Monday, August 13, 2007

This week's playlist: life will (still) smile for you

It's True/This Is Who I Am/It's Only You/Dream Girl/Good Song/Tell Me - Salem Al Fakir: this week in order of preference, although I love them all!
Inga Problem/Snook, Svett Och Tarar/Kommer Ifran - Snook: Am loving this duo more with every week. Sweden's coolest (and cutest) rap duo. (especially Daniel Adams-Ray...!)
Selfish Jean - Travis: Nice uptempo song, they are in fine form here. Brilliant lyrics too: "You keep your chocolate biscuits/wired to a car alarm".
Let It Rain - BWO: Pop perfection, nothing more, nothing less.
It's Been Hurting All The Way With You, Joanna/Reconsider Me/Blow Him Back Into My Arms - Moneybrother: New album on the way, but in the meantime I'm getting acquainted with his old stuff. Great!
Ready, Set, Go! - Tokio Hotel: 4 weeks till I go to Germany - might be some Tokio Hotel-type purchases on the cards....
Because of You - Ne-Yo: having a revival of this one at the moment. One of the year's best r'n'b songs.
Work Of Art (Da Vinci)/Please Me - Mans Zelmerlow: he just won't go away. Not that we want him to of course.
The Way I Are - Timbaland: resisted this for a while but now I give in and it has now eaten its way into my brain.
Last Party - Fibes, Oh Fibes!: They're from Gothenburg and make nice mature pop-soul of which this is a fine example.
Suburban Knights - Hard-Fi: They're back! We love them! One of the UK's better guitar bands of the last couple of years. Another hey-hey-hey singalong anthem which is a real grower.
My Interpretation/Grace Kelly - Mika: Why is he such an easy target for the critics? Do they not know talent when they hear it?
Young Folks - Peter Bjorn and John: Swedish combo who are now getting a lot of recognition particularly in the USA. Catchy spacious foot-tapper, very Magic Numbers-ish and with that very catchy whistling hookline.

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