Wicker King (jtoomey) wrote,
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Songs You Might Find Interesting: A17-20

17) American Idiot - Green Day
    Why?
      ...because I was wrong to write-off Green Day so quickly, lo, the many years ago
      ...because it has that great speed-hook, if you'll allow the term
      ...because it would be great fun to play in Guitar Hero
    Listen:
      ...to a track off of today's generation's Tommy

18) American Tune - Simon & Garfunkel
    Why?
      ...because I promise (threaten!) that there will be less Simon & Garfunkel in future lists, so you should get your fill now
      ...because I can't think of another writer who could write so wrenchingly about pilgrims
      ...because it's as meaningful today as it was when it was composed
    Listen:
      ...to the great key change at the end of each verse

19) Amie - Damien Rice
    Why?
      ...because if you don't know Rice yet, you're totally missing out
      ...because the string arrangement is gorgeous
      ...because Rice's voice sounds alternately so fragile and so powerful, so effortlessly
    Listen:
      ...to the way the harmonies slowly fill in as the song progresses, taking us from sparse to lush

20) Amos Moses - Jerry Reed
    Why?
      ...because every song on this list isn't a tear-jerker
      ...because Reed honestly sounds like he's having the time of his life in every song he performs
      ...because the lyrics are so delightfully absurd
    Listen:
      ...to the guitar style -- nobody sounds like Jerry Reed


( one more A list to go... sooner or later. ;) )
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