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.
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.
Some songs bring back memories of my early days of college radio, sifting through 7â€s with hand-copied covers and finding the occasional jewel in amongst the errata. Fred Cornog didnâ€™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.
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.