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Road Trippin' 09/19/11 - 09/25/11


Each week I make a 7 hour drive to visit my friends for the weekend. Coupled with my work commutes of about 1.5 hours one way I rack up over 24 hours a week of time I spend in my car listening to music.

These are 10 songs that really stuck out above the other tracks I listened to during the week. I try to listen to as much new music as possible to liven up my driving, but I still revisit older albums.

Nine tracks including music by DOOM, Gorillaz, and Jurgen Paape.

8 tracks
2 comments on Road Trippin' 09/19/11 - 09/25/11

The Field - Everday
This song feels like a standard ambient house song until about 2:30 when the vocals seem to warp in from out of nowhere and kick the song up a notch and if this wasn't enough the slow build of the vocals at about 4:45 just sends this song into a ending that gets the blood pumping.
Just the way those vocals seem to warp in out of nowhere really stuck with me.

Jurgen Paape - So Weit Wie Noch Nie
Who knew German could sound so beautiful? When the crying out comes through in the middle

Lil B - Game
Really thumping backing track. The altered pitch of the sampled vocals really stuck out for me. Really felt like the greatest thing.

Laurel Halo - Coriolis
The vocals from Laurel Halo during the chorus really brought a great feeling of rising up and drifting away. Made me feel like I was soaring up into the air.

Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire - The Last Huzzah! (feat. Despot, Das Racist, Danny Brown & El-P) [Bonus Track]
"Worst rapper on this track/Third coolest!" made me laugh pretty hard. Lots of fresh voices of rap on this track with a classic like El-P, Danny Brown's yapping, the stoned out style of Das Racist.
All of this just sat so well for me.

Four Tet - Locked
I felt very unimpressed by his new album/mix.... save for this track. This came out of nowhere and was one hell of a surprise on a album that I thought was kind of a dud.
This lurching beat coupled with that squealing synth made it feel very light versus dark.

Mikal Cronin - Again and Again
Some of the greatest garage rock I've heard in a very long time. One more time as I think it over... one more time as I play this song 'Again and Again'.

Wilco - One Sunday Morning (Song for Jane Smiley's Boyfriend)
This melody is going to haunt me forever. Could not get enough of it. 12 Minutes was not enough time for this track.

DOOM - That's That
"The key, plucked it off mayor/Chucked it in the ol tar pit off La Brea, playa". Throw in smooth rhymes like that over a melancholy sounding violin sample mixed in with the sounds of gun shots and you got the recipe for a sick song And that's that.

Gorillaz - Empire Ants (feat. Little Dragon)
Ahhh so peaceful and calm feels like you can go to sleep to this... that is until the song just explodes to announce Little Dragon.