Joined: 31 Aug 2005
|Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 8:30 pm Post subject: 5 4 Friday - Alternative
|Two Princes - Spin Doctors
This is one of the catchiest tunes I have ever heard. Even elements that I might normally dislike seem to work well in this arrangement.
Santa Monica - Everclear
Everclear sounds like Tom Petty when Tom Petty was cool, along with a nineties background of soaring feedback and crunching chords.
Banditos - The Refreshments
Just a fun little rocker that reminds me vaguely of The Kinks. Another song where various elements really work well together.
Out Of My Head - Fastball
The relaxed groove and electric organ make this sound reminiscent of Steely Dan's "Dirty Work" from 25 years earlier. Great soft rocker.
All the Small Things - Blink-182
Punk meets pop, much as it did 20 years earlier for Cheap Trick. Why haven't I heard this played more than the incessantly stupid "Lump?"*
(*Answer: Because even five-year-olds can sing along with the chorus from "Lump.")