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  • Today I Are Be Mostly Listening To...

    2. Nov. 2006, 16:23 von stealthmunchkin

    And for contrast, here's a post about the ifteen songs I'm listening to almost obsessively right now. I don't know that these songs will be the ones that are my top fifteen for the week, but I'd be shocked if they weren't. I've listened to all of these multiple times today.

    Cherry Picker is a track I've been listening to over and over. Most of the stuff by Candypants that I've heard before has been powerpop, guitar-based stuff, but this is soft-pop, sounding more like Paul Williams than anyone else. The lyrics are biting, reminiscent of Ray Davies - a portrait of an older man who spends his life chasing after young women. "How's that ticker, cherry picker?/Gee, you must work out a lot". Candypants are one of the very best pop bands out there, and I just love this track to bits - it's available from their myspace, but I'm getting their album the second I'm able (it's on emusic).

    Acoustic - GF / DG - BD is a rare live performance by XTC, an acoustic medley of three songs. …