Friday, November 29, 2013

TGIF: Guilty Pleasure Cover

All of my close friends find my so-called music "knowledge" questionable, because although I try to keep my finger on the pulse of as much music as possible, I'm usually the last person to hear an overplayed Top 40 hit. I wouldn't say I avoid Top 40, but I don't seek it out the way that I seek out other, more obscure and eclectic types of music. My friend recently walked away from me in frustration as I explained this pumped-up "new" Katy Perry song ("Roar"). I always discover the addictive Rihanna hits one year after they sweep the Grammys. I heard my first aggressive Avicii song maybe a month ago.

With the (slightly degrading) Billboard smash "Blurred Lines," I only first heard it the night of the infamous Miley twerk. And, as I'm sure everyone realized long before me, it's just catchy as hell. I'm the first person to shamelessly two-step to it, which is why I was thrilled to find that one of my favourite bands, Vampire Weekend (who bred one of my favourite lead singers), put their own funky spin on the mainstream hit - making it that much more acceptable for me to love it.

Who doesn't love a little Ezra on a Friday night?

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