Songs that Define My Los Angeles

I read this 25 songs That Define Los Angeles.  I agreed with a few songs like 2Pac and Lana Del Rey, but I couldn't help but be bugged the fuck out at a number of things: the hierarchy of songs, that the writer tries to define his list and his taste as "the" 25 songs. 

In response, here's my list.  The list is just stuff that's on my playlist currently, not all-encompassing (if you want that, just look at Wikipedia).  My taste in music isn't that expansive when it comes to LA.

Note:  Would like to see other lists, rather than just "the" list.

First off, the songs that I like that I'm not sure too many other people like:

Bambu - Where You From

Michelle Shocked - Come a Long Way

Bambu - Take the 5

The Aggrolites - Reggae Hit LA

Murs - LA

Then the obvious:

2Pac - To Live in Die in LA

Sublime - April 26, 1992

Then there are songs that have an LA feel to it:

Montell Jordan - This Is How We Do It

Coolio - Fantastic Voyage

Dumbfoundead - Jam Session

Then there are some artists who don't have an LA-hit but "feel" kinda LA. And by "LA", I mean multi-disciplined, multi-cultural, multilingual, multi-talented, stuff that hits you in multiple ways.

Aceyalone - Everything Changes

Bermudas - No Voy a Trabajar

Mexican Institute of Sound - El Microfono

1 comment:

Narinda said...

I've been meaning to write a post about music that evokes LA for me for a long time! Playlist post coming shortly. Always glad you're still writing.