Sunday, 29 June 2008

7 songs for Brian

So, 7 songs I'm into now. Not my 7 favourite songs, that's not what I really take this to be about. Songs that I've found drifting through my head, unbidden, recently.

Modest Mouse - Float On

What can you say? Future classic, will be on radio playlists for years and years and everytime it's played people will go, "Oh, I really love this song, who's it by?" and no one will know.

Radiohead - Karma Police

Standing in Victoria Park on a lovely sunny summer evening with, what, 40 000 people quietly singing "This is what you get, this is what you get, this is what you get when you mess with us," to that nursery rhyme melody is a genuinely spooky experience that will stay with me for a long while.

Cherry Ghost - People Help the People

My Grandma died in Autumn last year, about the time I was listening this album to death on my MP3 player. On the train home from work a couple of days after she died, I was in floods of tears listening to this song.

Sara Bareilles - Love Song

Listen to Capital FM in the car when the missus is driving otherwise might not have come across this one. Quality pop music.

Ryan Adams - Halloweenhead

Ryan doing his best Neil Young impression. Proof that lyrics don't really matter all that much.

The Fray - Hips Don't Lie

Scrub through to about 1:00 minute in. Now I like the original but this is brilliant.