Posts tagged with ‘music’
—Always True to You in My Fashion
So I threw a Twitter tantrum the other day, after reading what this piece o’ shit had to say about girls winning at punk. I mean, I know and really like a lot of the women on this list. But the fact is that he (and other white music writers) would rather defend fucking Miley Cyrus but completely ignore bad-ass women of color who make punk music that’s just too threatening for them. I SEE YOU ALL.
Including SZA, PYYRAMIDS, Drowners and more.
At just sixteen, Lorde is incredibly self-aware and calculated. She isn’t even hugely famous yet and understands that no matter what, people look up to you when you’re a celebrity. I find that very refreshing.
This time of year is so focused on reinvention and setting goals, which can cause a lot of unnecessary pressure. But if you want a fresh start or change yourself–even a small part of yourself–do it for you and only for you.
I don’t believe in going through important transitions without a soundtrack to remember it by. So here’s 10 songs to help you get motivated about a new beginning.
Arcade Fire - Ready To Start | Moonpools & Caterpillars - Colossal Youth | She & Him - Don’t Look Back | The Cardigans - Rise And Shine | Destiny’s Child - So Good | Kanye West - Good Life | Santigold - Disparate Youth | The Noisettes - Don’t Give Up | Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Turn Into | Patrick Wolf - Land’s End
The other day when I was browsing through my dash, I came across a post that described August as “the Sunday of summer.” I see what they mean: August has always been full of a weird sense of slow restlessness.
But summer’s not over yet, okay? There’s still time to do whatever you’ve been procrastinating on, but how about a last hurrah? Here’s a playlist dedicated to summer’s end: The flings, the unforgettable nights and the lazy afternoons. It’s time to relish the last dregs of summer sun and summer memories.
Tracklist: Best Coast - Summer Mood | Widowspeak - Half Awake | Lana Del Rey - Summertime Sadness | CSS - Beautiful Song | Arctic Monkeys - The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala | The Beatles - I’m Only Sleeping | Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Blue Turning Gray | The Strokes - What Ever Happened | Regina Spektor - Summer In The City | Dog Is Dead - Glockenspiel Song
Sometimes you have feelings for someone and it’s actually mutual–for once! That’s great and all, until you realize that they really want the whole enchilada ASAP. And by the whole enchilada I mean your vagina.
Here’s a playlist about not being ready to hook up…yet.
TRACKLIST: The Strokes - Reptilia || Beyonce - Yes || Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Y Control || The Drums - Hard To Love || Spice Girls - Stop || Next - Too Close || M2M - Don’t Say You Love Me || Dog Is Dead - Do The Right Thing || The Smiths - You Just Haven’t Earned It Yet, Baby || Lily Allen - Knock ‘Em Out
Cheating sucks, but honestly, cheating has inspired some amazing songs. So, in a way, cheating is a necessary evil because we want some good music in our lives. That’s a pretty fair compromise. I guess that’s how it works.
TRACKLIST: TLC - Creep • Carrie Underwood – Before He Cheats • Shaggy – It Wasn’t Me • Destiny’s Child – Say My Name • No Doubt – Artificial Sweetener • Metric - Gold Guns Girls • Blue Cantrell - Hit ‘Em Up Style • Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Cheated Hearts • Dolly Parton - Jolene • The Shangri-Las - You Cheated, You Lied
Art by Yemelianova Yulia
For that swooping sensation in your gut.
THE CURE - Friday I’m In Love | PETER BJORN AND JOHN - Young Folks | EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROES - Home | THE BEATLES - I’ve Just Seen A Face | REGINA SPEKTOR - Us | PJ HARVEY - Good Fortune | SLEATER-KINNEY - Oh! | YEAH YEAH YEAHS - Faces | BJORK - It’s Oh So Quiet | ELLA FITZGERALD - Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall In Love)
A mix about sleepovers full of junk food, empowerment, and whispered 3 AM confessions.
No Doubt - Just A Girl • M.I.A. - Bad Girls • Spice Girls - Wannabe • Sleigh Bells - Rill Rill • Corinne Bailey Rae - Put Your Records On • Destiny’s Child - Independent Women • The Runaways - Cherry Bomb • Icona Pop - Girlfriend • Lana Del Rey - This Is What Makes Us Girls • Broken Social Scene - Anthems for a Seventeen Year-Old Girl
Apparently listening to sad love songs helps get you through a bad break up. So whether you’re dealing with a recent split, feeling down, or just like whiny music, make way for the angst train.
Bat For Lashes - What’s A Girl To Do? || No Doubt - Don’t Speak || Lauryn Hill - Ex-Factor || Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps || Hole - Doll Parts || The Smiths - Half A Person || Kate Nash - Nicest Thing || Bright Eyes - The Calendar Hung Itself || Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart || Arctic Monkeys - 505