bt - satellite.mp3
category: alternative / electronica / unclassifiable
this song is currently kicking my ass from here to next month. it's just so amazing.
leonard cohen - hallelujah.mp3
category: folk / alternative?
"your faith was strong but you needed proof / you saw her bathing on the roof / the beauty and the moonlight overthrew you / she tied you to her kitchen chair / she broke your throne, she cut your hair / and from your lips she drew the hallelujah"a truly amazing song. amazing poet / singer / songwriter, amazing voice. the lyrics are pure poetry. i understand this is pretty typical of a leonard cohen song.
rufus wainwright did a marvellous cover of this song, which was featured in the animated movie shrek.
bluffmaster - bure bure (boro boro).mp3
category: bollywood hindi (indian) pop
language: hindi, and some arabic, i think
from the bollywood movie bluffmaster. just to give you guys an idea of what indian pop sounds like.
garbage - you look so fine.mp3
"you look so fine / i want to break your heart / and give you mine / you're taking me over / it's so insane / you've got me tethered and chained / i hear your name / and i'm falling over / i'm not like all the other girls..."a lot of people who know me think i hate love songs. i don't actually hate love songs, i just hate really horribly cheesy, badly written love songs, which means i hate 99.98% of them. this is not one of that 99.98%
garbage - a stroke of luck.mp3
"...stroke of luck or a gift from God? / hand of fate or devil's claws? / from below or saints above? / you came to me..."another amazing track from one of my most favorite bands ever, garbage. this is a beautifully gloomy, melancholy song mourning the end of a relationship.
paul weller - you do something to me.mp3
"you do something to me / something deep inside / i'm hanging on the wire / for a love i'll never find / you do something wonderful / and take it all away / mixing my emotions / that throws me back again / hanging on the wire, i'm waiting for the change / I'm dancing through the fire, just to catch a flame / and feel again"a beautiful, dark love song.
karunesh - punjab.mp3
category: world / fusion / lounge
karunesh is this french dude that had an epiphany after a motorcycle accident and decided to ditch his career in graphic design and follow his heart to india two decades ago, and he's been in love with it ever since, expressed with his own version of east-meets-west india-flavored music that happens to be very, very good. punjab, one of his more popular songs, happens to also be the theme song of our favorite hookah cafe here in delhi, right outside my house.
sultana - big city.mp3
category: world / hop/hop / rap
language: english and turkish
sultana is an underground new york city based female turkish rapper whose music kicks ass in any language.
amr diab - tamally ma3ak.mp3
category: arabic pop / world
awesome, emotional arabic song by the king of middle eastern pop music.
magnify - fallen for you.mp3
category: christian worship
and finally, for the christians on my flist, this is one of my favorite worship tracks. it was kind of the theme song of our church through most of last year. this is from a cd of worship music from new zealand. i also posted this on thishealingrain, a christian music sharing community, go check that out too if you want more worship music.
...this post took two hours to put up. so freaking download these tracks and tell me what you think dammit!!
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