Listen to a track here, and another here. But its greatness exists in hearing it as an entire album.
I've been listening to a lot of mainstream-y pop music lately. And Scott Walker.
The Talking Heads - 'Heaven'
I've never cared much for the Talking Heads. Still don't. But 'Heaven' is immaculate.
Chad VanGaalen - 'Clinically Dead'
It wasn't until his last album Soft Airplane that I understood what all the fuss was about. But this earlier song has always been... awesome.
Crystal Castles - 'Untrust Us'
My love for them is still at arm's length. A long arm. But Jesus, this song! I was in a deserted bar at 2am a month ago when the DJ cranked this track for all five of us to hear, and it ripped a hole in me.
I had a dream that they covered one of my songs in a high school cafeteria. Where the hell did that come from?
Department of Eagles - 'Classical Records'
Magazine - 'Definitive Gaze'
Scott Walker - 'Cossacks Are'
Marty Robbins - 'Don't Worry'
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - 'Hysteric'
Leah likes this one a lot.
And, if you can track it down (soulseek), the song 'Willing Spirit' by The Creeping Nobodies.
What's on your stereo?