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Yesterday Belgian national tv reminded me of this awesome song from an awesome album.

Classic

Status: Cool

PBA: 1

Another single from the golden electro era. This shiny fossil belongs to Canadian electrofunky duo Chromeo which consists of a jew (and brother of A-Trak) and an arab so at least that must be interesting. It’s a catchy tune about footwork, preferably fancy. It’s quiet around these guys lately (years). (update: they released a cool album named White Women in 2014).

Status: Cool

PBA: 1

I really like this song. It was a complete departure from their usual rock patterns. They show they are willing to get away from the stereotypes about rock music and embrace new possibilities. This is a good thing because there used to be a time when dance fans and indie rock fans were two totally different species. Both genres of music essentially came out with the same thing, just in a different package and with different instruments. You couldn’t like both styles at the same time and still be cool. Now, it seems like the lines have blurred, and bands like Bloc Party, who come from an indie rock background, are letting their music be remixed as full dance albums. After going from obscure British indie band to larger-than-life rock stars with their 2005 debut Silent Alarm, Bloc Party have broken all genre rules in just 2 years. It is also the first song where the autotune doesn’t bother me. Sadly, after this Bloc Party only made crap, so Kele tried solo, but this was also crap. Then they tried again and made this cool song.

Instant Classic.

Samples this classic!

Status: Cool

PBA: 1

Before you go all sell-out, commercial, capitalist pig on me take a listen to this song. In my defense: it’s this Scottish (SHOULD’NT HIS NAME BE CALVIN HAGGIS? (No, his surname is Wiles and the guy chose Harris, not Haggis) producer’s first single and he performed with a live band and sang live at gigs. THEN he stopped all this and sold out by working with Kylie, Kelis, Rihanna, Ne-Yo, Florence Welch, Tiesto, Roisin Murphy, Nicky Romero, Tinie Tempah, LMFAO, Craig David, Dizzee Rascal, Ellie Goulding, … Well good for him i say. NOW FOR THE MUSIC, this song is catchy as hell, the title says exactly what it is: a campy, cheesy tune that would have been acceptable in the 80’s. When watching the clip it’s also about style and culture in the 80’s (clothes, animal testing, …). I think this song was still acceptable when it was released and is still acceptible right now! It doesn’t always have to be pretentious and hipster!

Bonus: Editors did a quite boring cover of this song for BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge.