This week has been all kinds of hectic...actually....the past couple of weeks, so I went with a more toned down music selection in order to combat the 50 shades of shitty I've been feeling. If you're new to my blog, or to my social media, then you may not know that I suffer from chronic headaches (not that I make huge announcements very often about my severe ailment woes, all over my blog and social media like that..or very frequently). I do plan to do an depth post accompanied by a video all about it very soon actually. My goal isn't to Debbie down this NCS STEREO, don't get me wrong, I'm just filling you in. All in all, due to the kaka I've been experiencing, it has definitely shaped what I've been listening to this week.
As always, my focus is primarily on individual songs that I want to share with you! Now, some you may not like, some you may love, some you may remember, and some may be new to you and heading to your music device stat...either way, this is a peek into my music world and my taste. Respect it, enjoy it, and I hope I either introduce you to something or bring back fond memories.
Disclaimer: These are not my songs and I am not claiming them.
LET'S GET STARTED!!!
#1 AltJ-Breezblocks: Aside from this song being amazing, the music video was expertly done. Additionally, this song (and every other song on this list) fits the feels of my week.
#2 Erykah Badu- Didn't Cha Know: Ok, so if you don't know about this song.....now ya know (and where have you been...?). This week it's been on serious repeat and has actually helped put me to sleep, and has been on the "Sexy Time" playlist as well. It's just one of those multi-purpose songs.
#3 Janet Jackson-Anytime, Any Place: This song is also a multi-purpose song, yes it has typically been featured on my "Sexy Time" playlist, but it has also done wonders to just help unwind my mind in general.
#4 Tricky- Hell Is Around The Corner: OMG, Tricky is my love! So many nights were spent listening to him and Portishead, throughout my teen years. I was obsessed! When I came upon this song, amongst my arsenal of songs, I was actually surprised that I almost forgot about it and was happy to start listening to Tricky again.
#5 Portishead- Roads: Didn't I mention (like a few playlists back) that Portishead was my JAM?! Ugggghhhh, I LOVE this song and so many of the songs from Portishead. If you're looking to sink deeeeeeeep into some chill vibes, then Portishead is for you...hands down.
#6 James Blake- Retrograde: I actually heard his name for the first time about two weeks ago at my most recent photo shoot. I never got a chance to actually listen to his music, I just took note of his name. Once I got home I did my little search, and HOLY SHIT! This song is just sooooooo Fucking good, excuse my French....or don't. This song was just what I needed to help me through the past week or so, and through my editing sessions.
#7 Clair De Lune- Flight Facilities: Yet another song that has help me turn in for the night, edit photos, enjoy my rainy Friday (which just passed), and de-fog my mind. It has quickly become a fave.
#8 Movement- Ivory: Unlike the artist James Blake, and how I hadn't heard from him until I'd gotten home from my latest phot shoot, I got the chance to hear this song from the Movement at the shoot. The moment this song came on, I just needed to know who was responsible for this awesome song. The thing is, it's not exactly a song with a lot of bells and whistles, but it is still just...everythang. It's repeat-worthy.
#9 XXYXX- About You: I honestly don't know if it's the song that makes the song or the song coupled with the video directed, filmed, and edited by Jeff Vash , that makes the song (or at least makes me enjoy it more). This ISH right here is also the ultimate in chill vibes to the max, and with the mondo headaches and spine aches I've been experiencing...chilled to the max is where it's at.
Last but not least, #10 Yael Naim- Toxic: Now this is a cover! I love a bunch of her other songs, but I am in love with her cover of Britney Spear's song, "Toxic". It's just so damn good, and I appreciate her unique rendition.
There you have it, my top ten for this week!
Thank you for braving through that with me. Remember every Saturday I will bring you a new list of my top 10 songs of the week, in the NCS Stereo (NaughtCouture's Saturday Stereo) segment. Most times there's a focus on artists; here I will be focusing predominately on specific songs, how they make me feel, what I like about the particular song, how I discovered them, and/or sometimes the memories that come attached to them.