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[#60-41] The 60 Best Underrated Songs of the Past 6 Years (3000 Posts)

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The moment I hit the “publish” button on this post, that counter above (that I see on the backend of this blog) will turn to 3,000. Three-motherFing-thousand. That’s a lot of posts. That’s a hell of a lot of music. But just as Rome wasn’t built in a day, that number took 6 years and 1 month to reach. So happy birthday to The Burning Ear. Happy 3,000th post to new bands. Happy remaining sanity in my music addled brain. And to celebrate those happys, I would like to revisit the same concept as this blog’s very first post and pay special attention to songs that I feel went under-appreciated. These are the jams that are considered stadium worth in my ears, even if they only ever garnered a few thousand plays on Soundcloud, YouTube, or Myspace (yes, this blog is that old…).

So read on for Part 1 of what I’m cleverly and succinctly titling The Best Underrated Songs of the Past 6 Years (3000 Posts) Feb 2009 – March 2015. Part 2 drops tomorrow (here), and Part 3 the next day. And then after that, look out for some stylistic changes here on The Burning Ear. It’s exciting times and I’m beyond stoked to share it with all you crazies. But now, some weird thoughts on these songs!

Love & Jams,

-Brandon B.

p.s. There is a playlist of all the songs at the bottom of the post so you can listen to them straight through.

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Remix Roundup Vol. 49 – 8.6.2011 [Skrillex, Penguin Prison, Shiny Toy Guns, Dev, and more…]

Welcome, welcome…

I hope you are in desperate need of some fresh melodies, because this roundup will dig in your brain 26 chunes deep.

With more and more submissions its getting tough to keep up, but I’ve been burning the midnight oils to bring you RR Vol. 49.  (Almost 50!) Don’t forget TBE was one of the first to bring remixes in the roundup format.  Don’t forget to show us some love and as always GET NURDY as all hell.

 Hey, by the way I’m getting my Twitter fired up.  Follow me @JoelAlbers to get updates on TBE Roundups and all things Nurdy!

For more jams or by any of these artists use the ‘tags’ links at the bottom of the post!  Photo is the Lolla dance tent.

♫ Calvin Harris – Feel So Close (TABS Bootleg Remix) / I have a hard time seeing anyone topping  this TABS rework of “Feel So Close”.  This is the kind of remix that puts a fat grin on my face and a wiggle in my hips.

♫ Pendulum – The Island (Madeon remix) / Madeon is a 16 year old producer from France,… a wait, 16?!  Are you F’n kidding???  This kid, ain’t a kid at all.  Dude is a pro.  Props.

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The 25 Best Songs of 2010… Since Then (July-Dec.)

Here it is, for better or worse, for agreement or not, my list of the top 25 jams that rocked and/or rolled my ass during the second half of 2010. This is the 4th such list in TBE history and by far the most quality collection. There were  so many tracks that didn’t make the cut, and so many more that I think should be ranked higher. Can’t put ’em all in the top 10, now can I? Anyway, like all my lists, the ranking is loose. The quality, however, is tight as a drum… a tom-tom drum, perhaps…

25. ♫ Wiz Khalifa – Black & Yellow / Annnnd, this is why we don’t do year end lists before the YEAR ENDS. A late entry to my iTunes and an instant favorite. Swagger city up in this one! Push to start!

24. ♫ Fabolous – You Be Killin Em / Naw, Fabo, YOU be killen ’em. Niiice.

23. ♫ Muscles – Girl Crazy Go / Should be called “Brandon Crazy Go” cause that’s what happens. It’s like Read more

The Best Songs of 2010 for Shaking Your Ass/Rump/Donk/Moneymaker/What Your Mama Gave You: A New Years Eve Collection

The year comes to a close tomorrow and it’s time to start compiling those “Best Of” lists we all love. What better way to kick things off than with a mega-mix of the year’s best ass-shaking jams. Those tracks that just take a hold and force you to dip that hip, and just in time for New Year’s Eve!

Some are originals, some are remixes, and some are mashups. It’s no means a definitive list nor are the tracks in any sort of ranking. These are the tracks that have gotten my blood pumping all year long and so what better way to celebrate them than letting them ring in the new year! More specific lists coming once the year actually ends!

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[MP3] DEPRESSED BUTTONS came on and i was like, OW! hell yeah!

ow ow ow!

♫ Depressed Buttons – Ow!

I should probably save this jam for Friday ’cause it’s gonna be tough to pull the appropriate dance moves while sitting down. Fuck it, Wednesday dance party! Somebody kill the lights and fire up the strobe! Anyone who is a fan of The Faint (me!) will definitely not recognize this as sounding similar, although Depressed Buttons is in fact 3/5th of the pioneering Omaha indie rockers. This sugary glitch n’ grind extravaganza is certainly better than the last Faint album and I’m stoked to hear what else these guys have cooked up for us on the forthcoming Qwerty EP.

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