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JAZZ, CLASSICAL MUSIC AND THE ARTS IN NEW YORK CITY

Song of the Day 12/30/08

Our top 666 songs of alltime countdown continues, one day at a time all the way to #1. Tuesday’s is #575:

The Sweet Bitters – Clocks Fall Back

One of the best songs of 2008 perfectly captured what life was like in New York City this year, the careless extravagance of wealth juxtaposed against crushing poverty. Sharon Goldman’s characteristically terse, crystallized lyric soars with harmonies from her bandmate Nina Schmir over a gorgeous, retro 60s folk-pop melody somewhat reminiscent of Simon & Garfunkel’s Hazy Shade of Winter. From the duo’s debut cd, also at their myspace.

December 30, 2008 - Posted by | lists, Lists - Best of 2008 etc., Music

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