^^In honour of the good British Summertime weather.
Anyway, just a quick note on the state of my Playlist at the moment - I've been in Spice Girls overload since hearing about their reunion tour, and I'd forgotten how much I love them! My favourites of theirs are Goodbye, The Lady is a Vamp, Wannabe, 2 Become 1, Mama, Never Give Up on the Good Times and Tell Me Why. I love most of their songs, really.
Another English band that I've really gotten into recently is Portishead, and their music is a fusion of electronica, trip-hop and alternative rock. I'm sure you know who they are, so I won't ramble but Glory Box (sexiest song ever?) and Numb are my favourites of theirs.
Also, in the spirit of La Vie en Rose, I've been bringing Edith Piaf back. Probably also because I want to be more like Emily Blunt's Tamsin in My Summer of Love. I gave up French in Year 9 so my understanding of her songs is very limited, but with the language barrier, I can still appreciate her genius. Un Refrain Courait Dans La Rue is probably my favourite song of hers, though I also can't get enough of:
Now, I've been a bit out of date with music recently due to exams, but now that they've ended, my friends recommended my some CDs, which I proceeded to listen to: Shock Value by Timbaland, which I thought had its moments, such as the opening track, which brilliantly sampled Nina Simone's Sinner Man, Give It To Me with Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake, and the ending track, 2 Man Show, where Elton's piano playing rocks. These three tracks are the highlights and redeem the rest, which is rather tepid.
Another CD I've been listening to is From Here We Go Sublime by The Field, a band I'd never heard of before. Their music is basically the minimal abstract dance beat that many love. I don't, but it can be soothing to listen to during the evening.
And of course, Rihanna's Umbrella, which I've recently become obsessed with. It's the sort of song I should find annoying, but, amazingly, don't. It's infectious, some of the lyrics are good, and Rihanna has an OK voice. That equates to a decent Summer hit in my books.
Oh, and I couldn't write a music post without mentioning the song that I am *totally* obsessed with, the one, the only, Rocky Raccoon, a sort of Western/Bibical morality tale of sorts. It's amazing, I heart the Beatles so much.
So, without further ado, my current playlist:
- Wannabe (Spice Girls)
- How to Disappear Completely (Radiohead)
- Inertia Creeps (Massive Attack)
- Umbrella (Rihanna ft. Jay Z)
- Glory Box (Portishead)
- 2 Man Show (Timbaland ft. Elton John)
- Rocky Raccoon (The Beatles)
- Tu es partout (Edith Piaf)
- Ne Me Quitte Pas (Regina Spektor)
- Goodbye (Spice Girls)
- Girls (Death in Vegas)
So that's that. These songs have put me in a much more Summery mood than the weather currently, which is just putting me in a Zummery mood.
Tags: Rihanna, music, The Beatles, Spice Girls, Timbaland.