Thursday, October 02, 2008
MP3 of the Week: "We've Officially Bottomed Out" Edition
There's some serious blogging lethargy going on out there. We're not sure what it is but it's out there. We've already lost Herland. If God is Love... is on hiatus. Will Leitch is no longer at Deadspin. Thank God Fire Joe Morgan is still running strong.
But even here at DMS we've sort of hit a lull. We're not sure what it is going around. Our theory is that it's this damn election. Maybe you've heard of it. In fact, it's been the fodder for so much material here on the award winning* DMS. We even had planned a huge-long post discussing how John McCain is running the worst, most haphazard campagin in recent memory. Seriously, we had it all planned out for some nice liberal soft-pedalling.
But it just never materialized. Now we have the debate tonight. And in 48 hours everyone will have forgotton that Sarah Palin can only name one Supreme Court case she'e ever disagreed with (presumably she can only name one Supreme Court case is the rub).
Frankly, it's exhausting. Don't you worry, we'll be on top of this election but it's starting to make people, especially us, a little insane. And we're a bit terrefied that our Vice President has the potential to be about asd experienced in foreign policy than your average High School dropout.
So we're thinking it's time to get back to what we love unabashedly. The least-popular segment here on DMS has to be the MP3 of the Week. But we don't care. It's our favorite. So we're thinking October is going to be "Music Month." And we're going to overload on mp3s that we've gotten a bit backed up on.
So let's try throwing down 3 MP3s a Week. Kind of like Poddington Bear.
So to get us started, let's get probably our two favorite songs of the year so far out there.
First, the Cold War Kids' "Something Is Not Right With Me." This song will kick your ass. It's off their recent album Loyalty to Loyalty.
Cold War Kids - "Something's Not Right With Me"
Next we have MGMT. A lot of people are going to put their 2008 debut album Oracular Spectacular on a lot of top 10 lists. We don't think DMS will be one of them. We have a hard time listening to, say, five MGMT songs in a row. But there's no denying their great opener, "Time to Pretend."
MGMT - "Time to Pretend"
(Coming soon: New TV on the Radio! Here's a spoiler: best album of 2008.)