Hey Baby – Falu – This could be the single of the year if the year was 2007. Her vocal is so intensely sexy it makes you think of a perfect love, a perfect connection, it is obscenely wonderful Hindi and yet Western at the same time. It is weirdly immoral.
Darkness On The Edge Of Town – Bruce Springsteen – Sick all weekend I missed him performing the album live and I regret it. This is one of his masterpieces, a deeply felt, darkly held secret about eternal loss: Some folks are born into a good life, Other folks get it anyway anyhow,I lost my money and I lost my wife, Them things don’t seem to matter much to me now”. If you dont get those words you’ve had a different life than I have.
Careful – Paramore _ This is one of those bands you just want to be great but they never are. They’re good, “Careful” is good, but it never reaches the places you need it to go. This song is stuck and you can’t in mediocrity and you can’t unstick it and you list and wait but it doesn’t happen. by the way, in the pc above Haylee is Marie Lynns twin sister.
The Goodbye Look – Donald Fagen
Something He Can Feel – Aretha Franklin
Baby Boomer – Monsters Of Folk – Marie Lynn was disappointed by MOF though psyched we’re gonna get some Bright Eyes in the concert. Me? I think this song is fabulous and I think the album is a complete delight I underestimated in my first review (the joys of blogging: you can change your mind)
Slow To Anger – Superdrag – A terrific band at the height of their powers -free from daytrotter.com so no excuse folks…
Animal – Miike Snow – The best band in the universe. Get the album now.
Make Me – Janet Jackson – I don’t know why losing her brother should invigorate her this much but she hasn’t sounded this good since flashing her boobs to 100 million people, It reminds me of her stuff with MJ -it reminds me of how dance should always sound.
When Love takes Over (Blame remix) – David Guetta
Mars – Jamie Jones
Burning Airlines Gives You So Much More – Eno – The first time I saw Eno he was playing keyboards for Roxy Music and looking as though he had just sailed in from outer space. Hard to take seriously (but so was Bryan Ferry at the time). For the longest time I though Eno was the transvestite on the cover of For Your Pleasure… and then I heard this song and decided he was a genius. The synth hook to this song he rides to heaven and its strangeness doesn’t dilute from its poppiness.
Step Inside Love – Elvis Costello
an ode to her cat… and the rest of us…
so much of it was vinyl it might not last very long
capped by Jack
it stands as one of Gabriel’s “Solsbury Hill”
powerful take on Denver’s classic
he might feel forgotten but he isn’t
Let’s hope next year is better…
seemed to be on the other side of one hit wonder
the middle of a long career