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DP

Fire in the Disco!

Wasn't sure if we had a thread covering music and the like, so thought i'd get the ball rolling.

So, anyone heard anything good recently ?

I've been listening to excellent 'Beirut' - If you have a few extra pennies, try downloading 'Nantes' . Its the work Zach Condon; a kind of one-man-gypsy-folk-troubadour. Sounds naff, i know, but try it....
Guest

Not so much 'new' but Richard Hawley Lady Bridge is absolutely brilliant.

New band around Manchester at the moment that are pretty much going to be signed any time are Twisted Wheel, their demo is really good.
Guest

I'm fiiiinally getting to see Morrissey on Friday, yay.

After that my next 'gig' should be Plump DJs and Adam Freeland at Fabric in London, both breakbeat-y/electronic goodness.
Guest

Batigol wrote:
New band around Manchester at the moment that are pretty much going to be signed any time are Twisted Wheel, their demo is really good.


Heard plenty about them. Not had the chance to see them live yet... but it's just time. Everyone's getting giddy about The Courteeners at the minute. Album soon. Gideon Conn... look out for him.

Going seeing British Sea Power on Sunday. Should be good.
Guest

Lemon Jelly are good. Check 'em out, eh.
Guest

Ive seen Gideon Conn a few times at a night called Corporation Pop, interesting fella! His tunes are good though.

Courteeners are pretty good, although i cant help thinking they are on the arse end of the whole Libertines thing.....
Guest

Batigol wrote:
Ive seen Gideon Conn a few times at a night called Corporation Pop, interesting fella! His tunes are good though.
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Is that the Stalyvegas do?

Sorry mate, didn't look at your profile.

We had Gideon Conn play before the match at one of the events at FC. We've also had Little Engine (got a full page write-up in the MEN last week), Optional Wallace, The Witches, International One, LA Palsand Hedz Jelmo - if you know any of them?
Guest

finally saw Mozza last year. excellent. missed British Sea Power last weekend. hoping for a return of the Decemberists as they cancelled last gig in Dublin and i was at the Milan Derby when they played here before that.
nino

I haven't heard of any of these people. But I'm looking forward to the lastest albums from OneRepublic and Lupe Fiasco
zeds

nino wrote:
I haven't heard of any of these people. But I'm looking forward to the lastest albums from OneRepublic and Lupe Fiasco


I actually liked some of Lupe's early stuff but he seems to have lost his way.
nino

No way! Superstar alone is better (imo) than the whole of Food & Liquor! I wasn't much a fan of that album.
Guest

Quote:
Is that the Stalyvegas do?

Sorry mate, didn't look at your profile.

We had Gideon Conn play before the match at one of the events at FC. We've also had Little Engine (got a full page write-up in the MEN last week), Optional Wallace, The Witches, International One, LA Palsand Hedz Jelmo - if you know any of them?


It was at the Witchwood in Ashton under Lyne!!

Ive heard of Little Engine but not seen them yet, havent heard of the other bands but i'll check them out, thanks!
There is a good night lined up at MoHo Live on Friday in the Northern Qtr, Twisted Wheel are headlining with support from Keith who are really good!
Guest

Batigol wrote:
There is a good night lined up at MoHo Live on Friday in the Northern Qtr, Twisted Wheel are headlining with support from Keith who are really good!


I would have fancied that... but I'm helping out with a drama group that the club's involved with. Shame, MoHo Live's at the bottom of my street (literally).

We've got the The Naughtys (Stretford lads) playing before the match on Saturday if you know them? Then we're going watching Gideon at Urbis afterwards as well. Should be a good do...

I take it you're from Portsmouth originally?
flotron

Going to see the Eels in Feb, cant wait.

Just got Serj Tankian tickets yesterday for April, bit different, but fun all the same.
Duncan!

Could have seen Velvet Revolver tonight, but declined.  

Have been listening to a lot of Iced Earth lately
Guest

Well... After 4 below par songs from Morrissey, he decided to walk off stage citing an ongoing illness. Annoying, but he had admittedly said he wasn't well and was struggling to keep his voice up. The gig will apparently be rescheduled.

More annoying was someone's decision to send Russell Brand skipping on stage, laughing, to break the news. Followed by Jonathan Ross also laughing at the paying customers who are actually there for more than PR, then attempting to sing Last of the Famous International Playboys. Tossers.

The guy who isn't Matt Lucas in Little Britain also turned up, but thankfully stayed quiet.
Guest

And to rub more salt in the wounds, Plump DJs have cancelled at Fabric. I may be forced to go see Stanton Warriors (more breakbeat/breaks) next week now, though that would mean missing Scunthorpe away with Charlton. Oh noes!
Mezz

Choir in the Disco!

Bought a few CDs yesterday (first time I've actually gone to a shop and bought discs for at least a year) and wanted to pass on my opinion of my purchases.

Lupe Fiasco - The Cool: Absolutely f**king awesome album, not disimilar to Kanye West in style and structure, but almost every tune's a winner here and there's no Chris Martin collaboration which is worth an extra 10 points on it's own.

Bloc Party - Silent Alarm / A Weekend in the City: I'm infamously late in getting in to 'the next big thing', and I bought these two albums after talking to a fella at work last week, Both are very, very good (think I prefer Silent Alarm), but there's a rather good tune on the second album called Flux that you need to hear.

Jeff Buckley - Live A L'Olympia: Probably my favourite artist of all time, this is a decent album (sound quality isn't too good) but not as good as the Mystery White Boy 95-96 live album and pales in comparison to his first studio album, Grace. Definitely one for the enthusiast.
Guest

The best news I've heard for ages is that Fopp has reopened! Or it least it has here in Bristol. Bought The Last Shadows Puppets album there today, as they were truly fantastic on Jools Holland a couple of weeks back.

Also managed to pick up The Best of Madness for £4, and Kasabian's second album for £3.

Those prices are the reason why I love Fopp (and probably the reason they went out of business in the first place).

Agree 100% about your Bloc Party musings, Mezz. Silent Prayer is by far the better album, but Flux is one of the best tracks I've heard in a long time.
Guest

lately the only CD's iv actually been purchasing are some roots reggae classics like Right Time - The Mighty Diamonds, Satta Massagana - The Abyssinains and Heart of the Congo - The Congos

Oh yea, also fairly recently got Jack Johnson's new album but was far too busy listening to In Raimbows by Radiohead to take on JJ....

Speaking of Radiohead, long time fan here and Im finally getting to go to one of their concerts here in Tampa, FL on Monday!
Duncan!

Beem listening to the musical stylings of Adam and the Ants, Britny Fox, Weezer, and vintage Aerosmith
Guest

bought everything by Daft Punk a couple of months ago including the ALIVE live album. f**king A***********
Guest

There used to be a Fopp at Warwick University on the campus. I noticed lasat week it was re-opened but called Rise. It seemed identical to Fopp though - I ended up buying the best of New Order for £5.
Guest

I“ve been listening to the new Children Of Bodom album.
Guest

Fopp in the spa of leamington is now called head, it's been open a while i think. I've been told that the guy that owned Fopp lived in leamington.
Guest

I love Bloc Party too, I'm going to watch them at the Leeds festival in the summer
Guest

I'm totally obsessed with this album:



From start to finish, it's a masterpiece, a manifestation of divinity.
Guest

anselmi wrote:
I“ve been listening to the new Children Of Bodom album.

I never could get into Bodom. Or Melodeath as a whole for that matter, all about old school Florida for me.

I'm caught in two as minds as to whether to go to Exit Festival, set in an abandoned fortress in Serbia.

http://eng.exitfest.org/

People who I'd be going with seem to think that we could train it there and back, hostels, tickets (£70 for 4 days), food, drink etc all for £450 while stopping places, but I don't see that happening. It's about 1600 miles too, I'd rather fly somewhere like Budapest and go from there. Plus we might have to get visa's for some of the Eastern, non-EU countries too. Still worth a thought, the Dance Arena's looking pretty good at the mo (minus any Breaks).
DP

Re: Choir in the Disco!

Mezz wrote:
How we've gone this far with the new forum and not had a music thread, I'll never know...

Anyway, bought a few CDs yesterday (first time I've actually gone to a shop and bought discs for at least a year) and wanted to pass on my opinion of my purchases.

Lupe Fiasco - The Cool: Absolutely f**king awesome album, not disimilar to Kanye West in style and structure, but almost every tune's a winner here and there's no Chris Martin collaboration which is worth an extra 10 points on it's own.

Bloc Party - Silent Alarm / A Weekend in the City: I'm infamously late in getting in to 'the next big thing', and I bought these two albums after talking to a fella at work last week, Both are very, very good (think I prefer Silent Alarm), but there's a rather good tune on the second album called Flux that you need to hear.

Jeff Buckley - Live A L'Olympia: Probably my favourite artist of all time, this is a decent album (sound quality isn't too good) but not as good as the Mystery White Boy 95-96 live album and pales in comparison to his first studio album, Grace. Definitely one for the enthusiast.


Didn't know you were Buckley fan Mezzer !

The delboy household is somewhat obsessive about the man as well. Have you heard the 'live at Sin-E' stuff ? Given that its just Jeffrey and his guitar, the sound is immense - he even does a cover of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's 'Yeh jo Halka, Halka'  that is almost identical to the original (no mean feat to try and interprete Qawwali, let me tell you)

I've got hundreds of bootlegs, rareties, b-sides and live tracks  - if you ever want any copies, let me know. The song he did with Liz Fraser (All Flowers in time) is one of the best tracks he recorded, despite never being commercially released.
DP

By the by, has anyone else signed up to use this:

http://listen.grooveshark.com/

Still in its early days, but its a flash based application that has millions of tracks uploaded and shared between members. You can sign up, create a playlist and listen to tracks for free. It's better than using Itunes and to top it off, they seem to have the latest releases and lots of obscure stuff as well.
Guest

diatribe wrote:
I'm caught in two as minds as to whether to go to Exit Festival, set in an abandoned fortress in Serbia.

Well I went... And already planning next year. All the stages are in the dried up moats with anything from death metal to minimal tech going on 'til 8am, £1.40 for a beer in the festival, £1 for 20 Marlboro's, perfect sunshine, and a very welcoming, helpful group of people the Serbs were.

Plus during the day you could laze on the beach by the Danube, with various local bands and DJs on. And I got to do a bit of travelling, visiting Budapest, Zagreb and briefly Belgrade so next year could try out some new places. All highly recommended.

Next up though is Mark Knight (house) at Ministry on Saturday, Plump DJs (breaks) at Fabric, and REM at Twickenham. Need to sort my In Flames/Gojira ticket if I wanna get to that too.
nino

delpiero wrote:
By the by, has anyone else signed up to use this:

http://listen.grooveshark.com/

Still in its early days, but its a flash based application that has millions of tracks uploaded and shared between members. You can sign up, create a playlist and listen to tracks for free. It's better than using Itunes and to top it off, they seem to have the latest releases and lots of obscure stuff as well.


I've just signed up to last.fm which seemed like a good idea but not all the tracks play in full. What's the deal with this one?

I'm liking The Cool Kids at the mo if anyone cares.
DP

i can;t understand how they are allowed to do this, but it seems to work well enough.

You just type the name of the track you want to find, it returns the results and you can click and listen to the track in full.

You can create playlists as well which is pretty handy.
DP

Jeff Buckley:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJ0QSpdnHJE
Lupo Pazzesco

J-Live - Then What Happened?

Dope independent Hip Hop without the guns and bullshit. It's been out a few months but well worth looking up. On UK independent label BBE which continues to support original Hip Hop and must be congratulated for that.

On a rockier side (which is what you all listen to) I've been enjoying Patti Smith's early stuff, The Stooges and The New York Dolls. I've gone a bit punk in my old age.
Guest

Any of you forum members listen to any old calypso from Trinidad?
Just reminded myself today of how much I love my countries music...
Mezz

Word to the wise: if you're looking to land some concert tickets and can't find them through an official seller, for the love of God don't buy from SOS Masterticket / Direct Tickets Online.

I bought a couple of tickets from them for George Michael's gig this Sunday (birthday present for the bird), and not only have I not got the tickets yet but their phone number has been disconnected and their website has been removed.

I've done a bit of scouting on the net, and it seems like hundreds of people have been mugged off by SOS recently (mostly for last weekend's VFestival in Chelmsford). The website looked absolutely genuine, I checked the site security certificates and I got all the confirmations and follow up e-mails you would expect from their customer service people, but the c**ts have simply disappeared off the face of the earth now.

I'll get my money back from my credit card company (another important point: it's far more difficult to get refunds on debit cards, so always try and make online purchases using credit cards) so there's no worries there, but I've learned my lesson about dealing only with official sellers now, that's for damn sure...
Guest

That's karma for wanting to see that poofter in the first place
Mezz

Wow, thanks Ferret. Appreciate the input and all that. Top guy.

Don't think you're a complete cock or nothing, straight up.

Honest.
Guest

Cheers for the heads up, Sir Mezz.
Dave

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7570516.stm

No consolation, I know, but reading between the lines, it would seem that Inspector Knacker of the Fraud Squad may be taking an interest in this one...
Guest

Thought I'd post some nonsense on here and bring the thread out of obscurity.......

I'm going to see Fall Out Boy next week at the NEC and am thoroughly looking forward to it.

Trying to get tickets for K.O.L in Nottingham but I fear I may be too late. Not been to see a live show for ages, forget how good it can be.
Guest

Sweet - hopefully I'm seeing them in Newcastle in December - should be awesome
Guest

Micky wrote:

I'm going to see Fall Out Boy next week at the NEC and am thoroughly looking forward to it.


Absolutely f**king storming last night!!

Only disappointment was the shite that is Boys Like Girls supporting and the hour long queue to get out of the car park, bloody brilliant gig though.
Guest

Very, very annoyed to miss out on AC/DC tickets, and of course see them for £150+ on tout websites after. New dates apparently being added soon though.
Lupo Pazzesco

At last Q-Tip has released his new album "The Renaissance."

Back on form in a Tribe Called Quest style.
Lupo Pazzesco

Lupo Pazzesco wrote:
At last Q-Tip has released his new album "The Renaissance."

Back on form in a Tribe Called Quest style.


One of the best albums of the year!
nino

I think I might just give it a listen.
Lupo Pazzesco

Grace Jones first album in nearly twenty years. Worth a listen on early plays.  
Duncan!

Liked Metallica's album Death Magnetic--  back to old school sound
DP

Another snow day, more music:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzUSae5pAZI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=GB&hl=en-GB&v=UkL8nv3n-r0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otx49Ko3fxw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rw7pZvQPvcg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPV-h6mfdRM
Guest

Im gonna see Benny Benassi at Ministry in 3 weeks. Ministry is a shitpile but its Benny B.
Guest

an italian dubbing it in the true jamaican style... who thought it could have worked...

Alborosie - Kingston Town

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M05PUtJfSxI
DP

badman wrote:
an italian dubbing it in the true jamaican style... who thought it could have worked...

Alborosie - Kingston Town

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M05PUtJfSxI


   That is brilliant !!!!!
Guest

yea, a surprisingly good song... Alborosie is apparently from Sicily but moved to Kingston to be closer to the heart of reggae... seems to have paid off somewhat..

just got my hands on radiohead's "my iron lung EP" ... pretty good considering its just about my favourite era from them.. ask me if its their best, il say OK computer.. but for pure fun doesnt get better than that Bends era..
Lupo Pazzesco

il ferret wrote:
That's karma for wanting to see that poofter in the first place


I've been listening to Gay Black Chicago House music. I hope that meets your approval?
Guest

badman wrote:
yea, a surprisingly good song... Alborosie is apparently from Sicily but moved to Kingston to be closer to the heart of reggae... seems to have paid off somewhat..

just got my hands on radiohead's "my iron lung EP" ... pretty good considering its just about my favourite era from them.. ask me if its their best, il say OK computer.. but for pure fun doesnt get better than that Bends era..
I used to be radiohead obsessed and then I realised there was a point to life.
DP

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZAKjKC7Gho


Lupo Pazzesco

delpiero wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZAKjKC7Gho




Great video. Shocking vocals.......
Guest

oddly, i have developed quite the taste for New Wave recently.. never really expected to, but it grows on you..
Guest

English Settlement, by New Wave-ers XTC, is one of my favorite albums.

I've very recently discovered King Crimson. Their first two albums.....

and

.....are absolutely remarkable, the first one in particular, but both really. Not terribly keen on anything else by them, but it's early days.
Duncan!

Ahh, jazz fusion........ hmmmmm
Mezz

Got an early birthday present yesterday - tickets to Kasabian at the Brixton Academy in July!

Couple that with PJ Harvey in a few of weeks time and that's two of my 'must see before I die' artists crossed off the list. Sweet.
Guest

Don't mean to be funny Mezz (pleased for you if that's what you like), but Kasabian are more of a 'would see if it were going to save my death' type band.

Nothing much going on in the way of music for me at the moment, very stale.
Mezz

Micky wrote:
Don't mean to be funny Mezz


Why change the habit of a lifetime, eh?

Hey, I understand that they're not everyone's cup of tea but it will make me tremendously happy to see them live. There aren't many of my favourite bands who's gigs my bird would accompany me to, but she's well up for this one which is an added bonus.
DP

Micky wrote:


Nothing much going on in the way of music for me at the moment, very stale.


Try this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E98G3HYkdiw

or this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RF2Galu9Rsw

or this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibE7IqEjni4
Guest

Any Idlewild fans out there?

They'll be headlining the free Godiva Festival in Coventry's War Memorial Park on 4 July.  No other acts confirmed yet, but it's usually a good festival - last year it was The Enemy, Glasvegas and Gabriela Cilmi...
Guest

Didn't know Idlewild were still together, not heard of them for ages.

I may look into this not being far from Coventry, will keep an eye on who else is confirmed.
Guest



I've listened to this hundreds of times since its release in Nov '08. A masterpiece, if you ask me. Thoughts?

Also in 2008, Mudhoney released a new album, The Lucky Ones.....



Classic stuff from the veteran grungers.
Guest

Any Radiohead fans out there? I read ages ago there was a new CD out by some r'n'b dude remixing older radiohead tracks but can't remember who it was at all. Can anyone help me?
DP

il ferret wrote:
Any Radiohead fans out there? I read ages ago there was a new CD out by some r'n'b dude remixing older radiohead tracks but can't remember who it was at all. Can anyone help me?


http://digg.com/d1PuN7
Guest

Cheers delboy - you're a star!

Another long shot query....a few years ago on a Radio One show, I heard a remix of Smells Like Teen Spirit with Wicked Game (by Chris Isaak). Two of my fave ever tracks - does this ring a bell? If I could own this I'd be a happy man.
Mezz

That's a bastardisation of two of my favourite tracks, Ferret.

I won't stand for it!
Guest

Trust me Mezz, it was fantastic.They're two of my favourite tracks too but it was a fantastic mix
DP

i can't find it - I had a look all over but there are no results even mentioning the mix.

Can you remember which show you heard it on ? Zane lowe ?
Guest

It was Radio 1 on a weekday evening after 6, but I can't be sure if it was Zane or maybe Scott Mills.
Lupo Pazzesco

With all this sunshine going to my head, I've been listening to a lot of hip hop. Dangerdoom, J Dilla, Bizmarkie, J Live, Q-Tip...................
nino

Lupo Pazzesco wrote:
With all this sunshine going to my head, I've been listening to a lot of hip hop. Dangerdoom, J Dilla, Bizmarkie, J Live, Q-Tip...................


Dude, what is your picture all about? Some kind of orange drink character?
Lupo Pazzesco

Afro-cool.
Mezz

I think Nino was talking about your Avatar, Lupo.

Isn't it some sort of Italian comic strip, or something?
Lupo Pazzesco

I know, I was joking.

It was a comic strip featured in the italian magazines about the Paninaro fashion cult in the eighties . Imagine British football casuals with more style!
Lupo Pazzesco

Paninaro links;

http://www.dimenticatoio.it/index.php?title=Paninaro
ForzaFiori

Saw Dweezil Zappa in Edinburgh last night. A real chip off the old block, the boy can play!
Guest

The Prodigy were in Cork last night...simply amazing
DP

badman wrote:
yea, a surprisingly good song... Alborosie is apparently from Sicily but moved to Kingston to be closer to the heart of reggae... seems to have paid off somewhat..

just got my hands on radiohead's "my iron lung EP" ... pretty good considering its just about my favourite era from them.. ask me if its their best, il say OK computer.. but for pure fun doesnt get better than that Bends era..


Just wanted to say cheers for posting that BM. I've always loved reggae but never really listened to anything beyond Marley or Peter Tosh.

Since discovering this i've gone from Alborosie to Sizzla to Buju Banton to Capleton to Jr Gong and beyond !


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmUNWFHFRzc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Kv4MfhIpVM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2hOzZoPKyc


DP

terrifying:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN75im_us4k

Guest

Smooth!
Myles

Went to two U2 concerts this weekend, amazing (as always)!
Curva Fiesole

I went to both nights in Milan and had the chance of tickets for Friday night in Dublin, but bastard flights were too expensive.  Off to both nights at Wembley as well.  As good as they were (and the stage is amazing) the set list leaves a bit to be desired, although good to see they've been playing Bad in Dublin, and New Years Day got an airing last night.
Myles

Curva Fiesole wrote:
...the set list leaves a bit to be desired, ...

A lot of people didn't seem to know the new songs at all!
Perhaps it's because people are feeling the pinch of the recession, but if people don't like the set list because they don't know the songs it's not the band's fault really.
I'm not saying you don't know the new songs, but how is it a bad set list?
Curva Fiesole

Opening with four new songs is not like U2 and, whilst I appreciate they've got to plug the new album, it was a bit top heavy.  And Moment of Surrender, whilst a fantastic song, is not the one to finish on. In Milan they didn't play Bad at all.

I just found the set list a bit odd compared to those on previous tours (I first saw them in 1984 so I've seen a few!!) - still a bloody good show and the best I've seen for years.

And yes, I do know the new songs  
Myles

Curva Fiesole wrote:
Opening with four new songs is not like U2 and, whilst I appreciate they've got to plug the new album, it was a bit top heavy.  And Moment of Surrender, whilst a fantastic song, is not the one to finish on.

Yeah fair points, though i didn't mind them finishing on Moment of Surrender myself i can see your point.
Curva Fiesole

What I meant was the order of the songs, rather than the set list itself.  They played the best songs off the new album, although I'm not keen on the version of Crazy Tonight - a bit too Discotheque for me!!

Are you coming over for any of the UK shows?
Duncan!

Dethklok!
Myles

Curva Fiesole wrote:
What I meant was the order of the songs, rather than the set list itself.  They played the best songs off the new album, although I'm not keen on the version of Crazy Tonight - a bit too Discotheque for me!!

Are you coming over for any of the UK shows?

No, can't afford it to be honest, along with a holiday and Juve games for the foreseeable future, all out the window    *gets the violin out*

I actually liked the version of Crazy because i felt it was something different stuck in the middle and was a bit of fun. Though i was never a big fan of Discotheque, well relative to their other songs anyway, so if it reminded you of that i see what you mean. Now that you've put that in my head, i probably wouldn't like that version of Crazy if i heard it again!  
Guest

Actually turns out I'm seeing them in 2 weeks, a mate has a spare ticket. I was gonna wait 'til the tour next year but I'll (hopefully) be in South America then.

To be honest, I've been a bit too dance music obsessed the last coupla years so I'm pretty unfamiliar with the new album. That will change by Friday 14th though.

If you're after a setlist then this is THE place to go:
http://www.u2gigs.com/

I think it has every gig they've ever done on there, plus how many times they've played each song, when they last did, etc, etc.
Lupo Pazzesco

Duncan! wrote:
Dethklok!


Who?!?!
Guest

Kanye West is the best artist of the 00s. Only Daft Punk and Muse come close. Not a great decade for music. Kanye's ear is fantastic, his sampling magical and his lyrics rarely better (and then, only by hip hop/rap... certainly not rock which has had a bit of a tired decade).

Quote:
Man I promise, she's so self conscious
She has no idea what she's doing in college
That major that she majored in don't make no money
But she won't drop out, her parents will look at her funny
Now, tell me that ain't insecurrre
The concept of school seems so securrre
Sophmore three yearrrs aint picked a careerrr
She like f**k it, I'll just stay down herre and do hair
Cause that's enough money to buy her a few pairs of new Airs
Cause her baby daddy don't really care
She's so precious with the peer pressure
Couldn't afford a car so she named her daughter Alexus (a Lexus)


It's his sense of humour (last line!) which is fantastic.

Quote:
an I promise, I'm so self conscious
That's why you always see me with at least one of my watches
Rollies and Pasha's done drove me crazy
I can't even pronounce nothing, pass that versace!
Then I spent 400 bucks on this
Just to be like nigga you ain't up on this!
And I can't even go to the grocery store
Without some ones thats clean and a shirt with a team
It seems we living the american dream
But the people highest up got the lowest self esteem
The prettiest people do the ugliest things
For the road to riches and diamond rings
We shine because they hate us, floss cause they degrade us
We trying to buy back our 40 acres
And for that paper, look how low we a'stoop
Even if you in a Benz, you still a nigga in a coop/coupe


I say f**k the police, thats how I treat em
We buy our way out of jail, but we can't buy freedom
We'll buy a lot of clothes when we don't really need em
Things we buy to cover up what's inside
Cause they make us hate ourself and love they wealth
That's why shortys hollering "where the ballas' at?"
Drug dealer buy Jordans, crackhead buy crack
And a white man get paid off of all of that
But I ain't even gon act holier than thou
Cause f**k it, I went to Jacob with 25 thou
Before I had a house and I'd do it again
Cause I wanna be on 106 and Park pushing a Benz
I wanna act ballerific like it's all terrific
I got a couple past due bills, I won't get specific
I got a problem with spending before I get it
We all self conscious I'm just the first to admit it


That is just tight. It's a fantastic critique of consumer culture dripping with irony and self-acknolwedgment. Classy.

And family business is great. He is surprisingly sensitive:  http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Family-Business-lyrics-Kanye-West/C064D4A80FC01DD048256E000007806A
DP

Kanye is not bad, but he needs to resist the temptation of rapping on abysmal tracks; see Keri Hilson, Mr Hudson etc.

Personally, i reckon the greatest Hip-Hop album of the last decade or so was 'Liquid Swords' by the Gza. Worth a listen, even if it's just on yootewb
Lupo Pazzesco

"Million Dollar Bill" by Whitney Houston is a killa groove.
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