Due to some circumstances that I shan't go into here, I've felt slightly melancholic and emotional lately. Just because of who and what I am, I tend to get caught up on little things that mostly only exist in my head and am unable to adequately express these things to others. At my work, I've … Continue reading Five Songs That Make Me Emotional
So, one of the world's most beloved musical trios with a three-letter acronym for a name is officially no more. But, PMT aside, let's talk about R.E.M... Hah! See what I did there? Seriously though, I kind of feel bad about making a joke like that because I like R.E.M. a lot, and I at … Continue reading Five Songs by R.E.M.
Edit: Murray pointed me at Grooveshark, and then I did this: So you can apparently now actually listen to these songs, through some devilry I am not party to. Do it! Okay, this is a slightly flimsy premise, but it actually has some gems, lo: Henry Cow - Bittern Storm Over Ulm Unrest (Virgin, 1974) … Continue reading Five Songs Vaguely Related to Animals
Woo, it's the long-awaited (by nobody) return of the Five Songs Series. This entry is devoted to manliness. Okay, when I say manly, I think I should explain what I mean. I'm talking about music that displays a traditionally masculine sensibility, without being oriented towards the dumb young chauvinistic meatheads of the American frat-house variety. … Continue reading Five Songs for Manly Men (with Beards)
Okay, this is going to be so hard, given that I hate most Christmas songs. Also, a "brief" run-on sentence regarding the current Christmas number one/two: this is a very very poor taste cash-in scheme by Sony, who own the rights to both versions, thus exploiting the fans of the vastly-superior-in-every-single-conceivable-way Jeff Buckley version out … Continue reading Five Songs About Christmas… Almost
In case you haven't realised, I'm not a huge fan of music that occurred during the 80s. There are obvious exceptions (Talking Heads, Swans), but generally speaking, it's my least favourite decade in terms of output and mainstream production style. This being said, quite recently, I've been getting into that sound a little more and … Continue reading Five Songs of 80s Pop
Sunn O))) & Boris - The Sinking Belle (Blue Sheep) Altar (Southern Lord 2006) When Altar, the fully collaborative meeting of Sunn O))) and Boris, was announced, it was sort of implied that it was sound like both bands combined into one. So then, it comes out and there's this song, and holy fucking crap … Continue reading Five Songs that are Pretty