|Veeedallen Sputversary |
2 Years. Rather than listing my favorite albums or whatnot, here are twenty fantastic songs that don't get a great deal of attention here and/or need to be listened to.
Young Urban: It's a shame Ambulance LTD were only around long enough to release one album, but this momentous emotional ride of a song is one of the greatest of the past decade.
I Begged You Everything: Saved this album from being a complete disappointment, and is one of the better songs Andy Hull has written. "Who's really lost and who's really winning?"
I Must Belong Somewhere: Few times I've come across a song that is so full of life, like much of this album. And for that reason, it is an absolute blast to cover on my acoustic.
Singles Going Steady
Why Can't I Touch It: Home to one of the more memorable basslines that I've come across, "Why Can't I Touch It" captures the quirk, innovation, and pop-appeal that defined the Buzzcocks.
|5|| ||Eric's Trip|
Behind the Garage: Although a fantastic album throughout, Love Tara seems to be at its best on the acoustic tracks. "Behind the Garage" is no exception.
I'm So Afraid: Rumours gets all the glory, but without s/t, Rumours would not have been the timeless classic that it is. The haunting closer "I'm So Afraid" could very well have been the pre-requisite to "Oh Daddy."
|7|| ||Frank Turner and Brian Fallon|
A New England
|8||The Gaslight Anthem|
How this was left off American Slang is stunning, because it is better than anything on that album: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mW2ZKNch9sI acoustic version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwYEC-wNL7s&feature=related
|9|| ||I'm From Barcelona|
Let Me Introduce My Friends
As fun as anything you will ever listen to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEEQu5O00Ew
Anne: If songs were referred to as magnum opuses like albums are, John Frusciante?s would be Anne. Whether or not John had attempted to create this track as his masterpiece is unclear, but what is clear is that the song never loses its oomph. Most amazingly, the track appears to be in utter shambles following its introduction; a broken structure, in which would not be out of place on either of Frusciante?s heroin albums, and would baffle most rock listeners. It is however, the recovery that positions Anne head and shoulders above the rest, from John?s quiver of ?Nothing is final because?? to the conclusion. The climax is staggering, for everything from Frusciante?s inconsolable lyrics to the flawlessly fitting guitar solo is incredible. Very few times in my life have I encountered such a track that time and time again, blows me away. (stolen from my review)
No Matter Where We Go...!
Yo, Get Into It: "We hope there is solution in these days and WE WAIT (WE WAIT!)"
|12||The Lawrence Arms|
The Greatest Story Ever Told
The Raw and Searing Flesh: "it would be easier to die..."
This Isn't Amateur Night: One of the best songs of the year for sure.
Fourteen Years of Excellence
It's Ok With Me: For one reason or another, this was left of METN, and is not a far cry from "I Can Feel A Hot One"
Not For Want of Trying
Not For Want of Trying: "YOU'VE GOT TO GET MAD! YOU'VE GOT TO SAY, I'M HUMAN BEING GODDAMMIT! MY LIFE HAS VALUE!"
Hold on, Dodge
Kentucky Gentleman: Simple, yet anthemic as hell, Hold on Dodge's closer is an absolute gem
Cherry Tree EP
All Dolled Up in Straps: God damn this song is haunting as shit
|18|| ||Neil Young|
American Stars 'N Bars
Like a Hurricane: Although this track is on arguably the weakest Neil Young album of his early era, the song features one of the greatest guitar solos of all-time.
Early Morning Hymns
7th Fret Closer: Powerful, intricately written, and intensely personal, "7th Fret Closer" is a fitting conclusion to Old Canes' under-appreciated record.
Here Comes a Regular: Tim may not be as memorable a record as Let it Be, but "Here Comes a Regular" may be the band greatest song.