Music

head first

it took me a while to warm up to goldfrapp. i think i had my fall in love moment when listening to happiness at full blast on that leafy drive from the southern suburbs over the mountain to hout bay (if you know cape town, you’ll know).

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i have high hopes for their new album head first – due out march 22nd. these songs should be listened to with good headphones (or in a car with an excellent sound system, whilst taking a leafy drive).

goldfrapp – rocket

goldfrapp – believer

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silky soft doo wop wonders

the fleetwoods – come softly to me (1959)

i’m not sure where i heard this song the first time, perhaps in the background of a video on youtube. but i LOVE it. sometimes doo-wop can be slightly annoying, but this is just right – would perfectly accompanying a scene in mad men.

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cosmic love

when i heard florence & the machine‘s single rabbit heart the first time, i was totally blown away (that warranted a number of repeat playings), and as i made my way through their album lungs i was doubly blown away by track #9 – cosmic love. this song has resurfaced in my playlist in the past week, after various discussions about it on twitter (everyone agrees, it’s a goosebump inducing & powerful tune). there doesn’t appear to be an official music video (don’t you hate that? my favourite songs never have music videos) – but here’s a very impressive live rendition anyway. if you haven’t yet, get your hands on this album!

florence & the machine – cosmic love

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