This whole thing. Begin Again has the best soundtrack this year.
Lily Allen has a kickin’-up-dirt spaghetti string anthem about how a guy really nails it as a boyfriend and makes her feel secure, like she finally found the right prototype. It’s what thousands of songs have been written about. And then, out of nowhere, she comes in with a tumbleweed chorus about how his dick game is trash and that it completely ruins him for her. If there’s ever a reason to hate Lily Allen, this completely demolishes that reason.
Constantine V. - vocals
Jahphet Landis of ‘TV on the Radio’ - Drums
Mason Orfalea of ‘Cerebral Ballzy’ - Guitar
Michael Amacio - Bass
I went to see Begin Again on a date with myself and I’m so glad I did. This film was charming and sweet, very cheesy but made me smile. But the whole point was the music, and goddamn, was it good. Gregg Alexander is basically my personal hero. I’ve wanted to sit down with him for over a decade and pick his brain. He used to be the lead singer of The New Radicals and then just said fuck it all and went into songwriting. No interviews since then! You may have heard his hit single “Game of Love” as recorded by Santana and Michelle Branch. And when you hear the music in the movie, you realize that he knew what his sound was then. Nothing has changed. Major seventh chords mingling with major seventh chords. I have listened to the soundtrack three times since, and this is my favorite song from it. Do yourself a favor, seriously. Gregg fucking Alexander.
Me learning the alphabet: ABCDEFGHIJKREBLOGMYSELFIE
Kwabs coming for your neck with his most accessible track to date.
Wrap me up in this and hold me.
So, I ended my job at Myspace and I’m starting at Billboard magazine as Associate Editor. I began a bit early by appearing on Erika’s podcast. Listen to us talk about Beyonce, Nicki and Lil’ Kim theories. I was born for this.