“Some things don’t last forever, but some things do. Like a good song, or a good book, or a good memory you can take out and unfold in your darkest times, pressing down on the corners and peering in close, hoping you still recognize the person you see there.”—Sarah Dessenbook
“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.”—Rainer Maria Rilke (via kari-shma) (via quote-book)
Wow, I didn’t realize it had been over two months since I last made one of these. How sad! But here you have it…my top 10 songs I’ve been listening to lately. This edition ranges from classic rock, to classical, to hip-hop, and everywhere in between. So, let’s start it off. Let me know what you think -
1) Muse - Undisclosed Desires: One of the lead singles off of Muse’s latest studio album, The Resistance, the moody beat matches the lyrics perfectly.
2) Tiësto - Knock You Out (ft. Emily Haines: Slated to be the third single off of the Dutch DJ’s new album, Kaleidoscope it features Haines’ ethereal vocals combined with Tiësto’s signature trance style. Arguably the best track off the album, due out in retail on October 6th.
3) David Guetta - Memories (ft. Kid Cudi): This incredible track is a classic Guetta track, with vocals by Kid Cudi overlaid on a melancholy, resonating beat.
5) Pitbull - Across the World (ft. B.O.B): One of the standout tracks off of Pitbull’s latest album, featuring a show-stealing guest performance by Atlanta musician B.O.B.
6) Mr Hudson - Straight No Chaser: Slated to be the 3rd single off of Kanye’s protege’s 1st solo effort, with brilliant lyrics reminiscent of Kid Cudi. Well worth a listen.
7) The Bloody Beetroots - Awesome (ft. The Cool Kids): One of the more bizarre collaborations in recent memory, this is a great combination of house music and hip-hop.
8) Britney Spears - Touch 3 Skies: Really just a mashup (albeit an incredible one), this collaboration by The White Panda combines the latest Britney Spears single, 3, with Kanye West’s classic hit Touch the Sky. The beat is perfectly timed with the lyrics, and in this case it’s a good thing.
9)N*E*R*D - Soldier (ft. Santigold): Pharrell and company have been performing this song live for months, but the studio version has just surfaced and is rumored to be on their upcoming album, Instant Gratification, which is looking at an early 2010 release date.
10) Crookers - Embrace the Martian (ft Kid Cudi): Released a while back on Crookers’ What Up Y’all EP, this track helped fuel Kid Cudi’s rise to mainstream recognition, particularly internationally. An outstanding fusion of electro and hip-hop.
Alright, that’s it for this time! So what do you think? Let me know in the comments and be looking out for my next Top 10 list, coming in a few weeks.