Sunday, December 18, 2011

My Top Twenty Tracks of 2011

20.  Toro y Moi - New Beat

19.  Fleet Foxes - Grown Ocean

18.  A$AP Rocky - Peso

17.  The Black Keys - Lonely Boy

16.  Adele - Set Fire to the Rain

15.  Phantogram - Don't Move

14.  Destroyer - Kaputt

13.  WU LYF - Go Tell Fire

12.  Austra - Lose It

11.  Rihanna - We Found Love

10.  Gem Club - 252
Simple & brilliant.

9.  Lady Gaga - Edge of Glory
Audible sugar.

8.  LMFAO - Party Rock Anthem
Audible meth.

7.  tUnE yArDs - Bizness
Cacophonously brilliant.

6.  Bon Iver - Wash.
Proof that good songs don't need a good video.

5.  Nicki Minaj - Superbass
A beat as smooth and synthetic as, well, Nicki.

4.  Jay-Z & Kanye West - Otis (Feat. Otis Redding)
I'll just put this here.

3.  Jay-Z & Kanye West - Ni**as in Paris
Yes, they deserve two in the top five.

2. M83 - Midnight City
Finally, a saxophone solo that rivals the one in Eddie Money's 'Take Me Home Tonight'.

1. Bon Iver - Calgary
What's ridiculous is they are BETTER than this live.

And album of the year - Bon Iver.

Comment if you like!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The White Stripes: The End of an Era

Thanks Jack & Meg.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

'Round and Round' Gets Song of the Year named the ultra-chillwave track 'Round and Round' by Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti the Song of the Year for 2010. Now, don't get me wrong, the song is hypnotically catchy, but there were some great efforts out there from many artists that don't dress like bejeweled cell phone covers. It may be that I'm getting old when almost any band's attempt at uniqueness comes off as silly and trite. Listen and decide for yourself. Is this the best song of the year? And also, isn't the lead singer channeling Kurt Cobain a bit too much?

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Hello World!

This is the first post of a young doctor's blog.  I'll be discussing whatever crosses my mind, so enjoy!!!