Why is Bitter:Sweet’s The Mating Game on my best 1,000 albums ever list?
Orchestral strings, hip hop beats, and gorgeous lounge vocals that always keeps it moving while keeping it chill.
Some stats & info about Bitter:Sweet – The Mating Game
- What kind of musical stylings does this album represent? Electronic Music, Lounge Music, Martini Lounge, Downbeat Electronica, Electro Lounge
- Rolling Stone’s greatest 500 albums ranking – not ranked!
- All Music’s rating – 3.5 of 5 stars
- When was The Mating Game released? 2006
- My ranking, the one you’re reading right now – #874 out of 1,000
Bitter:Sweet’s The Mating Game on Spotify
What does the “best 1,000 albums ever” mean and why are you doing this?
Yeah, I know it’s audacious, a little crazy (okay, maybe a lot cray cray), bordering on criminal nerdery.
But here’s what it’s NOT: a definitive list of the Greatest Albums of All-Time. This is 100% my own personal super biased, incredibly subjective take on what my top 1,000 albums are, ranked in painstaking order over the course of doing research for nearly a year, Rob from High Fidelity style. Find out more about why I embarked on a best 1,000 albums ever project.
What does Bitter:Sweet’s The Mating Game mean to me? What does it make me feel? Why is it exciting or compelling?
As luck and The Fates would conspire, Bitter:Sweet is the first musical outfit to land on the best 1,000 albums ever list more than once, congrats to the bitter and the sweet and all of the other taste sensations out there! But seriously, check out Bitter:Sweet’s Drama, which came in at #917 out of 1,000.
Beautiful orchestration with strings, hip hop beat, and gorgeous vocals from Shana Halligan (one half of Bitter:Sweet, the other half being Kiran Shahani) are always going to pique my interest, and they come together wonderfully on “Don’t Forget to Breathe.”
Call me crazy, but the opening to “Dirty Laundry” always reminds me of Dr. Dre’s “What’s the Difference,” featuring Eminem and Xzibit. In any event, it lays the groundwork with Dr. Dre-ish bombastic horns and then adds in some fun turntable scratches and lounge-y vocals. Bitter:Sweet songs are edited and produced extremely well – they’re never boring and always keep things moving in exciting ways.
“Salty Air” changes things up nicely with a Latin-flavored beat and organ.