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So it’s rare that a band makes me feel so ambiguous but Ra Ra Riot seems to have managed that feat quite easily. At first listen, my initial reaction was WTF. I couldn’t decide whether I liked it or not. The strange reminiscence resounding from the unique sound of the band that uses driving violin riffs and mesmerizing bass lines certainly creates an interesting musical nuance that’s not exactly for everyone but almost everyone is bound to enjoy at least one song by this amazingly talented band. So here’s my favorite Run My Mouth by Ra Ra Riot! hope you guys enjoy

 

So…This one kinda fell into my lap. I was on this website (www.musicemissions.com) a long time ago checking out music, and came across a band called Broken Social Scene. Despite their emo sounding name, I decided to check it out so I bought their CD, and my God! what a CD it was. I absolutely hated it like the first couple listens-through. Yet, I guess something just kept me going back to it. Maybe it was the crazy organized chaos feel that Broken Social Scene is best known for, but I was hooked and I didn’t even know it. After a couple listens in the car, I couldn’t stop listening to the entire thing. It then became the first CD of mine to frequent my stereo and have me not skip a single song, and even though every one of the tracks has something amazing to offer, the one that really stuck with me these last 5 years is a song called Almost Crimes. It’s a fast-paced, he-said-she-said type of indie rock song that just epitomizes a certain feeling. Like the feeling you get when you are doing something ridiculous and stupid with your best friends andlaughing the entire time. The music video for this is an excellent representation of it too.

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So…listen to this song and just go crazy! Happy Rocking!

So I got turned onto the band Mae because of my first love, Stephanie. Actually, she turned me onto a ton of awesome music and changed my life forever but that would be beside the point of this blog. Anyways, I started listening to Mae in high school and I’ve grown to really love them (their old stuff anyways…their new¬† stuff isn’t as good). The song that I really fell in love with is a song called Tisbury Lane. The first time I heard it was at Stephanie’s place. I forget exactly why I was there but I remember that it was morning and I was waiting for her to get ready so we could go somewhere. She always loved listening to music while she was getting ready, and she played this one and started singing along with it. Somehow, right then and there it turned into one of the most awesome moments that Stephanie and I shared…although I doubt she remembers LOL (she’s kinda forgetful about stuff like that now a days). The song playing softly on Stephanie’s ghetto sound system in her messy room just…for the lack of a better cliche…completed the moment. So there it is. Tisbury Lane by Mae. Go listen to it, preferably on a drizzly morning with someone you care about. I promise it’ll be nice. Happy Listening then.

This is a pretty good album although I suggest checking out Destination: Beautiful which is their best album in my opinion

This is a pretty good album although I suggest checking out Destination: Beautiful which is their best album in my opinion

Mmkay so here it is.

Lovefool by The Cardigans

This poppy, indie song by the Swedish band, The Cardigans is simply amazing. I first came across this song when I was looking for good love songs to put on a mix cd I was making for a girl, but that’s a whole other story. This song captured my attention immediately. If I remember correctly, I felt like I’d heard it before somewhere in passing, and it’s familiarity only added to the incredibly sweet and sexy charm of Nina Persson’s (the lead singer) voice.

I can’t stand to be silent when I’m driving. So most of the times, I’ll have a CD in the stereo and sing along at the top of my lungs usually, and whenever this song comes on (track 3 I believe in the mix cd I made for that girl…I kept a copy too). I try to sing along with it too cuz it’s so damn catchy, especially the chorus. It’s not a pretty sight as I try to hit those high notes with my awkward falsetto but it’s hell of a lot of fun and you can’t help but feel happy listening to this song. so I say give it a go. Pop it into your stereo and sing along. Happy singing!

(Lyrics)
Dear, I fear we’re facing a problem
you love me no longer, I know
and maybe there is nothing that I can do
to make you do

Mama tells me I shouldn’t bother
that I ought to stick to another man
a man that surely deserves me
but I think you do!

So I cry, I pray and I beg

Love me love me
say that you love me
fool me fool me
go on and fool me
love me love me
pretend that you love me
leave me leave me
just say that you need me
Love me love me
say that you love me
leave me leave me
just say that you need me
I can’t care ’bout anything but you…

Lately I have desperately pondered,
spent my nights awake and I wonder
what I could have done in another way
to make you stay
Reason will not lead to solution
I will end up lost in confusion
I don’t care if you really care
as long as you don’t go