Friday rolls round once again, which means that it’s time for another musical mastermind from the BAMM crew to share their current recommendations. This time we ask Cam Op and Editor Diana what she is listening to at the moment …
1. Hot Knife – (The Idler Wheel… 2012) – Fiona Apple
The harmonies of the song are SICK! I had not been so excited about a song like this in a long time, it’s nothing but vocals (hers and her sister’s), piano and percussion. She just proves how good of a singer she is.
2. A Commotion (Metals, 2011) – Feist
A violent song that calls for revolution. I identify with this because of sociopolitical issues developing in Mexico right now… I just wish everyone would just cause A Commotion!
3. Declare Independence (Volta, 2007) – Bjork
The title explains everything. Very present with stuff happening in my country right now. Bjork herself is singing this song as an anthem to claim freedom of speech, as she dedicated this song to Pussy Riot in a concert she gave in Finland a few weeks ago. Such a great message, with intricate beats and electronic distortions.
4. R U Mine (R U Mine, 2012) – Arctic Monkeys
Awesome riffs, great vocals. I love the evolution of this band. Alex Turner went from being a shy and uncomfortable kid, to a rockstar. The dynamic between Turner and drummer Matt Helders is so strong, they remind me of a contemporary Jagger and Richards.
5. Sleep Alone (Two Suns, 2009) – Bat For Lashes
Great, dreamy tune. She’s such a visual musician, and evokes a lot of imagery. I love the chorus. Great sophomore album, looking forward to hear the new stuff.
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