Five Songs, 3/18/2018
Five Songs

Five Songs, 3/18/2018

Today's music.

Presidents of the United States of America, "Blank Baby"

This song comes from Freaked Out And Small, by which time most people had long since moved on. The major labels certainly had, as the Presidents found themselves back on an indie label. But that's fine, they were still putting together fun stuff. And maybe that's what's so enjoyable about the Presidents. They always legitimately sounds like they're having fun, and it's infectious. I don't think this album beats their second one, but it's still very good.

Front 242, "Gripped By Fear (Bunker Mix # 01)"

As hard as this is to believe, I actually own two singles built around "Gripped By Fear", one of the songs on their breakout-ish album Tyranny (For You). I hope it goes without saying, but don't buy any remix singles. Much less two of them! For anything!

(NB: the relevant track is at 16:44 of the linked video.)

Outkast, "Morris Brown"

After the dual-solo album of Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, they followed up with their final album, a flawed album that only occasionally landed. This is one of the standout tracks, though. Idlewild showed that Outkast was probably done as a vital creative endeavor, unless something happened to revitalize things. That, of course, didn't happen and one of the all-time great musical partnerships broke up.

Yo La Tengo, "Big Day Coming"

Worth mentioning that Yo La Tengo has a new album that just came out on Friday. I haven't had a chance to listen to it yet, though, because...well, I'm writing this on Friday. May they go forever!

Anyway, this is the opener for Painful, a perfect intro song to a great album. It's all build-up, with no release, but it makes a lot of sense for how things proceed with the album.

Clannad, "Buachaill On Eirne"

This must be one of Megan's CDs. I don't think I've ever listened to this.


I think we're done here.

Joshua Buergel
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