Monthly Music: July 2014

Time for another edition of Monthly Music. This time, after Tiffany made a suggestion, I decided to upload my playlist to 8tracks so you can listen to it for free in your browser. I was going to try 8tracks before I used Spotify, but now I’ve realised Spotify was not the best way to share playlists.

Anyway, this playlist, titled ebullient, contains my favourite songs of the month. There are a few indie rock hits, some hits from the 2000s which a lot of you may recognise (sorry, I didn’t include Teenage Dirtbag but just imagine it’s there!), and some classic hits from the 70s and 80s. There are a few amusing tracks in there, so be sure to listen to some of the lyrics as well.

ebullient – a playlist for July 2014

  1. Struggle Street by Ball Park Music
  2. It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine) by R.E.M.
  3. Sneakers by Velociraptor
  4. Yours Truly, 2095 by Electric Light Orchestra
  5. Word Crimes by “Weird Al” Yankovic
  6. Text Me in the Morning by Neon Trees
  7. Hey Leonardo (She Likes Me For Me) by Blessid Union of Souls
  8. Dancing in the Moonlight by Toploader
  9. The Writing’s On the Wall by OK Go
  10. Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go by Wham!
  11. Please Stay by Kylie Minogue
  12. Sexual Healing by Marvin Gaye

I am definitely a big fan of Weird Al’s new tracks, and Word Crimes tops it as pure genius. Again, hear the lyrics in that one. The lyrics in Text Me in the Morning also amuse me a little. I’m a bit disappointed I didn’t listen to Neon Trees earlier.

Anything that sounds remotely 70s or 80s probably is, with the exception of Velociraptor. They do such a great job playing that retro sound, you might not even pick up that they’re an indie rock band from Brisbane (and one of my favourites too).

As I mentioned, you will probably enjoy the hits from the 2000s if you’re around my age or were born in the late 80s/early 90s. Hope you like this mix, and let me know what your favourite is.

Happy listening! :)

Comments on this post

Yay finally you’re on 8Tracks. I just started following you. :) I think there are actually a lot of bands these days that try to emulate a retro feel to it though. Of Montreal & Tame Impala are really excellent bands that sound like the Beatles 2.0 haha – not 70s & 80s, but definitely retro. I really like Neon Tree’s “Lessons in Love”, which was remixed by Kaskade haha. It was great. But they’re a great band with or without remixes. Heard the Weird Al song already thanks to you. Pretty hilarious. Kind of wish he just made an entire song dedicated to top 10 word crimes on top of that, it was great nevertheless. Now if only every single person who says “I could care less” would watch it.

“Dancing in the Moonlight” is one of my favorite songs so that’s my favorite out of your mix. Your taste is music is quite eclectic. Looking forward to seeing more future mixes!

The only band that I know of so far that has a “retro feel” to it is “The Black Keys”. Tristan actually got me to like them. The first song that I’ve listened of theirs was “Gold On The Ceiling”. Pretty hip and groovy. I have their songs and I love them. Not as much as I love Meat loaf, of course. Haha!

I never heard of 8tracks. I’ll just have to take a look at it.

I’m ok you left out teenage dirtbag :P I might give the playlist a try :)

Also I like weird al’s Foil parody more than word crimes. I can’t even describe why

I think I like Tacky more than Word Crimes, but I don’t really like Foil at all. Maybe it’s because I didn’t like the Lorde song at all.

I don’t like the Lorde song either, although I don’t mind the bass in it. There is just something in Foil that I love, mostly the dark change it takes into secret societies and world domination and then segues back with a tin foil hat :P

So glad you enjoyed Word Crimes! :D

I, on the other hand… well, let’s just say I’ve been a little more than obsessed XD You and I both know what I mean!

Did you make that cover artwork? I can’t help but feel that a playlist called ebullient would have something that’s more… ebullient, but that’s probably just me :P

I did make it; it was just a random photo of the wharf that I took from my phone. I didn’t feel like putting in very much effort; nor did I feel like using someone else’s photo. :D

I had to google ebullient because I had no idea what it meant :P I think the photo is ok :D it’s not gloomy at least.

ouch you left teenage dirtbag :P I like karaoke-ing teenage dirtbag in the shower and be like “teenage dirtbayyggg baybbeehh~”

I may not know these bands so much but I admit you have good taste in music. I’d like to call it very diverse and unique. XD I sometimes stalk around your last fm to see what you’re listening to and then try it out myself. This playlist gives me the same old “car ride road trip” kind of feeling like when I listened to arctic monkeys…not sure if that metaphor actually made any sense but yeah…

I need more bands (like um pop punk rock or rock, indie or not – kind of along the line of the maine, ATL, FOB kind… imagine dragons or jack’s mannequin) to listen to. Got recommendations?