MuuMuse Approved Tracks for the Week of December 5, 2010
5. Enrique Inglesias – Tonight (I’m Fuckin’ You) (feat. Ludacris) (iTunes)
Enrique is a sexy pants. Enrique is explicitly telling me he wants to get sexy in my pants. Nope–still hasn’t grown old for me yet.
4. Frankmusik – The Fear Inside
Frankmusik’s grand return comes in the form of a dance floor haunt, which proves catchier and dancier with each play. A little less frantic and a little more sexy than his previous work, “The Fear Inside” suggests Frankmusik won’t be going anywhere near that sophomore slump.
3. Kanye West – Lost In The World (feat. Bon Iver)
Yeezy’s album has been on solid rotation over the past few weeks. While the whole package is amazing from start to finish, this week’s highlight is the surging “Lost In The World.” Recorded with folk singer Bon Iver, the track meshes a dozen sounds and influences–from an opening that recalls Imogen Heap’s “Hide And Seek” to a sample of Gil Scott-Heron’s 1970 spoken word, “Comment No. 1.” Yes, Kanye West is an arrogant bastard (let’s have a toast for the douchebags!), but he remains one of the most innovative and intriguing voice in mainstream hip-hop. No question.
2. Ellie Goulding – Home
Though all of the bonus tracks on Ellie Goulding’s debut album re-release are brilliant, “Home” is a particularly glowing moment. Co-penned by Fred Falke, the track alternates between tender guitar strums and massive, bright explosions of electronica in its howling choruses, adding even more sophistication and depth to the original sound found on Ellie’s debut.
1. T.I. – Castle Walls (feat. Christina Aguilera)
Stripped, humbled and taking the vocal acrobatics down ten notches, Christina’s assist on T.I.’s upcoming record is one of the saddest, prettiest melodies she’s ever sung. While a Christina only version of the song would be preferable, “Castle Walls” is the perfect winter continuation of the summer’s devastation rap piece, Eminem’s “Love The Way You Lie (feat. Rihanna)”. Bionic may have gone down in flames, but “Castle Walls” is nothing less than a triumph.