Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Here's Mine...Show me yours

So one of my absolute favorite things in this world is music. So, Here is my list of my 12 favorite songs... in groups of the good, the great, and the best...

The Good:
Thrice - Red Sky: possibly the most thought provoking band in the last 15 years, this song in particular paints the image of a bleak future, but manages to instill hope that the future they are describing isn't necessary.

Snow Patrol - Open Your Eyes: I am a sucker for a good rock love song (not a ballad screw ballads) and this is an amazing one, grant it that stupid chasing cars song (its not bad, but definitely not great) is getting overplayed to the point where everyone whith a radio probably hates this band, but seriously Eyes Open isn't bad, and this song is pretty damn good. They do a good job of building to a climax without sticking it to you to earlier or making you wait to long for the pay off.

Jimmy Eat World -Lucky Denver Mint: Great song, and its a real litmis test to see if people bullshit understanding song lyrics or if they actually spend time to figure them out. Catchy as hell and it has a sweet dueling drum outro.

MC5 - Kick Out the Jams MOTHERFUCKERS!: anyone who thinks they are a punk will tell you that Ramones or Sex Pistols (piss on the sex pistols) where the creators of punk in 77 and anyone is actually a punk will tell you it was the MC5 in 1969 with the release of their live album Kick Out The Jams.

The Great:
AC/DC - Its a long way to the Top (if you want to rock n' roll): anyone with dillusions of rock stardom loves it unless you want to be in some loser Boy Band

The Who - Baba O'Riley: Before it was the intro to a CSI I am not sure if it actually is, but I am positive there are enough CSI spin offs to use every single The Who song. This song would give me chills and although the song in its entirety made little sense it had so many inspirational lyrics.

The Police - King of Pain: great use of lyrical metaphors comined with the dark mood supplied by the hollow guitar chords and the often empty yet polyrhythmic beats of Copeland, the police make an honest and creepy song...this is the one time I would ever believe that sting is the king of pain.

The Best:
U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday: Anyone who has heard this song can tell that 20 years later bands are still ripping off U2's style and dipshits today eat it like its the newest thing ever (modest mouse and the killers are especially guilty of cashing in on their brilliance) I think that this particular song encapsulates everything that is right with music in the early 80's.

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here: This song is so brilliantly constructed that one would have to be souless in order not to feel a little sad while listening to this. What I found even more haunting was the recent live 8 Floyd is amazing.

Buffalo Springfield - For What Its Worth: I loved this song the first time I heard it and I think I always will.

Van Morrison - Domino: has anyone every questioned how much Van Morrison manages to get away with vocally from his "shalala Beepop Dawipbop just like that" in Brown Eyed to him asking the listener to, "what this" in Domino. I love it!


fermicat said...

I feel old now, 'cause I've never even heard of any of your "good" bands. Just the "great" and "best" - because they are all much older than I am!

ctheokas said...

Man, it's been a while since I've seen anyone with MC5 on any list. They are awesome. I've heard of or heard most of these other guys.

Right now, the stuff I'm into is mostly rockabilly, punk, or country. Odd mix, I know.

wa11z said...

MC5 is great. I've been digging a band called the Fratellis recently and Korn Unplugged is really good as well. Oh yeah, the new Rush is sweet! But I'm biased.