Not a mayo themed playlist, but just as smooth.
- CIARA — “I Bet” — as described by anthony milki
rap-flow good time
- WYLN — ミ Dat Girl ミ — as described by elisabeth dee
topless on XOX roof
- JACK’S MANNEQUIN — “Kill the Messenger” — as described by chloe rickards
16 year old cool
- EMILY KING — “Distance” — as described by claire kim
into real springtime
- THIRDSTORY – “Style (Taylor Swift Cover)” – as described siena streiber
taking over your heart
- DEAFHEAVEN — “Dream House” — as described by john murray
wut dying sounds like
- MARIAH CAREY — “Infinity” — as described by ned hardy
giggle at the end
- THE OUTSIDERS — ¨Harvey¨ — as described by editor lawrence neil
beat could end wars
- MANU CHAO — “Je ne t’aime plus” — as described by editor bojan srb
ritualistic regenerative repetition
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CIARA — “I Bet” — as described by anthony milki
Ciara’s new album drops today, and the lead single has me thinking it’ll be a great time. It’s got an acoustic guitar-based instrumental that works quite nicely with Ciara’s almost rap-flow singing and those ad-libbed shouts in the background.
WYLN — ミ Dat Girl ミ — as described by elisabeth dee
This is the perfect “it’s a beautiful sunny day and I’m laying out topless on the XOX roof with a whiskey ginger, a slice of pistachio cake, and a copy of The Complete Typographer” summer jam. Need I say more?
JACK’S MANNEQUIN — “Kill the Messenger” — as described by chloe rickards
Sometimes, I show my 16 year old brother cool songs.
But sometimes, my 16 year old brother shows me cool songs. This is one of those songs.
EMILY KING — “Distance” — as described by claire kim
This is my new alarm, and it’s so lovely to wake up to this song in the mornings, into real springtime.
Emily King is my woman crush forever.
THIRDSTORY – “Style (Taylor Swift Cover)” – as described siena streiber
Even if you absolutely despise Taylor Swift with every bone in your body, nothing compares to arguably the best cover of “Style” you will ever hear. Or that you hear today. Thirdstory sings everything from Sam Smith to Ariana Grande, and every cover of theirs a winner. Just let this creep into your soul and take over your heart as you finish up midterms.
DEAFHEAVEN — “Dream House” — as described by john murray
Probably the most emotionally eviscerating song I’ve ever heard. To quote an earlier version of myself, posting this to a friend’s Facebook wall after hearing it for the first time: “This is kinda wut I imagine dying sounds like.” Yeah. I’m gonna stick with that.
MARIAH CAREY — “Infinity” — as described by ned hardy
Enter Mariah Carey, back with her 89th attempt to reclaim some forever-elusive pop crown. She’s done it before — Emancipation of Mimi sold 12 million copies, fresh off a bunch of flops. But that was 2005, and this is 2015, and now the people want Igloo Australia and Saxo-Beatz® and misplaced Tyga verses. So, yeah, Mariah might have just made a gorgeous record, but it’ll probably languish somewhere in the nether reaches of the Hot 100. And what a shame that will be. Maybe it’s the gay, maybe it’s those strings, or maybe it’s that little giggle at the end, but damn. This is some excellent music — pop or otherwise.
THE OUTSIDERS — ¨Harvey¨ — as described by editor lawrence neil
We’ve profiled producer faruhdey before, and three artists from Stanford hip-hop collective The Outsiders, including rapper EAGELBABEL, just dropped in for our latest edition of Pipes, but this standout track deserves flame and hands up emojis, to say the least. Peep the beat that could end wars and desperate, tasty bars shouting out moms (a momage??), then download the whole project here.
MANU CHAO — “Je ne t’aime plus” — as described by e.i.c. bojan srb
I think I read somewhere that ritualistic repetitions prove regenerative, and this song abounds in them. As this weekend marks a horrible anniversary for me, I’ve been listening to Manu Chao and remembering the value of freedom from the burden of memory.