The only music I’ve listened to so far today has been dictated by the DJs on BBC Radio 6music; this is par for the course on the office. These are only the songs I noticed enough to recognise or look up on the ‘now playing’ widget. Comments where I can be bothered.
Suede – The Beautiful Ones
Bernard Butler was a great guitarist, but I’ve got no time at all for Brett Anderson. Suede had a couple of really decent tunes – Animal Nitrate and The Wild Ones come to mind – but beyond that I don’t care about them at all.
Aretha Franklin – Chain of Fools
Kings of Leon – Crawl
This was horrible.
Electronic – Getting Away With It
Jimmy Cliff – The Harder They Come
Dinosaur Jnr – Freakscene
This and Feel The Pain are the only two Dinosaur Jnr songs I really know; I love them both, but I’ve never felt compelled to delve any deeper. I owned the album Feel The Pain was on, once upon a time, but the rest of it was mediocre, as I recall, and I subsequently ditched it.
Pulp – Lip Gloss
Boards of Canada – ROYGBIV
I love this. It’s only short, but even so, some idiot talked over the end. Swine.
M83 – Reunion
Not keen. Synthesizers shouldn’t shout.
David Bowie – Kooks
Think this was a live version.
Arcade Fire – Neighbourhood #3 (Power Out)
Hot Chip – Night and Day
John Lennon – God
We keep the radio quiet in the office, so I don’t always catch what’s playing. I almost thought this was Bowie; I’ve never thought of their voices as similar before.
Damon Albarn – The Marvellous Dream
As Damon gets older and grumpier, and as his voice gets weaker and weaker, he’s beginning to sound like Robert Wyatt. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
Len – Steal My Sunshine
White Rabbits – Temporary
Outkast – Hey Ya
It’s strange to think how ubiquitous this song was back in 2003. It was everywhere. First time I’d heard it in a while. It’s still pretty good!