Our relatively local college radio station, WRAS (88.5) out of Georgia State University, has put a couple of Southeast Asian compilations, called Thai Dai and The Sound of Siam, into fairly heavy rotation lately, and I've been loving their power to transport and amaze.
The following selections are considered luk thung, a brand of Thai pop that incorporates plenty of emotive, vibrato singing, but these picks do it with a distinctive flair, blending many international influences. Mighty entertaining!
Sroeng Santi -- an unforgettable style that most modern hipsters would die for!
Sroeng Santi covers Black Sabbath and manages to non-rhyme better than Dylan.
Sangthong Seesai -- some playful English thrown into this one! Happy!