Post-Modern DJ: This week's mix CD
Hot off the burner:
1 DJ Kool - Let Me Clear My Throat
How can we all forget the old school anthem featuring jone other than the Digital Underground. "I say 'Oh,' you say 'Ah.'"....Feel free to sing along in the car.
2 Holiday Inn - Chingy feat Ludacris and Snoop Dogg
This song may be a rap throwaway, but it has a lot more wit than "Air Force Ones." I mean, any song that starts with Snoop dropping the p-word so melodically has enough "bump" appeal to make a city cruise with these bad boys of rap.
3 Request Line - Black Eyed Peas (Feat. Macy Gray)
A bit of a cleaner take from the Ivory-scrubbed Black Eyed Peas. These kids drop a mean beat, and they have the guest stars to keep their latest releases interesting. Not to mention Macy's back and she's got that Eartha Kitt purr going on full force. "Hey DJ....hey DJ..."
4 Stacy's Mom - Fountains of Wayne
The best of recent ear candy. Put in in, turn it up, sing along as if you were personally serendaing this MILF beneath her bedroom window.
5 The Hardest Button To Button - White Stripes
As good as Jack an dMeg get: heavy drums, great guitar line, solid beats and just enough bop to get your head bobbin' Play that steering wheel drum set!
6 Over The Hills And Far Away- Led Zeppelin
All hail Zeppelin, the masters of rock! Big guitar riffs, the usual rock-out segment and slow segment. This particular tune, off of "Houses of the Holy," represents all the best elements of this endlessly appealing band.And it is easily their best driving song.
7 12:51 - The Strokes
In a diverted road from "Is This It?," the first song off this new album is neo-80s garage rock reminiscent of the Cars. From the droning electronic keyboard to the murmured lyrics, you'll feel like you're a fetus again.
8 a.d.i.d.a.s. - Killer Mike feat Outkast
This should be Outkast's song, as they make up the best parts. All the best Outkast elements are in da house here, from Andre's falsetto to Big Boi's deep chorus...it belongs on "Stankonia," but you can sample it solo.
9 Tom's Diner - Suzanne Vega
From Vega's hypnotizing voice to the observational lyrics, this song ranks as one that will never leave your head once you hear it. "Do do do do do do do do do do do do do do do do..."
10 Harder to Breathe - Maroon 5
Rock out to this little pop-rock bit. Heavy guitars, nonsensical rock lyrics, big drums...just bang your head.
11 House of the jealous lovers - The Rapture
Neo punk in a weird little package. A little bit of White Stripes and a bit of 2001 Strokes, mized with a tinge of the Pixies. Add eerie guitar. Stir.
12 Its Tricky - Run DMC
It's been over a year since old-school legend Jam Master J was murdered. Honor him with a bit of cruising to Run's dance party classic.
13 Im Still In Love With You Boy - Sean Paul Ft Sasha
The dancehall invasion contues. With a string of hits that borders on overexposure, Paul has made a number of Spanish-tinged booty shakers. This one's no exception to the rule with enough hot beats to get your rump shaking.
14 Waiting for Somebody - Paul Westerberg
Westerburg, who can be credited with/charged with creating modern indie rock, on his best movie moment song.
15 What's the Frequency Kenneth? - R.E.M.
With the release of their hits CD, REM is at the top of their game. This song, based on an on-air outburst by Tom Brokaw, is a staple in the alt-rock collection.
16 Chloe Dancer-Crown Of Thorns - Mother Love Bone
Beauty incarnate. A bit of rock-em-out early grunge and a stirring ballad all in one. The precursors to Seattle rockers Pearl Jam, this band was the very start of 90s wonder.
17 Minority - Green Day
Forget Blink, Good Charlotte and Simple Plan. these guys had pop-punk brattiness down when today's wannabes were in diapers.