song obsession friday! (for the week ending Jan 23)

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):
The Tallest Man on Earth – The Gardener (mp3) (buy)

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I’ve been obsessively listening to this whole album. It’s addictive and great. “The Gardener” got a few more listens because I love the strummed guitar pattern and how they work with the vocals.

Keith:
East River Pipe – Silhouette Town (mp3) (buy)

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Some songs bring back memories of my early days of college radio, sifting through 7”s with hand-copied covers and finding the occasional jewel in amongst the errata. Fred Cornog didn’t stay anonymous for long when Sarah picked him up from train-station obscurity, and dreamy but damaged songs like this one most certainly sold the deal.

Andy:
Masters of the Hemisphere – Anything, Anything (mp3) (buy)

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I don’t remember what spurred me to do it, but I recently picked up two Masters of the Hemisphere albums from Amazon, dirt cheap. Immediately upon hearing Anything, Anything, I was transported back to college, when Kindercore was king.

There’s nothing about this song I don’t love – the simple guitar intro, the fact that every word of the song is sung in what’s at least 4-part harmony. The dirty, compressed drums. The repetition of “anything anything” under the chorus. It’s pop perfection.



One Response to “song obsession friday! (for the week ending Jan 23)”

  1. Matthew Walter says:

    i always loved 200 Heads off the same Masters Of Hemisphere CD

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