Spotlight: Rabenkinder

rabenWhile walking the street of Köln in Germany, I heard a VERY beautiful voice that made me follow wherever it came from like Jerry follows the cheese scent in Tom & Jerry. It led me to a sweet couple sitting on the floor with a guitar case opened and coins/money in it.. I thought they were too good to be begging for money, they WERE too good! I stood there for a good three songs before they packed and left, they sang in english and german, the woman’s voice is angelic, they had a CD they sold for €5, and I thought of sharing it, because how else would people get to listen to their music, and hopefully someone will notice them and sign them up to a record label asap! My favorites are I’m Not Alone, Nein, and Mask Of Smile. Take a listen yourself and tell me what you think!

Rabenkinder:
Nein
Noch Louter!
Bei Mir
I’m Not Alone
Please
Broken Precious Child
Mask Of Smile

Rabenkinder – EP [Download]

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Lyrics: Earreading [7]

stalk“If you a star, I be your milky way
If you a bar, I drink up everyday
If you the town, I be the talk
If you the talk, baby I be the walk

If you wanna dig, I be your gold baby
If you wanna live, I be your old age
You be the time, I be the clock
You be the tick, I be the tock

[…]

If you a case, I be a jury
If you a sin, I be your mercy
If you a beat, I be the moves
If you a tree, baby I be the roots

If you a bride, I be your wedding
If you a soul, I be your Otis Redding
If you a verse, I be your song
If you a king, I be your kong”-
Nikka Costa’s “Stuck To You

GEMS!

blackdiamond1sz3jpgThis week’s GEMS! theme is Black GEMS! First thing you do, open all the download-able links in taps, download all, then read about the songs, thanks.

janetjacksonNasty – Janet Jackson [Download]
No, my first name ain’t baby, It’s Janet… Ms. Jackson if you’re nasty” enough said.

frRight Round (Feat. Ke$ha) – Flo Rida [Download]
Okay, I caved, it’s catchy, what can I say? I love how Kesha’s voice sounds exactly like Katy Perry, maybe they’re using the same autotune effect?

mc1Bliss – Mariah Carey [Download]
Her high notes in the background are to die for, get it!

sadeI Couldn’t Love You More – Sade [Download]
Very smooth, very slick, very relaxing, very Sade.

jhudPocketbook (Feat. Ludacris) – Jennifer Hudson [Download]
“GIVE IT TO ME”, infectious is what I would say.

randyWhat Am I So Afraid Of? (Feat. Trisha, Keke and Kiley) – Randy Jackson [Download]
This is the female version of One Republic’s “Apologize”, it’s in the same vein as that, great song!

jaguarPlay The Field – Jaguar Wright [Download]
The list started on a high-note, and that’s how it’s gonna end. Discover a new artist if you’ve never heard of her, her voice is crazy.

GEMS!

gemsThis weeks’ GEMS theme is “Underrated”, songs that have been released and was not given attention by the public, or even their own label, which is a damn shame, but as we all know, in these times, there is nothing remotely fair about the music industry. All the songs listed here at 10x better than half of the Billboard Hot 100, trust me on this.

meganPorcelain Doll – Megan McCauley
I have no idea when or why I downloaded her album, but I was shuffling and this song came up, and I immediately fell in love with it’s absolute beauty. It’s a piano-driven ballad with tender vocals. And overall quality production.

dondriaCan’t Stop – Dondria
“Y’all know what this is?” Jermaine kick-starts the song, with on-point vocals courtesy of YouTube sensation Dondria. Her voice is similar to Beyoncé on the chorus, which is never a bad thing!

sacHow Deep Is Your Love – The Bird And The Bee
Taken from the soundtrack of the Sex & The City movie soundtrack, this cover of the hit Bee Gees song triumph the original, but then again, I think Sugababes and Girls Aloud’s supposedly-atrocious “Walk This Way” triumphs the original.

fineLast Of Days – A Fine Frenzy
One of my all-time favorites, if you know what’s good for you, get this.

marionFor You I’ll Die – Marion Raven
This is a very dark song, if you hate dark songs, stay away. If you like them, get downloading.

jesNow I Know – Jessica Mauboy
This is very recent, so my judgment might be shady. It’s a good Rihanna/Lady Gaga wanna-be song.

piercesSecret – The Pierces
I first heard this on Gossip Girl, and I still love it, it’s creepily beautiful.

elisaDestructive – Elisabeth Carew
Download this at all costs, I love it, from the rollercoaster-like intro to the epic chorus, it’s would’ve been huge had it been sung by Leona, Beyoncé, or Rihanna. Take a listen.

nicoleThe Way It Is – Nicole Atkins
I featured this song so many times, and I still feel it hasn’t been heard enough, the vocals are HUGE and DEEP, she’s one of our time’s best vocalists.

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