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10 Songs: Monday, October 5th, 2015


1 – Guantanamera – Celia Cruz – On a Monday morning when all I wanna do is climb back into bed, here I am feeling the huge existential mess because if Celia Cruz can lose the life force there is no hope for anything at all, including the universe – A

2 – Wasn’t Expecting That – Jamie Lawson – In which the ginger singer songwriter kills off his wife at the end of the song – B

3 – Venus – Frankie Avalon – How great is this? Sam Cooke quoted it once, a template for teen romance – A+

4 – The Boy With Perpetual Nervousness – The Feelies – I almost called this website “Perpetual Nervousness” -one of the most apt descriptions for the sense of impending doom that surrounds us – A+

5 – Worst – Drake – In the annals of rock criticism, Ezra Koenig comes in second in his review of this – A

6 – Let You Go – Secret Someones – Of course, Ingrid Michaelson’s description of this band as Weezer with boobies is the actual best rock star rock criticism ever – B

7 – Cathy’s Clown – The Every Brothers – The greatest cuckold song of all time – A+

8 – Devoted To You – The Everly Brothers – Love flows like a river … – A+

9 – Start Me Up – The Rolling Stones – What a difference over thirty years makes, what sounded like a moldy old riff emerges as a crunchy ass mover – A

10 – Wait – Wavves – Pop song sticks to your shoes like gum – B+

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