“Promiscuous Girl [ft. Timbaland]”
Big jungle drums and a Timbaland flute loop! Guess the smoothed-over sanguinity of Folklore is a distant memory. Where that record saw the married and newly-pregnant Nelly Furtado recruit Bela Fleck to guest banjo on a song about priorities, this single has her tapping Timbo's rawhide boom for a jam about casual sex. "Pay attention to me, I don't talk for my health," she sneers, as if to acknowledge her default language of corny metaphysical poetry has no place among the jilted and horny. Meanwhile, as Jan Hammer synths go off like flares, Timbaland quietly delivers one of the best vocal performances of his career. Nelly's 50/50 vocal foil, his wet, sorta-Cameo affect conveys the sleaze an at-heart good-girl like Furtado could never muster. And when he jibes, "I don't see no ring on your hand," its just another confirmation of that thing we already know: When it comes to pop music, unrest trumps mere contentedness every single time.
“(Far From) Home (DFA Remix)”
“Good as Gold (Morgan Geist Monophonic Remix)”
B-Side: Good as Gold (Zdar Dub)
Morgan Geist has earned his chops because of his Metro Area work, but he may be better known to indie rock kids for his fantastic remix of "House of Jealous Lovers" and his slick as hell Italo-disco, crate-digging mix Unclassics. Geist opens with a hot tweak of Tiga's sequence-- acid and congas working nicely together-- then does a nice job weaving in the vocals. Though not a banger, and perhaps a tad slow to get its point across, the remix further showcases Geist as one of our best producers of contemporary disco.
“You Gonna Want Me (12" Extended Dance Mix)”
“Four Guitars Live”
Like every bit of accidental- or pseudo-intentional feedback pushed together, they pull quotes from abrasive leads, accidental zonks, finger noise on strings, and instrument-body taps, those little played bits between breakdown explosions; that last bit of delay off the Edge's guitar, if you don't make a habit of the avant-garde. Leave it at "rock show," just like those other rock shows.
“S.O.S. (Rescue Me)”
“God Knows (You Gotta Give to Get)”
Why are they rapping? Better to have stuck with the faux funky singing, which at least charmed the ladies. They'll have no such luck here-- the black, righteous, space shit's been all but replaced by good ol'-fashioned misogyny. What's worse is the beat is soulless and, in true SA-RA fashion, uselessly gaudy. At the group's first New York showcase, member Taz Arnold appeared on stage with a Versace pillow (for those "sleeping on my style," said he). Yo, Taz, save the receipt, 'cause once your fans see through you, it's, without question, gonna be a whole lotta witches jumpin' ship.
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- 2. Lily Allen Smile
- 3. José González Hand on Your Heart
- 4. Franz Ferdinand Outsiders (Isolée Remix)
- 5. Lily Allen LDN
- 6. Justin Timberlake SexyBack
- 7. Thom Yorke Black Swan
- 8. Sean Paul Give It Up to Me
- 9. Nelly Furtado Promiscuous Girl [ft. Timb...
- 10. Peaches Boys Wanna Be Her
- 11. Beyonce Deja Vu [ft. Jay-Z]
- 12. The Raconteurs Steady as She Goes
- 13. Radiohead I Am a Wicked Child
- 14. Sonic Youth Incinerate
- 15. Danielson Did I Step on Your Trumpet?
- 16. Wolfmother Woman (Avalanches Millstream ...
- 17. Sufjan Stevens Dear Mr. Supercomputer
- 18. Herbert Something Isn't Right
- 19. The Strokes Mercy Mercy Me [ft. Eddie Ve...
- 20. Busta Rhymes I Love My Bitch [ft. Kelis ...
- 21. Baby Cham Ghetto Story (Remix) [ft. Akon]
- 22. Muse Supermassive Black Hole
- 23. James Figurine All the Way to China [ft....
- 24. Danielson Goody Goody
- 25. Arcade Fire Brazil
- 26. Dungen Sluta Följa Efter (Live)
- 27. Ludacris War With God
- 28. Gnarls Barkley Smiley Faces
- 29. Sonic Youth Helen Lundeberg
- 30. Feist Mushaboom (Postal Service Remix)
- 31. Mr. Lif Washitup!
- 32. Fatboy Slim That Old Pair of Jeans
- 33. BHI Do It, Do It (Poole Palace) [ft. K-R...
- 34. Herbert Nice Dream [ft. Mara Carlyle]
- 35. Shapes and Sizes Oh No, Oh Boy
- 36. Destroyer Rubies
- 37. Radiohead Arpeggi (Live in Copenhagen)
- 38. Sufjan Stevens To Be Alone with You
- 39. Thom Yorke & Jonny Greenwood Arpeggi [ft...
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