It's about sexuality, it's about showing a person who you are
To me, this is who I'm about
The Rival Dealer EP was my first introduction to Burial. He's worked with Thom Yorke and Massive Attack and his discography is littered with critical acclaim. I guess I should dig deeper.
#39 The Shins "So Now What"
Change lies in every direction, tonight
Guess we'll just begin again
Zach Braff's attempt to recapture the magic of Garden State didn't quite hit the mark but the remnants of his love letter to The Shins gets paid back at bit with this original track from them.
#38 London Rose "Kick Drum"
You make my heart beat
Faster than ever before
I'm not sure who London Rose is but I'm pretty sure she came to my attention from The Fabulous Clinton who is fabulous and whose musical tips are always top notch.
#37 Haim "If I Could Change Your Mind"
But if I was to say I regret itDuring last year's recap I asserted that Haim (or HAIM but I opted for Haim moving forward) would be a band I could see enduring. This might be related to that, or just a tasty leftover from their breakout year.
Would it mean a thing?
#36 David Guetta/Skylar Grey "Shot Me Down"
Now he's gone I don't know whyUntil this day, sometimes I cry
Is David Guetta this generation's Giorgio Moroder? Let's say yes and enjoy his interpretation of Cher's "Bang Bang."
#35 Lana del Rey "Once Upon a Dream"
But if I know you, I know what you'll do
You'll love me at once, the way you did once upon a dream
Del Rey didn't push my buttons a couple of years ago when she broke out. I'm not sure if relegated her to the same bin that I was putting St. Vincent and one other (I'll think of her name eventually) but this haunting cover plays to what passes as her strength, I guess.
#34 Sam Smith "Stay With Me"
This ain't love, it's clear to see
But darling, stay with me
So you're telling me Sam Smith is straight?
#33 Cheryl Cole/Tinie Tempah "Crazy Stupid Love"
Well, I don't know how you do it to me
You make my brain just stop
I think Cheryl Cole came from The Fabulous Clinton but I hold out the possibility that she came via Big Gay John.
Fire up the loud
Another round of shots
Chalk one up to ubiquity.
No, I don't want you to stop it
Yeah, I'm a freak
This is the part where I allude to the fact that I had sex with Enrique Iglesias which, for all any of us know, I may have. It's really dark in some places.