It may take some folks a while to appreciate Nelly Furtado’s voice on this song, it can come off a bit nasally. But she sings with a swagger (and dances the same in the video)
The Dandy Warhols released Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia, and a classic rock song was born.
No, it’s not the David Bowie version.
I love that version as much as anyone. But there’s another artist that has a different take on the song, one that I think deserves attention as well.
Tense, longing, sad and pained in both sound and lyrics.
Death Cab for Cutie’s “Plans”, released in 2005, had a lot of great songs on it. But sometimes you hear…
I didn’t used to be a Tears for Fears fan. During their 1980s run, I liked their music, but their…
For my money, Coldplay still owns the greatest rock song released in the 21st century. They will eventually be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I’m not a giant fan of the band. But I am a giant fan of this song.
The album Everyone is Here, by the Finn Brothers, reached me personally when it came out in 2004. Particularly the song Disembodied Voices.
Do you want to hear a song of social commentary on the 1990s and 2000s?
I’ll admit, about the only thing I knew about The Figgs until about 6 years ago was that they backed up Graham Parker sometimes. Although that’s a good sign of the quality of their music, I knew nothing else.