I maybe am nervous about this. In Rainbows was a masterpiece, but many of those songs were older or reworked, so it was almost older than Hail to the Thief. I just don’t know where their process is with songs, and King of Limbs the songs just felt more like vibes than songs.
1. OK Computer- sounds traditional next to Kid A
1.5 Kid A
2. In Rainbows
2. The Bends- Sentimental favorite, but it is a different world and sound.
6. Hail to the Thief
7. King of Limbs
8. Pablo Honey
It sounds more like Vampire Weekend than Sublime, or that was the vibe I thought they were aping.
Song of the week!
This really is great. It is a great listen all the way through. Was it a few months back or last year? Doesn’t matter, people should check it out. The whole thing washes over you, and that is pretty impressive. A weird reminder about Kick as one of those albums where pretty much the whole thing could have been on radio (and half of it was). Kind of like Def Leppard “Hysteria’- an album full of singles. Barnett is a phenomenal songwriter in her own right, but this was really fun. I can’t wait for her full-length.
These lists are fun. Some artists you are allowed to pick all the hits, some you are not.
That said, my favorites as basically only a Tori Amos on the radio kind of person:
1. Cornflake Girl is an amazing, amazing song.
2. The first 27 seconds of Talula (Tornado Mix)
3. Raspberry Swirl
5. Caught a Lite Sneeze
KIDS ON HOLIDAY
She should do a split with Parquet Courts. I wanted her to just go off for a bunch more minutes. That song needs an outro!!!
I don’t think Stereophonics got even one mention. Not that I care. I think the remark earlier in the week about Definitely Maybe possibly being the best album of all time at the end of the line saying “NME is really over the top” was just too much. Also that “Disco 2000″ was maybe better than “Common People”. “Disco 2000″ is AWESOME, but is not better than “Common People”
The writeup on this list is a little bit odd. MTV played Lucky Man a ton (also was top 20 on Billboard’s Modern Rock track chart), and I would say that it clearly got more exposure than “The Drugs Don’t Work” (didn’t chart). And I think about a billion more people heard Bitter Sweet Symphony in a Nike commercial than saw it during the Cruel Intentions credits. I’d even say a few people heard if first on “Rock Over London”! ROCK OVER LONDON POWER. I can still hear that guy introducing a Dodgy track like it was on a golden platter. “In a Room” is good. Or maybe Feeder. “CIDER FROM A LEMON”- Q magazine free mix CD POWER.