Monday, May 03, 2010

Listening to This week

Bittersweet - Sophie Ellis-Bextor. Love this. What a great single from her--probably her best in years. I thought "Heartbreak Make Me a Dancer" was a bit underwhelming. This is the real deal. Great hook in the chorus.

Stop for a Minute - Keane feat. K'naan. This is okay, but not great, which makes it a disappointment, considering that Keane was once my favorite band. It sounds like they're chasing OneRepublic now, when they could aim so much higher. Still, I'm up for the EP.

Good Times - Roll Deep. A fun, frothy blend of Euro dance and UK grime rap. Sounds great actually.

Once - Diana Vickers. Still on the fence about whether I want to get the album (I'm trying to be more selective this year). I do like this song though.

OMG - Usher feat. Will.I.Am. This is probably the most enjoyable single Usher's ever done. I've never been a big fan of his, but I can't get enough of this.

Love Is A Hurricane - Boyzone. Boyzone's newest single makes them sound not unlike Take That did on Circus, which is a good thing. A good upbeat piano pop song from them.

Alejandro - Lady GaGa. Lady GaGa's about to score her 7th top 10 pop hit, and it's one of her best yet. Love it. The Ace of Base impersonation is perfectly timed as the '90s are starting to come in vogue.

Airplanes - B.o.B. feat. Hayley Williams. B.o.B. isn't someone I would normally go for, yet here he is with a second single that I enjoy. Great, melody pop/hip-hop with a darker sound than "Nothin' on You."

All Night Long - Alexandra Burke. Still loving this and definitely into it more than I was into "Broken Heels" when it was a single. I haven't heard much of the Pitbull version though, since I have the album and the original is so great.

Impossible - Shontelle. Rihanna has some competition now in the Barbadian pop singer department. Great first single, a pop power ballad along the lings of "Bleeding Love" and "No Air."

2 comments:

Paul said...

love Bittersweet so very much. And even love ali-alejandro quite a lot. some good picks here :)

rcLoy said...

Bittersweet is absolutely awesome, I really dig the freemasons extended mix~ It's just another class on its own.

OK, after reading how you describe the Shontelle's song, I think I need to give it a go, better be good or else! :D

I'm listening to 7/10 here. I guess I'm pretty up to date here :D Hahaha.

ps: Did you check out the sounds of arrow mix of Alejandro? It's kinda awesome too :)