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Category Archives: 366 Songs

Truth And Lies Truth And Lies Truth And Lies

There is something weirdly retro about this new Primal Scream song – I think it’s the saxophone riff – but the nine minute full-length version of the song is far superior to the four minute radio edit, just weirder enough, … Continue reading

February 20, 2013 366 Songs ,

I’ve Got A Healthy Feeling, A Sleepy Feeling

The other day, I tweeted something to the effect of “Gorillaz started with Blur’s ‘Cowboy Song’ in 1998,” in response to the marvelous Jeff Parker suggesting that the roots of Damon Albarn’s magical merry-go-round of a supergroup could be found … Continue reading

January 30, 2013 366 Songs , , , , , , , ,

366 Songs 366: What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

Firstly, anyone who didn’t think that I was going to go with this song for the final day of the year, you really don’t know me that well, do you? This is such a lovely song in almost every incarnation, … Continue reading

December 31, 2012 366 Songs , , ,

366 Songs 365: Coming Up Roses

A song that’s beautiful in a particularly ugly, self-aware and urban sense (“The moon is a sickle cell/It’ll kill you in time”), “Coming Up Roses” was the soundtrack to a particularly weird and unhealthy post-break-up period of my life way … Continue reading

December 30, 2012 366 Songs ,

366 Songs 364: What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?

I still remember my excitement upon hearing this song for the first time; it was the first release for R.E.M. since the ridiculously successful, melancholy Automatic For The People, an album that had happily stoked by obsessive collector nature and … Continue reading

December 29, 2012 366 Songs ,

366 Songs 363: I’m In Love With A Girl

The second last song from Radio City, the second Big Star album and arguably Alex Chilton’s greatest – or, at least, most coherent – album of his entire career in terms of writing, “I’m In Love With A Girl” is … Continue reading

December 28, 2012 366 Songs ,

366 Songs 362: The Price I Pay

More proof that the greatest love songs come from the least likely sources at times, Billy Bragg’s “The Price I Pay” is one of my favorite relationship songs, in part because of the heartbroken lyrics (“There’s something inside/That hurts my … Continue reading

December 27, 2012 366 Songs ,

366 Songs 361: New Orleans Instrumental No. 1

Something low-key and reflective for today; I’ve returned to work and my brain isn’t necessarily up for any heavy lifting beyond that right now, to be honest. Be kind.

December 26, 2012 366 Songs ,

366 Songs 360: Jesus Christ

This may be my favorite Christmas song, and it’s almost entirely devoid of all the cliches that have built up around the genre (There are sleigh bells in the mix here, but that’s about it). Instead, it’s just a song … Continue reading

December 25, 2012 366 Songs ,

366 Songs 359: Christmas Eve

“The star you fell in love to/Comes out on Christmas Eve.”

December 24, 2012 366 Songs , , ,