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Song of the Day 3/28/09

Every day, our top 666 songs of alltime countdown gets one step closer to #1. Saturday’s song is #487:

DollHouse – Anymore

With their haunting four-part harmonies and a killer songwriting team in frontwoman Lisa Lost and bassist Frankie Monroe, these noir rockers were arguably New York’s best band for a couple of years in the late 90s and early zeros before calling it quits for good in 2004. This is their finest moment, a heartwrenching requiem kicking off with a characteristically gorgeous, soaring Monroe bassline followed by Lost’s anguished, subdued vocals. The person eulogized here is actually a cat. From their classic 2000 cd Touch the Moon. The link above is to an audio stream of the song.

March 27, 2009 Posted by | lists, Lists - Best of 2008 etc., Music, music, concert | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Song of the Day 3/27/09

Every day, our top 666 songs of alltime countdown gets one step closer to #1. Friday’s song is # 488:

Elvis Costello – All the Rage

This furiously defiant, soul-inflected 6/8 kiss-off ballad is the centerpiece of Costello’s 1994 “comeback” cd with his old band the Attractions, Brutal Youth. Still a concert favorite, with one of his most revealing lyrics:
 
Don’t try to touch my heart

It’s darker than you think

And don’t try to read my mind

Because it’s full of disappearing ink

March 27, 2009 Posted by | lists, Lists - Best of 2008 etc., Music, music, concert | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment