Another two weeks, another playlist crafted by the fabulous writers here at DTC. Check it out after the jump!

Andrea Francois


Break Science – “Nasty”

If all electronic music were like this, I think I’d be a lot more into the genre. This tune always gives me chills and I inevitably end up pounding my fist to the beat at work.

Jack White – “High Ball Stepper”

I love me a good instrumental track. Jack White’s nitty-gritty “High Ball Stepper” has a great solo that’s reminiscent of White Stripes era style, but it clearly remains a solo Jack White cut.

Kali Sluyter

Glass Animals – “Gooey”

This song is aptly titled… it sounds sleepy and groovy and great.  It’s my jam when I’m driving around at night, and definitely a great evening summer song.

Talking Heads – “Slippery People” (the Stop Making Sense live version)

David Byrne is a personal hero of mine, and I met him last weekend in what is sure to be one of the coolest nights of my life.  Anyway, that spurred a Talking Heads marathon in my musical choices and if you haven’t seen “Stop Making Sense”, you need to remedy that situation asap.  This song is a standout on an album of great, amazing songs.

 

Zander Riggs

Labi Siffre – “I Got The…”

Funk. This is it. This is the funk. A great song with a great bonus. Anyone recognize the instrumental in the second half of the song? Ties between songs throughout music history. Mind blown?

Michael Jackson – “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough”

I get this song stuck in my head at least a couple times a year. Usually after watching Rush Hour 2.

Paul Jaissle

The Apples In Stereo – “Shine A Light”

Warm spring temperatures just seem to make some songs sound better, don’t they? This song is pure sonic sunshine, and it makes even my small, windowless office a warmer, happier place.

Paul Collins Beat – “That’s What Life Is All About”

Paul Collins is the (self-appointed) King of Power Pop, and this track shows why. That shuffling Buddy Holly beat, massively catchy chorus, and melancholy lyrics about teenage love all add up to a perfect pop song.

 

Charles Hummer

Angela – “Asu e no Brilliant Road

I was at an anime convention this past weekend, and Angela had a concert there! I would love to just list all of their songs here because they rocked the house,but I had to choose one. It has a wonderful haunting vibe, and, while it does sound a bit too much like a generic anime opening, I can’t stop rocking out to it. It was the song that took me from enjoying the show to loving it. Also, some of the Wake Up, Girls! were in the crowd, and it was fun to see them rocking out too.

Wake Up, Girls! – “7 Girls War

This group was also at the convention, so, of course, I went to their concert. They are only recently formed and are all amateurs, but they had so much personality and were just overall cool. The group also provides the voice acting for the anime “Wake Up, Girls!”. If you are not into Japanese idol pop music, this recommendation might be lost on you, but, for everyone else, keep your eyes on these girl.

 

Mike Rapin

NOFX – “Clams Have Feelings Too”

Old school punk — well, for me. High school says, “Hi,” and would like to remind me that at one point, I wanted to be in a punk band. This song is everything I want out of a NOFX song.

The Distillers – I Am a Revenant

This is easily my favorite Distillers song. Just listen to it. It’s perfect in every “okay” punk kind of way, which makes it great.

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About The Author

Andrea is currently the Site Administrator and Music Editor at DestroyTheCyborg!, and in real life works as a corporate drone for a mid-west retailer. Like most people, she did not go to school for any of those things. In her spare time, she plays her musical things, video games, and occasionally goes outdoors. She loves beer and wine, and avoids dirtying dishes at all costs.
Andrea is the wife of video game and comic reviewer, Jon Francois, and together with their cats, have a life goal of ruling the world (or just sort of hanging out, whichever proves to be easier).

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