Saturday, January 22, 2011

In their own words

I'm shallow. For realio. For all my weak faux-hipster guises, I know after listening to the first 15 seconds of a song if it's going to be my next obsession of the week, lyrics and all that meaningful shit be DAMNED.

But sometimes, my instincts are spot on! Songs that sound rad in 15 seconds turn out to be totally effing rad the whole way though. It's almost like talented musicians got together and, like, thought about it or something. Those creators of awesome hooks also seem to be good at words too, or at least enough to please me (which may not be saying much).

EXEMPLARY EXAMPLES! (You are most welcome!)

Let's start with DORKY lines and make our way towards SUPER BADASS lines.

"all i want is a DeLorean"
robyn, time machine

"you in your kerchief, and me in my hat, we can settle down for an afternoon nap"
the features, the idea of growing old

"i need you to go down to the slurpee station...and get me a DRANK"
ghostland observatory, codename rondo

"modern science, i put my faith in your capable brains"
the black and white years, to modern science

"they seem wild but they are so tame"
arcade fire, rococo

"yeah, all the white girls trip when i sing at sunday service"
the dead weather, blue blood blues


P.S.: This is time capsule from 2010 because I wrote it so long ago and was too lazy to post (ergo the staleness of the music choices).

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