Here we go:
Here’s a new(ish) band from Scotland that made a fairly big splash at SXSW this year. I’ll admit that I was attracted at first by their name, but the music holds up. We Were Promised Jet Packs – “It’s Thunder and It’s Lightning.”
Brand new Mos Def, ably demonstrating why I think he’s one of the best MCs in the business: Mos Def – “Casa Bey.”
Absolute definition of a brain worm. This sucker has been stuck in my head, on repeat. Absolutely nothing redeeming about this — an ode to booty and club dancing. Good enough for me. Flo Rida – “Get Low (feat. T-Pain).”
Green Day’s new album, 21st Century Breakdown comes out today. From what I’ve heard, it’s basically American Idiot, Part Two. Which is fine, I guess. Mostly it just reminds me how much I loved their major label debut, Dookie, back in ’94-’95. It was pop-punk, sure, but erred on the side of punk. Now, it’s all Bloated Rock Star stuff. Still with the occasional gem, though — here’s one that stands out from the new album: Green Day – “Horseshoes & Hand Grenades.”
There you go. Enjoy.