Anyone want to help me find songs like these?
December 15, 2012 1:15 PM   Subscribe

Musicfilter//: I love the following 2 songs: Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win (Beastie Boys featuring Santigold) and 1977 by Ana Tijoux. What else should I listen to?

So I've tried things like Gnoosic that let you search by artist, but what do you do when you find a "one off" type song that really catches your imagination? I don't know of any music recommendation sites that really allow me to make a list of individual songs that strike me as similarly awesome and then spit out a new list of other songs that are similar. I guess this is sort of a double-edged question.

1st, does anyone know of a site that would do something like that?

2nd, the two songs I'm currently in love with are Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win and 1977. Any advice on other songs with a similar feel to these?
posted by Quizicalcoatl to Media & Arts (9 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Do you know other Santigold stuff? I love Disparate Youth by her. I'll think of some others and probably pop back in!
posted by shortyJBot at 1:18 PM on December 15, 2012

I have been listening to Santigold's other stuff and I like it. I like a lot of Ana Tijoux's other music, too, but I'm looking for stuff specifically in the vein of those two songs, which aren't really replicated in their other work.
posted by Quizicalcoatl at 1:33 PM on December 15, 2012

You could discover a lot of stuff in this vein by listening to the weekly WFMU radio show/podcast Mudd UP! with DJ /rupture
posted by mannequito at 1:50 PM on December 15, 2012 I feel like this is similar. If you agree, I'll try to figure out others!
posted by semaphore at 2:34 PM on December 15, 2012

You might like some of the stuff from Lazerproof, which is a remix album that mashes up La Roux's songs with R&B and reggae.
posted by capricorn at 3:18 PM on December 15, 2012

Cypress Hill maybe?
posted by humboldt32 at 4:20 PM on December 15, 2012

@ mannequito: I'll browse the playlists. Thanks!
@ Semaphore: That's close and I like it, but it's not quite what I was looking for. I'll see what else Prefuse 73 has out there.
@ capricorn: Lazerproof might be good
@ humboldt32: I'm not a fan of Cypress Hill, but thanks for the suggestion.

I think part of what I like about each of the songs I listed was the modern, beat-heavy update of 70's funkiness with the fast rapped lyrics.
posted by Quizicalcoatl at 5:44 PM on December 15, 2012

I have also had 1977 in heavy rotation this vein I would nominate Calle 13, especially the album Entren Los Que Quieran. Digo Lo Que Pienso is maybe the closest to the sound you're looking for.
posted by silvergoat at 10:17 AM on December 16, 2012

Maybe Willy Moon's "Yeah Yeah"'s the song on one of the latest iPod commercials.
posted by shortyJBot at 11:21 AM on December 19, 2012

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