Essentially, what we have here is a communication error. What was meant to be said, well, of course, it cannot be said. Yes…sadly, what was meant to be said can only be heard, not said. Make sense?
While we are on the subject of listening, it may be a good time to bring up what exactly we are doing here. You see, I am a cookie monster. Well, not the Cookie Monster, just a cookie monster. Anyways, what I am getting at, is that I consume a lot of music. Everyday.
What these Shoe Box posts represent are the week’s best of the best of what I have listened to. New songs, old songs, it doesn’t matter. It’s just the cream of the crop. The cock of the walk. Big jams strutin’. Songs you should know, or re-listen to. The good stuff!
So sit back (well queue all the videos up first!), press play, and enjoy this weeks edition of The Shoe Box.
02. Chvrches cover of Justin Timberlake’ Cry Me A River
This is quite the “electro-Timberlake” cover! While this doesn’t take any risks, the Chvrches give it a certain quality that makes it fresh. The lead singer,
03. Ginger & The Ghost – One Type of Dark
I will admit, this track took me by surprise. I actually first heard this song as the Ta-ku Remix (video below). The remix version was not bad at all (I’ve added it below), but the original version blew me away.
04. Infected Mushroom – Never Ever Land
This trance classic has been on repeat for me all week. This song just builds and builds, all the while creating a magical head space. Perfect for the Frission junkies of the world. As such, this track is a must with high equality headphones (or ear-buds if you don’t have anything else).
05. Hop Along – Tibetan Pop Stars
This track was a gift from a friend. I love tracks like that, don’t you? What makes me love this song so damn much is the simplistic raw honesty of the music. It does not compromise on it’s sound and the lyrics are brutal, and at points just creepy.
06. The Replacements – Answering Machine
Last up this week, we have an excellent track from one of the best albums released in the 1980s. It’s hard to explain why I love this song so much, but I do. Everything about it takes me back in time. The signature 80s alt-rock guitar riffs, the voice of the telephone operator, and the ‘answering machine’ themed lyrics, this song just screams of a different time in our (my) history.
What made Let It Be such a great album, aside from the typical standards of what makes a classic, a classic, is the fact that this ‘punk’ album is one of the biggest mix of genres that I’ve ever heard. Especially form that time period. And each song is just pure bliss, both alone and contained as part of the entire album. Truly one of rock music’s greatest recordings. You can give the entire album a spin here.