IN OUR EARS: Songs We Loved This Week
    • FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 08, 2017

    • Posted by: Baeble Staff

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    KIRSTEN'S PICKS

    St. Vincent - "Los Ageless"

    I really love this song... If you couldn't already tell after reading Baeble's review of it. It's filled with frustration, almost like Annie Clark is having a temper tantrum, and the guitars we love so much are back. This is definitely a track that's been on repeat.

    LCD Soundsystem - "black screen"


    I've been keeping american dream on repeat ever since its release last week and I really like this last song. It's 12 minutes long, it's ambiguous, and you can still dance to it a little if you have the patience.

    Tove Lo - "Disco Tits"

    Apparently someone told Tove Lo that my workout playlist made up primarily of Tove Lo songs was beginning to get a little overplayed, because she's out with a new song! And guess what? It's just as fantastic for working out. It's also good for dancing -- sure, it's pop, but it could pass more for a club track than anything else. It's like she skipped a step and remixed herself... And I love it.

    ALLY'S PICKS

    The Beatles - "Strawberry Fields Forever"

    I re-watched Across the Universe this weekend, and I have been a distraught, Beatles loving mess since then. But the Strawberry Fields scene is iconic and now will probably be permanently stuck in my head.

    Gary Clark Jr. - "Numb (Live)"

    Gary Clark Jr. is an incredible guitarist, and hands-down one of the greatest live acts I have ever seen. I just listen to this and spend the whole six minutes and 14 seconds in complete awe.

    Amy Winehouse - "Mr Magic (Through the Smoke)"


    This is one of Amy's tragically underrated songs. Her voice is absolutely killer on this. I miss you, Amy.

    OLIVIA'S PICKS

    Deerhoof feat. Awkwafina - "Your Dystopic Creation Doesn't Fear You"

    Of the four singles from Deerhoof's newest album Mountain Moves, "Your Dystopic Creation Doesn't Fear You" is definitely my favorite. The mixture of that incredibly catchy bass line and Awkwafina's feature is really what gets me. The kind of random shifts in the song are also interesting, making the poppy melodies and riffs feel more experimental.

    Grimes - "Kill V. Maim"

    About a week ago, this song came on while I was hanging out with a group of friends, and it's been stuck in my head ever since. With some artists I listen to full albums at a time, but Grimes is definitely one of those artists that I listen to one song at a time, obsessing over one after the other. This week, that song is "Kill V. Maim."

    Danny L Harle - "Me4U - A. G. Cook Remix"

    When I first heard this remix, I preferred the original version (which has a music video starring Kim Chi out now!) but A. G. Cook's remix has grown on me. The contrast between the hyper-pretty, pitched-up vocals and the hyper-aggressive synth stabs is crazy and extreme, and I love it.

    ANNIE'S PICKS

    Good Old War - "Part of Me"


    This is a nice folksy end-of-week, end-of-summer wind-down song. If it's rainy on Sunday morning, you know I'm gonna sit on my couch and sip coffee listening to Good Old War instead of doing chores. I could listen to them while I do chores, but I think that would ruin the artistic integrity of such chill music.

    Trent Reznor & Atticus Rose & Karen O. - "Immigrant Song"

    Whoever decided that Karen O. should do the vocals for this cover deserves Grammy for Best Life Choices. Feel how you want about the rest of this song--which is a grungier (but I think spiritually faithful) version of an absolutely legendary piece of music--Karen O.'s tortured screams sound really, really cool.

    alt-J - "Deadcrush" (Ben De Vrie Remix)

    If anything, the Ben De Vrie remix mostly just removes some of the ambient feel of the original song. It's a lighter, poppier version of a gritty, sexy song. The Ben De Vrie remix also plays a little with echoes in the song, ending abruptly after extending the song by 20 or so seconds.
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