Five Songs, 4/18/2019
Five Songs

Five Songs, 4/18/2019

Back! Caught you lookin' for the same thing!

M83, "Go!"

I don't really know what to think about M83. At times, it's kind of bland, emotionally manipulative but forgettable post-rock. But there are times when it's energetic and nostalgia driven fun. Junk leans into the past especially hard, which makes it my favorite M83 album. This song, corny as it is, is a blast.

Tortoise, "Learning Curve"

Uh, speaking of post-rock. Well, nobody would describe this as "energetic". Or "fun".

Remixed purportedly takes material from Millions Now Living Will Never Die (the best Tortoise record), but you can only hear that album in bits and pieces. There are actually tiny parts in this song that evoke its source material a bit, but overall, this is just kind of its own murky thing. There are some good tracks on this album, but it's only recommended for hardcore fans.

Red Hot Chili Peppers, "The Power Of Equality"

I have nothing to say about this song.

The Coup, "Underdogs"

It's difficult to point to one type of song when The Coup is at their best, because there are so many of them. But for me, the songs where they're able to so eloquently talk about and represent the difficulties of the poor of America might be the best, with "Underdogs" being a great example. This is just raw, laying it all right there in front of you, unflinching.

Edna's Goldfish, "1800 Miles To Nowhere"

And NOW we're really back, as shuffle digs up a forgotten third-wave ska act for us to all listen to. Alas, I don't have a hidden gem to present from that scene here. This is just some of that pop-punk with horns shit. It is brief, though.

Joshua Buergel
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