OT: What should I be listening to?

Submitted by Magnus on May 19th, 2011 at 8:25 PM

Okay, it's still the offseason, and we haven't had one of these in a long time.  I'm in a bit of a rut when it comes to new music because my subscriptions to Magnet and Paste ran out.

My most recent purchases are:

Gorillaz - "Plastic Beach"
Nada Surf - "If I Had a Hi-Fi"
Neutral Milk Hotel - "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea"
She and Him - "Volume 2"
Frontier Ruckus - "The Orion Songbook"

What's in your CD player or iPod, and what should I be listening to?


Mr Mackey

May 19th, 2011 at 8:29 PM ^

The new Lonely Island CD - Turtleneck & Chain 

It's amazing. Plenty of catchy and hilarious songs, like "No Homo" and "Jack Sparrow" 

High quality stuff


May 19th, 2011 at 8:30 PM ^

Steel Panther's album "Feel the Steel" is great for having a good time and laughing uncontrollably.  It is not meant to be taken seriously


May 19th, 2011 at 8:46 PM ^

I gotta say thanks. I don't think you meant it like this but your post gave me an idea. I created a new station on Pandora by entering FTW and chose f.t.w. radio. I must say it isn't too bad. The bands they play have a Blind Melon type vibe


May 19th, 2011 at 8:46 PM ^

Well then, 

Kanye West's new album My Beautiful Dark Fantasy is pretty good if you havent heard it. Some other stuff I've been listening to:

Big Sean (From the D)

Wiz Khalifa (Rolling Papers, Cabin Fever mixtapes)

Tyga (Black Thoughts, Black Thoughts 2)

J. Cole (Best artist I've heard within the last couple years)

Curren$y (Sounds kinda like a mix between Wiz and Big Sean)

Mac Miller (Best white rapper right now on the mixtape circuit right now) 


Edit: Hopefully you can find a few gems that you like in there. 


May 20th, 2011 at 2:28 AM ^

LOS. Everything he has put out has been fire. His best song is Fall For Your Type remix. I think both you and Magnus should give him a listen.

here are some songs worth listening to:



this one is off the chain and really shows his talents http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCK-26Z9Qo0&feature=related



The Baughz

May 19th, 2011 at 9:15 PM ^

Mac Miller is on fire right now. I say throw some Lupe in there too. His new Lasers cd is solid. I havent heard of 90% of the music being suggested here, so Im going to sit this one out. But you said you like DMX, so really any DMX cd/song should get you through the day or at least make you want to do 1000 push ups. lol


May 19th, 2011 at 11:49 PM ^

I just saw Mac Miller in concert at a small liberal arts college in Maine called Bowdoin.  He performed for only about 1000-2000 people.   I honestly don't remember much of it since it was the biggest drinking weekend of the year for the college students, but the next day, I heard it was good.


May 19th, 2011 at 9:01 PM ^

If you're not turned off by Southern twang in your hip-hop, check out Big K.R.I.T.'s Return of 4Eva, it's one of the better albums I've heard in a long time (reminds me of old Outkast).  Also, download Kendrick Lamar's O.verly D.edicated, and The Kendrick Lamar EP if you like that.  Also, J. Cole is fantastic, and if you don't have The Warm Up, The Come Up, or Friday Night Lights (not the TV show or movie), get those too.


May 19th, 2011 at 9:06 PM ^

I've heard good thing about Big K.R.I.T but its not really my style. I've downloaded every mixtape J. Cole has ever made haha. DJ Khaled and Drake just came out with a new song in the last couple days "I'm on One" thats tight, J. Cole's "See it to Believe it" is the new song he just dropped and it is already one of my all time favorite Cole songs. If you haven't heard of Los, he's been doing some big things lately. 


May 20th, 2011 at 12:18 AM ^

If you're looking for some more bizarre and interesting rap I gotta say Tyler the Creator and the rest of Odd Future (also known as Wolf Gang and Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them all).  Here's a link to Tyler's first single off of his first true album (all the rest of his and OFWGKTA stuff was done by themselves)


Also very NSFW