Dec 14, 2009

Music Monday: Looking Forward To The New Year

By: Ari Zelunka

Humber’s own blogebrity, Ms A-list had the pleasure of living with me a few years ago. For 8 months, I blasted music into the house and allowed her witness my obsessive music habits. While our music tastes didn’t and don’t always click, I’m honored she trusts me enough to desecrate her blog with my presence. For ‘Music Monday’ this week, I present you with a list of the five most anticipated artists I expect to emerge in 2010. In no particular order:

Ellie Goulding
Many artist have emerged in the post Lily Allen UK pop spectrum over the past few years (Little Boots, La Roux, VV Brown) that seem to enter with a bang and phase out a few months and few remixes later. Ellie Goulding has produced some great electro pop tunes this past year that might secure her some lasting power when her album drops next year.

The Drums
Drudging through snow for the next few months doesn’t mean we can’t reminisce back to the days of summer. This band has a knack for creating warm and fuzzy, beach pop records to hold us over until the thaw.

Hometown hero, the boy you love to envy, Drake/Drizzy/Aubrey Graham/Jimmy has worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry, has flirted the tabloid with rumors of romantic involvement with Rihanna, and has lined up 2 Grammy nods without a full album to his name. "When [his] album drops, bitches'll buy it for the picture/ And niggas'll buy it, too, and claim they got it for they sister."

Toro Y Moi
South Carolina native who's been riding the chill-wave craze. His music is filled with glitchy samples and soothing vocals that are infectious and distinctly one of a kind.

Sleigh Bells
It’s generally the songs that make us go WTF, that are the ones we find ourselves humming days later. Recently highlighted on Time Magazines best of 2009 list, the Brooklyn duo have created the most abrasive song of the year. Sounding like metal on metal, they’ve crafted a serious dance floor thumper with “Crown on the Ground” and one of my personal favourites, the R&B flavoured “Ring, Ring”.

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