12.25.2012

September 3rd- December 14th: My Favorite Tracks of the Semester

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This is probably going to be my last blog post of the semester. It has been fun, and I appreciate any one who stuck with my posts through the good times and the bad times (my Looper movie review). Since the year is ending, I guess it’s time for a post about my favorite/most-listened to songs of the semester. Most of this listening occurred in a frantic stage of studying in the library, but there was some fun had too.

Here is my best of the semester:

Girls, “Hellhole Ratrace”
A classic, sorrowful Girls track that, through its repetitive nature, is about 3 minutes too long. Call me crazy, it’s my favorite song ever.

Danny Brown, “Monopoly”
I saw Danny Brown live, became obsessed with hip-hop, and found “Monopoly” to be one of his best, both in concert and on the album “XXX”.

Ariel Pink, “Reminisces”
It was great to have Ariel Pink at the Sco, and even though he didn’t play this track, it is still worth listening to. It’s a groovy instrumental that fits well into cohesively structuring the 2010 album “Before Today”.

Frank Ocean, “Forrest Gump”
Everyone loves Channel Orange. I think it is a bit overrated, but it’s still a great album. Forrest Gump is my favorite song, it’s just too catchy.

Holy Shit, “My Whole Life Story”
Combine Matt Fishbeck, Ariel Pink, and Christopher Owens. The best track on “Stranded at Two Harbors,” in which Fishbeck at one point sings the chords being played.

Death Grips, “The Fever (aye aye)”
Death Grips is insane, and “The Fever (aye aye)” successfully conveys this. Vocalist “MC Ride” screams and shouts, simultaneously making you love/hate the song.

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