Friday, December 31, 2010

Best of 2010

It was a pretty good year for new music, though.  Some of my favorite artists released new albums this year (Kylie Minogue and Goldfrapp, to name two).  I've also discovered new ones (iamamiwhoami, even though they started releasing their videos in 2009 they didn't start releasing their singles until this year).  Below is a compilation of the best songs of this year (in my opinion, of course).

The criteria for this was simple - it had to be released this year, in some shape or form - whether on an album, b-side to a single or released online (digital only releases through iTunes or Amazon MP3, for example).  I also had to have liked it and played it all throughout the year.  Some of these have not been posted on the blog yet.  I have included individual links as well as all the songs packed into a zip file (it will show up as a compilation in iTunes).

  1. iamamiwhoami - o
  2. iamamiwhoami - t
  3. Goldfrapp - Alive
  4. Goldfrapp - Believer
  5. Kylie Minogue - Everything is Beautiful
  6. Kylie Minogue - Aphrodite
  7. Scissor Sisters - Sex Exciter
  8. Hurts - Wonderful Life
  9. Hurts - Better Than Love
  10. Ladytron - Ace of Hz
  11. Freezepop - Magnetic
  12. Christina Aguilera - Birds of Prey
  13. The Golden Filter - Thunderbird
  14. The Golden Filter - Solid Gold
  15. Spark - Revolving
  16. Kaskade featuring Dragonette - Fire In Your New Shoes
  17. The Ting Tings - Hands
  18. Sophie Ellis Bextor - Bittersweet
  19. Kelis - 4th of July
  20. Kelis - Home
  21. Ellie Goulding - Starry Eyed
  22. Ellie Goulding - Under the Sheets
  23. Grum - Through the Night
  24. Chromeo - Don't Turn the Lights On
  25. Chromeo - Hot Mess
  26. Katie Melua - The Flood
  27. Kanye West - Power
  28. Sugababes - About A Girl
  29. Lady GaGa feat. Beyonce - Telephone
  30. M.I.A - Born Free
  31. M.I.A - XXXO
  32. Electric Youth - Right Back To You (Demo)
  33. Bunny Lake - Army of Lovers
  34. Gabriella Cilmi - Hearts Don't Lie
  35. Chromeo feat Elly Jackson - Hot Mess
  36. Schiller feat Despina Vandi - Sunday
  37. Nicole Scherzinger - Poison
Links had to be removed.  DMCA notice again.  Sigh.  You can email me if you want a link to the compilation or the tracks that hadn't been featured on the blog until now.  What's really messed up about this is that this time I didn't get an email from them regarding this complaint, so I have no idea which artist triggered the complaint.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Christmas Music

I just posted a bunch of Christmas music.  The music I uploaded last year can be found in the right column under the heading "Christmas Music 2009".

I have some more stuff to post, but I'll post it in the next week or so.

Girls Aloud - Jingle Bell Rock

Here is Girls Aloud's version of "Jingle Bell Rock", of which is on the bonus disc to their album Chemistry.  I don't have the whole EP, but if I do get it I'll post it.


Lady Gaga featuring Space Cowboy - Christmas Tree

Lady Gaga and Space Cowboy collaborated on this racy version of "Christmas Tree", of which was released a couple of years ago.  It's dance pop, of course.

Christina Aguilera - My Kind of Christmas

Way back in the beginning of her career, Christina Aguilera released a Christmas album called My Kind of Christmas.  It was released after her Spanish language album Mi Reflejo.  I don't have the whole album, just some tracks I downloaded last year from a blog that has since shut down.

Kylie Minogue - Let It Snow

Album art made by me

I don't know if this is on sale or not, but I've seen it on two blogs now, and it's Kylie's version of "Let It Snow".  It's a rather traditional rendition of the song - no synths or anything like that.  It's good though - her voice sounds nice.

Link removed

The Golden Filter - White Nights

Here is a Christmas single from The Golden Filter, called "White Nights".  It's a cover of the song by Psychic TV.  Spooky but good.


Owl City - Peppermint Winter

This is the Christmas single from Owl City.  I've only listened to it once, as I'm not that big on Christmas music, but I liked it.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Two Goldfrapp posts were taken down due to a DMCA complaint or whatever.  If any of the posts disappear, it's because Blogger sets them to Draft status due to a DMCA complaint.

If any of the links are dead (even in Multiupload) please let me know via the comments or email so I can reupload them.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

iamamiwhoami - O by Fleshteque (Einmeier & Ovenbröd Remix)

I found this cover of 'O' by iamamiwhoami in my inbox just now. It's a very good cover remixed by Einmeier & Ovenbröd with vocals by Ben McGarvey. I know the video's a little on the small side, so if you want to see it bigger, you can use the controls to make it full screen, or watch it on YouTube by right-clicking on the video and choosing Watch on YouTube from the context menu. I made it that small because it was messing up the layout.

Freezepop - Doppleganger

A few months ago the synth pop group Freezepop announced a new album...the release date was December 7, and back then I was so sad to have to wait so long, but they did release a new track called Magnetic for free.  Now they've released another free track, called Doppleganger.  It seems that they don't have Magnetic on their site anymore, so I'll upload it soon.  You can use the widget below to get the track, but you'll have to give up your email address in order to get it.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

iamamiwhoami in concert

Album art by Stephen Delrose

iamamiwhoami's concert was held yesterday.  It wasn't live but it was an hour long outdoor concert that was available for six hours yesterday.  Sadly, the concert is no longer available at their website.  Nobody knows what's going to happen next.  I am hoping we will finally get an album.  Until then, we can listen to the original tracks, the remixes, and these live tracks taken from the concert film by Stephen Delrose.

  1. intro (u-1)
  2. b
  3. walk of shame
  4. t
  5. through the forest
  6. n
  7. o
  8. closed casket
  9. the march
  10. u-2
  11. sacrifice
  12. ashes
  13. y
  14. like hell
  15. black veil
  16. outro

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Ladytron - Ace of Hz

This is the new single from Ladyton, "Ace of Hz" of which will be on their greatest hits compilation Ladytron 00-1.

Download | Mirror

Saturday, October 23, 2010

New Layout

I'm currently on vacation, and decided to change the layout once I saw how quick and easy it is, thanks to the Blogger Template Designer thing.  I'm going to get around to changing the header someday.

Anyway, Halloween is coming up so I will check last year's posts and make sure the links are good, then I'll post them in the Re-Ups box.  I haven't found any new Halloween-ish songs just yet.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Scissor Sisters - Sex Exciter

This is the b-side for the single Any Which Way by the Scissor Sisters.  It is a collaboration with Goldfrapp, and Alison provides the background vocals.  I really like this track and it should have made the album.


Sunday, September 26, 2010

iamamiwhoami vs Donna Summer - I Feel O

Album art made by morrbido

I found this mashup of O by iamamiwhoami and Donna Summer, called "I Feel O".  I actually found it a while ago, but finally got around to sharing it.  It's a great mashup too.


Friday, September 24, 2010

Huski - Girl Kill Smile

The release date for Huski's second album Strangelove must be getting closer.  They have released their first single Girl.Kill.Smile for free (you have to join their mailing list to get it), and are currently getting some remixes together for its official release.  They're also on tour...I wish I could go see them, but I'm in the US.

Download Girl.Kill.Smile at their official website
Girl.Kill.Smile (Shine A Light) [Pely Mix] at Soundcloud (it's downloadable)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Little Boots - iTunes Live in London EP

I don't even know if this is available in the US iTunes store (or I would have bought it myself).  One of my favorite things about the iTunes store are all the exclusive live EPs.

  1. New in Town (Live)
  2. Stuck on Repeat (Live)
  3. Meddle (Live)
  4. Earthquake (Live)

Monday, September 6, 2010

Kylie Minogue - Get Outta My Way (Instrumental)

Album art made by Fired Creations, obtained from Coverlandia

I found the instrumental of 'Get Outta My Way', Kylie's new single from Aphrodite.  It's in WAV format and MP3 format.

Get Outta My Way (Instrumental) WAV | MP3

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Katy Perry - Teenage Dream (Instrumentals)

I just found Katy Perry's second album Teenage Dream in instrumental form.  They're 192 kbps, so they're barely CD quality.  I haven't gotten a chance to hear them yet.  I decided to upload them so quickly because the only links I found were ones covered by and Link Bucks.  I think people should just get jobs instead of making money off of things they didn't even create and don't really have the legal right to distribute.  The only thing I can say in my defense is that I don't make money off of this whatsoever.  As you've noticed, the stuff I've posted lately aren't full albums or even stuff that's available in stores.  I'm going to try to stick to that because of guilt and also because I might not get as many DCMA notices.

1 – Teenage Dream
2 – Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)
3 – California Gurls (feat. Snoop Dogg)
4 – Firework
5 – Peacock
6 – Who Am I Living For?
7 – The One That Got Away
8 – E.T.
9 – Circle The Drain
10 – Pearl
11 – Hummingbird Heartbeat
12 – Not Like The Movies

Mediafire | Multiupload

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Goldfrapp - Alive (Vampire Mix)

This is an unreleased remix of "Alive" (although you can find it on Mute's official SoundCloud page).  It's a very good rock version by Chris Ghoulstone and The Chapel of Rock.  The album art is fanmade, and it was already in the metadata of the file I downloaded, so I don't know who made it.  But it looks good.

Goldfrapp - Believer (Davide Rossi Reinterpretation)

Goldfrapp will be releasing "Believer" in September.  This is one of the remixes from the single - it's a very nice orchestral reinterpretation of the song.

The Ting Tings - Hands

This is the new single by The Ting Tings, produced by Calvin Harris.  It's more electro pop than anything on their debut album.

Kanye West - Power

I'm not that big a fan of rap music, but I saw the video for this (courtesy of Vigilant Citizen and his report) and I liked the song, so I downloaded it.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Kelis - 4th of July

This is the latest single by Kelis.  It's kind of related to the 4th of July by using fireworks as a metaphor for how one feels about another person.

4th of July (Original)
4th of July (Radio)
4th of July (Instrumental)

Download all three

Bond - Star Spangled Banner

It's Independence Day here in the US, so I thought I'd upload a patriotic song.  This is an instrumental rendition of our national anthem, 'The Star Spangled Banner' by the string quartet Bond.  This song was originally released for a compilation or something I can't remember, and is now available via iTunes as a bonus track for the album Classified.  I think this song was my very first iTunes purchase (back when it was available as a song on its own).

Bond - Star Spangled Banner

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Madonna vs Lady GaGa - Telephone / Miles Away

I found this at the Hard Candy Music blog.  It's really good - someone took the vocals for 'Miles Away' and mixed it with the instrumental for 'Telephone'.  I love it better than both originals.


Ladytron vs Kylie Minogue - Can't Get Out Of My Playgirl

Album art made by me.

I cannot remember where I found this mash up, but it's another one of my favorites.  It's the vocals from Ladytron's 'Playgirl' mixed with the instrumental of 'Can't Get You Out Of My Head'.


TLC vs Britney Spears - No Scrubs (DJ Cal's Stronger Scrubs Mix)

Album art made by me

I can't even remember where I found this, but it was packed in a RAR file full of 'No Scrubs' remixes (including the instrumental), and I was amazed at how good this mashup is.  It's the vocals for 'No Scrubs' mixed with the music of Britney Spears's 'Stronger'.


Madonna - Liquid Love

Album art made by me.

I think this was a rejected track from the Music sessions.  The producer, William Orbit remade this track into 'Bubble Universe' for his album Hello Waveforms.  David Guetta recently remixed the track.

Liquid Love
Liquid Love (David Guetta Remix)


I've been watching the iamamiwhoami project since the first video came up, and I really, really like the music (especially 'o').  I ripped the audio from the first set of videos - the ones with that weird numbering scheme.  These have not gone on sale yet.  You can buy their latest tracks from Amazon and iTunes.  Sorry about the crap artwork on the files - I threw that together in the GIMP so that the tracks would have album art on my iPhone.

Prelude 699130082.451322-

Little Boots - Catch 22

I really liked Little Boots' debut album Hands, and I especially liked the bonus track 'Catch 22'.  Some say her album wasn't that successful in the UK.  I hope it's done better in the US.


Roisin Murphy - I'm Every Woman (Ladytron Remix)

I found out about this track at a Ladytron message board.  Roisin Murphy and some other artists (can't remember the names of the others) recorded a cover of Chaka Khan's song "I'm Every Woman" for charity, I think.  Ladytron remixed the song.  I think it's okay, but I haven't seen it anywhere else and it took me a while to find it, so I thought I'd share.


Friday, April 23, 2010

Goldfrapp - Alive

The second single from Head First will be 'Alive', and it will be released in June, I think.  The original release date was in May, and it's kind of sad we'll have to wait, but I am sure it will be worth it.  In the meantime, here is the radio edit and the instrumental from the promo disc.  The instrumental on this one is different than the other one posted in the Head First instrumentals edition.

  1. Alive (Radio Edit)
  2. Alive (Instrumental)

Kylie Minogue - Leaked Demos

Album art made by me

Some more tracks leaked from that three disc set said to have a bunch of unreleased songs rejected for the album X, including the full track 'Boombox'.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Goldfrapp - Head First (Instrumental Edition)

Album art made by me

I found this a few days ago at the Goldfrapp forums, and decided to post it here after making the album art you see above.  It's the entire album Head First as instrumentals, but there are some background vocals on some tracks, and it's not high quality - it's about 128 kbps for all nine tracks.  It's listenable, though, especially if you're not an audiophile like me.

Sorry, had to take the link down.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Christina Aguilera - Not Myself Tonight

Sorry, I don't have the single artwork on this computer.  Anyway, just a while ago the single "Not Myself Tonight" debuted on Christina's radio station at iHeartRadio.  I used Audacity to record it (it wasn't the first premiere; the song's been playing over and over again).  I tried to edit out the dialog and stuff.  Unfortunately, it is tagged.  It sounds like something from Blackout.  :-/

Not Myself Tonight

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Sophie Ellis Bextor - Bittersweet

This is the first single off of Sophie's new album.  I am so excited that she's releasing something new.

Damn, yet another DCMA notice.  Sorry.  :-(

The Golden Filter - Favourite Things

Sorry for that stupid rant.  I have since deleted it.

The Golden Filter's debut album recently leaked.  I downloaded this track, called "Favourite Things" off of Heat My Deck, which is now down.  This song probably won't be on the album.

The Golden Filter - Favourite Things

Sunday, March 7, 2010

New Layout

So, I have a new layout.  I was really tired of the old one.  This one was originally supposed to be inspired by the artwork of Madonna's Ray of Light album, but then I saw the artwork for Goldfrapp's Head First (including the background on the Goldfrapp blog, which is absolutely gorgeous, but I wasn't very good at recreating the rainbow effect) and decided to just use this background instead.

I also got another DMCA takedown notice (sigh), so I might just post links in the comments from now on.  This blog isn't even that popular and I'm getting my posts removed and stuff.  Oh well.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Goldfrapp - Alive

Another track from Head First has leaked - this time it's "Alive".  Just click on 'Comments'.  ;-)

Monday, February 15, 2010

The Golden Filter - Thunderbird

This is the other single by The Golden Filter, and I've had this on repeat for the past two weeks.

  1. Thunderbird (Radio Edit)
  2. Thunderbird (Original Mix)
  3. Thunderbird (Dub Version)
  4. Thunderbird (Villa Remix)

The Golden Filter - Solid Gold

I am really anxious for the debut album by The Golden Filter (which will be released in April), and this is one of their singles.

  1. Solid Gold
  2. Solid Gold (Clouded Vision Remix)
  3. Solid Gold (Russ Chimes Remix)
  4. Solid Gold (Extended Mix)
  5. Solid Gold (Mondkopf Remix)

Ellie Goulding - Starry Eyed

One of my favorite songs right now is "Starry Eyed", Ellie Goulding's second single.

I'll add more remixes later.  Had to remove the links.

Goldfrapp - Rocket (Instrumental)

I just found the official instrumental for 'Rocket'.  It is from the promo CD.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Goldfrapp - Rocket (remixes)

I found a bunch of Rocket remixes on this blog.  I went ahead and saved all of them, and uploaded them to a Mediafire folder.

Rocket Remixes

Friday, January 29, 2010

Goldfrapp - Believer

Another track from Head First has been leaked.  It's called 'Believe'.  I haven't listened to it yet (still taking my meds, lol)

Sorry, had to take the link down.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Goldfrapp - Rocket

OMFG!!!!  Goldfrapp's new single 'Rocket' has leaked!  I'm listening to it right now and it's great!  Thanks to Vampy at I Don't Stop The Music.

Goldfrapp - Rocket / Mirror