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like a monster’s insatiable appetite for human flesh is my appetite for new music.  here are some tips i have if you’re looking for new music:

– amazon has a free $2 credit for their mp3 store.  click here for the link.  it’s not much, but that’s 2 new songs you could be listening to, or $2 off an album.  and they have some good albums for $5.

– i’ve been listening a lot to owl city’s newest album: all things bright and beautiful.  it’s a lot like ocean eyes, but there’s a couple songs that cross over into the dance/hip hop genre.  one of my favorite tracks is alligator sky (album version) cause he features rapper shawn chrystopher which fits really nicely with the rest of the track.  kind of a paul oakenfold “starry eyed surprise” feel to it.  “the yacht club” features female vocalist lights.  yeah, that’s what she goes by.  personally i liked breanne duren better on her vocals on “saltwater room” on the debut album ocean eyes.  lights toured with owl city this past year and i definitely preferred breanne to her voice.  breanne does do vocals on “honey and the bee” on the all things album.

lasers by lupe fiasco is a great album.  seriously, i love every track which is very hard to find in a hip hop album.  every beat is catchy and his lyrics are smartly written.  you might not agree with him politically, but you can’t argue with great musicianship.  my favorite track is state run radio”.  check it out.  now.  do it.

– i wish amazon mp3 had a “complete my album” like itunes does.  or at least tracks your past purchases.  i think with the cloud player, it’s a little better cause before i would buy a track and because my internet wasn’t that great, it wouldn’t complete the download even though it charged my card.  i’d have to re-purchase the track.  i did contact them about it and they gave me a credit in the amount of my re-purchase.

– check out amazon every month for their $5 albums.  they usually have a lot of good, recent albums on sale.  shoot, i was even tempted to dl a bunch of taylor swift albums when they were on sale for $5.  i didn’t though…  nothing against her, i just don’t think i could handle that much taylor.

– did you know amazon and itunes both have a 0.69 section?  usually recent songs.  for instance, right now on itunes they have a one republic section featuring 5 or 6 songs.  i would recommend dl’ing “secrets” and/or “good life”.  both for 0.69.  itunes breaks their sections into 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 00’s, dance, country, christian, hip hop, rock, etc.

– old skool hip hop pick of the week: pharcyde’s runnin’ (philippians RMX).  classic with a updated remix beat.  love it.  dj choice, shout out to you, you know you love it!

– i’m hesitant to get classic songs like old 80’s songs or old mariah carey songs.  although i love the songs and would love to have them in my collection, i just don’t think i’d listen to them enough to justify buying them.  i mean, “always be my baby” and “we didn’t start the fire” are great songs, but if they came up in my playlist, i’d definitely skip them.

– do you have any music advice?

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Written by enoch

June 29, 2011 at 5:48 pm

Posted in new music

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  1. Thanks Enoch!

    eunheh

    June 29, 2011 at 10:05 pm

  2. i love amazon too – but yeah, they need a “complete my album” option. thanks for these tips!!

    ang

    June 30, 2011 at 8:42 am

  3. No, I’ve got no advice but their $5 albums kick butt.

    CP

    July 11, 2011 at 4:24 am


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