It’s been six months since the last one. The charts have been flushed. It’s time to check out what’s hot in the world of popular music. I’ve not got a lot of time so let’s just get it done, I’m hoping to not spend more than an hour on this.
10. 7 Years – Lukas Graham
Piano twinkles. Bad singing, being whiny. This song is an autobio. Lukas is treating us to his life story even though he looks about twelve years old. In the song he is now “once I was twenty years old”. How old can he possibly be? It’s only a minute and a half into the song. He must be forty five years old. Maybe he’s speculating. There’s no content here by the way, it’s drivel. He’s still twenty years old. Now he is speculating about when he’s thirty years old. When he’s thirty years old he won’t have time for this, he’s only got an hour. Next track please.
It’s about time for another blog post. I was going to do another real-time album review but I didn’t know what album to review. It has to be something interestingly rubbish but interestingly rubbish is hard to find. I turned to the album charts hoping for a winner but I don’t know what that stuff is…it’s certainly nothing. It’s especially nothing that I want to listen to 12-16 tracks of.
Fun Music Fact: Singer Adele has two albums in the top 50. They’ve both been in the album charts for three and a half years. This is because no one knows what else to get their mum for her birthday.
Maybe the singles chart will work? Let’s see. I’m going to start gently and do only the top 10. If that works next time we will do the top 100 singles and the top 10 albums.
Recently I fell into a hole made of early 80s dance and electronic music and had to listen my way out of it over several days. This is a period vaguely known as “post disco” which spans the period from the fall of disco in 1979 to the solidification of house and techno in the mid-late 80s, or so wikipedia tells me. I found this out only because the early 80s seemed to be where all of the playlists I was listening to were getting their music from. I guess at that time the hardware was becoming more available and so the little people could afford it, leading to a creative explosion. I believe there is also a specific genre called post disco but I don’t know what it is. I stapled an MP3 mix together of some stuff that I thought was cool. It contains disco, italo-disco, minimal wave and other electronic type things. It contains no electro or Hi-NRG as they are terrible.