Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Several Days of "Best Song's Ever"

Some months back I decided I would share my Today's "Best Song Ever" (which is a post I put up every weekday on My Space) with my blog readers. Needless to say that lasted about a week. With my blog going to crap I though now might be a good time to try this all out again. To start you off here's the last few days of "Best Songs Ever." Enjoy!

Ladytron "The Last One Standing"

Any number of factors could've coalest to make this track jump out at me. Earlier in the day I was listeing to the earlier part of this album trying to see where people got off talking up it's "greatness." No such luck. Then I got into Eric's car, he too had been giving this album another good once over. At the end of the night as Bement Avenue turned to East Raleigh and I prepared to get out of the car I heard a humming slightly askew from the rest of the song. I assumed Eric was humming he wasn't. Sure enough Ladytron went through the trouble of putting a brief and prominent humming sound right in the midst of there dance pop song. It's the kind of touch that suggests greatness.

Download, Listen, Discuss.

The Streets "When You Wasn't Famous"

It seems odd to hear Mike Skinner complain about fame. I saw Mike Skinner at an Art Brut show in (Williamsburg of all places) and he went by vertually undetected. He seemed to just hang out with a slightly dumpy dude in Fubu clothes. Having said that Mike Skinner somewhere between new busier more melodic beats and the come down of his last book on tape learned how to rap.

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Sebadoh "Sforzando!"

This sounds like the soundtrack of every bad indie movie between the years of 1993 and 1997. How the hell does one pronounce that word anyway?

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Destroyer "Rubies"

Destroyer always seemed a touch epic. The midi keyboards and thatrical vocals lent itseld perfectly to this perception. With Destroyer's Rubies however and particularly it's title track Dan Bejar turns more basic indie rock elements (fuzzy toned guitars, a touch of moog) into the most adventurous and expansive music of his career. There's a story somewhere in this song. A story about the sea or at least a guy who lost his cargo. It's about an inability to break through emotionaly with those around you ("I wanted you, I wanted your blues"), or at least that's what I hear.

Downlaod, Listen, Discuss.

Sonic Youth "Teenage Riot"

Remember the first time you heard "Teenage Riot"? Those spacey opening chords strummed slow like, Kim Gordon's echoing "Say it don't spray it...spirit disolved we will fall" loping from speaker to speaker, it all seems to hang in the air for the first two minutes, it all seemed to be leading no where. Than it hits. The sound of one of the finest guitar hooks ever recorded by a 7 foot noise rock mutant building up.

By the time Thurston Moore is moaning atonally about Marshall Stacks and stormy weather you've been won over. It may have taken me 6 weeks or more to actually make it past "Teenage Riot." Remember that?

Download, Listen, Discuss.