I Can Change//LCD Soundsystem
My taste in music has been a little strange. I used to excitedly try and find great music by reading tons of music magazines and blogs and checking the charts in countries like Denmark, Sweden, Germany and France, as well as youtubing my favourite song and seeing where the 'recommended videos' took me, itunes was mecca and I asked for vouchers to CD shops every christmas and birthday.
For some reason, about two years ago I stopped and I don't know why. I thought I'd let good music come to me, after all- other people didn't seem to be going to as much effort and were finding their new favourite band/song/album every month or so.
I also started an intense obsession with the Rolling Stones that would take me through every one of their albums and would have me listening to their music almost exclusively. What a find. They're brilliant and I still adore them, firmly believing that there's a Rolling Stones song for every occasion and for any emotion you feel.
Although The Rolling Stones had me feeling things i'd never felt from music before my obsession took me slightly off the current music pulse and after 2 years of listening to nothing but the Stones I realised that they'd never release albums as good as those from 1965-71 and that no matter how many times I heard Sympathy for the Devil it would never stop me in my tracks like the first time it popped up on my ipod.
And isn't it funny, after being out of the wavelength for so long that you find the things you initially hated about music on the radio are things you don't mind. In recent months I've been listening to dance music, something I initially deemed as brain dead.
But by delving into this genre more and more I've finding that the type of dance music I really like is that with many layers in the backing music, experimentation with digital sounds, mash ups with other genres and beautiful lyrics. This song by LCD Soundsystem (although a few years old now) really covers it and I'm finding that even though I have a tendency to overkill songs by listening to them again and again (usually until I cant stand them anymore) I keep coming back to this one.
I still haven't started completely immersing myself in the discovery of new/obscure music but I'm finding the sources I do use (tv, spotify playlists and my parents) to be quite helpful.