“TSOP” unfolds sentimental melodies within a commercial approach, heavily contrasting with “Love Rollercoaster”, a rock celebration with a chorus sung with the tics of David Byrne. “Do It Anyway You Wanna” throws up an energetic compound of funk, rock, and R&B, moving in the same line of James Brown, while “The Hustle” is more ABBA style but packed with Halvorson’s odd effects.
There was a time where Britney Spears' notable achievements became a TMZ photograph of her shaving her hair off. Nine years and five so-called comebacks later, she introduces her ninth studio album, 'Glory,' to a new age of music aficionados where the 17-track LP becomes an immaculate production filled with above-mentioned strings, Southern horns and sinister lyrics about love and lust. From the cosmic-fillings of dream pop in the Cashmere Cat-produced record, 'Just Luv Me,' to the millennial booty call anthem, 'Do You Want To Come Over?' - the overall notion of the album becomes bizarrely electrifying. It wouldn't be a Britney record if the sizzling melodies wouldn't be pressed against our minds as the lyrics became pin metaphors of her urging
It could be argued that ‘In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida’ served exemplary as testament to the changing attitudes towards rock music and psychedelic acid rock of the time. The prevalence of the genre was tangible, even the AFVN (American Forces Vietnam Network) added a special channel in 1968 for those soldiers serving overseas who had reported an interest in the musical style (Kramer, 2006). Perhaps this song was indeed the natural progression of music in a time of so much uncertainty for an entire generation fraught with equal parts revolutionary ideals and Cold War paranoia. The track’s tone, ambiance were defined by an eerily dark otherworldliness unheard of up until that point in rock music and arguably not replicated again until Black Sabbath’s NIB
Post 2. Bodonyi, Tiina. “This was something to make me see the world in a new way. Born and raised in Finland, Europe, this album that I got from a friend woke me up. I think it should be mandatory for all the people in Europe to listen to this album. This album is revolutionary, just like all the best art has always been: revealing the truth.” Facebook. N.p. 31 Mar 2010. Web. 5 Nov 2013
For more than 40 years, the KTU name has been the “beat of New York,” offering the freshest dance music and staying on top of the curve with new artists. First hitting the airwaves in 1975 at the 92.3 FM signal, it rose to the number one station in the market in the span of 10 years. After moving to the 103.5 signal, where it stays to this day, it immediately became number one again, something no other station has ever done outright. Read on to find out more about KTU and its long history and importance within New York’s dance music and radio scenes.
After instant success with their 2004 album, I’m a Woman, You’re a Machine, the Toronto-based dance-punk duo found themselves touring with the likes of Nine Inch Nails and Queens of the Stone Age, launched headfirst into a promising career. With Jesse F. Keeler on bass, synth, and backing vocals, and Sebastien Grainger on vocals and drums, the pair skidded into stardom sweaty and shirtless, with a rush of grungy hits trailing behind them like breadcrumbs. But as quickly as it had begun, it all came
Daft Punk's hit song "Get Lucky" is described in this article as, "ecstatic melodic copulation." Meaning, it gives off the feeling of overwhelmingly blissful, melodious intercourse. Throughout the article I garner an engulfing sense of importance on music theory and all of its components. The writer explains his hypothesis as to what caused such success with Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" in which he remarks, "it is a textbook example of the excellence and supremacy of the rules of Western music theory." Switching to the success of "Get Lucky", the writer examines the song and comments on how the hook and pre-chorus are uniquely performed in such a way that you cant tell which key it is in. Moving forward, the writer explains Daft Punk's utilization of the supposed "classic" move where they overlay the hook from the pre-chorus with the hook from the chorus, getting them both going simultaneously. The
Channel ORANGE, Frank Ocean’s first major-label album has a different musical style it has movie-inspired songs and sounds more like electro, funk, pop, soul andor jazz. The songs have lots of original melodies, mid-tempo instrumentals and lots of instruments like electronic keyboards, muted percussion, and shifting synthesizers. The themes on this album are of unrequited love, sex, corruption, class, and drugs with compassionate lyrics and great mental images. For the past three years in male R&B it has been less about dancing and more for emotional certainty. Thanks to Frank it is now more of an confessional booth.
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