Monday, 19 July 2010

Track of the Week 2010: #29

Mark Ronson & The Business Intl feat. Q-Tip & MNDR - Bang Bang Bang

This is not something that I ever foresaw happening. Mark Ronson releasing a addictive, brilliant single. But pop's disposable right? We can all have forgotten about this in a month or so. It's the 'She Wolf' of 2010.

Yet, I'm a sucker for big multi-voiced collaborative albums (Demon Days, Plastic Beach, The Brighton Port Authority album and Yourcodenameis:milo's Print Is Dead can attest to that) so long as they don't just feature sped up covers played by a brass section. Therefore I will probably (almost definitely) have a listen to 'Bang Bang Bang's parent album Record Collection. It helps that it also features Rose Elinor Dougall who made her star turn as a Pipette on The Pipettes brilliant debut album.

Talking of star turns, legendary rapper Q-Tip's appearance on 'Bang Bang Bang' is arguably what makes the single, even though the majority of the vocal is supplied by MNDR. She's apparently Amanda Warner from the band MNDR but it seems like La Roux, Warner will become known as the embodiment of the band with her fellow taking a backseat. Either way, from this performance the band could well be a promising act.

So as much as I want to hate Ronson, the smug punchable cunt, it seems that he's bloody gone and done it! Pure pop that's so good I want to have forgotten about it before the End of Year List comes around.

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