Thursday, October 02, 2008

The 11 Best Murs Songs:

Indie Rock was created in the 90s...though the punk movement really started it in the 80s, it didn't get it's own name tag until alternative rock went mainstream...then they needed something to describe the alternative to the alternative. Indie rock became the triple AAA league of rock and roll. Many bands paid their dues on small labels, generating a fanbase on the college charts before jumping to the radio syndicate. Nirvana, Nine Inch Nails, Modest Mouse, The White Stripes, Tool, Soundgarden, Green Day, The Offspring, Death Cab For Cutie all started on the indie rock scene. Earning clout from pretentious college rock music directors (I should know, I used to be one), was the equivalent of taking the prom queen to the homecoming dance. It was unmistakable cool credit and meant an instant ticket to the big dance.

Now, rap music faces the same problems that rock faced. The mainstream has grown dull and generic. The underground scene is growing a crop of unbelievably talented rappers, who have been praised for years by the college radio music directors. Will these highly respected rappers lose credibility when jumping to the mainstream...will they be accused of "selling out?" Or will they revolutionize a fading genre in desperate need of changing.

Murs, who is possibly one of the best rappers out there today makes his maor label debut on Sony (of all places) this week. Let's hope we see more artists like Murs getting their due...and less L'il Wayne.

The 11 Best Murs Songs:

1. The Pain (3:16 the 9th Edition)
2. Varsity Blues (Varsity Blues)
3. Yesterday & Today (Murray's Law)
4. Walk Like a Man (3:16 the 9th Edition)
5. Deepest Blue (Varsity Blues)
6. The Night Before (The End of The Beginning)
7. 3:16 (3:16 the 9th Edition)
8. Dreamchaser (Murray's Law)
9. Brotherly Love (The End of The Beginning)
10. Silly Girl (Murray's Law)
11. Say Anything (F'Real)

Buy Murs new album, Murs For President. He may be the best candidate running!!

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