In Time by The Black Keys

TBK “In Time” – Another example of how the band’s sound has evolved.  Auerbach busts out a falsetto on this song, which starts off with a strong keyboard line.  But it doesn’t take long for the louder drums and guitar to kick in, but still at a slower pace.  Again, another track with a prominent […]

Got Love by Tove Lo

“Got Love” is from the “couple” section of the album.  This track is a good example of the solid pop hooks in her songwriting and how parts of the song can get stuck on loops in your head.    The verses do a great job of setting up the buoyant and joyful chorus on this […]

Not on drugs by Tove Lo

“Not On Drugs” – One more song from the first section of the album, this track slows things down a bit and shows a slightly different side to Tove Lo.  Her album title is pulled from a lyric in this track.  Once again, Tove does a greatjob crafting her lyrics around the electronic sounds and […]

Timebomb by Tove Lo

“Timebomb”– this track is from the “dating” section (actually Tove Lo has officially labeled the three sections as “The Sex”, “The Love” and “The Pain”).  Here again, is a great example of a well-crafted pop song.  The chorus once again is big and bombastic.  I bet Katy Perry would have loved to have got her […]

Waiting on Words by The Black Keys

TBK “Waiting On Words” – Auerbach brings the falsetto out again at the beginning of this song, which has some nice subtle guitar work early on.  The main riff is timeless sounding, and adds a lot of emotion to the song.  This may be one of the most melancholy songs on the album.  You can […]

Rent I Pay by Spoon

Spoon “Rent I Pay” – This song kicks off the album and leads with a giant drum sound and nice cymbal sounds followed by a ringing crunchy guitar as the band locks into the groove.  Daniel’s vocals come in and he’s sounding looser and bouncier than typical to match the music.  As the track rolls […]

Bullet in the Brain by The Black Keys

TBK “Bullet In The Brain”– Possibly my favorite song on the new album, this track shows up right in the middle of the album.  It starts off really slow with Dan softly singing and strumming an acoustic guitar, as other instruments slowly come into the mix.  This provides a nice build for the song, which […]

Marvin Gaye’s Heirs Win $7.4 Million for ‘Blurred Lines’ Plagiarism!

Plagiarism occurs frequently in literature and books, but you don’t often notice it in musical writing unless you pay close attention to the music and are familiar with it. But, that still doesn’t stop some musical artists from trying to copy another musician’s beats and melodies. Recently the heirs of Marvin Gaye were awarded $7.4 […]