Back to business. Last week, Facebook and iTunes released their second playlist of the Alternative genre. I can safely say that this selection of songs is far better than the first alt list. They’re getting better at this stuff…
Here are my top picks:
Boy Kill Boy
Reminds me of Brit Rock. Good Brit Rock. It’s a very enjoyable tune in the style of Franz Ferdiand with good digital effects.
- Junior Kickstart
The Go! Team
Instrumentals only? Woah. It can be repetitive, but it’s unique in its lack of lyrics.
- She Moves in Secret Ways
A jazzy, contemplative song perfect for relaxing to a cool ocean breeze. This is sure to relax you, you just have to give it time.
- Another One Goes By
Another one sure to make you relax, this one reminds me of The Killers mixed with the Raconteurs.
- Do It Alone
This is classic college rock. With its full-time guitars and drums, a fast pace is set by this energetic yet not over-the-top song.
- Someone Else’s Arms
If you’ve never heard of Mae, the best comparisson I can make would be to call them a more relaxed SR-71. The singer’s style and vocal range especialy remind me of SR-71. This track has “victory song” written all over it
- Creeps Me Out
The band’s great and funny name definitely suits its style. This bouncy, poppy track will not creep you out at all.
- White Daisy Passing
This is another song that will cause your heartrate to drop to an almost dangerously-low state. It’s not hard to pass time away with this song. It also screams (through the whispered lyrics) folk.
The perfect ending to this playlist, Crawl is an all-acoustic song that brings back memories of the acoustic recording of Plush by Stone Temple Pilots (which you should download as well).
Also, Facebook+iTunes released a second rock playlist. I’ll have the review up as soon as I can. For now, enjoy these tunes.