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Monday, July 18, 2005

Favorite 100 Songs List: 90-81

90. Doing the Unstuck: The Cure; Wish Annoying lyrics aside I really love this song. mesmerising guitar work from Robert Smith. In my estimation this is upbeat Cure at its best.

89. Poor Places: Wilco; Yankee Hotel Foxtrot Wilco really push their sound here, I dig the experimentation on this one. The song starts out pretty normal then about half way through the musical freak show starts to take over, by the end of the song chaos reigns as a British chick repeats the phrase Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, over and over, etc. again.

88. Ocean Breathes Salty: Modest Mouse; Good News For People Who Love Bad News Cool guitar (a MM signature), a Beatlesque keyboard, and lyrics about wasting the afterlife. I would file this under, dark pop gem.

87. Reptilia: The Strokes; Room on Fire I think most people liked Is This It better but I'm a fan of ROF, I think it's a far superior album. Great bass work and new wavey sounding guitar on this song. Also I'm a fan of Julian Casablancas' drunken talk/scream vocal delivery.

86. High Fidelity: Daft Punk; Homework Lounge/House music that I can continually listen to. I wish they'd play songs like this in some of the cheesy-ass clubs I sometimes frequent, It'd help make them less cheesy.

85. Spottieottiedopalicious: Outkast; Aquemini Damn...a seven minute hip-hop opus? Only Outkast could pull off a song like this. Wins the award for best song name as well, plus "Her neck was smelling sweeter than a plate of yams w/ extra syrup" I really need to try that one out sometime. Aquemini, in my opinion, is Outkast's masterpiece, a top 5 album of all-time.

84. A Clean Break (Let's Work): Talking Heads; The Name of This Band is Talking Heads An unbelievable live performance, this almost sound like it was done in the studio (minus clapping, etc.). The band is super tight, and the last minute of the song David Byrne goes off, like only he can.

83. Rebel Rebel: David Bowie; Best of Bowie One of the more straightforward rockers out of the Bowie canon, but nonetheless a timeless classic.

82. Ambulance: Blur; Think Tank Life without Graham Coxon starts out with a bang. This song just gains momentum as it progresses. World inflected and very experimental, I don't really know another band that could make a song like this sound so phenomenal.

81. Big Mouth Strikes Again: The Smiths; The Best of the Smiths, Vol. 2 A fast paced song with great lyrics about Joan of Arc's walkman/hearing aid melting (Morrissey is totally hilarious when he wants to be). Johnny Marr is as good as ever here.


Blogger Brent said...

Any song that asks "Now who dun wanna fuck wit Hollywood Cole?" is cool in my book.

Props for "Poor Places" - a great song (my favorite off YHF is "Jesus, etc." with "Poor Places a close 2nd.)

Monday, July 18, 2005 9:16:00 PM

Blogger Satisfied '75 said...

nicely done. morrissey is hysterical.

Monday, July 18, 2005 9:25:00 PM

Blogger Martin McFriend said...

Solid stuff. Spottieottiedoubleicious incorporates band tunes from my Atlanta area high school's arch rival. A legend to folk from that neck of the woods.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 3:07:00 AM

Blogger cgpop said...

I'll continue to kick out the jams (list style) in the near future.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 7:24:00 PM

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