The King of Limbs

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So I’m going to ignore the fact that this was announced just a few days ago AND THEN was released a day before they said it would be. Let’s pretend the past week has been normal.

I just picked this up and have listened to it through two or three times, so I’m going to write about the tracks that immediately stick out on another listen. To start out, I have to say this might be a really difficult album to get into, but I promise there’s something amazing here and it’s worth giving it time to warm up to you if it doesn’t immediately.

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The Rubberbandits – "Horse Outside"

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Limerick, Ireland’s comedy hip-hop duo, The Rubberbandits, have exploded into fame with the release of their hit single “Horse Outside”. The single stands out from their other works with a much more electro-influenced sound I would love to hear more of. The music video is filled with hilarious Michael Jackson-esque dance moves, and makes a pretty strong argument for using a horse as your main source of transportation, instead of a car.

If you want to hear more from the Rubberbandits, you can check out a series of very funny prank phone calls, as well as their other music videos on youtube.

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Conceptional Approach

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A friend and I were talking the other day about Luther Vandross and how many children, including our generation, were conceived off of music like his back when our parents were younger. My friend went on to say how she disliked Luther Vandross because every time one of his songs played she thought of her conception. Her comment got me to thinking about something. Who is the Luther Vandross of today, or is there? R&B has taken a drastic turn from what it used to sound like back when The Temptations and Jackie Wilson took the stage. So what I guess my question is, what type of music will our generation use to conceive children? Is hip hop the new “it” genre for baby making? Take the song “You See Right Through Me” by Nicki Minaj for example:

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