Thursday, January 18, 2018

Papa Topo - Lágrimas de cocodrilo

I just can't get enough of Papa Topo, so they get a second post for Cancun party week!!
There will be plenty of cocodrilos during our trip, let's hope no lágrimas...except when we have to go home!!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Apple Brains - Frutero

In honor of all the delicious fruit we will be consuming during our Cancun Party Fiesta Mega Week, here is an educational number from Apple Brains about some of my favorite human beings...FRUTEROS!!!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Monday, January 15, 2018

Papa Topo - Oso Panda

PAPA TOPO was soooo good during their first ever trip to LA last month, they just have to be included in my Cancun Party Week!!

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Selena - Bidi Bidi Bom Bom

To begin my Cancun Party Week Playlist, I give you one of Crystalboo's fave Latina Divas, SELENA!!!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Eddie Murphy - Party All the Time

In honor of Crystalboo's Bridal Extravaganza in Cancun, starting tomorrow, I present the ultimate party song to get us started!!!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Warm Digits - Growth of Raindrops (feat. Sarah Cracknell)

More pop from Warm Digits off of last year's "Wireless World", this time featuring the beautiful voice of Sarah Cracknell!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Soda Fountain Rag - I Keep My Headphones On

ANTHEM, especially for all us bus-riding daydreamers!!!
The lead track from Soda Fountain Rag's latest (and excellent) EP "Keep My Headphones On"!!

Friday, January 5, 2018

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Anna Burch - Tea-Soaked Letter

I like this nice pop slice from Anna Burch off her upcoming debut album "Quit the Curse" coming out in February.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Sjowgren - Stubborn Forces

Awesome new power poppy single from Sjowgren!!  Will 2018 be the year we see a full album of this excellence??

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Night Sports - Under the Moonlight / Alcohol Kisses

My EP of the Year for 2017 (even if it was mostly old tunes with a couple new ones) belongs to this long-time love of Ooberus Oblivious...although he changed his name on us a few years back and we lost contact for awhile.
Night Sports is Caspar Bock Sørensen, former champion of the mighty Champagne Riot.  Luckily, he's still making great music in the same vein as his former project and that makes me giddy beyond all belief!

Here's a sampling of the delicious pop that this man continues to create!

Monday, January 1, 2018

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Stars in Coma - 2017

What better way to end 2017 than with a song entitled "2017".
Stars in Coma gave us TWO whole albums this year and both landed in my Top Albums of the Year List!  Here's a perfect example of what SiC always deliver, heavy doses of pop, with dashes of melancholy and plenty of heart.
"What should we do know?"  The age old question.  My answer and wish for all in the new year...Keep being, keep creating and keep loving.

Thanks to everyone reading and listening in my little corner of the multiverse.  Thanks to all the amazing creators out there who make my job easy.  Happy New Year Everyone!
Much love.
-Ry- aka The Staff of Ooberus Oblivious

Baby Alpaca - Dream a Little Dream of Me

This final day of 2017 deserves a double entry!  Here's entry #1!
One of my all-time favorite songs covered by Baby Alpaca.  That gorgeous voice...ahhhhhhh.
Happy New Years Eve!!!

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Friday, December 29, 2017

2017 Albums of the Year Part 2

My TOP 28 Albums of the Year (this list has been last minute modified to include a few "forgotten" albums)!!!
You can read more on my #1 choice here.
Here's to an awesome year of music, and hopes for another great one in 2018!!

1. Cigarettes After Sex - Cigarettes After Sex

2.  Saint Etienne - Home Counties

3. Goldfrapp - Silver Eye

4. The Magnetic Fields - 50 Song Memoir

5. Piano Magic - Closure 

6. Charlotte Gainsbourg - Rest 

7. Yumi Zouma - Willowbank

8.  Fever Ray - Plunge

9.  Pixx - The Age of Anxiety

10. Echobelly - Anarchy and Alchemy

11. Fred Schneider & The Superions - The Vertical Mind

12.  Jamiroquai - Automaton

13.  Cindy Wilson - Change

14.  Burning Hearts - Battlefields

15.  Stars in Coma - Escapist Partisans

16.  Perfume Genius - No Shape

17.  Cut Copy - Haiku From Zero

18.  Hercules & Love Affair - Omnion

19. Marnie - Strange Words and Weird Wars

20.  St. Vincent - MASSEDUCTION

21.  LCD Soundsystem - American Dream

22.  Dent May - Across the Multiverse

23.  Furniteur - Perfect Lavender

24.  Jens Lekman - Life Will See You Now

25. Sparks - Hippopotamus

26.  Grandaddy - Last Place

27.  OMD - The Punishment of Luxury

28.  Allie X - CollXtion II

Thursday, December 28, 2017

2017 Albums of the Year Part 1

As I listen to less and less new albums each year, it becomes even harder and harder to compile my beloved Albums of the Year list!
Still, I have a lot to share even though I know I'm missing some!

Here's Part 1 of my favorite albums this year (in very loose order):

69.  Vitalic - Voyager
68.  Kid Koala feat Emilíana Torrini - Music to Draw to: Satellite
67.  Spoon - Hot Thoughts
66.  Σtella - Works for You
65.  Girls in Hawaii - Nocturne
64.  The Charlatans - Different Days
63.  Sally Dige - Holding On
62.  Chrysta Bell - We Dissolve
61.  Stars in Coma - Defunct Summer
60.  Sondre Lerche - Pleasure
59.  The xx - I See You
58.  Ronika - Lose My Cool
57.  Molly Burch - Please Be Mine
56.  Mew - Visuals
55.  Girl Ray - Earl Grey
54.  The Luyas - Human Voicing
53.  Poni Hoax - Tropical Suite
52.  Rose Elinor Dougall - Stellular
51.  The Golden Filter - Still // Alone
50.  The Just Joans - You Might Be Smiling Now...
49.  Moto Boy - New Music
48.  Porcelain Raft - Microclimate
47.  TOPS - Sugar at the Gate
46.  Austra - Future Politics
45.  Mozart's Sister - Field of Love
44.  Temples - Volcano
43.  The Tear Garden - The Brown Acid Caveat
42.  Deerful - Peach
41.  Man Duo - Orbit
40.  Captains - Captains
39.  Djustin - Voyagers
38.  Little Dragon - Season High
37.  Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me
36.  The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - The Echo of Pleasure
35.  Blondie - Pollinator
34.  Frankie Rose - Cage Tropical
33.  The Perfect Kiss - Disconnect
32.  Molly Nilsson - Imaginations
31.  Lali Puna - Two Windows
30.  Dream Lake - Lux
29.  Soldout - Forever
28.  Tennis - Yours Conditionally
27.  Poppy - Poppy.Computer
26.  Arcade Fire - Everything Now be continued tomorrow.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

2017 Movies of the Year

Around September, I worried deeply for the fate of my favorite films of the year list!  But luckily, these last few months have proven quite fruitful and delivered some real lovers!
Each of these films gave me the feels in all the right places, and that's what I always hope for!!
Here are my favorite movies of 2017!! 

1.  Call Me By Your Name

2.  The Killing of a Sacred Deer

3.  Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

4.  The Shape of Water

5.  Poesía sin fin (Endless Poetry)

6.  Okja

7.  The Florida Project

8.  Get Out

9.  Logan

10.  I, Tonya

11.  A Ghost Story

12.  Beatriz at Dinner

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

2017 EPs of the Year

My favorite EPs from this year!!

1.  Night Sports - Nightsports


2.  Tennis - We Can Die Happy

3.  Samantha Urbani  - Policies of Power

4.  Zoe Durrant - Island

5.  David Bowie - No Plan

6.  Blonde Redhead - 3 O'Clock

7.  YACHT - Strawberry Moon

8.  Amanda Mair - To the Moon

9.  Belle and Sebastian - How to Solve Our Human Problems (Part 1)

10.  ANOHNI - Paradise

11.  Faded Paper Figures - Chronos

12.  The Sounds - The Tales That We Tell