Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Listening to...

All the Lovers - Kylie Minogue. Well, of course I'm listening to this. I don't think I even need to say so.

Dancing on My Own - Robyn. Loving Robyn's new single. I like the hard synth beat and the nod to the '80s.

Beautiful Monster - Ne-Yo. Ne-Yo's first single from his fourth album is, like "Closer," influenced by Euro dancepop. I'm really into it.

Cooler than Me - Mike Posner. I was surprised by this song. I saw it on the chart, but paid it no notice until this week and it's really quite a nice piece of electro-pop.

Find Your Love - Drake. The piano is reminiscent of Linkin Park's "In the End," and the bleeding heart hip-hop artist-turned-singer electronic pop shtick recalls Kayne West's 808s and Heartbreak, which I was a big fan of.

Dynamite - Taio Cruz. Taio Cruz's new single is another knockout slice of pop/R&B. I may like this better than "Break Your Heart," which between its UK release last fall and its US release this spring has worn out its welcome in my life.

XXXO - M.I.A
. The cred-drenched British hip-hop artist's first single from her latest album is a pretty decent slice of electropop.

Secrets - OneRepublic. Cello opens the latest single by OneRepublic, the follow-up to their hit "All the Right Moves."

Tightrope - Janelle Monae feat. Big Boi. A highlight from her album, which I recently reviewed. It's probably the album's best bet for a pop hit. Features Outkast's Big Boi as guest rapper.

Come Back Home - Two Door Cinema Club. Why hasn't this group broken out yet? Yet another good song from them.

4 comments:

J.Mensah said...

I get confused with Robyns new song too Dancing By Myself... Dancing On My Own... same thing really? lol

ww_adh said...

Ha! Oops.

rcLoy said...

8/10!! Yay for Kylie, Robyn, Taio and TDCC~ I'm surprised how much I enjoyed Cooler than Me too. LOL. Ehem, my shameless plug of the latest post about the song's I'm listening to http://rcloy.blogspot.com/2010/06/songs-i-am-diggin-right-now.html LOL

Paul said...

Yes to Kylie, sometimes to Robyn, occassionally to Drake. But mega yes to Kylie :)