Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The 11 Best Songs By Skrillex

Back in the 90s...the last couple weeks before Christmas were always a mad dash to the CD shelves.  Bands would throw out "best of" collections...etc.  Now all that stuff comes out in November...sometimes you see Christmas stuff way back in October...right Zooey?  After Christmas, we'd be hit with a dry spell for a few weeks...but things have changed in the digital era.  An album being released is no longer an event unto the date of the release can sometimes be bigger news than the release.  Last year, multiple bands put out album on New Year's Eve (MIA, Klaxons, JJ, Gorillaz) because it made the release more interesting.  This year, the rumors of more midnight New Year's Eve releases are already buzzing. A couple of artists have jumped the gun.  Last week, The Weeknd dropped his 3rd free album of the year. (how can you not like a guy who gives away three albums a year?)  Also, out this week is dubstep's hottest commodity, Skrillex.  Is he getting too big too fast?  Probably.  Not sure I've ever seen this much hype over an artist who still has yet to release a full length album.

Here are the 11 Best Songs By Skrillex:

  1. Kill Everybody  (Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites)
  2. Weekends!!! (My Name Is Skrillex)
  3. First of the Year Equinox (More Monsters and Sprites)
  4. Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites (Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites)
  5. Rock N Roll Will Take You To The Mountain (Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites)
  6. With You, Friends (My Name Is Skrillex)  
  7. My Name Is Skrillex (My Name Is Skrillex)
  8. Scatta (Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites)
  9. The Disco Rangers Bus (YouTube Exclusive)
  10. Ruffneck Full Flex (More Monsters and Sprites)
  11. DnB Ting (Single)
Buy Skrillex's new EP, Bangarang now!!


mjensen15 said...

To whom this may concern,

Since you're so supportive of new music I was wondering if you'd do a post about Danielle Savre. She's an actress turned singer who is raising money to produce her first music video. We have started to raise funds through Kickstarter but still need a lot of help. Danielle is a young woman who is taking on the responsibility of putting this music video together. She has taken the initiative to get everyone involved, including a great director, amazing choreographer and many other talented people. She's a real role model as a strong and independent woman. We are also putting it to a vote which of two songs should be her first single. It would be greatly appreciated if you would check out the Kickstarter as well as her site. Both are listed below. Thanks for your time.
Michelle Jensen

Chris said...

I really want to care about Skrillex, especially when it sounds like a mash up of Atari teenage riot and Chemical brothers. I just have a hard time caring about this sound. It actually reminds me a lot of newer Prodigy records, except not as structured.

acompleteunknown said...

mjensen, your more than welcome to post here about your artist...but I don't really do many new artist posts.

Chris, I have to say I completely agree about the lack of structure in his songs. But there is just something magnetically listenable about his songs. His new EP features a lot more structured songs. Maybe dubstep is maturing.