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I don’t know what it is, but I can’t really get into most music performed by female vocalists. I’m sure it’s a deep-rooted psychological condition that means I’m sexist and don’t even know it.
Due to copyright laws (what a crock) I have no easy way of linking you to their music. So I’ll just give you each band’s/artist’s best song, and you’ll have to find them for yourself. (These aren’t exactly obscure; I’m sure you’ve heard them before.)
- M.I.A. – Paper Planes – All these songs are catchy; this one is impossibly catchy. One of the few songs I’ve ever bought off iTunes. (Most of the others came via the Sweeney Todd soundtrack; you should know that before taking my musical advice.)Primo line: “We park and deliver like UPS trucks.”
- Dresden Dolls – Coin Operated Boy – Sure, everyone has a song about their favorite sex toy, but this has to be the best of the lot. This song has a dated, carnivalesque feel and is impossible not to sing along with — which can be awkward…Primo line: “Coin operated boy sitting on the shelf. He is just a toy, but I turn him on and he comes to life. Automatic joy.”
- Shiny Toy Guns – Don’t Cry Out – I don’t dance, and I’m not into electronica, so I can’t really tell you why I like this song. Maybe because it has a countdown.Primo line: N/A