A while back (on my birthday no less) my good friend RonBurgandy2010 demanded I make a new mash-up blog. Well...here ya go.
1. Walk Close To Me Artist:
The Bangles vs. The Cure
Let's start things off smooth shall we? I love this mash-up. It never ceases in making me feel good all over and even better you can't really ask for much better quality.
2. Sandopolis Inc. Artist:
Gorillaz vs. Hiroshi Kubota
I never saw this coming in a million years. The first time I wasn't too impressed but it really has grown on me. Especially after Plastic Beach came out and I started drawing similarities to the the 16-bit tunes of Sonic and the crew with the direction Plastic Beach went into.
3. Get It On My Mind Artist:
Marvin Gaye vs. The Pixies
How can you not like this!? I swear! Okay, so maybe the quality if a little iffy and the drums are a little awkward but it just sounds so good and infectious. This is another that I hated, mainly because the sound quality is so bleh, but I braced it once and I haven't been able to get it out of my head since.
4. Back to Life Artist:
Amy Winehouse vs. Stevie Wonder
Oh, Amy Winehouse. I'm so legitimately scared of you, yet I admire you so. And there's another guy in this mash-up too. He's okay too, I guess. Seriously, though this mash-up is awesome. Back to Black
has been put to a lot of blues and old R&B but for my money this is the best thus far.
5. Go It Alone Mercedes Artist:
Beck vs. Janis Joplin
You read that right. A mash-up with Janis F. Joplin. You're welcome.
6. Somebody Told Me Hollaback Artist:
The Killers vs. Gwen Stefani
Wow, how did this slip past the DJ Hero Hollaback Girl
lovefest? It's actually really good. Apart the songs are okay but together I can learn to love them both.
7. Shout "I'm Not Your Toy" Artist:
La Roux vs. Tears for Fears
I was soo close to featuring this the first time and now here it is. Some people say La Roux sounds 80s-ish. I still don't see it.
8. The Good, The Bad, Erase, Rewind Artist:
The Cardigans vs. Ennio Morricone
This mix is a bit subtle (if you ask me, others have said different) but I think it really works well.
9. 99 Scar Tissue Problems Artist:
Jay-Z vs. Red Hot Chili Peppers
First I will put the rumours to rest. Yes, I like Jay-Z. Not all of Jay-Z but a lot of his songs definitely stick out in mainstream hip-hop even if the radio tries to kill them by playing them every other song. I urge everyone though to give this mash-up a listen. It's such a clean mash-up with some high caliber quality as well.
10. I'm Only Happy In The Ring Artist:
Garbage vs.Jurassic 5
Why is it that every time J5 get remixed with something I never know what J5 song it is? Aw, fuck it. Garbage gets a lot of mash-up action but in my opinion it usually has very bad results. I can't tell you the number of times I've heard bad I Think I'm Paranoid mash-ups. This one I think ispretty damn good though. It's certainly not as unique or special as a good mash-up can be but I like it.
Bonus track: The Joker's 21 Guns Artist:
Steve Miller Band vs. Green Day
Let's go out on a good note. Not a big fan of either band but it sounds too good to ignore.
The best thing about the last track? You can download it right from the player. I might actually start using that player next time I do a mash-up blog.
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