Last Week in Free Amazon MP3s 6-21

“Bad Love” – Booka Shade featuring Chelonis R. Jones

This instrumental, electronica sound with its infectious beat will have you grooving until you hear the lyrics. They’re unnecessary to the track and spoil the listening experience. However if you can overlook that, then give this free download a try.

“To Hell with Good Intentions” – Japandroids

This Canadian duo has created an angry sounding and rather loud song. It’s definitely music to head-bang to. What’s more it’s fun, there are no words to get in the way of an enjoyable experience for the first two minutes. Then the Japandroids totally ruin a good thing. Sometimes a solid track doesn’t need lyrics. They should have let the musicianship speak for itself.

“Fire on the Moon” – Steve Hackett

What happens when rock does not quite describe the genre of music you’re playing? What if you’ve gone beyond that? That’s where Steve Hackett’s “Fire on the Moon” fits in. It’s that progressive type of rock music that attempts to fill the space between dated light-rock and a new hard-core classic. Just how does Hackett make you like something that you would ordinarily turn off within the first few bars? You should listen to this former Genesis guitarist to find out.

“I Was Made For Sunny Days” – The Weepies

Indi folk music that sounds cool? As difficult as it is to see those words in the same sentence that’s just what The Weepies have done with “I Was Made For Sunny Days.” From their future album entitled Be My Thrill, this track seems to be a solid representation of how this band expresses a cross-segment of emotions. Its upbeat tempo collaborates with the complexity of the lyrics nicely. If you don’t feel like delving too deep into your psyche, then just listen to the melody. If you want to have a deeper perspective of what drives you, then pay attention to the words.

“Sideshow” – Mary Gauthier

Gauthier takes her tumultuous life head on in “Sideshow.” Her stripped down, straight-forward guitar playing mixed in with an appropriately sounding haggard-well played horn section will force you to fall in love with this track. You’ll want to be a part of her sideshow even if you won’t know why.

“Finn bikkjen!” – Casiokids

Norwegian electric pop music? What could be a catchy song instead sounds like a muddled ball of confusion. Skip it.

“Casuals (Thaddeus Valk: Framerate Mix” – Dntel

A bassist whose featured genre of music is electronica, Dntel has created a song where you wonder what journey he is taking you on. Its tentative opening careens into a fugue-like groove, then you feel as if you’ve thrown down the rabbit hole. If nothing else it’s some funky ride you should try.

About Donna-Lyn Washington 633 Articles
Donna-lyn Washington has a M.A. in English from Brooklyn College. She is currently teaching at Kingsborough Community College where her love of comics and pop culture play key parts in helping her students move forward in their academic careers. As a senior writer for ReviewFix she has been able to explore a variety of worlds through comics, film and television and has met some interesting writers and artists along the way. Donna-lyn does a weekly podcast reviewing indie comics and has also contributed entries to the 'Encyclopedia of Black Comics,’ the academic anthology ‘Critical Insights: Frank Yerby’ and is the editor for the upcoming book, ‘Conversations With: John Jennings.’

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