Each month I make a playlist of songs I've been listening to a bunch that month. It's a pretty handy trick and leaves with you with good playlists that kind of remind you of whatever you were up to at that time. So, here are 10 tracks that were on my December/January edition.
All building up from least to most played...
After each track, I've recommended something to do while listening to the record.
The Vivian Girls combo of shoe gaze meets '60s girl group is undeniably catchy. Case in point.Recommended: Speeding down the highway on the way to buy some mangos while depressed about some girl/boy who doesn't like you back.
DFA remix's are money 100/100 times. Heard this song being DJ'd and checked to see what it was. I wasn't up on it, but now I am.
Recommended: Dancing at a bar in LA and telling a girl you want to take her out to eat lunch at Whole Foods sometime.
Props to my little brother Aniz for turning me on to this banger.
Excellent guest verses as well.
Recommended: Clean your apartment and bop your head up and down real fast to the beat.
Recommended: When you're trying to figure out how low you can put in a new shelf unit in your living room. Pretty sure that's not what Luda's talking about in the song, but whatever.
Ok, the beat on this track was kind of on Q-Tip's album, but it was just at the end of 'Move.' I always loved the beat and my brother Aniz came through again and turned me on this remix that is ALL that beat AND has sick guest verses from Wayne, Busta, and Raekwon. Wow.
Recommended: Riding a snowmobile and eating a carne asada burrito.
These dudes are like 19 years old or something crazy. Listen up, and feel like a loser other 19 year olds.
Recommended: Driving a pickup truck to get some fried chicken and baked macaroni and cheese...
A classic. In heavy rotation just cause.
Recommended: Get sad about something, grab a roll of pre-made cookie dough, sit in your bed, and eat it.
My favorite track off my favorite album of 2010.
Recommended: Invite a girl over to your place and throw this jam on. Wait 'til the right moment and be like "Hey you want some potato chips... or maybe a little of this---" and then start making out with her.