I’m still swooning in my long-overdue infatuation with Echo & The Bunnymen, and I still only have Ocean Rain and Porcupine. Lots more to check out.
I realize that, as someone who’s from the 80s, I’m not the most unbiased source, but even just the basic sound of this song says much about how revolutionary the music of the early 80s was. It bears almost no resemblance to any popular music from even a decade before. What an incredible moment in music history.
The guitar work on this song is amazing. The riff mirroring the verse melody (or is it the other way around?) is gorgeous.
If you’re looking for some warm and cuddly (but not too cutesy) indiepop/rock like they used to make back in MY day (read: the 90s), look no further than Toronto’s Alvvays. A top-to-bottom solid songwritten album, and cheers to their clever way of getting around the problem of SEO with their band name.
I’ve been working on filling in the gaps of some of the artists whose best-ofs I’d had, but figured I should have the actual albums. What if I’m missing something?!
With OMD, I was definitely missing something. I grabbed Architecture and Morality first, since it’s home to my favorite OMD song, “Joan of Arc”, but then found this gorgeous, romantic slice of synthness.
Fantastic news: Slow Club has a new album coming out, and the first single is excellent. The narrative video is a little odd, but the song itself is exactly the kind of stuff I love: well-written pop/soul with just enough quirk to keep it from being too smooth. This band should be huge. I hope this is the album that does it.
If I still listened to music with headphones, this song would currently be leading to increased deafness. Absolutely killer rhythm here, and suddenly, an album that I was meh on has jumped up to a favorite of the year.