Zenzile - Pearls

Zenzile – Pearls

The zinging bass kickstarting this song gives some clue about what’s to follow. The bassline is indeed hefty but, as it soon turns out, this is actually a laid-back piece, a head-bobber and slightly melancholic low-rider. The sparse instrumentation acts as an enhancer for sinuous synths, scattered percussion and that awesome sax towards the end.

Beck - Mellow Gold

Beck – Loser

Failure can now be celebrated with this paradoxical hymn that manages to be both catchy and apathic. The lyrics are somewhere at a crossroads between humor and despair, surrender and pessimism, with a side-dish of sarcasm. And they’re being delivered with the perfect voice and intonation.