terça-feira, agosto 15, 2006

Pop Is Not Dead, It Just Smells Funny.


Frank Zappa once replied to someone, pointing out that according to him there wasn’t anything happening in Jazz these days, that Jazz was not Dead. It just smelled funny.

The same goes for Pop music. Times change but great songs with just the right sound and really gorgeous, catchy stirring or ever winding mesmerizing melodies are still beeing made but with another approach and sensibility.


Electronica changed a lot. At first it was an odd one out [those old robot sounds really sticked out] but now it’s the dominant soundscape of our time. Even artists that are not linked to Electro incorporate electronic sounds, rhythms or stylistic aspects in their music. As a result there is plenty of music out there that can’t be filed as strictly electronic or strictly pop, or rock or dance music. It‘s a kind of hybrid. A mix and match.

So here’s a nice [ever growing] but random [I will sort them out later on] collection for ya of vocal popsongs in an electronic era.

Télépopmusik – Don’t Look Back

Mirwais feat. Madonna – Paradise (Not For Me)

Enon – In This City

The Knife – Heartbeats [Rex The Dog Remix]

Lucien-N-Luciano – Madre, Mother & Mère

Midaircondo – Perfect Spot

Soul Coughing – The Idiot Kings

Kelley Polar Quartet – Here in the Night

Stereolab – Strobo Acceleration

Gus Gus – Believe

Tiefschwarz feat. Chikinki – Artificial Chemicals

Le Tigre – Tell You Now



Bel Canto – Im Best N Beihs

Frou Frou – Let Go

Björk – All Is Full Of Love [Erotic Cosmos Mix]

Magnus – Buttburner

Télépopmusik – Breathe

Bauer & Spinvis – Dancing Bear

Roisin Murphy – If We're in Love

Bran Van 3000 – Astounded

Barry Adamson – Can't Get Loose

Golden Boy feat. Miss Kittin – Autopilot

Clinic – Distortions

Spoon – Paper Tiger

Herbert – Foreign Bodies [Plaid remix]

Felix Da Housecat feat. Devin Drazzle – Ready 2 Wear

Blonde Redhead – In particular

Fischerspooner – The 15th

Moloko – Day For Night

The American Analog Set – The Postman [Styrofoam’s Just Like The Ninties Never Happened Remix]

Ralph Myerz and The Jack Herren Band – Clouds

Llorca + Lady Bird – My Precious Thing


Röyksopp – Remind Me

Kotai – Sucker DJ

The Knife – Marble House

Stereolab – The Free Design

Gorillaz – Dirty Harry

Stereolab – Cybele's Reverie

Roisin Murphy – Sow Into You

The Shortwave Set – Is It Any Wonder

Scissor Sisters – Comfortably Numb

Skeletons & The Girl Faced Boys – Git


Air feat. Beth Hirsch – All I Need

Gramme – Like You

Lalalover – On The One

Golden Boy feat. Miss Kitten – Rippin’ Kittin

Colder – Wrong Baby

Clinic – Come Into Our Room

Architecture in Helsinki – Do The Whirlwind

Mouse On Mars – Send Me Shivers

Enon – Monsoon

Thievery Corporation feat. David Byrne – The Heart’s a Lonely Hunter

Dzihan & Mkamien feat. Ma. Dita – Drophere

Buffalo Daughter – Great Five Laks

Stina Nordenstam – Parliament Square [The Knife remix]

Coloma – Transparent

The Notwist – Trashing Days

The Notwist – Pilot

Herbert – The Audience

Sia – Breathe Me [Four Tet remix]

Clinic – The Second Line

Yo La Tengo – Saturday

Oi Va Voi – Refugee

The Notwist – Consequence

Télépopmusik – Love Can Damage Your Health

Terranova – Chase the Blues

ESG – Talk It

This Mortal Coil – Song To The Siren

Fischerspooner – Emerge

Goldfrapp – Number One

Clinic – Harmony

Static – Headphones

The Baldwin Brothers feat. Miho Hatori – Dream Girl

Lo-Fi-Fnk – Wake Up

Herbert – Moving Like A Train

Barbara Morgenstern –
Quality Time

Tiefschwarz
feat. Tracey Thorn - Damage

Playgroup – Hideaway

Ada –
Blindhouse (each and everyone)

Louie Austen – Hoping

Zero 7 – I Have Seen

Spoon – Stay Don't Go

The Postal Service – The District Sleeps Alone Tonight

Who Made Who – Hello Empty Room

King Britt vs. Michelle Shaprow – If I Lost You [Scuba mix]

Schneider TM – There Is A Light That Never Goes Out

Das Pop – You

Air – Alone In Kyoto [Lost in Translation OST]

2 comentários:

20jazzfunkgreats disse...

best post title ever

Fio Abril disse...

Thanx mate, I'm a fan of your site. It's a piety is not totally my idea, but who cares. 20 jazzfunk greats has always been one of my favourite mocking album titles.