Friday, October 31, 2008
ABF Friday: Best Songs Since 2000
Number 5: from all the way back in 2000. Extra extra bonus points for all that enjambment in the chorus. Gotta have enjambment.
Number 4: wake the hell up, any time of day. Drummer kudos to Chris Wilson. And all that internal rhyme! Gracious. Oh yeah, the intensity level is OK too.
Number 3: when she’s good, she’s very very good. In a completely no-good kind of way, of course. And more drummer kudos to Homer Steinweiss! Check out that nice little bass run at the beginning of the second verse, too—right on “I can’t get joy.” Man, what a couple of Dap-Kings can’t do.
First runner up (if for any reason the best song is unable to serve, etc.): four minutes of sheer fun, and a video for a hard day’s night. Right there in your living room!
And the best song since 2000 is . . .
No surprises here. Solid groove, stunning vocal, and that minor-to-major modulation after the (soaring) chorus takes an already kickin’ melody to the Next Level. The video is pretty clever too. And there’s also this kinda eerie slower live version on the YouTubes, if you like.
You can disagree with me—that’s what the comment section is for! However, you will be wrong. And that’s what puts the A in ABF Friday.
Have a good weekend, everyone. Happy Halloween to all you ghouls, zombies, and Sarah Palins out there. And remember—if you can vote early, vote early and often. From a tiny ACORN a mighty oak of Islamic Homosexual Socialism will grow.