2021 Week #29

Aug 2, 2021

Day 38 of 100 Days to Offload

This Week’s Tunes by Playcount

Top Tracks

  1. Mmmh by KAI
  2. Hey Kid, Close Your Eyes by AKMU
  3. Don’t Call Me by SHINee
  4. No Sun (toe remix) by KID FRESINO
  5. IDEA by TAEMIN
  6. Soko Kara Miteta by Michiko Mada (-5)
  7. 左恋 by Indigo la End
  8. Rattlesnake by King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
  9. Forsaken (Live in London UK 7/25/11) by Dream Theater
  10. Damn by YESEO

Sooo there seems to be a trend of me not really liking songs until I watch the dance performance or covers of a song and there are three such examples of them right here: Mmmh, Don’t Call Me, and IDEA.

I remember being a baby k-popper and seeing the name Kai everywhere and I was salty it was always in reference to EXO’s Kai and not The GazettE’s Kai (yes, I was a J-music > K-pop elitist, don’t shame me). I saw a dance cover of Mmmh and I was like okay this is catchy… And I listened to it properly and was hooked. “You make me feel so mmm-mhm.” Damn. Such a sexy song.

Don’t Call Me is similar to Mmmh in that I watched a dance cover and was like okay, I want to see SHINee themselves dance this. The song is dripping with personality (mostly thanks to Key) and I ended up liking it a lot.

“Rattlesnake, rattlesnake, rattlesnake, rattlesnake.” Do I know any of the other lyrics in Rattlesnake? Nope. But it’s still a jam. I looked it up and the rest of the lyrics are “ Isolation \ Trepidation \ Don’t fear nothing \ Snake is bluffing \ Whips his tail \ Sends you running.” Solid.

I’m not a big Dream Theater fan but I liked the Forsaken live version that I heard. The vocals sounded different so I thought it was like a female led band, oops.

Okay, I nearly forgot to talk about probably the best song this week. Hey Kid, Close Your Eyes is an 80’s inspired bop brought to you by AKMU. I’ve always had a soft spot for AKMU, they’ve always kinda transcended K-pop and their songs, while I don’t like all of them, have always brought something new to the table. They hit the milennial existential angst with bringing up kids in such a world. Love them.

Top Albums

  1. Flying Microtonal Banana by King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard (+2)
  2. NEXT EPISODE by AKMU
  3. KAI by KAI
  4. Don’t Call Me by SHINee
  5. Damn Rules by YESEO
  6. 20,Stop it. by KID FRESINO
  7. 夜行秘密 by Indigo la End
  8. Never Gonna Dance Again : Act 2 by TAEMIN
  9. Soko Kara Miteta by Michiko Mada (-5)
  10. ビアリストックス by BIALYSTOCKS (-9)

Top Artists

  1. SHINee (+1)
  2. TAEMIN (+2)
  3. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard (~)
  4. AKMU
  5. LADIES’ CODE
  6. KAI
  7. MARINA
  8. YESEO
  9. KID FRESINO
  10. Michiko Mada (-4)

My ATM Playlist

Lots of changes from the past week. Removed a lot of stale songs and added some more. I think I’ve talked a lot of these songs at least once before except for maybe 我愛你. Cody・Lee is a Japanese band. I don’t know what their genre is. But. 我愛你 is a fun groovy track and I’m all for it.

  • One Last Kiss by Utada Hikaru (-)
  • Life by YUI (-)
  • Wish You Were Here by CL (-)
  • My Taste (ft. ZICO) by dress, sogumm (-)
  • No Sun - toe Remix by KID FRESINO (-)
  • Rolling Stone by JMSN (-)
  • Diamonds by RHYMESTER, KIRINJI (-)
  • UNREAL by Seiho (-)
  • CRIMINAL by TAEMIN (~)
  • KAZINO by BIBI (-)
  • Grow by MUNA (-)
  • Paprika by Japanese Breakfast (-)
  • 疾走 by きのこ帝国 (~)
  • Sparkling Clean by Diverseddie (-)
  • IDEA by TAEMIN (~)
  • Ohio by King Princess
  • Soko Kara Miteta by Michiko Mada
  • Mmmh by KAI
  • 我愛你 by Cody・Lee(李)
  • 花束 by BIALYSTOCKS
  • Let It Be by Daichi Yamamoto