Sunday Open Thread: Share Your Music
Heard any good music lately? Looking for some music to add to your playlist? Join our open thread and share away!
My music playlist is short because I’m so picky about music. And then I find a song I like, I play it five times, and I’m over it. I’ve used Apple’s Genius a few times to find songs but I usually don’t have much luck. So I really want to hear what you all are listening to! If you don’t have any good music to share, you can always add your favorite puns, palindromes (Dr. Awkward), or something else that is on your mind today.
Below, I’m sharing the top three songs that I can’t get out of my head this week.
My music taste includes 80’s synth (or new wave), electronic, old country music, blue grass, trip hop, classical, french/german rap, and classic hip hop. So in a word, eclectic.
Scuba Z – The Vanishing American Family
I heard this song from the 2006 film Red Road (which honestly was one of those films that I watched because I couldn’t find anything that great on TV). It got decent reviews, but smack in the middle was this song (and an awkward love scene). Listen to this song if you need a minute to relax during a stressful day.
Loretta Lynn – Fist City
I was hooked on Loretta Lynn from the first time I watched Coal Miner’s Daughter (one of the few films I enjoy rewatching). In the film, she writes this song after catching her husband with another woman. I like her play on words and the twanginess of older country music. Plus, this song is an excellent example of a country song that isn’t depressing (no dogs die, no Jesus, no trucks) and a good retort to people who make fun of how lame country music is. Listen to this song when you feel like kicking some ass (and sing along really loudly when you’re in the car).
Yacht – Second Summer
I found Yacht last year while listening to college radio (the low end of the dial has the best songs). It’s best not to think too hard about the lyrics, just enjoy the electronic pop and vocals. Also, this music video is one of my favorites (although it cuts off the original song by two minutes). Listen to this song when you feel like dancing around the room by yourself instead of doing homework.
What’s your music taste this month? Please share it in the comments!