Morning Commute Music Shuffle: 8 Feb 2012

A slightly abridged version of the songs that came up on shuffle on my iPod during my morning commute. A few I skipped over, but otherwise, here it is.

1) ARCADE FIRE, “Lenin” from Dark Was The Night

2) THE NATIONAL, “Lit Up” from Alligator

3) THE BEATLES, “Because” from Love

4) RADIOHEAD, “Idioteque” from Kid A

5) GROUNDTRUTHER, “Jupiter Mask” from Longitude

6) TOM WAITS, “Baby Gonna Leave Me” from Real Gone

7) MY BLOODY VALENTINE, “Nothing Much To Loose” from Isn’t Anything

8) XTC, “Knuckle Down” from English Settlement

9) THE PIXIES, “Something Against You” from Surfer Rosa

10) THE BAD PLUS, “Radio Cure” from For All I Care

11) BEE GEES, “Whisper Whisper” from Odessa

12) FIONA APPLE, “To Your Love” from When the Pawn…

13) KANYE WEST, “Get Em’ High” from The College Dropout

14) ISOTOPE 217, “Audio Boxing” from The Unstable Molecule

15) THE FLAMING LIPS, “Waiting For Superman” from The Soft Bulletin

A Seizure-Inducing Video From Kanye

Kanye West just dropped a new video for “All Of The Lights” directed by directed by Hype Williams and featuring Rihanna and Kid Cudi. And wow, this video starts out with a dramatically stark intro of a little girl, gorgeously filmed in black and white. But get past that plaintive piano and cello intro and it explodes into a seizure-inducing strobe of color and retro ’80s/’90s typography. This one will make your brain melt if you watch it in full-screen mode. But the video sure looks great, especially when Rihanna shows up in that “Fifth Element” top she’s got on. As for the song, it’s got that typical Kanye swagger/ego mixed in with some pathos about wanting to be a better father. Decent song, great video.

UPDATE: Just got tipped off that the typography from the video is remarkably similar to the opening credits to the film Enter The Void:

Wow, it’s like Kanye and Hype Williams ripped it off wholesale.