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10 Songs: Sunday, June 29th, 2014

Yasiin Bey

Yasiin Bey

1. Mathematics – Mos Def – “You want to know how to rhyme you better learn how to add” Mos Def advises and he makes his point on this classic whose rhythmic hook has showed has shown up ever since, on the flip side of his biggest song – A

2. Streams Of Whiskey – The Pogues – Did we realize this was a new Irish standard at the time? It sounds like it has been around forever – A+

3. Please Let Me Wonder – The Beach Boys – This is the diving line between pop Beach Boys and Art Beach Boys – A

4. If You Think You’re Lonely Now – Bobby Womack – Classic “Thin Line Between Love And Hate” vibe – A+

5. Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe – Kendrick Lamar – Huge song for him, the mix of new r&b and a vocal that mixes soul and rap was hugely influential – A

6. Fun, Fun Fun – The Beach Boys – Did Chuck get royalties on this stuff? – A

7. Every Day I write The Book – Elvis Costello – He wrote it in TEN MINUTES and it broke him pop – A

8.Territorial Pissing – Nirvana – Sounds like it escaped from Bleach – A

9. Hands On The Wheel – Schoolboy Q –  The backing track is all fun fun fun – B+

10. Kush Coma – Danny Brown – Plus A$AP Rocky, the drumming will get you and the verse floats into weed land – A-

 

 

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