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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Top 5 for September 3, 2014

She Cries Your Name by Beth Orton

The majestic opening to the Trailer Park album, the haunting voice and the eerie ominous strings, plus a nice dancy beat.

Don't Ever Let Me Know - Bobby Fuller Four

Super catchy pop song bliss. Tambourines and hand claps, six against four, catchy melodies. Nice.

Intermezzo, Op. 118, No. 2 by Johannes Brahms played by Artur Rubinstein

Sure, it's a old piano chestnut, but for good reason, though.

Erotico (The Burglars) from The Big Gundown - John Zorn plays the Music of Ennio Morricone

Bill Frisell on guitar, Big John Patton on organ, Bobby Previte on drums and Laura Biscotto on "sexy Italian vocals". A not terribly subtle, but grooving presentation of the title concept. I don't know the original context for the music, and, given my limited knowledge of '70s Italian cinema, I'm not sure I want to.

Common People - Pulp

Great song about condescending hipster slumming. Will make you self-conscious about where you fit in this song. Usually reminds me of the Woody Allen quote "Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons."

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