Monday, June 29, 2009

"Brand New Flava In Your Ear"

Here is a few new songs...Take it, it's a gift!

1) Jay-z - D.O.A. (Death of the Autotune)

Finally, someone said it! As Hov himself says in the song, bring back real music and real rap. I'm tired of all these artists using autotune to pretend as if they can sing. For some people it works, such as T-pain (because he can really sing!), but that does not mean that every single artist needs to use it, especially rappers. Go back to rapping and stop singing (or trying to sing)! I digress, the song, the music, the lyrics are perfect, Jay. Keep doing your thing! Nanananananana, hey hey, hey, goodbye!

2) The Alchemist feat. Twista and Maxwell - Smile

Speaking of great rappers... Alchemist and Twista are showing us what creative and original Hip-Hop should be. Also, having Maxwell on the record is definitely a plus. One problem, though, the people in the video who are smiling are a bit awkward. Just saying.

3) Black Eyed Peas - I Got A Feeling

The Black Eyed Peas second single is much better than "Boom Boom Pow." A different sound for the Black Eyed Peas, but the laidback summer feel sounds good. It is a great song to start or end the season, and for graduation parties.

4) Ciara feat Missy Elliot - Work

Once again, referencing "Boom Boom Pow," this is a good party dance song, but that's all it is. I miss the old Ciara, her style and vibe were better. Now she is trying to look like Beyonce (doesn't she look like the "Diva" video). Ciara's voice is not that strong, so a song like this does not flatter her much.

5) Green Day- 21 Guns

Green Day is not my favorite band, but they do have their moments. So far, 21th Century Breakdown has some great songs! Billy's voice does sounds a little weird, but it still works. I love the message of this song because of its message of making love not war and that it sounds like a punk ballad. It is great how Green Day can go from a revolutinary song, like "Know Your Enemy" to a romantic song like this.

6) Linkin Park - New Divide

Linkin Park proving again why they are great. Thier songs are epic! Just as epic as the Transformer's movie, it is as if they were meant to be.

7) The Fallen - Bury Me Alive

The musicians who used to be in Evanescence are now part of a new group called The Fallen with none other than American Idol star -- Carly Smithson. Carly eerily sounds and looks like Amy Lee. I do not know if that will be a good thing (as in bringing Evanescence fans to her side) or a bad thing (splitting the fans of both group, so that they both make less money or that some people think Carly is a copycat). Anyways, the song is cool, but I think Carly needs to do something to separate herself from Amy, which I know she can do.

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