song obsession friday! (for the week ending August 22)

Song obsessions are those songs that we listen to on repeat. I noticed that my obsessions are often a week long. I also thought that other people might have similar obsessions. I’ve collected a panel of a few like-minded individuals and gotten their “song obsessions of the week.” Quite often it’s easy to explain why the song is good; it’s much hard to explain why we’re obsessed. Maybe you’ll become obsessed with one of these.

Adrian (me):
Avett Brothers – Tear Down this House (mp3) (buy)

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I heard “Murder in the City” at a few blogs, but hearing this song at NPR sold me on getting the EP. I’ve been listening to the whole thing quite a bit, but especially this song (and to a lesser extent “Murder”.) I’m a sucker for a straight up folksy song with a great story and a timeless melody. Oh and tasteful banjo certainly helps, too.

Keith:
No Doubt – Simple Kind of Life (mp3) (buy)

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I’ve never doubted the fun factor of No Doubt’s singles it took a greatest hits collection to finally compel me to compensate them for their talents. While the “It’s My Life” cover was the real impulse behind this purchase several other unknown (to me) tunes also proved their worth, such as this urgently smooth song.

Oz:
Blitzen Trapper – Furr (mp3) (pre-order)

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If there’s a better new track on the world wide web right now, I’d like someone to tell me about it. I’d then say that you are wrong.

Natalie K:
Okkervil River – Lost Coastlines (mp3) (pre-order)

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Let’s just say I can’t wait for The Stand-Ins to come out in September.


Scott:
Amps for Christ – the Cruel Sister (mp3) (out-of-print? buy)

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3 Responses to “song obsession friday! (for the week ending August 22)”

  1. Oz says:

    Adrian – I’ve been obsessed with The Second Gleam for weeks also. If you’re an eMusic subscriber, pick up their earlier Gleam EP. Same mellow folk vibe.

  2. Lizzy says:

    Oz’s write-up may be the best “song obsessions” write-up to date.

  3. [...] I’ve been listening to this EP a lot and this song in particular. It’s got a timeless melody and some good lyrics. A nice lilt to the music, tasteful banjo and the descending bass note on the guitar part help nail this down as a song I want to keep listening to. (Another song obsession.) [...]

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