LxL is taking a short hiatus for the upcoming holiday weekend, but before we go we wanted to give thanks for our favorite songs that also happen to give thanks in their own right. Because this is not a Top Ten Thursday post, we decided to keep things short and sweet with five solid tracks in this edition of Weak List Wednesday: Thanks!. We feel these tracks best represent the spirit of thankfulness, glorified gluttony, and pilgrims eating Native Americans … I mean pilgrims eating WITH the Native Americans … wait how’d that go? Anyways, onto the list:
With the first NFL game tonight, we thought we would kick things off with our top ten jock jams, our favorite songs for sporting events. While many music fans tend to be a bit mum on sports, not so with LxL. All three of us enjoy sportball on some level. So here are 10 of our favorite songs that get us amped up for the big game.
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Most Best of the Year lists arrive at the beginning of December, almost a whole month before the year is actually over, because most media outlets get advanced copies of most everything and want to be the first to publish their lists. Beyoncé tricked the media cycle by releasing her latest self-titled album, which came out December 13th at midnight with no prior media knowledge of the release; the album is a visual album, with a high-budget video for each song. Not only is the album well-thought out for such a surprisingly sudden release, but it’s also her most experimental album and her best that I have heard, though I have only admittedly listened to her last 3 albums.
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The above picture is a perfect microcosm of how we felt about the albums on our short list today. We were all excited to some extent or another about each of the disappointing albums found below. In fact, three of the albums below were on our list at the beginning of the year for the Top Ten Most Anticipated Albums of 2013. If you look at that list you will see we definitely have some fine-tuning to do in our decision-making of where to place expectations. I think it may be time to temper expectations so that they are actually exceeded once or twice in 2014. Enjoy the short list and let us know which albums you found to be the most disappointing in 2013.
5. The Weeknd – Kiss Land
After a really solid stretch, The Weeknd went on to release this absolute snoozefest in 2013. With the only collaboration on the album being with Drake, it stands to reason The Weeknd should have gone a little farther outside his comfort zone on Kiss Land.
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It’s been a steady shift over the past few years, but I believe 2013 was finally the year dance music (more specifically of the electronic persuasion) took the throne from hip hop as the most dominant genre in music today. There were multiple signifiers to me throughout the year that this shift has finally occurred, and below I will lay out the four biggest signs the robots have finally taken over.
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