I don’t think that anyone can question that Florence Welch has tremendous pipes and could probably break the stained-glass windows...
What’s up COED Nation! I’m back! Sorry I have been gone for a hot minute. I am still cooling down...
What’s up COED Nation! This is my pre-Coachella version of “In the Mixtape.” That’s right, that’s right. Your boy Al...
What’s up COED nation! I hope you’ve enjoyed your week so far. I know we did. Austin, Texas got ripped...
What’s up COED Nation?! Are you feeling the Madness? I LOVE this time of year. Nothing beats the excitement and...
What’s good COED Nation? Yesterday, March 9th, isalways a semi-difficult day for me. March 9th is the anniversary of the...
Mar 10, 2012
Last week, Alanis Morissette's "You Oughta Know" edged out Foo Fighters' "Rope" and Grouplove's "Spun" to win top Song of the Week honors. In this week's Mixtape, we take a look at Chris Brown & Rihanna's controversial collabos, DMX's return, Jimmy Fallon's spoof of Pearl Jam's "Jeremy", Lil Wayne's signing of Limp Bizkit, and tracks from Alabama Shakes and Sharon Van Etten. Click through to read, listen, and vote.
Feb 26, 2012
Blue by First Aid Kit, It's So Hard by Big Pun, Hol' Up by Kendrick Lamar TIED for top song of the week honors in our last edition of "In the Mixtape". This week's release features tracks from the late great Whitney Houston, Alanis Morissette, Foo Fighters, Grouplove, and Broken Social Scene. Music Man Al Jones takes a look at the Bonnaroo lineup, DMB's upcoming tour, Green Day's upcoming album, and the ridiculousness that is Chris Brown. Click to read more and to vote for your favorite song!
Feb 19, 2012
I will always love Whitney Houston. That voice, ooh that sweet, strong, melodic, unparalleled, majestic voice. Whitney Houston had the...
Last week, Fiona Apple edged out Ellie Goulding to take Top Song of the Week honors. This week, we feature tracks from First Aid Kit, Sharon Van Etten, Kendrick Lamar, Big Pun, and Electric Guest along with a look back at the passing of Whitney Houston, Simon Cowell's cuts, and a peek ahead at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards. Click to get in the mixtape.
COED Nation, what’s good in your world? Welcome to another edition of Al Jones’ Songs of the Week. Hope you...
Last week, Big Sean beat out Lana Del Rey as the top vote getter for your favorite song of the week. In this week's edition of In the Mixtape, we give you stuff you might've missed, top songs from Metric, M83, Gotye, The Shins, and Grand Puba, and a look ahead at upcoming events in the world of music. Click to read, listen, and vote.
This Week In Music, we preview some songs by Big Sean, Atlas Genius, Fun, Lana Del Rey, and Common. We've also added two new features: one that takes a look at some of the most important music news you may have missed; the other that looks forward at some upcoming music hotness. As always, don't forget to vote for your favorite Song of the Week in our poll at the bottom.
COED Nation what is good in the hood? Happy New Year! I hope you guys enjoyed my first year with...
2011 was a great year for music. Multiple genres - from indie rock to rap to pop to country - all had huge years. We saw the emergence of brand new power players (Adele, LMFAO), consistency from the staples (Kayne West, Rihanna, Lady Antebellum, Foo Fighters), solid debuts from important breakthrough artists, (Foster the People, Frank Ocean) and quality sophomore releases from breaking stars (Bon Iver, Drake). We got introduced to Spotify and the cloud. Music even brought an influx of reality TV shows all geared towards finding the next best thing in music (X-Factor, The Voice, American Idol). Click through to see Al Jones' Top 30 Songs of 2011.
Chiddy Bang's "Ray Charles" won top honors in our last SOTW poll, beating out Chris Brown's "All Back". Beating might not be the best choice of words when "Chris Brown" is in the same sentence. Anyway, this week's nominations include jams from Avicii, Flo Rida, Wilco, Bon Iver, and The Band Perry. What? Country? We know, it's scary. Check out which tracks made the cut then vote for your favorite after the jump-off.
Last week, we had a tie between And It Spread by The Avett Brothers and Drake's Crew Love. Just goes to show how diverse our listening palate's are at COED. In this week's edition of Al Jones' SOTW, we feature tracks from Janelle Monae, Wild Flag, Chris Brown, Chiddy Bang, and Blitzen Trapper. Take a listen then vote for your favorite after the jump!
Apparently, you guys "Love Lamp", the joint by Red, Gold, & Green because they crushed the competition in last week's SOTW poll. This week, we try to make you forget about Occupy Wall Street and Ped State with tracks from Drake, Mumford and Sons, David Byrne and the Dirty Projectors, The Avett Brothers, and the Good Husbands. Take a listen then vote for your favorite after the jump! Jump!
Last week, Passion Pit's "Swimming in the Flood" bested the competition with more than 60% of the total vote. However, today, we're mourning the loss of Heavy D who died at the young age of 44. While we don't feature any of his music in this edition of Songs of the Week, we do shine the spotlight on tracks from REM, Red Gold & Green, Childish Gambino, The Black Keys, and Florence + the Machin. Take a listen then vote for your favorite after the jump.
Who's ready for a fresh new round of Songs of the Week? Last week, we saw T.I. watch the throne with Hova and 'Ye with his remix of "N****s In Paris." We need a new king though, so that's why we need you to vote! This week, we got tracks from Nicki Minaj, Tupac favorite Bruce Hornsby, James Morrison, Ghostface Killah, and Passion Pit. Check out which songs made the cut then vote for your favorite after the jump!
We're about to enter the fourth quarter for music and should be seeing a lot new releases coming out soon. Coldplay, Drake, Florence + the Machine, and Rihanna are all releasing some new cuts, some of which have been included on a very hot Songs of the Week. Last week, Pretty Lights really got it going with their song "Finally Moving". This week, we feature songs by Rihanna, Phantogram, Coldplay, Kanye, Hova, TI, and Metric. Check out which ones made the cut then vote for your favorite after the jump! Get involved. Every vote counts.
What's good COED Nation!? Are you ready for some footba- oh right. Sorry, Hank Williams Jr. Well, how about some basketba- oh right. Sorry, NBA fans. Don't get too down, though folks because this edition of Songs of the Week is a real winner. Last week, you showed that you had an itch to 'Move Like Jagger,' but it's time to add a new king to the throne. This time we have songs by Aloe Blacc, Pretty Lights, Feist, Sleigh Bells, and James Blake - check out which ones made the cut and then vote for your favorite after the jump!
Last week, J. Cole's "Mr. Nice Watch" featuring Jay-Z CRUSHED the competition in our poll, snatching away 86% of the total vote. This week's edition features tracks from Radiohead, Tinie Tempah, One Republic, Maroon 5, and T-Pain - HOLLA ATCHA BOY! Check out the mega-gigawatts after the jump, son! (And don't forget to vote for your favorite joint in our poll at the bottom).
Empire of the Sun took control of your music world last week with their song "Walking on a Dream." This week's Songs of the Week features tracks from Radical Face, St. Vincent, Foster the People, J. Cole, and Mayer Hawthorne. Check out which joints made the cut and DON'T FORGET TO VOTE for your favorite after the jump!
Last week, Beyonce's "Love on Top" topped Florence + The Machine's Hurricane and The Game's Nation. This week's edition of SOTW features tracks from artists who played this year’s Austin City Limits (ACL) festival - Coldplay, Empire of the Sun, Cults, Fitz and the Tantrums, and Young the Giant. Take a listen then vote for your favorite in our poll after the jump.
Lady Gaga stole the show last week away from Little Dragon with her song "You and I." This week's Songs of the Week feature tracks from Florence + the Machine, the Game, David Guetta, Beyonce, and Mark Ronson. Check out which songs made the cut, then vote for your favorite after the jump!
Bad Meets Evil burned up the competition with "Lighters" feat. Bruno Mars. This week's contenders are Drake, Bombay Bicycle Club, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Lady Gaga, and Little Dragon. Check out which joints made the list, then vote on your favorite after the jump.
Welcome to another round of Songs of the Week. Our reigning champion is The Red Hot Chilli Peppers and "The Adventures of Maggie Rain Dance," but we need to crown a new winner. This week's contestants feature tracks from the Gorillaz, Frank Ocean, Dispatch, Bad Meets Evil, and Coldplay. Check out which joints made the list then vote on your favorite after the jump!
In the 80s and early 90s, MTV served as the launchpad for burgeoning artists who broke onto the scene with eye catching videos that were more than just promos - they were mesmerizing movie shorts. But, as the network ushered in original programming dominated by reality shows and teen dramas, music videos took a backseat. Luckily, we still have the Video Music Awards, an event filled with unpredictability, shock value, and raw live music. Today, we look at some of the biggest omissions from this year's nominations. Check out our list then vote for the vids that shoulda got a nod after the jump.
COED Nation, you decided that "Otis" was your favorite song last week but we've got a brand new bag of goodies for you to try out. This week, we take a look at Lil Wayne, Hot Rod, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kreayshawn, and Common with a lil' help from Nas. Check out which tracks made the list then vote for your favorite after the jump!
Last week, 53% of you felt that "Promises, Promises" by Incubus was your favorite track. This week, we check out Raphael Saadiq, SBTRKT, Kanye / Jay-Z, Pusha T, and Interpol. Check out which tracks made the list then vote for your favorite after the jump.
Last week, you decided that "You Know I'm No Good" was your favorite track by the late Amy Winehouse, hauling in 33% of the vote. This week, we check out Jamaica, Incubus, The Joy Formidable, Raekwon, and Andre 3000. Check out which tracks made the list then vote for your favorite after the jump.
Last week, "Mojo So Dope" by Kid Cudi crushed the competish, hauling in 69$ of the vote to earn the honor of being your favorite song of the week. This week, we pay tribute to Amy Winehouse with five of her best songs as picked by our music man Al Jones. Check out which tracks made the list then vote for your favorite after the jump.
There's no better energizer than music. It has the ability to take us to places we didn't even know we could reach. It's emotional, enticing, motivational, electrifying, and infuriating. When athletes are about to engage in competition, they often use music as a source of inspiration to pump them up before entering combat. The next time you faced with a seemingly impossible challenge or need a good soundtrack for your own @ss-whooping, we've got a list of 20 fight songs that will help get you in the mood for mayhem. Check 'em out then vote for the best in our poll after the jump.
Last week, Nelly's "Country Grammar" captured the crown for Song of the Week barely edging out Joe Cocker's "With a Little Help From My Friends" and A Tribe Called Quest's "Bugging Out". This week's featured songs come from Ghost Town DJs, Chris Brown, tUnE-yArDs, Kid Cudi, and Robyn, See which tracks made the cut and vote for your favorite after the jump!
Last week, the Boss squeaked by with "Jungleland" taking just 33% of your votes. This week, we feature tracks from A Tribe Called Quest, Big Sean, Nelly, Company of Thieves, and Joe Cocker. Check out why our music man Al Jones picked 'em, take a listen, then vote for your favorite after the jump!
The Foo Fighter's "Walk" whooped the competition last week snatching away 65% of your total votes. This week, we feature tracks from Bruce and the E Street Band, The National, Big Sean, Gym Class Heroes, and Foster the People. Check out why our music man Al Jones picked 'em, take a listen, then vote for your favorite after the jump!
Bad Meets Evil's "Fastlane" smoked the competition last week snatching away 74% of your total votes. This week, we feature tracks from the Beyonce, Coldplay, Common, The Head and the Heart, and the Foo Fighters. Check out why our music man Al Jones picked 'em, take a listen, then vote for your favorite after the jump!
Pitbull's "Hey Baby" smoked the competition last week snatching away 63% of your total votes. This week, we feature tracks from the Temper Trap, Lil Wayne, Looking Glass, Ke$ha, and Bad Meets Evil. Check out why our music man Al Jones picked 'em, take a listen then vote for your favorite after the jump!
Last week, Sublime's "Summertime" beat out DJ Khaled's "On One" to earn Song of the Week honors. This week, we feature tracks from Stevie Wonder, the Civil Wars, Chris Brown, Pitbull, and Bon Iver. Read why our music man Al Jones picked 'em, take a listen then vote for your favorite after the jump!
Last week, Radiohead's High and Dry beat out Adele's Someone Like You to earn Song of the Week honors. This week features tracks from Sublime, DJ Khaled, Foster the People, Jim Jones, and Danger Mouse. Read why our music man Al Jones picked 'em, take a listen then vote for your favorite after the jump!
Last week, DMB crushed the competition by garnering more than 75% of the total vote to win favorite song of the week honors. This week, we feature tracks from Adele, The Antlers, Ra Ra Riot, Jeremih, and Radiohead. Take a listen let us know which one you're feeling the most in our poll at the bottom of the post.
As the late, great lead singer of Sublime Bradley Nowell once sang “Summer time and the living’s easy." What makes the living easy (besides the weather, beaches, pools, barbecues, girls, and baseball)? How about the crazy good concerts and music festivals? There is nothing better than going to see a show on a nice summer day or night with a fun group of friends. Although in past years ticket prices have been rather outrageous, many artists are making changes to accommodate their fans in today’s tough economic times. I have put together a little guide to let you know about some great shows worth catching this summer. Check it out after the jump!
Last week, Cam'Ron's "Down and Out" featuring Kanye West swept the polls, snatching away close to 80% of the total vote for your favorite song of the week. This week, we have tracks from Pharoahe Monch, Elbow, Zero 7, Beyonce, and Dave Matthews Band. Check 'em out then vote for your favorite after the jump!
TV On the Radio's "Will Do" was your favorite song last week, earning 60% of the total vote. With only 2 more weeks left until Memorial Day Weekend, this week's featured songs will definitely get you in the summer spirit. We have tracks from My Morning Jacket, Glen Hansard, Frank Ocean (no relation to Billy), The Naked and the Famous, and ... Cam'Ron? You bet! Check out which songs made the list and vote for your favorite in our poll at the bottom of the post after the jump!
Last week, Death Cab For Cutie's "You Are Not A Tourist" tied with the Beastie Boys "Make Some Noise" for favorite song of the week. This week, music man Al Jones navigates the turbulence brought on by Osama Bin Laden's death, the Lakers exit from the playoffs, and the NFL Lockout with some tricked out tracks and jubilant jams from Jessie J, TV on the Radio, MNDR, Mary J. Blige, and Theophilus London. Check 'em out and vote for your favorite after the jump!
Last week, "Windows" by Broken Bells tied with You Ain't No DJ by Big Boi & Yelawolf for your favorite Song of the Week ("SOTW"). This week's tracks feature joints from Death Cab for Cutie, Beastie Boys, Fleet Foxes, Sade and Jay-Z, and R. Kelly. Check out which of their songs made music maestro Al Jones' list then vote for your favorite after the jump!
Last week, Wiz Khalifa continued to kill it attracting 45% of your votes to win Favorite Song for the week of April 3rd. This week’s jams will hit you harder than a Kemba Walker crossover and won't disappoint like a live viewing of Charlie Sheen’s My Violent Torpedo of Truth Tour. We've got tracks from newcomer Lykke Li, Big Boi and Yelawolf, Lil Wayne and Rick Ross, Broken Bells, and an oldie but goodie from Heart. See our picks and vote for your favorite after the jump!
Last week, Graffiti6's "Stare into the Sun" edged out Warren G's "Regulate" featuring the late, great Nate Dogg to take Top Song Of The Week ("SOTW") honors. This week, our version of mixmaster Mike, Al Jones, shows us his favorite Songs of the Week, which feature tracks from artists like Britney Spears, Wiz Khalifa, The Submarines, Dynamite Hack (remember them!?), and LCD Soundsystem, who bid a fond farewell at Madison Square Garden recently. Check out his picks and listen to the jams after the jiznump! (EW!)
Last week, Alice in Chains "Heaven Beside You" was your favorite song, earning 52% of the vote. This week's songs feature Tyga, the lovely and leggy Jessie J, Warpaint, Graffiti6, and a tribute to Nate Dogg. See which tracks made the list after the jump!
Last week, Rihanna's S&M remix featuring J. Cole crushed the competition with 42% of the vote for favorite Song of the Week ("SOTW"). This week, our featured songs include jams from Adele, Biggie Smalls, Katy Perry, Kanye West, Eminem, Slaughterhouse, Yelawolf, and Alice in Chains. Check out Al Jones' reasons why their tracks made his list then vote for your favorite after the jump!
Last week, we had a three way tie for favorite Song of the Week ("SOTW") between Saigon's "Come On, Baby", Radiohead's "Lotus Flower", and The Beatles' "Golden Slumbers". No one voted for Diddy's "Coming Home", which surprised me. Now, the Madness of March is upon us so what could be more fitting for championship week then five certified high seeds in any musical championship tournament? Without further ado, here are Al Jones' songs of the week. Listen to the songs and vote for your favorite after the jump!
On March 9th, 1997, the world lost an icon, an entertainer, a father, a beloved member of the hip hop community, a visionary, a lyrical genius, and a true urban legend. That was the day Christopher George Latore Wallace, but known to many as Biggie Smalls, aka Frank White, aka the Notorious B.I.G. died and the hip hop world has not been the same since he left, but his legacy will live on forever. To honor his memory, Al Jones runs down his top 10 Biggie tracks. See the full list after the jump.
Last week, Young Blood Chiddy Bang remix by The Naked and Famous took the top spot in our poll, garnering 59% of the total votes. This edition of "Songs of the Week" ("SOTW") features singles from Diddy's return to greatness, a track from Saigon's The Greatest Story Never Told, some alone time with Hall & Oates, a lullaby from The Beatles, and Radiohead's latest from "The King of Limbs". See Al Jones' picks after the jump!
With 58% of the total votes, COED users selected the Eminem-Dr. Dre-Skylar Grey collabo “I Need A Doctor“. Could be...
While most of us single dudes will be hitting up the bar for some chicks with low self-esteem tonight that doesn't mean you can't show them a night of passionate puddin' pumpin' to renew their faith in love. For those with significant others, we feel for ya. Gifts are cool, but when it comes down to crunch time, MUSIC makes the people COME together (if you smell what the Rock is cookin'). In honor of this day's mushiness (and smooshiness) resident music expert Al Jones made this ultimate love mix to make the girl you plan to gut weak in the knees. See Al's playlist after the jump!
Last week, Wiz Khalifa's "Black and Yellow" crushed the competition as it garnered 72% of the total votes. This week's featured songs include joints by Destroyer, Guns N' Roses, Neon Trees and collaborations from Kanye & Jay-Z and Dr. Dre & Eminem with newcomer Skylar Grey. Read Al Jones' pics and see the videos after the jump!
Last week, we had a three way tie for your favorite Song Of The Week ("SOTW") - Jay Z's "Dream", Fitz and the Tantrums "MoneyGrabber", and Two Door Cinema Club's "What You Know". Another week has gone by, as we are slowly but surely closing out the first month of 2011. Hopefully you don’t have to deal with the snowpacalypse that is destroying the northern east coast. I’ve never seen so much snow! But, what are you going to do? I can’t control mother nature, but I can control what goes into my head phones, thus allowing me to bless you with another edition of Al Jones’ Songs of the Week. Read more after the jump!
Last week, Lil Wayne's 6 Foot 7 won the fan vote for favorite Song of the Week ("SOTW)". This week's five songs will stand out like a Bart Scott sound bite. “CAN’T WAIT!!!” They will cause a bigger stir than any inappropriate zinger that Ricky Gervais can throw out at a nationally televised awards telecast. Awkward. They will bring a bigger right hook than Sami Sweetheart clocking Ron Ron in the jaw from this week’s Jersey Shore preview. Enough of all the jibber-jabber, let me now introduce you to the latest installment of Al Jones’ Songs of the Week.
This edition of SOTW (Songs of the Week) features Talib Kweli, Lil Wayne, Cory Gunz, Smith Westerns, Best Coast, and The Black Keys. Hopefully these tunes will spark a flame in your ear drums. Check out why they made the cut after the jump!
For the last 2 years music man Alex Jones has been dropping a song of the day (SOTD) for all his friends on Facebook. It's become such a staple for everyone's morning that if he misses a day, all hell breaks loose. People LOVE it. So, COED gave him the opportunity to expand SOTD into a weekly column, so instead of his highly touted and anticipated SOTD, he's now providing COED readers with his Songs Of The Week. And, if you want to see us turn it into a SOTD, let us know in the comments!