garbage
“You pretend you’re high.
Pretend you’re bored.
Pretend you’re anything,
just to be adored.”
Sometimes I just need a mid-90’s Garbage Song.