Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Week Five

The first time I ever heard Gnarles Barkley was with their hit (and unbearably overplayed) song Crazy. The next time I heard CeeLo was this year with his solo song "Fuck You", and I heard DJ Danger Mouse in his amazing and controversial mash-up album "The Gray Album". To me it seemed that all that Gnarles Barkley had to offer was crazy, but then this year I was browsing my local public library and found the album The Odd Couple. This album is covers everything from Motown to Funk to R&B to blues to indescribable. CeeLo's trademark voice is able to not just sooth or rejoice, but span all of the emotions anyone could possibly feel. I would say that my favorite song on this album is Run, but this album is another one that needs at least one full afternoon dedicated to it. It's amazing. Keep listening to music and expanding your knowledge. Stephen Kaplan

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Week Four

Hey all, I'm back from break and here with another great album. I hope you had an eventful new year, and to all you Christians, i wish you a late merry Christmas. With the potent combination of M.F. DOOM's smooth yet educated flow and Madlib's extraordinary beat production, you're almost guaranteed an incredible album, but incredible doesn't quite do the album Madvillainy justice. This album, released in 2004 by Stone's Throw Records my be the best put together album I've ever listened to. Every song flow's perfectly into the next, and DOOM keeps on rapping in his trademarked unrelenting yet still relaxed way. The most well known song off of it I would say is All Caps (which also has one of the greatest beats ever created and the music video is so cool), but I don't think that I could name my favorite song because they all just go perfectly together. You should really just get  the entire album and let it play one afternoon and listen to the whole thing through, it's a great experience.Keep listening to music and expanding your knowledge. Stephen Kaplan