Funk

I’m in a music funk and I need your help!

What’s your favorite song right now? Who is your most listened to artist of the moment? Why do you like it?

Don’t over-think it. Just slap it down in the comments.

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72 thoughts on “Funk

  1. This reminds me I’ve made you cds I need to mail.

    Downhere and Anberlin are two that are always in rotation. I never get tired of them.

    Currently LOVING the songs Avalanche by Manafest and Trinity by Paper Tongues. And also Hark the Herons.

    If you’re looking for something for yourself, Hark The Herons is probably the only one I’ve listed that you would like.

  2. I’ve been rediscovering “So Red The Rose” by the Duran Duran splinter group “Arcadia”… it’s the best album Duran Duran never made!

  3. My favorite song at the moment is lovely by Sara Haze. I’m also liking Ingrid Michaelson, especially Be Ok. I also recently discovered Brooke Frasier and Erin McCarley. Eva Cassidy is always good.

  4. I’m usually no good at this. But, I will say, I absolutely love Trombone Shorty’s new(ish?) CD. Sweets and I really got into the HBO show, Treme, all about New Orleans … and Trombone Shorty is one of the featured artists. His stuff is really great!

  5. So interesting that you ask this because just yesterday when I was driving and listening to Ashley Arrison’s Hearts On Parade I was thinking Sizzle needs to download this. I think she would love it. I even considered gifting it to you. SWEAR TO GOD!

  6. I hit a retro funk the other night and I’ve been spinning The Cure like a maniac. All I know is that Friday I’m in Love is one of the greatest songs ever. And Pictures of You? Need I say more?

  7. Brother IZ – Hawaiian music – all his albums = happy place
    Jack Johnson – The Mango Tree (don’t tell the Haze)
    The Chemical Brothers – Further
    Yellowgold – The Mellower http://www.yellowgoldmusic.com/ free download
    The Charlatans – You Cross My Path
    Dennis Brown – Anything he has recorded
    Noel Galagher – The Dreams We Have As Children (Slide Away Acoustic, need I say more?)
    Sons Of Appolo – anything Phil posts on FB

    I listen to music all day at work….

  8. And I am with Melissa on the Cure. When in doubt I go through their catalog in chronological order.

  9. My two go-to CD’s – neither of them new – are Scissor Sisters’ “Ta-Dah” and The Jayhawks “Tomorrow the Green Grass”.

  10. Lately I am obsessed with Muse and Joshua Radin. Polar opposites, but fit my upbeat and melancholy moods. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. Your commenters make me feel like a music moron ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m excited to check out all of these new-to-me artists. I always go to Train when I’m in a music funk. I love all of their albums (except Pat’s solo album). I’m actually off to see them at Maryhill Winery this weekend, and I couldn’t be more excited!

  12. Can’t get enough of…

    Metric
    We Were Promised Jetpacks (the name alone!!)
    LCD Soundsystem
    Temper Trap

  13. The debut album by Sarah Jarosz – she’s just a kid, but wow is she good. None of that manufactured pop sensation stuff, either. She’s the real thing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3PYS8rV2to

    Also the new Punch Brothers album “Antifogmatic.” Despite across-the-board rave reviews from the “experts,” some people find it a little less accessible. It’s not quite a concept album, but there’s more to the songs than a happy rhyming format.

  14. I know I’ve already sent the name Matt Andersen your way — still at the top of my Ipod playlist. If you like him, check out Irish Mythen…she’s a powerhouse!

  15. I’ve been listening to a lot of U2 lately. Not sure why. I’m also loving Maroon 5. And, I love me some local music – the Preons.

  16. Someone already proposed LCD Soundsystem, but I have another song to suggest: “Us vs. Them” – I can’t get enough of this song! Almost everything I’ve heard from this band is superb.

    Also…Swing/big band music always puts some spring into my step.

  17. Shhh!

    Here is the playlist for tomorrow’s Greeblemix:
    Little Bit of Feel Good by Jamie Lidell
    Young Adult Friction by The Pains of Being Pure At Heart
    If I Could by Blue Merle
    Magpie to the Morning by Neko Case
    I Can’t Go for That by The Bird And The Bee
    Latest Heartbreak by 22-20s
    Numbers Don’t Lie by The Mynabirds
    Modern Blues by Kula Shaker
    Times Like These by Foo Fighters
    Listen Up by Starsailor
    Waiting for the Sun by The Shore
    Clap Your Hands by Sia
    Divisive by We Have Band
    UnBiloTitled by Babyshambles
    Everything I Do (Miss You) by Whiskeytown
    Where You Are by Marc Broussard
    Kiss Them for Me by Siouxsie & The Banshees
    Song With a Mission by The Sounds
    Strangest Thing by Grant-Lee Phillips
    Waves by Marjorie Fair

  18. I just downloaded Brandi Carlile’s latest CD from Amazon for $5, so that is what I’ve been listening to a lot. Love her.

    I’m also loving Yeasayer.

    I like to go to Amazon at the beginning of each month b/c they have 100 albums for $5. That’s usual how I determine what I’m listening to for the next four weeks. ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. avett brothers- all the cd’s are great but the new one- i and love and you. awesome great stuff!

  20. Anything by Gaslight Anthem.
    Airborne Toxic Machine

    I love the song Animal by the Neon Trees or Laredo by Band of Horses.

  21. Kenny G and Michael Bolton.

    Just kidding. The Temper Trap’s new album is pretty cool and if you’re a U2 fan, I recently discovered a cool, techno-y cover of their songs by Electron Love Theory.

  22. You have lots of good suggestions here, so I’ll just tell you what’s in my head this very moment instead: Foolish Beat by Debbie Gibson.

    You’re welcome.

  23. Right now? No thinking? Ok, will have to turn to my trusty last.fm to see what the last seven days of listening have brought.

    Band? :wumpscut: (which I’d avoid if German electronic industrial isn’t your thang).

    Song? The Smashing Pumpkins – Appels & Oranjes

  24. Also, in my CD player in my car right now is Fatboy Slim’s “You’ve Come A Long Way Baby” and before that was A3’s “Exile on Coldharbour Lane.”

    Does this redeem me at all…?

  25. Without thinking:

    I Am Not A Robot – Marina and the Diamonds
    Don’t You Know You’re Beautiful – Seabird
    Element of Freedom album – Alicia Keys
    And a bunch of Boyce Avenue, some random cover band I found on Youtube. But I’m a sucker for acoustic-ish guys and guitars.

  26. Embarrassingly enough, Down with the sickness by Disturbed. Silas and I rock our faces off to it and he does a wicked monkey scream.

    On a more normal note, the new Ben Harper is solid even though I prefer him with the Innocent Criminals as opposed to the relentless seven. And for lazing about relaxing, the new Norah Jones is perfect. She covers Johnny Cash’s Cry Cry Cry on it, and quite well.

    Oh! and the new Lily Allen has a song called Fuck you very much. Loves it.

    Leaving now, before you start judging my ipod.

  27. Beck’s album Guero
    Lost at Sea by Fiery Furnances
    Digital Love by Daft Punk
    Life on a Chain by Pete Yorn
    Bang Bang by K’naan
    So Pure by Alanis Morisette

    Please to not judge me!

  28. Delurking to share my two most favorite albums lately.
    Broken Hearts and Dirty Windows: a Tribute to John Prine
    and I and Love and You by the Avett Brothers.

    I know the Avett Brothers are not new but I just discovered them and I AM IN LOVE!

    Also I have loved John Prine since I was literally two years old so to hear his music done by a lot of musicians I love makes me happy ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. you dont really wanna know my song…

    billionaire by travis mccoy
    waving flag by k’naan
    love the way you live by eminem

  30. It’s non-stop new Scissor Sisters (Night Work) and new Kylie Minogue (Aphrodite) at my house. NON-STOP. I feel like it’s perfect summer music.

  31. Joshua Radin! Joshua Radin1 And I’ve been discovering a renewed love for John Mayer. (His older stuff.)

    My favorite Radin song of the moment: Brand New Day.

  32. I’ll second (or third?) LCD Soundsystem and Metric.
    As well as:
    The Bird and The Bee
    The White Stripes
    Patsy Cline
    Man Man <—LOVE this band, this is the best band in the universe!!
    Baroness
    Yann Tiersen
    Victor Wooten
    Soundgarden
    Foo Fighters
    Sondre Lerche
    Them Crooked Vultures
    Tom Waits
    Mastodon
    Adele

    and, if you want to hear up-and-coming (instrumental) artists check out ARC:
    http://www.myspace.com/officialarc

    good luck!
    -K

  33. “Half of My Heart”, by John Mayer and Taylor Swift. That song is so “me”, it’s eerie. Another favorite is “Breakeven”, by The Script. Seems almost haunting.:-/ Who was in my head? Hmm??

    Check out the new ECLIPSE cd, for some good newer hipster stuff. Also, I heard a cool ROONEY song on MTV today, and I know a CA girl like you must know ’em.

  34. I will have to browse through comments here because I am in the same kind of funk. I am going to list mine and then go back and read so my choices aren’t influenced.

    Before you read this, remember I have an almost teenage daughter so my taste right now runs a little young:

    Jason Derulo, Kesha (but I am getting sick of both now)

    Sexy Chick by David Guetta (although it gives my one daughter a headache)

    This Ain’t a Love Song by Scouting For Girls (even though the word ain’t is normally one of the words that I HATE because it isn’t a word I just love the song)

    Animals by Neon Trees

    So many more but I am embarrassed enough about this short list of my “teen music” so I will stop now.

  35. Holy shit, this brings out the comments! I’m excited to go through these suggestions and troll for new tunes. And I’d add mine, but I think I’ll do a whole post with my latest faves. Good idea ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. Wow. So much stuff. Nothing really new. I just Gord Downie’s new one The Grand Bounce but haven’t listened to it yet.

    Wintersleep’s Dead Letter and the Infinite Yes (but all of Welcome to the Night Sky is wonderful.)

    Tragically Hip (I’ve developed a thing for The Hip this week), We are All the Same — which I missed back in 2009 when it came out. Very much love the Depression Suite. So it’s been a lot of Hip. And a lot of Gord Downie.

    Ummm.. I think I’ve given you these before.

  37. The Smoke Fairies – Gastown
    Lou Rhodes (former vocalist for Lamb)
    Tiny Vipers – On This Side (lots are good, but I love this one)
    The Old Believers
    Cataldo
    Coyote Grace (of course)
    Girlyman
    Greg Laswell
    Rilo Kiley (for some reason, I am re-discovering my love for them)

  38. I am seriously obsessed with the soundtrack from the movie Once. I can’t handle how much I love these songs. Also, Guster has been making my life lately as well.

  39. JEM, Nightwish, Leaves Eyes, and Lacuna Coil seem to be my favorites lately. No particular songs

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