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Inspired by non other than PR Maverick and all around nice guy, Jed Hallam, I’ve compiled a list of what I believe to be the 10 most enjoyable songs that I’ve ever had the pleasure to listen to. They aren’t necessarily my 10 favorite because, well my music taste has ADHD. So, here it goes:

The Notorious B.I.G. – Juicy

This song reminds me of when I was young, hustlin’ crack just to put food on my girls table.

The Beach Boys – God Only Knows

The harmonies, its the harmonies.

Moby – In My Heart

I had to have a Moby song somewhere in here and it was either this or Porcelain. Whereas Porcelain reminds me of The Beach and well…the beach, this song makes me feel like I should be doing something profound with my life.

Jimi Hendrix Experience – Little Wing

It’s the finest thing Jimi Hendrix ever did (unless you’re American). Which also makes it the finest thing anyone ever did.

Foo Fighters – Everlong – Acoustic Version

I love a good acoustic version and this is one of the finest, also the simplest.

Bob Dylan – Blowin’ In The Wind

The only thing I like more about Bob Dylan is this interview.

Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart

So haunting, this song channels the spirit of Ian Curtis through the headphones and emits it as a sound wave.

A Tribe Called Quest – Can I Kick It?

Yes you can.

Roger Sanchez – Another Chance – Original Mix

The single best house song EVER produced. I can’t help but listen to this and wish I was on a certain beach in the Balearics wearing shorts, shades and smiles.

Daft Punk – One More Time

I saw Daft Punk at O2 wireless festival in 2007 and connected more with 2 robots than with anything else through a live performance. If you’re ever in a bad mood, put this song on and listen to it and I mean really listen to it…absorb everything. It’ll definitely pick you up.

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Italian denim connoisseurs Diesel have worked with Anomaly to create this interactive music video/clothing catalogue for Josep Xorto. Whilst the song and video itself is distinctly average, the interesting part is when you read about Anomaly’s part-label, part-management, part-publishing music group. Intent on finding new ways of artists to find new streams of exposure and revenue, Anomaly Music Group is a breath of fresh air on models for capitalizing on musical talent and it makes me think with company’s like Anomaly, Spotify and even Apple giving artists platforms for creating and releasing music and promotional content where do traditional, innovation hating labels stand? Will they continue pressuring governments to stifle anything that challenges there ways of making money because they fail to understand how drastically their environment is changing and can’t do anything about it apart from pulling the strings of the political puppet?

It’ll be interesting to see, and I believe the less involvement record labels are in music the happier artists will be. The reason we see so many manufactured pop-stars today is because they make the labels the most money, they don’t write their own songs, they don’t dress themselves and they certainly don’t think for themselves. Compare this to an independent group such as (bad example) The Darkness who got 90% of the royalties from their short-lived career because they didn’t sign away the rights to their music to a label. But now artists don’t need the muscle of record labels money and contacts, it’s relatively straight forward to get a song listed on iTunes and you have to look no further than the success of US rockers OK Go to see how easy it is to market yourself on the internet. As long as you have a true talent for music, or in their case dancing, you will succeed.

The video (not interactive version, check the link in the post to view)

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