Pictured: Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco (credit to Kerrang.com)
This week’s list features a mix of male musicians and contributors across a range of genres – and a super special throwback Video of the Week that is one of my all-time favorites.
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Week of October 6, 2015
1. “Victorious” – Panic! At The Disco
The latest single from the pop-alt act (with vocalist Brendon Urie the only remaining founding member) is electrified with a dance-pop edge that gives it a nice groove. This is definitely one to blast, guys.
2. “Fell In the Sun” – Big Grams
The collaborative forces of Phantogram and Outkast’s Big Boi provide lush musicality and hook-ready beats in this track off of their self-titled release. (Shout-out to Joe S. for giving us a heads up on this one – great pick, Joe!)
3. “London” – Benjamin Clementine
Part singer, part poet, Clementine’s music is spoken word meets contemporary soul – he has been compared to the likes of Nina Simone and Edith Piaf in terms of range, diction, and delivery, making for a rich, intriguing sound.
4. “Year Zero” – Moon Taxi
The opening track and first single off of their new LP “Daybreaker,” this hook-heavy track from the alt-rockers is what you’d imagine you’d hear when you go out for a chilled-out Sunday drive. The band is currently on tour supporting the album through November.
5. “Again” – Fetty Wap
Another hook-laden hit from the guy behind “Trap Queen” and “My Way,” this song is a total jam. His unique voice over the instantly catchy beats is the perfect combination for a radio blaster.
6. “Lay It All On Me” – Rudimental feat. Ed Sheeran
This is one of two tracks featuring Sheeran on the electronic ensemble’s latest release, “We The Generation.” Simple but lively, it fits within just about any weekday soundtrack, from workplace energizer to Saturday night event prep.
7. “R.I.P. 2 My Youth” The Neighbourhood
Off of their upcoming LP “Wiped Out” (out October 30), the LA alt-rockers incorporate a bit of hip-hop influence into a dense backbeat with Jesse Rutherford’s lightly scratched vocals overtop. It’s catchy, it’s intriguing, it’s worth a play.
(Throwback) Video of the Week: “It’s Gonna Be Me” – *NSYNC
Hard to believe that this group of millennial-era dreamboats just celebrated their 20th anniversary – 20 years! In honor of that feat, let’s throw it back to their only #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 (the only one?!) and my personal favorite song and video. Nothing beats the marionette era, guys. Nothing.
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