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Friday, December 09, 2016

My Top 100 Favourite Songs 2010-14 Edition: #5

#5 “Killem All” by King 810
Released: 31/3/14
Album: Memoirs of a Murderer
My new favourite metal band. I actually did an article on this website over four years ago now about how I feel that metal as a genre is dying because there aren’t many new bands coming out and being successful, breaking new ground for future metal bands. It just feels like all the old great metal bands are the only bands that are getting any sort of positive attention on a mainstream scale. Sure, you could argue that metal as a genre doesn’t need that, but for me it’d be nice!
 
Anyway, fast forward a few years and I’ve finally found that new band I was looking for. If you’ve not heard King 810 – then THIS is the track to listen to. It’s as heavy as anything Slipknot have produced and the lyrics are what the band is about in a nutshell – Flint, Michigan isn’t a nice place to live, it’s called “Murder Town” because it has the highest death rate in all of the US. King 810 sing about the struggles of living there as well as the pride they have for their hometown – it may be a hard place to live but they still love their city and love their people. “Killem All” as a track is as great as any metal track released in the last half decade, but as the meaning behind the song goes, and how much I love everything about it, my respect and love for the song is so much greater. I really like this band and encourage anyone who loves their metal to give them a go. Seriously.

Here's the video if you want to hear it!

If you missed #6 go here.

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Thursday, December 08, 2016

My Top 100 Favourite Songs 2010-14 Edition: #6

#6 “I Just Had Sex” by The Lonely Island and Akon
Released: 8/1/11
Album: Turtleneck and Chain
Just missing out on the Top 5 is the absolutely brilliant “I Just Had Sex” by The Lonely Island with Akon. The Lonely Island have released some of the funniest songs over the last 10 years, and have definitely got the crown for funniest group right now. Well, I say right now but they haven’t released an album for a few years now, unless you count the soundtrack to their movie Popstar.
 
This is possibly the best song of the lot though. I do change my mind about what my favourite Lonely Island song is but this is definitely up there very consistently. At one point I did play this a lot but now I try not to, and when it comes on you really enjoy singing along and it’s fresh again. It’s an anthem of sorts I’d say – celebrating sex! And it’s just so so funny. The video is absolutely hilarious too of course (it got to #58 in my all time favourite music videos list), and Akon does a brilliant job working with these three comedians, both in the song and on the video. His little smile is adorable; you can just tell he’s having such a blast working with these guys.


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If you missed #7 go here.

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Wednesday, December 07, 2016

My Top 100 Favourite Songs 2010-14 Edition: #7

#7 “Custer” by Slipknot
Released: 10/10/14
Album: .5: The Gray Chapter
So here’s another album that have three singles on this listing. Slipknot’s latest album is tremendous piece of work, it’s certainly up there with their other albums. I was happy to say I saw the tour of the album, and had actually heard “Custer” live.
 
Yes I definitely prefer this to the other two main singles off the album. This never got as much airplay as “The Devil in I” or “The Negative One” but for me it’s the best of the bunch, and by some distance too. I don’t even know why I love it so much, but it’s become one of my all time favourite Slipknot tracks. It has to be for it to get this high on this list of course. If you’ve not heard it you’re seriously missing out. I love the chorus and it was so much fun to headbang to live, I can tell you that.

Here's the video if you want to hear it!

If you missed #8 go here.

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Tuesday, December 06, 2016

My Top 100 Favourite Songs 2010-14 Edition: #8

#8 “Rap God” by Eminem
Released: 15/10/13
Album: The Marshall Mathers LP 2
Well what a fucking song this is!! I’m sure if you like Eminem you’ll know EXACTLY why this song is not only on this list but, as high on this listing as it is. If you ever, EVER doubted that Eminem somehow lost pace or lost his ability to sling mud verbally at anyone and everyone then listen to this. This song is Eminem on form. This song is Eminem in a nutshell. This song is possibly the best song he’s ever produced. Period. In my opinion anyway. Honestly, Eminem pulls all the stops here to tell everyone that he is a Rap God, he is still the best in the business at what he does and he doesn’t give a fuck if you think otherwise. And that “supersonic speed” rap towards the end of the song… insane. According to Wikipedia it’s 6.5 words per second! He truly is a Rap Bot, Rap Bot!

Here's the video if you want to hear it!

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Monday, December 05, 2016

My Top 100 Favourite Songs 2010-14 Edition: #9

#9 “Smooth Sailing” by The Queens of the Stone Age
Released: 27/2/14
Album: ...Like Clockwork
When I first drafted out my Top 100, this actually was placed at #1. And while I absolutely love this song, could I genuinely say, over the five years of music we’re covering, is it my favourite music single? And I just couldn’t commit to that.

As I said, it’s not that it’s not great, it’s one of the funkiest, coolest songs Queens have ever done. It stands out as the highlight track on a dark and gloomy album, as the ray of light of what Queens can do when they want to lower the tone and play fun music. It’s truly funky – I’m sure more people would love this song if they’d heard it but unfortunately it was barely given any airplay despite a cool music video set in Japan. Honestly – give this song a listen if you’ve not heard it, it’s so damn fricking cool.

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Sunday, December 04, 2016

My Top 100 Favourite Songs 2010-14 Edition: #10

#10 “Niggas in Paris” by Jay-Z and Kanye West
Released: 13/9/11
Album: Watch the Throne
So yesterday we had Johnny Cash and today we have Jay-Z and Kanye West. Crazy. Anyway, kicking off the Top 10 in a very different style is the collaborative effort of Jay-Z and Kanye, in what, for me, is probably my favourite song by either artist, working together to create, again, my opinion, what is one of the best hip hop songs, certainly in the last decade or so. That being said even against my opinion it received critical acclaim and even won a Grammy award so it’s definitely not just me! It’s such a catchy, creative track, and it’s fascinating that the egos of both Jay-Z and Kanye never clashed during the process of this exceptional hip hop track. This song reminds me of my clubbing days from a few years ago. It was so much fun to dance to and to let loose to. I just love it, simple really.

Here's the video if you want to hear it!

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Saturday, December 03, 2016

My Top 100 Favourite Songs 2010-14 Edition: #11

#11 “Ain’t No Grave” by Johnny Cash
Released: 23/1/10
Album: American VI: Ain't No Grave
This song and album was released seven years after the legendary Johnny Cash passed away. In the final months of Johnny Cash’s life he was still recording material for future albums, and a few have been released posthumously. This for me, hits the heartstrings and gives me just as many goosebumps as “Hurt” did. It was so good The Undertaker used it as his entrance theme for Wrestlemania. It’s amazing what a man can do knowing he is deteriorating, knowing he hasn’t got long to live on this planet. People like Johnny Cash and, more recently, David Bowie have released some of their best music knowing there time was coming to an end. And Johnny Cash looked at Deaths Door and stuck his middle finger at it. And this was the music he produced in doing that. If you’ve not heard this song, seriously, you’re missing out. It’s a masterpiece.

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