Chat-Up Lines: Songs The Musically Impaired Can Sing Along To

Although I don't agree with the countless people who claim that 'music is their life' and that their iPod is probably more important than a functioning heart (silence is perfectly acceptable sometimes on a bus ride,) I do enjoy the music that I love. I love creating playlists, organising my album artwork and writing about it. But there's a glaring omission when it comes to … [Read more...]

Songs for the Summer 2011: The Joker & The Thief + BASTILLE

You'd be forgiven for shrinking at the thought of another charity album. I'd much rather donate to charity than listen to Dizzee Rascal rap alongside Busted. However, forget any Band-Aid related nightmares, the Strummerville 'Songs for the Summer 2011,' is a compilation that goes over and above the recent, uninspiring Songs for Japan. Certainly, that was a worthy cause but I … [Read more...]

Eff, Marry or Kill: Summer Music Edition

Eff, Marry, Kill: the rules are pretty simple. Out of three options which would you eff, marry or kill. Pretty playground huh?  Perhaps but indulge me, I'm a school kid and this has a point. In honour of Nymag's rather excellent Eff, Marry or Kill: Summer Movie Edition, I thought I'd do one especially for the tracks we're likely to be hearing this summer. In what other format … [Read more...]

Getting Graphic: Do We Like Explicit Music?

Recently, it seems to me that we've been buying and praising more explicit music than we usually do. The huge increase in the popularity of rap collective OFWGKTA for me has really grabbed my attention and begged the question: Do people really like listening to this stuff? … [Read more...]