The best thing about being in a moping mood is the chance to construct the ultimate personal moping soundtrack, which is my current task. Results to go up in the playlist
soon. Meanwhile, some non-moping songs that I've been liking muchly:
Snoop Dogg/The Eastsiders - Got Beef
This is the best bounce hip hop send-up since UK Garage outfit Da Click's hilarious "Baad Rhymes". Only this is, like, serious man.
LFO - We Are Back
Bass. Vocoders. Some more bass. Not LFO as in "Lyte & Funky Ones", obviously.
B15 (Zed Bias) - Girls Like This
The beginning of jazzy Garage? Perhaps, but this track is still crass enough and fun enough to live up to its title admirably.
The Aluminum Group - Chocolates
Okay, so this is mopey, but it's not going to be on my soundtrack so I'll mention it here. The most gorgeous thing I've heard this year, this Bacharach homage can literally bring me to tears, which is rare these days.
Global Communication - 14 31
Fourteen minutes of a grandfather clock ticking, with some ambient toss thrown over the top. Should be crap.
Jay-Z - Come & Get Me
Had this for about two months now, but I just love it more and more. Perhaps my favourite song of the year so far? Timbaland outdoes himself with this epic number, which starts off quite innocuously, before exploding into a wasteland of disembodied symphonics, cut-up vocals and found sound debris worthy of Talk Talk, and then slamming into one of the tightest, cruelest grooves he's ever done. Stunning.