“Because I’m Me” by The Avalanches

It’s impossible to live up to 16 years of anticipation and hype, but The Avalanches’ Wildflower comes pretty damn close. “Because I’m Me” is one of the highlights to come closest to hitting the euphoric highs of their debut and it finally gets a music video to match. Relying heavily on a sample of Honey Cone’s “Want Ads,” the Australian duo flips the script by replacing the vocals with an obscure sample from a 50’s era Streets and Gangland Rhythms album. The result is something that wouldn’t sound out of place in Jackson 5’s discography, and the video is just as much fun.

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2 comments

  1. mikefleckcreator · November 1

    Maan finally they’ve released something. My reaction is bittersweet. It took them so long but I still love what they’ve done. Is it 16 years worth though? Maybe. Great writeup, do you feature your writing with any other sites at all?

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    • everydaytunage · November 11

      I don’t think they were ever going to live up to the hype generated from the debut but I think it is a very good album in its own right. All my writing at this time is exclusively on this site. Thanks for reading and commenting!

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