song obsession friday! (for the week ending june 19)

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 National – Wasp Nest (mp3) (buy)

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Basically the question of the week is why didn’t anyone tell me the Cherry Tree EP was so good? I’ve been listening to the whole thing a lot but the lead off track has been my favorite and most listened to.

Keith:
Heat East – Love Me Tonight (mp3) (buy)

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For the drive down to NJ last weekend I scoured the Billboard Top 40 book of the 70’s looking for hits that I did not recall at all. One such song I came across was Head East’s “Love Me Tonight” – and considering my guilty pleasure meter is high for their power pop meets AOR rock hit “Never Been Any Reason” I decided to do the dl. Despite that previous exposure I was unprepared for what awaited – the most callous one-night-affair style 70’s love song I’ve ever been inflicted with. It’s difficult to paint a lyrical picture so reprehensible that I’m offended by a casual lay-me-and-leave staple. Yet here it is. But – damn it’s catchy!

Natalie:
Iron & Wine – Trapeze Swinger (mp3) (buy)

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This is all Adrian’s fault for putting it on his May mixtape. It’s gorgeous, and even though it’s over 9 minutes long, I keep putting it on repeat because I simply can’t get enough of it.



2 Responses to “song obsession friday! (for the week ending june 19)”

  1. jessie says:

    i heard of your blog before but can’t believe i just now looked at it. i have a blog too w/ bay area music (& other event) recommendations – but can never settle on the formatting. anyway, maybe it’s a common occurrence, but i wanted to let you know – i have been listening to trapeze swinger on repeat for the past two weeks as well! i’m so glad it’s over 9 minutes, but i like the continuous version best. i have a playlist just w/ that song on it.

  2. Highway Five says:

    I love Wasp Nest. It may well be my favorite National Track. Heard it first on the Black Sessions. I think the song nails something about my experiences of College and a few bad realtionships…”And all your wrath and cutting beauty, You’re poison in the pretty glass..”

    I have a new track from the National on my blog via a video from youtube. I think its called Runaways. Enjoy!

    http://www.highwayfive.blogspot.com

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