Really, you should be listening to music every day, but thanks to Twitter, Monday has become the best day of the week to discover new songs, show some love to the tune currently dominating your iPod playlist and quietly judge the listening habits of your closest friends. Yes, it’s #MusicMonday, one of Twitter’s most enduring trending topics. Hence “MTV News’ #MusicMonday,” a weekly look at the songs your favorite stars are currently crushing on.
This week, Mark Ronson wants the world to recognize Swedish band the Embassy.
Though all the talk today is about the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, that doesn’t mean that we should drop our guards on picking up new music. On the contrary, the close of the Video Music Awards represents a new year in pop music, with a bunch of high-profile albums hitting us in the last few months of the year. One of those albums will be coming from the mind of Mark Ronson, who told us that in addition to the new album by Arcade Fire, he has also been keeping a Swedish band in his own personal heavy rotation.
“I like this band called the Embassy,” Ronson told MTV News when he stopped by to talk about his new album Record Collection (which hits stores on October 5). “They fall somewhere in between the Smiths and Swedish pop. It’s quite electronic and the production is kind of low-fi, but it’s got that Swedish pop sensibility but with very Johnny Marr guitars and mopey Morrissey effete vocals. It’s really good.”
What’s your #MusicMonday jam? Let us know in the comments!