Song obsession friday! (for the week ending june 29)

Song obsessions are those songs that we listen to on repeat. I noticed that my obsessions are often a week long. I also thought that other people might have similar obsessions. I’ve collected a panel of a few like-minded individuals and gotten their “song obsessions of the week.” Quite often it’s easy to explain why the song is good; it’s much hard to explain why we’re obsessed. Maybe you’ll become obsessed with one of these.

Lots of people are moving and changing various things in their life this week so it’s a small selection this time.

Adrian (me):
Jenda Wight – Luxury of Time (mp3) (not yet released, available at artist’s myspace)

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I wrote about this song earlier in the week and I’ve still been listening to it a lot. It’s a beautiful song with great orchestration and vocals.

Scott:
Icky Boyfriends – Nervous Guy (mp3) (buy)

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i heard it for the first time last week on kdvs. ‘nervous guy’ sounds like the dumber (but well-meaning) cousin of ‘the joker’ by the steve miller band, except that it doesn’t lose its sincerity by getting mired in nostalgia (my apologies to any fans of ‘the joker’). maybe icky boyfriends’ punk aesthetic qualifies them to write a love song that’s actually convincing.


Edwin:
MIA – Bird Flu (mp3) (buy)

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I’ve been watching M.I.A.’s “Bird Flu” video pretty obsessively. It features chickens squawking and children shouting. And I really want the watermelon t-shirt she wears in it. But I think M.I.A. says it best: “I CALLED THIS BIRD FLU BECAUSE THIS BEAT GON KILL EVERYONE!” I can’t wait until her album comes out in August!

Dave:
Jens Lekman – Black Cab (mp3) (buy)

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I didn’t really have a chance to get obsessed with a song this week, but this one struck a chord with me when it came on for some reason.

Edwin subverts everything by having his song obsession be a video!



2 Responses to “Song obsession friday! (for the week ending june 29)”

  1. Dave says:

    I totally dig the embedded player. Nice addition.

  2. [...] Jenda Wight Luxury of Time (original post) I actually used the phrase “holy shitballs that’s a beautiful song!” and threatened not to be friends with people who wouldn’t listen to this it back when I first heard this track. The instrumentation is unbelievable and Jenda’s just-breathy-enough voice works wonders. That this track came seemingly out-of-nowhere and that surprise factor definitely helped me get hooked. [...]

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