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Apr. 17th, 2006 10:14 pm (UTC)
I think the song Galileo, by Indigo Girls is near musical perfection. I love every single thing about that song, and it would definitely rank high on my top 10-20 favorite-songs-of-all-time list, if such a list indeed existed. Can you hear the bongo drums?
Apr. 18th, 2006 12:50 am (UTC)
That whole album is near perfection, but yes, Galileo is a gem. I can hear the bongo drums.
Apr. 19th, 2006 03:15 am (UTC)
That's some fabulous tuneage there. REM, Talking Heads, Jane's Addicition, Pixies...oh, yeah. (I used to have a 4x5 poster of "Nothing's Shocking" on my dorm wall way back in college.) And "Rites of Passage" is easily the IG's best album. I've been partial to "Ghost," and I think their version of "Romeo & Juliet" outdoes the Dire Straits' original by a mile (something quite rare with remakes).

Thanks for the chance to rave.
Apr. 20th, 2006 02:09 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the IG's did a wonderful job covering "Romeo & Juliet". I was haunted by the "Ghost" song for years. That album got me through some hard times. If I ever were to make a soundtrack for my life, these are the albums I would draw from.

I also really love the Grateful Dead but I'm not really crazy about any of their studio albums, just their live stuff.
Apr. 19th, 2006 11:53 pm (UTC)
I only own three of those. One on cd, one on vinyl, and one as part of a 2-cd set with a bunch of other stuff. I think that Sonic Youth one was the first cd I ever bought used (at a pawn shop). I didn't keep it for long.
Apr. 20th, 2006 02:14 pm (UTC)
That Sonic Youth album was for me a zeitgeist, a soundtrack for the times. And a couple other SY albums too, like Daydream Nation.
Apr. 20th, 2006 08:41 pm (UTC)
Listening to Washing Machine still kind of reminds me of the time in which I bought it (1996, I was 15 and purchased it on like my 3rd or 4th trip to Checkered Records in Canton) and played it a billion times because it was one of the coolest, neatest records I owned. Of course, I found my first My Dad is Dead album on the same day, and my enjoyment of that has outlasted my enjoyment of pretty much anything Sonic Youth did (not that I don't still really like Washing Machine.)
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