song obsession friday! (for the week ending May 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):
mk ultra – the Dream is Over (mp3) (free mp3s or buy the CD)

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Iron & Wine – Waitin’ for Superman (mp3) (buy)

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I didn’t have any ridiculously obsessive songs this week, but a couple stood out from the pack.

John Vanderslice reminded me earlier in the week that you can get the entire mk ultra catalog for free. I got stuck on this one. It a lot of ways, it’s classic Vanderslice: disonance mixed with a incredibly melodic and catchy chorus.

I was reviewing the Around the Well for KZSU this weekend and when this song came on, it really struck me how much I’ve always loved it. When you hear it, it’s absurd to think that I could forget for a minute how great it is.

Keith:
Pop Levi – Love You Straight (mp3) (buy)

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So I’m trying to whittle down my 60,000 song mp3 collection for a transfer to a portable device. I’m still questioning the wisdom of this move, especially as I’ve spent the last three days painstakingly going through every song and am on artist name Po right now. But theoretically by the end of the week my random shuffles will get a heck of a lot better. So here’s the song I’m on as sweet Adrian’s note popped in the inbox. No need to ask if it’s a keeper or not!

Natalie:
White Rabbits – Percussion Gun (mp3) (buy)

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I finally got around to listening to this single this week, right before the album came out on Tuesday. It’s got Britt Daniel’s production written all over it, which is never a bad thing.



One Response to “song obsession friday! (for the week ending May 22)”

  1. sarah says:

    hooray.
    this music is delicious and i like your steez.

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