Beastie Boys – License To Ill [Revisit]

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I’ve been whistling a song to myself all day, it’s been driving me mad… GIRLS! track 6 from Beastie Boys‘ critically acclaimed and award winning debut album Licensed to Ill. If you like rap/hip hop, metal, punk, rock, or pop (or just songs with funny lyrics) there is something in this album for you, so if you’ve never heard it or it’s been a while, go and check it out.

 

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ADELE – Skyfall [Listen]

As if we needed to even write about this, it’s destined to be big either way and you’ve probably heard it already on all the other blogs so take it as the Universal Wax stamp of approval instead. As 007s return draws near in this years must see action spectacle, it brings with it a new Bond theme. After the recent 90 second preview that we were teased with the other week, the full 4 minutes 46 seconds are now available and I’ve got to say, as an appreciator of Bond themes over the years, this one’s a corker!

Big, bombastic and with all the swagger of the earlier (and I must say, better) Bond themes, Skyfall struts onto the scene with truly epic production and the beautiful voice of Adele. It has enough John Barry to be unmistakably Bond, but it’s more confident than recent Bond themes and is a whole lot classier to boot. It may be one large nod back to the sixties and it’s also not the best song ever written (well, it is a Bond theme what did you expect) but as far as fueling my excitement for the film, it’s done a bloody good job. Skyfall launches 26th October (UK). The single is out now in all the usual places and has already topped the iTunes chart.

And here’s a little treat for all you karaoke lovers out there…

Mickey Newbury – Just Dropped In/Wish I Was [Listen]

Armed with a voice serrated enough to saw through your plump and bleeding heart like a rusty old breadknife. Written by Mickey Newbury, this song is most famous for Kenny Rogers’s version you may remember from featuring in the drug sequence in the Big Lebowski. Complete with perhaps the most adeptly emotionally loaded whistling solo you’re ever likely to hear and a seamless transition midway through into the unreal “Wish I was”, this track blows Kenny Rogers’s version out of the water. A whiskey-soaked-flaming-pine-rocking-chair of a song.