The holiday season is upon us and music always makes a great gift. With all the electronic and dance music, how do you know what to pick? Here's a quick guide to find the perfect cd or digital download for everyone on your list.
Hip hop heads
For all of your friends who like hip hop, give them the latest from these female artists/MCs who explored electronic beats to toughen their flow.
Those who remember the '80s
Two bands that dance music fans loved in the '80s are Pet Shop Boys and Depeche Mode. Both bands released strong new albums this year.
Material Girls - Living like its 1985
Just because they are in their 20s doesn't mean they can't party like it 1985. The female artists (and female led bands) share a distinct '80s influence with their music.
The Boys - Living like its 1985
Just like the girls above, these boys all wear their '80s influences on their sleeves.
Sing-a-long songs with big choruses, you know the songs that top 40 radio should be playing? These CDs are perfect for pop music lovers.
Edgier pop music
For the ones who like pop music that is "credible," here are a few cds they will want to add to their collection.
Downtempo and Introspective (like the Postal Service)
If they like the Postal Service, your friends will like these artists as well.
Dark and Evil
If they've ever danced in a mosh-pit or tend to wear all black every day, here is some dark and evil music to touch their blackened souls.