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Born in the U.S.A.

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Van Morrison

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"And can I just say how amazing Streets of Arklow is? The most hypnotic and atmospheric song ever rendered (surpassing even Starless and Swimming Pools). Oh and if you haven’t already listen to Spri"


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"Trying to post something actually meaningful fucj this"


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"Fuck listal tbh"


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"Ok not sure what happened there but I meant to say Badlands > Racing and Surf’s Up > TIL I Die"


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" Genesis and Cohen songs ought to be on here. Also Badlands > Racing in the Streets and Surf’s Up > Til I Die"


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Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago at Oct 6 1:48
This site doesn't allow greater than or less than signs for whatever reason. Another reason why this site is patroned almost exclusively by people posting sexy women lists.

Teachers and probably Dancing Out with the Moonlit Night will be in the extended edition of the list, whenever I feel like making that. I actually prefer Prove it All Night and The Promised Land as songs of the same type to Badlands (though I love the latter as I do the rest of the album). Racing in the Street is really the best song of its kind, by contrast, and more in line with my taste (as good as Bruce is at it, I'll seldom ever choose rollicking heartland rock to somber singer/songerwritership). Eh, Surf's Up obviously is what it is, but Till I Die really developed a personal significance for me. While I am an atheist, I developed a personal relationship to Ecclesiastes (as well as Job), and I feel Till I Die is an expression of the agony Ecclesiastes cites God as the sole redemption from coupled with this humbling awe of creation, and it's very personally affecting. Also, I think the closing vocal passage is more impressive than "child is the father of the man"
Posted: 3 weeks, 3 days ago at Sep 24 6:37
Oh btw The Prelude by Salami is similarly excellent. When the Poet Sings is a lyrical triumph comparable to Dancing's best, Gets You Wondering is the anthem of the modern condition under Western capitalism, there are a lot of just generally great tracks with lines of great wit and beauty. He also released, of all things, a rockabilly EP entitled Lookman and the Bootmakers which is really good. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-ESIEIIWvQ This was a B-side, and it's one of my favorite songs of his; Salami shares with Cohen the disregard for grand gestures and generally doesn't impose anymore than is necessary on his songs, but the pain in this one, for all the ambiguity in Salami's lyrics, is palpable. Disillusionment rendered with a stunning degree of honesty and peerless poignancy
Posted: 3 weeks, 4 days ago at Sep 23 4:10
Yeah, Salami is incredible, truly the singer/songwriter of this era. He has the sensibility of a Cohen or a Dylan but his work is decidedly of this time, it was something I really never expected to hear anything like. Loosely on My Mind is a great piece of story telling, one of the best commentaries on masculinity in the form of art. The final three songs are all incredible lyrically, though I think Day to Day is my favorite on the album, just a thing of stunning beauty and affirmation through melancholy and boredom.
Posted: 1 month ago at Sep 16 23:00
It's Gonna be a Beautiful Night is one of the songs I haven't really gotten a thorough sense of. I like it a lot, if I recall it's of the funk genus which Prince was just such a master of, though it stands as one of the tracks I have the least fondness associated with. I need to listen to the album again, it's been over a year, I'll get back to you with a more thorough analysis at such a time. I certainly can't ever imagine myself liking it more than Adore.

Crystal Ball, fuck yeah. Such an inarticulably moving song. I'd say it, Purple Rain, and Adore all have equal claim to being Prince's best song, though I give it the edge as it just seems so the summation of what made Prince the most special artist, the ability to take the conventions of the fields he worked in and morph it into something so entirely his own, this labyrinthine funk evocation of the apocalypse and ode to perversion. There's a version of Sign o' the Times that has Crystal Ball, as well other songs that if they were on Sign would rank as some of the best tracks on it. I lost my old copy that was super high quality, tragically, though I'm currently redownloading a not ultra high quality version.

Prince was peerless, the only person in popular music who was nearly as much of a genius was Brian Wilson, and while I think their highs are roughly the same Prince, if just for the creative insatiability alongside and ability to make the music he wanted (while his record label didn't like Crystal Ball, those he worked with supported his vision, a luxury Brian, who was stifled by more than just Mike Love despite what legend holds. didn't), has much, much larger output. I think Kendrick may hit a similar stride (DAMN was a big step back from his previous work despite featuring some top notch tracks, though Untitled Unmastered is a triumph and really just his leftovers), but time will tell.
Posted: 1 month ago at Sep 15 17:28
Crystal Ball seems the preferred track of certain types of Prince fans, the nature of which aggregate I don't really know other than that it very much includes me. I don't know what the exact dimensions of "avant-garde" are, but it doesn't seem entirely unreasonable to characterize Crystal Ball as such, especially when it came from an artist as mainstream as Prince. Prince called it the most important song he ever wrote, I believe. If you dig the funk, Crystal Ball is a musical Nirvana. It's like 20th Century Schizoid Man was realized by an impossibly horny black man. My relationship is quite the opposite with Doves; I heard it on the radio once and it became an in joke with me and friend about how I loved it and he hated it. I'd start humming it or work in references (like when he said we couldn't hang out I'd say "how could you just leave me standing" then progressively lead into singing it), and I always wanted to hear it again but never did until I discovered piracy. Either way, it's a spectacular song.

lol that was my first exposure to Prince as well, it was indeed a special moment and I imagine one where many Prince fans in our foresaken age group were first reborn as such. It is a miracle of a song, almost cost me hearing when I kept replaying the closing passage at full volume the day of Prince's death.
Posted: 1 month ago at Sep 15 2:48
Under the Cherry Moon was a soundtrack to a film of the same title that sought to replicate the success of Purple Rain (but failed for being utterly ridiculous). It's most known for Kiss, a song you've probably heard at some point that's absolutely superb, though my favorite is the deeply moving closer Sometimes it Snows in April. It's end to end great, can't think of a song from I didn't like a fair bit from it. Also, dude When Doves Cry is incredible, pretty definitively better than most of Sign besides the highs, though yes, the rest of the album is just pretty good. Prince is definitely an artist you want to take your time with, appreciate how layered and rich so much of his work is, to say nothing of variance. Sign is truly magic; a song like Starfish and Coffee, one of the smaller, perhaps even lesser tracks, is just gorgeous, a song I always find new little things to appreciate in. It, Play in the Sunshine, Strange Relationship, songs that may not even be top three on the album are among some of the greatest songs ever. Purple Rain certainly isn't a bad choice for favorite song ever, though as far as Prince is concerned, I think I like Crystal Ball more (a prog funk epic). Prince is my favorite artist of all time, so
Posted: 1 month ago at Sep 15 1:35
With regards to prince's body of work:
I believe I've made mention of around the world in a day before, and it's placement on my favorite albums list says enough, but I'll reiterate; it's a masterpiece. Flawless, an album with neither a best nor worst track (well, the achingly beautiful, to the extent almost of adore, condition of the heart is certainly a worthy contender for the former); it remains one of the great mysteries why that album isn't more vaunted. I can only assume the consumer's aversion to prince's more eclectic vision emboldened the critic's to dismiss what was beyond them like they had with The Beach Boys two decades earlier. Under the cherry moon is excellent, black album, 1999, lovesexy, and controversy are all super good. I'm still trying to crack the nut of come, but I really like certain songs from it. I'm not big on dirty mind and only really like uptown from it (which is incredible and one on the short list of my favorite prince songs), but everyone else seems to like it. Bateman is pretty spotty end to end, but it's got some real hits. Oh the love symbol album, a great and unique work again overlooked because critics don't like it when a darkie tries to do something than "black music". The gold experience and whatever that three disc album of his is called have their excellent moments but aren't much overall. Rave unto the joy fantastic is disgusting, the guy who made Santana forgo his credibility for a shameful "comeback" puppets a prince broken by grief into a terrible album. Much of prince's best work remains without release (currently, at least, though god willing they'll start exploiting his death soon). I think moonbeam levels (which garnered a legacy as prince's great unreleased track and was even covered by Elvis Costello, strangely enough), it's far from my favorite unreleased prince but it's a stunning song all the same.
Posted: 1 month ago at Sep 12 18:15
Yeah MJ is good, Off the Wall is worth an end to end listen at least. Haven't heard since Freshman year of high school (first album I ever bought).

Fuck yeah, Sign is pretty much the best album ever. Closer has kind of a personal significance it lacks (plus it's not Crystal Ball), but it's just a stunning collection of songs. Really, everything besides Hot Thing is incredible (Hot Thing is pretty good, tho). The crazy thing is Crystal Ball has an additional discs worth of material, many of which are even better (the title track, Joy in Repetition, Return of the Flesh)

Pretty good song, doesn't compare to either of the DAMN tracks for me, though

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