Five Songs, 5/6/2018
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Five Songs, 5/6/2018

Good set today.

Modest Mouse, "Autumn Beds"

From a later EP from the band, No One's First, And You're Next, these are songs that were largely left off of Good News For People Who Love Bad News and We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank. If you're looking for more songs that would have fit into those albums, this EP is worth looking into.

Sleater-Kinney, "Oh!"

Another good song from Sleater-Kinney which I will undoubtedly totally forget the tune for after the song has finished.

Nirvana, "Lithium"

I was at the (bonkers) Mariners game last night, and it was "90s Night". The music trivia was about "Smells Like Teen Spirit", which seems like the most obvious thing in the world to me, but of course my kids were all "that's a funny song name, what's up with that?" Which mostly tells me I should play more Nirvana around the house, thus ensuring that they'll have the proper contempt for their old man's music.

SWANS, "The Wolf"

This quiet little number is the lead-in to the 32-minute song "The Seer" on the album of that name. As such, you can't really judge it in isolation. SWANS albums, especially the later ones, really make a lot more sense as a whole unit.

Beastie Boys, "Triple Trouble"

To The 5 Boroughs came after a six year hiatus for the Beastie Boys, and it's a deliberate throwback to their old-school roots. In a lot of ways, it feels the most like Paul's Boutique of all their albums, which makes it a fun listen. While it's not as sharp as that album (of course), it's still a good time.

Joshua Buergel
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