Five Songs, 7/9/2022
Five Songs

Five Songs, 7/9/2022

Fluf, "RK Wins"

At some point, I stopped being able to keep track of which songs have already appeared in this thing. It's been five years? 6,000+ songs, anyway, and I've just lost the ability to be sure if we've heard something. Part of me thinks this was a repeat, but I don't want to check. So we'll just enjoy it again. Or for the first time?

Run the Jewels, "Call Ticketron"

One of the things about Run the Jewels 3 is that it sometimes feels a little more distant than some of the other records, 2 and 4 especially. Both of those feel visceral and immediate, and 3 seems a bit more cerebral and chilly. Still a great record, of course, but it's just not quite at the same level as those two.

They Might Be Giants, "Particle Man"

This is from a live show where they played the entirety of Flood, which is...well, exactly that. TMBG put on a good live show, and I love them with all my heart, so I'll hear nothing bad about this.

The Undercover Dream Lovers, "Up All Night"

Seriously, I'll cut you!!!

Jawbox, "Chinese Fork Tie"

For the first forty seconds of this song, it sounds like it's all about to trip down the stairs. There's an urgency to everything, but not quite the same urgency, and things are lining up in kind of unpredictable ways. That anxious feeling is lovely, propelling one of the best songs on this record (and presaging Burning Airlines quite well).

Joshua Buergel
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