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MUSIC: Juanes Vs. Aloe Blacc, Pharrell Wins

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Music is boring me.

Does anyone else feel this way? Anyone who knows me knows how much I LOVE music, but I'm finding it harder and harder to discover contemporary music to add to my library. I'd love to add more artists I can actually look forward to seeing in concert instead of wishing I had been alive when they were around or old enough to know who they were.

Now I'm starting to sound like a hipster. #mybiggestproblemisfindinganewindieartisttolove #longhashtags

No, but seriously. 

I should have been more excited when I found out that Aloe Blacc dropped a new album, since my concert experience a few years ago left me a fan, but his song "The Man" irks the bejesus out of me! Why? Because those 10 seconds where he's repeating the phrase "Well you can tell everybody..." I find myself finishing the phrase with "this is your song..." It's a little distracting because I can't enjoy the song properly. 

Still, I gave the album a try and Lift Your Spirits, did not deliver as promised (womp womp). 

So I took my chances with Juanes and, although Loco De Amor did my soul some good, it still didn't leave me completely satisfied.

Maybe it was the fact that "Happy" had been such a mainstream hit that made me skeptical of Pharrell's G I R L LP, but I'm not sure why because the only Yuna track I approve of was produced by "Happy" boy himself. Yesterday I finally hit up Spotify and gave it a straight listen through.

I give Pharrell all the props for knowing where his strength lies in terms of production. This album delivers nothing but sunny Sunday afternoon vibes. I can't vouch for the lyrics since I wasn't paying them too much attention this time around, but my style of musical digestion usually focuses on the beats first.

In conclusion, I'm adding Pharrell to my playlist and will try and have more faith.

What's on your playlist? I'd love some suggestions! 

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