I've got $2.50 in quarters, so it must be time to listen to 10 songs on my desert island jukebox.
- Public Image Ltd.
- Far more palatable and radio-friendly than Johnny Lydon's prior work with the Sex Pistols
, this song displays musicians that can actually play their instruments, a nice Celtic undercurrent, and Lydon singing almost in pitch. Top it off with Lydon's repetitive mantra "Anger is an energy," it's not hard to see how my PiL cassette was worn through before I ever graduated from High School.
2. The Crane Wife 3
- The Decemberists
How do I love thee, Oh Third part of The Crane Wife
trilogy of songs? Let me count the ways. A) the structure of verse - how line 1 and line 4 of each stanza are the same. B) It's basically a 1-4-5 chord structure, but the way that the song builds, with different instruments coming in as the song progresses. C) On a similar note, the chorus builds, so that the harmony soon becomes the melody. D) Interesting drumming keeps the song from falling into monotony. …