Thursday, November 10, 2005

Five Songs

I borrowed this idea from Jen.
THE RULES: List five songs that you are currently loving (ONLY 5!!! I will list songs that I have not already mentioned in previous posts)
OK, let's see:

  • Romantic Comedy | Stars
  • It's All Gonna Break | Broken Social Scene
  • Sing Me Spanish Techno | The New Pornographers
  • Somebody Got Murdered | The Clash
  • Lift Yr. Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven/The Gathering Storm | Godspeed You!Black Emperor
And now what they mean to me and why I love them (I think).

The Stars' song is funny-beautiful-sad all at once. They are good at that sometimes. Actually they are good at that most of the time. And really, I can't wait for their show!

It's All Gonna Break was something that Broken Social Scene did when I saw them live at Harbourfront. I think it was the last song of their set. I remember it being an awesome song, and it has translated well in the studio (sometimes a great live song doesn't do that).

Sing Me Spanish Techno is just too catchy for me not to like, which is sort of what I think about the whole Twin Cinema album.

Somebody Got Murdered has a very new wave-y feel to it. 90% of what commercial radio tells you is "punk" now seems to be a sad caricature of 1977. Just pumped up with studio polish and compressed guitars. The Clash knew it could be something else.

The Godspeed song(s) I mentioned are the first twelve minutes or so of the first disc of the Lift Yr. Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven album. The first time I heard it was on Easter 2004. One of my roommates put it on and I remember how fitting it was. A post-rock resurrection soundtrack. Listen to both parts and tell me what you think. It starts slow and then comes on so strong and so beautiful.