Let's have a little look at what's been playing in the Musick office* this week shall we?
* By office I mean small studio flat, but it sounds less prosaic.
David Bowie 'Breaking Glass'
You might have heard of this guy. He's pretty good. We've been listening to this song and its parent album, Low, a lot recently. One of the best albums of all time, artfully melding melody and genuine experimentation. Plus, the synths sound phat.
Emmy The Great 'First Love'
We've mentioned her before a couple of times and the intrigue isn't diminishing. This song may reference 'Hallelujah' but don't expect an Alexandra Burke style emotional void, but instead a beautiful little ditty about, er, first loves.
Jens Lekman 'Opposite of Hallelujah'
It's not a new song, but it's a happy song and on these depressing winter mornings (snow aside) it can make you feel like skipping. Please don't try it at the moment, the paths are terribly icy.
Lil Wayne 'A Milli'
Ah, Lil Wayne with your teeth so bright. This highlight from last years Tha Carter III is what me and my crew call 'pretty bangin'. The lyrics are amazing, almost stream of consciousness, and contain some vivid imagery, "yeah I ate a shy bitch". Oh Lil...
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