Musically Speaking, Part 2

The world needs more good songs, and I’m doing my part to make sure the battle for excellent audio experiences is won! No Minaj, no Ke-dollar-sign-ha, no other talentless hacks. Let’s get started with part deux of this new seriers of posts, shall we?

“Suit & Tie” by Justin Timberlake

My fingers are literally bleeding right now as I try to craft a ringing endorsement of a Justin Timberlake song. I mean, post-NSYNC Timberlake has been pretty enjoyable overall but it was always more of an undercover enjoyment that I certainly did not blog about. But “Suit & Tie,” featuring Jay-Z, is different. It’s white-boy soulful. Hell, maybe it’s even black-boy soulful. It speaks to the part of me that wants to dance whitely on Soul Train like a 70s black man. So good.

“Spectrum (Say My Name)” by Florence + The Machine

Florence and I go way back. Actually, that’s true on its face: My grandmother’s name is Florence and, while I generally call her Flo Rida, it’s true that we go back. But Florence + The Machine and I…we also go way back. I’ve loved Flo and her machine since my earliest days as a gay hipster, or gayster. That is: hipster with unabashedly designer threads. In “Spectrum,” Flo belts it out and I try not to dance in public.

“Army of Two” by Olly Murs

Olly Murs is like the British Adam Levine of the twenty-teens. That’s not as much of an insult as it probably should be, given the Maroon 5 frontman’s rapidly declining talent and fame, but hey. What I meant to say was that Mr. Murs can write a catchy song and sing it like a talented champ. That’s rare in our Minajified world and I think it’s worth celebrating.

That’s all for now, readers! All 3 of you can now resume your daily working and toiling away for a meager, recession-era wage. Have fun with that.