At the Eastern Transit

This is just a bit of a playlist/mixtape I have made for some friends. Basically a very, very quick taste of my music taste. I have basically kept the music here pretty melodic, and therefore catchy refraining from adding my more eclectic genres of lo-fi, trip-hop, hip-hop and several constraints of the Asian music scene explaining why many on the songs here on show are also singles. Nevertheless, while the playlist here is something I made for some mates of mine, I thought I would share something here too.

1.       “Black & White Radio” – British India

2.       “Solar System” – Crystal Fighters

3.       “Teen Age Riot” – Sonic Youth

4.       “Something That’s Real” – Alice Russell

5.       “Cassius” – Foals

6.       “Sunlight” – Bag Raiders

7.       “Why You Always Here” – Katy B.

8.       “Look At Me (When I Rock Wichoo)” – Black Kids

9.       “Sick Muse” – Metric

10.   “Speedo” – Little Red

11.   “When Do You Wanna Stop Working?” – Jamaica

12.   “Textbook Love” – Fleet Foxes

13.   “We Are The People” – Empire of the Sun

14.   “Ritual Union” – Little Dragon

15.   “Paris” – Friendly Fires

16.   “Headache” – Girls

17.   “Over and Over” – Hot Chip

18.   “Forever More” – Moloko

19.   “Long Distance Call” – Phoenix

20.   “Lights Out” – Santogold

21.   “Lust” – The Raveonettes

22.   “My Radio (AM Mix)” – Stars

23.   “Theme I” – Seeker Lover Keeper

24.   “Animals” – New Navy

25.   “Days” – The Holidays

26.   “Fire Eye’d Boy” – Broken Social Scene

27.   “Pure Gold” – Boss In Drama

28.   “I Look To You (Ft. Kimbra)” – Miami Horror

29.   “Girls Like You” – The Naked & Famous

30.   “Nightdrive With You” – Anoraak

31.   “Youth Knows No Pain” – Lykke Li

32.   “Audience” – Cold War Kids

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Dec 1
Caught A Lite Fire

1. Yeasayer - O.N.E

The last part of this song is a highlight and a half. Not only do the lyrics perpetuate you to a whole other world of supremity, but it’s a groovy number that applies well to those who are both sober and drunk.

2. Miami Horror - Sometimes

Funny how I’ve always preferred the singles a little bit more. Moving on, this is a complete classic to go on an adrenaline rush to. It’s got that atmospheric nature that I crave, crave and crave. Plus they are Australian, always a bonus.

3. Broken Social Scene - Fire Eye’d Boy

A bit of shoegazing into the mix. With the feeling that the vocals are halted during the verses, there is a stead allowance for the chorus to rip through with a sing-along chant that is impossible not to be hooked on.

4. Zero 7 - Simple Things

Do you like a black man’s voice? I do. Now we add some trippy yet light instrumentation towards it and it becomes some wonderland where you are floating on air up and around and all about.

5. Angus & Julia Stone - Draw Your Swords

Like a lot of people, I do prefer Angus over Julia though not by much. This is a song that truly shows Angus’ prowess as a singer letting it all loose on this dark, little number. Poignant at it’s rawest, catastrophic in it’s brilliance.

6. Kids of 88 - Just A Little Bit

This song’s chorus is pretty much a bunch of orgasms over bleepy noises. Am I using sex to convince you to listen? Yes. Why? Sex sells. But this tune is also refreshing and boppy, do not resist.

7. Ladyhawke - Magic

Talk about opening up an album! Yielding a storming hook, this song floods into your mind with bittersweet lyrics charming you away and away, the only bad thing about this song is how it stops you from listening to the rest of the album. A cure for that? Break the rewind button.

8. Wolf Parade - I’ll Believe In Anything

There’s an industrial wrehouse noise to this song that attacks you right between the eyes as fr as I’m concerned. Scornful and unforgiving, Wolf Parade are soon becoming a favourite band of mine.

9. Goldfrapp - Believer

Alison Goldfrapp is just nuts. Let’s face it, who would be able to figure out she is above the age of 40 inducing this retro number that glows and shimmers underneath Alison’s bold voice that turns violent effortlessly from angelic-like whispers. Gold!

10. Massive Attack - Prey For Rain

I left the fashion channel on simply because they were playing this vicious song which sees the group return to their origins bringing out the ‘Mezzanine’ records for  amodern twist. The flickering climax is a major plus. I do quite love Massive Attack.

11. Morcheeba - I Am The Spring

I’ve been spinning their latest album for a bit now, I’m still addicted to them as always as my favourite band of all time. Skye’s velvet voice shines coupled with the acoustic guitar as she croons over an unrequited lover. I’ll never get enugh of them.

Dec 14
Will Never Get Enough Of These Songs

Now that I actually have my iPhone on me at the computer I can type in the beautiful list of music that Malaysia Airlines had. Albums I should also add too.

Utter brilliance

Dec 14
Malaysia Airlines