Hey guys, here's another song review for you. If you keep up with the American Top 40 (which I usually don't do) the latest top hit holding the number one spot is Thrift Shop- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Wanz. This isn't the kind of sing that I listen to but this song has a nice beat that I really enjoy.
Macklemore, formally known as Professor Macklemore, is an American musician who you find working with producer Ryan Lewis. The song thrift shop soared to more than 2.2 million sold copies and 75 million video views. Macklemore has had struggles with substance abuse, cleaning himself up in 2008 but having a relapse, you could say that the substance has kept him from doing what he wants to. In 2010 he celebrated 2 years of being substance free and we can only hope he is still going strong.
Since I haven't listened to any of their other songs, I am not sure if they took a new direction and whether it was for better of worse. From what I have heard however, I definitely like what I hear. The song features a saxophone though subtle through a lot of the song you are still aware it, adding to the beat of the song. The words talk about how Macklemore would rather purchase cheap clothing from a thrift shop rather than spending I definitely understand what he is talking about. I don't understand why people would spend 50 dollars on a shirt that you could get, that looks exactly the same without the name brand logo on it mind you, for probably ten dollars or less. I don't really know what I would compare this song to but it reminds me of a song I heard once. The words are the knife into the habit of many in America. Being such a consumer economy, one knows that
All in all, the beat of the song as well as the meaning is a sure hit with me. I think this is something that I will be dancing to (in the privacy of my room thank you very much) for a while. Check it out if you haven't.
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