So let's kick it off!
1. Baden Powell - Deixa
Baden Powell, (according to Wikipedia) is regarded as the greatest Brazilian guitarist of all time. ALL TIME. Do you know how many jazz guitarists come out of Brazil? How many meals have you had in your lifetime? That should illustrate the level of competition here. Deixa is a beautiful tapestry woven with bits of awesome and Latin heat. Listening to it repeatedly has been proven to make you more handsome.
2. Anamanaguchi - Jetpack Blues Sunset Hues
Anamanaguchi not only has an incredibly hard name to pronounce but a very hard sound to classify. Is it 8-bit nonsense? Instrumental radio power-pop? A man and his bassoon? It certainly isn't the latter as Anamanaguchi has recently exploded onto the scene with it's catchy beats and quirky songs. They are slated to do the music for the upcoming Scott Pilgrim movie adaptation so that should be a definite indication of their quirky awesomeness. Buying this album has been scientifically proven to get you into heaven.
3. Shad - Ya I Get It
Shad is a Canadian hip-hop artist. If you haven't gone to another website by now, thank you! He is a very unique rapper with a flow unlike most Canadian rappers (all I can think of is Drake). Regardless, his beats are fly like jumbo jets and his rhymes are smooth like the landing strip. Don't sleep on such a talented and unique artist!
4. Two Door Cinema Club - Undercover Martyn
Two Door Cinema Club is an Irish-born quartet of monks who sing holy hymns about different kinds of credenzas. JUST KIDDING! They're catchier than most airborne diseases and seamlessly blend electropop with just a dash of indie rock. They take the garbage played on the radio and transmorgify it into something danceable, catchy, and hard to resist. I'm listening to this song right now. And I will. Over and over. Help me.
5. Ernest Gonzales - While On Saturn's Rings
OH MY GOD. DO YOU WANT TO GO TO SATURN RIGHT NOW WITH ME? ERNEST GONZALES WILL COME ALONG AND BRING ALONG SOME OF HIS DOWNTEMPO/IDM/TRIP-HOP SOUND THAT IS UNIMITATEABLE. I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS BUT THIS MUSIC IS LIKE GOING FOR A BIKE RIDE ON THE MOON WHILE WEARING THOSE HIPSTER SUNGLASSES, BUT IT'S OKAY BECAUSE YOU'RE WEARING THEM BEFORE THEY WERE COOL AND TRENDY. GAAAAH. BUY HIS ALBUMS.
And that's all folks! Remember, if you don't like my taste in music, you should get new tastebuds! Ha-ha! But seriously, I'll just hate you forever.