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Hear Ye On Spotify: what rock nyc is listening to 10-30-13

good days for Lee Ann

1. Lord I Hope This Day Is Good  – Lee Ann Womack – A showstopper at Carnegie Hall on Monday, this is off her 2000 country hit album I Hope You dance and in under three minutes it yearns with faith and hope – A

2. Something About Knowing – Maria Taylor – The most joyful and adult love song of the year, it is a track comfortable in its own skin – A

3. Let’s Get Back To You And Me – Alan Jackson – All the energy and fun you could hope for and a keen fiddle – B+

4. You Already Know – Arcade Fire – An ecstatic disco dance  – A-

5. Hilary $wank – Joey Ba$$ – Ebonics as a fluid body  language – B+

6. Lord I Hope This Day is Good – Don Williams – The original along with a really great guitar break – A

7. Man In Need – Richard Thompson – Abject sexism as sign of life – A

8. New – Paul McCartney – Of all the McCartney songs around, this is the most McCartneyish on the new album – A

9. Wild And Blue – John Anderson – This was his first hit and it swings not rocks but not happily, there is a strange  tinge of sorrow.

10. What Death Leaves Behind – Los Campesinos –  Two for two off the new album, this is a thriller that harkens back to a more straightforward Welsh post punkdom than their last two – A-

 

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