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Song of the Day 11/22/08

The top 666 songs of alltime countdown continues, one day at a time all the way to #1. Today’s is #612:

U2 – Another Time, Another Place

At the risk of alienating the diehard obscurantist following here, we give you something popular but perhaps not so obvious. This is by far the best song – maybe the only good song – that the band ever recorded. It’s a strangely jangly, uncharacteristically melodic anthem that for one reason or another sounds a whole lot like Television – and like absolutely nothing else U2 ever did before or subsequently. Available at all the mp3 sites and also in the dollar bins at your favorite vinyl retailer – it’s on the Boy album, from 1980.

November 22, 2008 Posted by | Lists - Best of 2008 etc., Music | , , , , , | Leave a comment