Monday, 4 January 2010

if you like pop, you'll LOVE this.

I have lots I want to blog about, lots of different music and also a project I have decided to undertake which I want to document here too. But as it's almost 2am and my bed is beckoning (not literally - that would be weird) I will leave you with this for now.

DJ Earworm is a fantastic proponent of the 'mashup' genre. He's certainly one of the best at taking two or more songs and creating a new, wonderful song from those sources. For the past few years he has created his United States of Pop tracks, in which he uses the most well-known pop songs of the year and, well, mashes them up. The results are always fantastic and this year is no exception. See how many songs you can spot...!

Yeah, it's awesome.

And just because I can, I'm going to also post the video of his incredible Annie Lennox mashup. It's just fabulous and the video is a joy to watch as well.


If you want to find out the tracklists for these, or check out more of DJ Earworm's mashups, visit his site. Most, if not all, of his stuff is downloadable in mp3 format.

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Mumford & Sons

This year has been good in terms of me finding music I enjoy. I admit I've been pretty late to the party with these guys, but then I did spend most of the year in Canada and out of the loop. As soon as I got home and heard them, I investigated, loved what I heard, and subsequently bought their album with part of my unemployment benefit money. Heh. Oops. Well, what else is it there for? When you're unemployed, you might as well buy the occasional awesome thing to keep your spirits up. Or something.

Anyway, onto the music. Mumford and Sons is a folky, acoustic-y band from London. The band consists of four members: Marcus Mumford, Country Winston, Ben Lovett, and Ted Dwane. Their website informs me that they "create a gutsy, old-time sound that marries the magic of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young with the might of Kings Of Leon" and I think this is a lovely and accurate description. The band members are all young, and they bring a wonderful energy and spirit to the tracks on their debut album, Sigh No More. Their song have real heart and storytelling; from the first moment I slid the CD into my car's player, I was hooked, and I think anyone else would be, too.

This clip is of their song White Blank Page, which is my favourite from the album so far (although my favourites always change!). You can check out their other videos on YouTube. The band's website can be found at for further information and other cool stuff.

Sunday, 13 December 2009


Welcome to The Music List, a blog I've started to write about music I love. I want to explore exciting discoveries, keep track of old favourites and just write about what I'm listening to and enjoying. I tend to listen to a lot of acoustic/folk/guitar/indie/Americana stuff, so much of what I talk about will probably be in that vain, but I'm no music snob - there'll be a pretty big amount of pop music in here too! Music is fun as well as important, and I think you should listen to what moves you, what makes you get up and dance, or sit up and listen.

I encourage recommendations, so if you've heard something awesome recently, leave me a comment. I hope anyone reading this will like at least a few of the artists I discuss.

That's it for now... let's see how this goes!