Angelina

I tagged this as a rumor as there is no concrete proof yet. I will change it if this becomes fact. But Daft Punk live might be happening this year.

I'd like to believe this is happening.... But you guys have to realize that:

  1. this was published on YouTube thru an account that isn't daft punk or Columbia Records
  2. why would they use the SAME pyramid art as 2007?
  3. the video told us NOTHING... like literally it says nothing about Alive 2017 even happening

So in conclusion, it's just a fan video of someone evil trolling all of us whom have been waiting so long for another live tour. The reason its amazing that nobody here notices these things. But this is a random youtube account that seems to be taking branding recycling it for their purposes? My gut is telling me that it is garbage right now even though I want it to be true.

I will get expited, but only when I see an official statement from whoever is in charge of the decision.

Angelina

I love that people try and share their knowledge, but the following artists are misslabled again and again. I have taken a moment to try and fix that, but there are still a lot of incorrectly labelled artists. If you disagree just comment below because I'd be interested to hear why.

  • Sam Gellaitry is future bass.
  • Kaytranada is future RnB.
  • Justice is definitely electro, not house.
  • Tycho definitely has ambient influences and qualities to his music. He is a combination of ambient, electronic and post-rock. A lot of his songs are very ambient. Some are more upbeat. It's a good classification for a general idea of what to expect.
  • The XX are electronica.
  • Kungs doesn't really have a genre yet because he only has one song, but I would call him disco house.
  • Bicep is deep house/garage.
  • Father John Misty is folk rock.
  • Mac Demarco is surf/stoner rock.
  • Nicolas Jaar is definitely not house, more like ambient electronic.
  • Jai Wolf is future bass.
  • Mura Masa is future bass/balearic house.
Angelina

I like house, dub, and electro but with a general love for music. Here are a few of my guilty pleasures:

  • The Weeknd
  • Earl
  • Bon Iver
  • The Smiths
  • The xx
  • Capital STEEZ
  • Big Pun
  • Jai Paul
  • Joey Bada$$
  • Lana Del Rey
  • Royksopp
  • Pretty Lights
  • Little Dragon Gorillaz
  • Emancipator
  • Tesla boy
  • VHS or Beta
  • Starfucker
  • Arcade Fire
  • Beatles
  • Coldplay
  • Daft Punk
  • Madvillain
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Kanye West
  • Drake
  • DropxLife
  • Ellie Goulding
  • Feist
  • Gorillaz
  • Immortal Techinque
  • Inspectah Deck

This list got really long, I hope that I didn't miss any, but that is what is on my currenty Playlist. As you can see I can listen to anything without it being bothersome, but I also have personal preferences like I said: electro house, and dub/chill/liquid dub/drumstep.

Angelina

The first half of "Like A Rock" by Bob Seger is extremely relevant to the feeling of being a late teen, but more so once you're closer to 30 than to 18.

But as for some nice teen music... "Way Out Here" by Porcupine Tree, "Young and Wild" by Eric Church, "Them Boys" by Brantley Gilbert, and "The Best of Times" by Sage Francis are all songs that I found relatable when I was 18-20.

The song premiered on their website if I recall correctly and I still remember hearing it for the first time. It was exactly what I wanted from them. Mixed a lot of my tastes. Still my no.1.

There's many more songs from many other bands. But everybody has "that song" that is really the song that will describe that part of your life the best. So many memories and so much that song helped me dealing with a lot of growing pain.

Angelina

There is a rumor going around that FF will be taking this year to spend time working on a new album. All three members have been available for the project multiple times over the past couple years.

Which leads me to honestly say, I dont think its gonna happen.

This traveling city to city writing and recording on the fly thing has resulted in some pretty sub-par FF songs. Especially as a followup to Wasting Light which is a nearly perfect album. (Unfortunately I think I read somewhere that they plan to do this record in that very same fashion.)

Now would have been the best time, as QOTSA and Foo were both on hiatus.

But once Josh Homme went into the studio with QOTSA it was basically no chance, and now with Foo Fighters planning to record a new album they aren't going to have time. They'll both go on multi year tours afterwards, and if we're lucky they will line up when they end and there may be a chance then.

A possible album is years off at best, if not never happening at all.

Which when I listened to the most recent FF album I ended up in skipping in the second half due to generic song designs, while having outstanding singles.

I don't think a rock album should be built with one or two radio friendly songs and then an album that is stylistically different and fits to a different standard.

The best albums out there maintain a style throughout, I know not every album has to be a themed or concept album but a staple of a rock album is to be a coherent record throughout. This was something that nirvana excelled at and the main reason I can sit through a nirvana record but struggle to do so with a foo fighters record.

My view is that I admire Dave Grohl for various reasons but he has lost all edge since Nirvana/eary FF days and his greatest work yet has been propped up by people more creative than himself (Josh Homme for one).

Angelina

Anything by CYNE and the other rappers/groups that Nujabes collaborated with. Nujabes was a fairly well known (in the underground world) hop hop producer that really only collaborated with "nice" rappers.

Nujabes - Feather ft. CYNE

Okay, this guys is political but he's not glorifying drugs by any means. He's a conscious rapper with some really dope messages.

Mr. Lif - Phantom

This guy goes over basically everyone's heads. Yeah he spits some vulgar stuff but overall his flow and his vocabulary mixed with his beats make people just kinda zone.

Aesop Rock - Daylight

The most famous conscious rapper right now.

Lupe Fiasco - Kick, Push

And this guy here is the Beast Coast representing future of Hip Hop. He's got a big future and everyone knows him. He's got some of the usual tough guy shit but he can also be conscious when he wants.

Joey Badass - Snakes ft. T'nah Apex

And of course the most famous modern rapper and current king of hip hop:

Kendrick Lamar - Poetic Justice ft. Drake

B.o.B. has a solid amount of rap in his catalog that isn't radio pop in the slightest, he just also makes the radio stuff.

Stuff like Beast Mode, Haterz Everywhere (this song is pretty much how he got popular initially), and How 2 Rap (especially this one) are pretty unquestionably legit rap, not pop. These might not work for every school setting specifically but he has some tradiational rap that resonates.

Generation Lost is pretty positive piece as well.

But Lupe Fiasco is pretty perfect for this, he has quite a bit that works. Hip Hop Saved My Life definitely comes to mind. Kick Push isn't really a socially conscious message, but it's definitely clean and positive. Tons of other stuff off Food & Liquor or The Cool also work well.

Talib Kweli- Joy would work, though he's a bit older than the other guys I mentioned, so I don't know if that would go over as well.

Shad is a solid Canadian rapper who I don't think curses at all, but isn't ultra cheesy Macklemore type rap. Something like Rose Garden or The Old Prince Still Lives at Home.

Blu and Exile are slightly less current (their only album was from 2007), but it had some good stuff. Dancing in the Rain and Below the Heavens are probably both fine. Blu's solo stuff also has some decent stuff.

Kanye has some decent stuff, especially off of Late Registration or College Dropout.

Touch the Sky isn't particularly offensive and The Glory and Family Business are pretty positive.