10.03.2006

5 Songs

Jill has issued a challenge to her friends, so here’s my response… The first 5 songs in my ROKR E1, as selected by random (this isn't as drastic a swing between genres as others, because the ROKR only holds 100 songs):

"Munich" - Editors

This band has been called "Interpol UK", and I can't say I disagree. Happily, I really like Interpol, and I REALLY like Editors. But it's true: They won't win any points for originality.

"Reptilia" - The Strokes

I used to hate The Strokes. I got so sick of "Last Night" being played everywhere, and the infernal hype machine. I mean, they were cool, but not "THE GREATEST BAND EVER" as so many people wanted to make them out to be. Then, my buddy Pat put this song on a birthday compilation he made for me. And I really really liked it. So, I bought the album this song comes from "Room on Fire". And now I'm a fan.

"Water Boy" - Imperial Teen

"Who?", you're probably saying. I know. This band was formed by Roddy Bottom, the keyboard player from Faith No More. They don't sound anything like Faith No More. I couldn't possibly describe their sound. It's rock. It's punk. It's pop. It has elements of The Mama's & The Papa's, for Gods sakes. "Water Boy" is certainly one of their most punky tracks.

"Pinned Together, Falling Apart" - The Dears

What can I say? I <3 this record. Even my mom likes The Dears. Whats not to like? Which is funny for me to say, since this band also falls under the category of "Bands I used to hate and now really really like". What can I say, they grew on me.

"Take You On A Cruise" -
Interpol

To me, the best song from their best album. I really like about half the songs on their first album Turn On The Bright Lights, and I like about 2/3 of the songs from Antics, which is where this track comes from. I love how the delayed guitars play off of each other, and how the break the song down in the middle, and all come in on the one. Goosebumps, every time.

I don't know though. Maybe I'm getting over my love for this band? Which is funny, because my particular style of guitar playing is very reminiscent of them. And I don't TRY to sound that way, I just do. Which tells me something: The guitar players in Interpol aren't very good! HAHAHAHA! But still, they're very tasty and catchy, and thats all you need really.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice! Thanks for playing. (I left more comments already back on my blog, then realized I probably should have said something here...)

Anonymous said...

Nice new look for the site, BTW. I've been reading you on RSS, so I haven't seen it in the flesh in a while.

brokenengine said...

Thanks Jill! I moved over to Blogger Beta, and figured I'd change things up a bit...

By the way, are you and Les free on Friday Oct 20th?(See the poster, top right hand corner)