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Anti-music intolerance: 10 song recommendations

Kyla Chenier, Staff Writer

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We’re all guilty of music intolerance. I can’t count the number of times I’ve shot down a country song recommendation from a friend because I just refuse to listen to that twangy nonsense. But, I know it gets a decent amount of you going, I mean not to offend. That being said, this is a forum for alleviating the tension. I’ll throw out songs from every genre for the general public to check out or not check out. Huzzah, music for all!

NEW RELEASES

“My Head Hurts” – Wavves

A new song off their album “V” which was released on October 2nd of this year. The song has already climbed to the band’s #1 most popular on Spotify. It’s a short, up beat song with plenty to apply to young adult culture (girls, drugs, teen angst, the usual).

“Levitation” – Beach House

Honestly, their entire “Depression Cherry” album is worth a listen. Released on August 28th, the album inspires a bit of existential reminiscence. I recommend a listen on late nights or car rides. Be alone with your thoughts with this guy.

“Forbidden Knowledge” – Raury

Raury was featured at this past summer’s Lollapalooza and his well deserved attention has only grown. This new tune featuring Big K.R.I.T. fits seamlessly with his past work. P.S. If you like Raury, he’s coming back to Chicago at Chop Shop on November 12th (18+).

“Queso” – Pell

Pell has a very unique sound, and this song is mostly just ignant nonsense, but he has fun with it. Spotify compares him to Skizzy Mars and Chance the Rapper, so fans of theirs may enjoy Pell also.

“James Dean” – JR JR

An adaptation from the band Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., “James Dean” was a introductory single to JR JR’s recently released self titled album. As the title implies, the song is very cool and relaxed.

 

AUTHOR’S PICKS

“Woman Woman” – Little Comets

You might know Little Comets from their songs “One Night in October” and “Dancing Song.” From their 2013 album “Life Is Elsewhere,” this song is a personal favorite.

“Anthems for a Seventeen Year Old Girl” – Broken Social Scene

Broken Social Scene gets a lot of hype on various indie rock music blogs, and for good reason. This is a very simple song, but, in case you couldn’t guess, very relatable to high school chicks.

“Plumage” – Menomena

I discovered this band off of a $2.00 poster in the back corner of Kiss The Sky. They have a great rock sound and can be compared to artists like Grizzly Bear, Animal Collective, and the previously referenced Broken Social Scene. Thanks again, Kiss The Sky.

“It’s Thunder and It’s Lightning” – We Were Promised Jetpacks

If nothing else, listen to this because of the incredible song/artist name combination. The introductory guitar riffs almost have a shoegaze sound to them. (If you’re unfamiliar with shoegaze music, listen to “Sometimes” by My Bloody Valentine).

“Stuck on the Puzzle” – Alex Turner

Some 2011 solo work by the lead singer of Arctic Monkey’s for the movie “Submarine.” Alex Turner’s very important to me, okay.

Thanks, that’s all I got.

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