Oh My God, so perfectly timed after my last post, hahaha.
A Day To Remember— “You Had Me At Hello”
“I’ve never seen a smile that could light the room like yours, It’s simply radiant, I feel more with everyday that goes by”
How awesome would it be to play A Day To Remember at your wedding? Like yeah, of course there will probably be the classics like Frank Sinatra, etc… But this is a great love song and I would glady have it played at my wedding. Now, just to find a girl who agrees with me on that…
Um. Wow. How have I not heard about Vitamin String Quartet until a few days ago? I completely done goof’d on that one.
VSQ is a group of Los Angeles musicians who, for the most part, perform tribute albums to various rock and pop acts. For the most part, their performances feature just a string quartet, but some feature other instruments as well.
VSQ’s discography is absurdly deep. They have done tributes to bands such as Muse, Pink Floyd, Coldplay, Linkin Park, Daft Punk, Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers and so many others. Wikipedia features what they call a “partial discography” for the Vitamin String Quartet and it is insanely long. Take a look here for yourself: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitamin_String_Quartet
By the way, I struggled to decide which songs to include in this post. There is just so much to choose from on youtube alone. In the end, I went with the songs below, but if they even remotely interest you, I suggest heading over to youtube yourself, because there is so much more to listen to.
I think I might try something new. As much as I love blogging about my favorite music, I want to try something else out as well. I’d love to open up my tumblr to music suggestions. If anyone has any new music, send it my way and I’ll take a listen to it. If I like it and want to blog about it, I’ll give credit to your tumblr and hopefully this can turn into a win-win scenario for everyone!
Uhh, also, even though I’ve been using tumblr for a while, I don’t even know how to set it up so that you can reply to a post. Do you just do the thing where adding a question mark leads to responses? Maybe. If not, you can send suggestions to my twitter account, @DanCas91
“Only God can judge me, so I’m gone. Either love me or leave me alone”
Mayday Parade—“Miserable At Best”
Hmm, conveniently timed with my album review of their’s… Though, there really wasn’t any other song that fits in here more perfectly. “Miserable At Best” is a hauntingly beautiful ballad, about a boy who has let a girl so close to him get away from his life. Unlike most songs with the subject of broken love, Derek Sanders doesn’t sing about not being able to live anymore. “I can live without you, but without you I’ll be miserable at best.” I find this to be even more sad then songs that talk about not being able to live at all, because this one dwells within reality. People come and go in our lives all the time and, unfortunately, a lot of times there’s nothing we can do about it. Life doesn’t stop for us just because we’re heartbroken. You just have to keep on living and sometimes that’s the hardest part.
I promised an album review and I’m sorry for the delay. The thing is, I wanted to listen through the album a few times before I made any judgements. I need to listen to an album multiple times before the music actually sinks in for me.
I’m just going to get this out of the way right away; Mayday Parade is a really good album. It’s not an amazing album, though. For those of you that are firmilar with Mayday Parade, this album blows Anywhere But Here out of the water, but it’s definitely not as good as A Lesson In Romantics.
And really, that’s ok. A Lesson In Romantics was one of those rare albums that is spectacular from start to finish. There is not a bad track on it and it propelled Mayday Parade onto the scene. Obviously, you would like your music to progress and continue to get better, but after the debacle that was Anywhere But Here, this album is absolutely a step in the right direction.
Mayday Parade features about six great tracks. For an album with twelve songs total, this is a pretty good number. Songs such as “When You See My Friends”, “Stay” and “Everything’s An Illusion” are fantastic.
Unfortunately, the other half of the album is pretty forgettable. It has some ok tracks and in all of my listen-throughs, I haven’t skipped any songs, but they just don’t have the same appeal as the others. This is why the album isn’t as good as A Lesson In Romantics, but it doesn’t mean the album as a whole should be overlooked.
D.veloped- “The Childish Games”
This song is a mash-up, mainly featuring Childish Gambino’s “Let Me Dope You”. Gambino’s version actually features Sleigh Bells’ “Crown On The Ground” as the beat, but this mash-up has Backstreet Boys’ “As Long As You Love Me” in the background. The addition of BSB works extremely well in my opinion. The track also samples a little Adele, 50 Cent, Weezer, B.I.G. and more. Now, onto Gambino. I absolutely love singing along to the lyrics of “Let Me Dope You”. I think they are some of Childish Gambino’s best stuff and just put me in a good mood. All in all, these factors add up to my favorite mash-up: