Tonight’s Top 5, in no particular order or reason. Some new, some older and some old Be warned, the median age of these songs is 10 years old.
1 Tomorrow Never Knows – The Beatles
Everyone in a while, I’ll listen to a Beatles album. I’m more about The White Album or Abbey Road. I know Revolver but it’s been a while since I played it straight through. This song Lennon wrote is forward thinking. Yes it’s psychedelic, but not in a 1960’s hippy / baby boomer kind of way. I joked that this sounds like a Chemical Brothers song. And of course it’s underrated – the only reference I’ve caught to it was at the end of a TV show (Mad Men?). This song should be much higher on any list of great Beatles songs.
2. Surgery – Two Door Cinema Club
This could have easily been five other songs from “Gameshow” which TDCC (is that used?) released this fall. Before this album, I knew a couple of their songs, but I couldn’t say I was a big fan. This album front to back is a great listen straight through if you like the dance/ pop / rock genre. I’m keeping an eye on tour dates, this must be one fun concert.
3. Dance – Danny Brown
No idea how I came across this song which came out 2 years ago, but it reminds me of “Southern Hospitality” by Ludacris. A solid, turn it-up-loud-in-your-ride head bopper. I’ve always liked Danny Brown, but wasn’t ready for this.
4 Black and White Town – Doves
I can’t believe this song is pretty much 10 years old. This song is wire to wire good and I’m wondering if I need to do a deep dive on Doves. I think I do. This song kind of reminds me of Tears for Fears (in a good way).
5 Jumpers – Sleater-Kinney
Again another 10 year old song (I know, I know). Sleater-Kinney is every rock journalists wet dream and I never listened to them. I saw their new album “No Cities to Love” came out and gave it a listen, and I liked it. Enter another deep dive and came across this. Great use of guitars, and change ups throughout the song. I can see how someone can get into these guys.