Pradster’s back with the usual bag of goodies for your listening pleasure. The past couple of weeks have been real hectic, and my zune almost gave me a heart attack! That lovely gizmo is working fine again (touch wood) and here is your candy to chew on!
1) Spaz – N.E.R.D (video)
Pharrel Williams knows a thing or two about catchy hooks, and his band N.E.R.D do a good job at compiling a smashing album. Its not your typical mainstream stuff, nothing that you would hear on AIR radio surely ( I guess never!!) but this is one of the PHAT-est albums of recent time.
And the opening hook on this one is just Sick!!!
2) Everyone nose – N.E.R.D (Video)
This song is plain nuts, I mean what song has the line “all the girls standing in the line for the bathroom” on infinite repeat? Only N.E.R.D can make it sound good, and they do! Great basslines too!
3) Hammerhead – The Offspring (Video)
The smashing pumpkins are back and still as badass as ever, this is the first single from their new album “Rise and fall, Rage and grace”
4) You think I aint worth a dollar but I feel like a millionaire – Queens of the stone age (Video)
Smashing song by QOTSA, from their epic album “songs for the deaf” this is a deadly driving song, the fast guitar riffs and the explosive drumming make this song a heady cocktail to swallow. Simply splendid!
5) I wanna take you home – Nada Surf (imeem audio)
One of the trippiest songs ,I have heard in recent times, sample this “ I want to take you home, see your books and your shoes, stay up all night, drink a bottle or two, would you want to do, anything you want” features Juliana Hatfield as a guest vocalist and some awesome guitar work!
6) Oil and water – Incubus (video)
Okay I am super jealous of Brandon Boyd, I wish I was as good an artist as him, I wish I had a voice like him and I wish I was making such fabulous music, and yeah I wish I was the lead singer of incubus too!
This song btw, is sublime! Watch out for when the hits the high notes when the song picks up, sheer bliss!
7) Supernatural Superserious – REM (Video)
REM are in business and are minting classics as we speak, this song is vintage REM spec. Unless you have been living on the moon you must have heard this song , its catchy too!
8) Umbrella – Marie Digby (video)
She looks so yummy, and boy!! Her voice can make hearts melt (mine did!) I still cant get over the fact how beautiful this woman is!! Her singing gives me Goosebumps period!
Pradster is sold!!
9) New soul –Yael Naim (Video)
Yeah yeah, this is the song from the macbook air commercial, if you want an opinion on the Macbook air( MBA) then take this : it sucks! As for the song it smokes, the softest of voices and the loveliest of melodies.
10) Civilized man – shelter (video)
This is a childhood favorite of mine, I happened to have the Mantra album by shelter( I think I am the only one in India) and I heard it to death, I recently found the band online and I am hooked again! A massive part of the straight edge sub culture of the 1980’s and the 90’s shelter never really found mainstream acceptance, but they have their legion of hardcore fans, which obviously includes me!