I am not the best person to ever critique music. I played trumpet in 4th and 5th grade, and that’s about all the musical knowledge I ever amassed. But that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy listening to music! I love discovering new music and sharing it with my friends and family. That’s why I’m super pumped to kick off a new series here at The Millennial Type – Millennial Music Mashup.
MMM is a fun and creative way to share and critique music. We present you with 3 songs, 3 artists/bands, or 3 albums that either go really well together or not. If it’s the latter, the writer will need to supply a compelling case, or maybe just a funny anecdote to salvage the blog post. We’ve brought on Randy Carvlin (who is more equipped to review music) to head up this series, but other contributors might pop in every once and awhile. So let’s give this a shot.
I have a huge problem when I discover a new song that I really love – binge listening. I tend to listen to a new song I love over and over and over again and then I end up not enjoying it anymore. I wake up the next morning with a massive headache and end up belching it all up…oh wait, wrong type of binging. I’m not sure if anyone else has this problem, but I’m learning to pace myself. However, there are only 3 songs in this world that I can listen to over and over again. Actually, I could play them in a consecutive loop for the rest of my life and never get sick of them.
Intro – by Xx
I remember the first time I ever heard this song. I was studying for finals during my junior year of college and was streaming Pandora. Suddenly, the slow, methodical beats began to pulse through my ear drums. I was hooked. All I listened to for the rest of finals week was this song. This stuff is like candy to the ears. When I drove to the church to get hitched to Erica, I played this song for my groomsmen to hear. Matt loved it so much he begged for me to put it on repeat. We listed to it all the way to the wedding, 7 times in a row.
Midnight City – by M83
There is something about these Frenchmen that gets me pumped up and onto the dance floor. I don’t know if it’s the sexy saxophone solo or the simple repetition of “Waiting in a car” that makes this song so awesome, but all I can say is that I was hooked the first time I ever heard it. M83 is probably the reason I started listening to synthpop, which is strange, because I hardly look the part. By the way, don’t be freaked out by their album cover, their music certainly makes up for it.
All Eyes on You – by St. Lucia
This is a new addition to my list, one that I recently discovered. I found it on an Indie Rock station on Spotify and literally play it about 5 times a day at work when I need a little brain boost. St. Lucia (or Jean-Philip Grobler) is a South African native and has been making music since he was 12 years old. He is relatively new to the scene with his first full length album, When the Night, releasing last October. I really enjoy his 80’s-style even though I’m not one for 80’s music. St. Lucia has a lot of potential and I’m excited that I found him early on.
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