It’s almost Christmas. That means the weeks are taking forever. There are crowds everywhere. And there is insipid music pumping from every speaker in every store. I will not be listening to Christmas music, will not! Unless forced. Or if it’s this awesome Dropkick Murphy’s Christmas submission.
This list came together in a weirdly fluid way. It started with the STP song, which led me to think about The Cure, and on and on until the list below happened. It’s probably going to seem super disjointed but trust me, it totally makes sense in my brain. Enjoy!
Sour Girl – Stone Temple Pilots
Absolutely my favourite STP song
Friday I’m in Love – The Cure
There are just so many excellent song by these guys. I just had to pick one.
Nevermind – Leonard Cohen
Every time I hear this song, I’m reminded that I haven’t seen season two of True Detective and I scold myself.
Portions for Foxes – Rilo Kiley
A friend of mine loves Rilo Kiley. She’s not wrong.
I Don’t Want To Know (If You Don’t Want Me) – The Donnas
Never having had the chance to see The Donnas is one of the great sadnesses in my musical life.
Coming Down – Dum Dum Girls
Sometimes, you just want to listen to something that’s a little sad.
The Museum of Broken Relationships – Veruca Salt
While I’m not big on this whole trend of revisiting the things from our youth movement (I’m talking to you Jem movie). I’ll take new Veruca Salt music where I can.
You Don’t Just Want to Break Me (You Want to Tear Me Apart)- Hawksley Workman
Hawksley – always. I love the complete tonal change of this song from beginning to end.
The Freshman – The Verve Pipe
In the mid-90s battle for supremacy between bands with Verve in their name, these guys lost.
The Way We Get By – Spoon
I love a song with good piano
Song for the Dumped – Ben Folds Five
Like I said, a good piano
Sex and Candy – Marcy Playground
The quintessential university song of the 90s. Like disco superfly.
This list could really go on forever, but I have to stop somewhere. This seems as good a place as any.