File under: songs I’ve had for ages and only just caught on are really good.
One of my favourite Clash songs, remixed in three directions– a rough-around-the-edges Balkan number from Oncle Strongle, a jazzy twist from Nouvelle Vague, and finally, covered by Jimmy Cliff, the actor who originally played the “Ivan at the end of The Harder They Come” mentioned in the song.
So, this song is kind of dazzling. Plus, that album art! Matt Berninger! Shara Worden! Sufjan Stevens! Heart flutters.
Come on, stop being so gorgeous.
Been on heavy rotation lately as we’ve been driving all over creation. Highly recommended road trip music.
I’ve had this album for a few years, but suddenly this week I found myself bowled over by this song. On repeat.
If you listen to this song and like it (i.e. you are sane), here’s another of my favourites, Bricks and Mortar.
Chinese Christian rap. I have more of it waiting in the wings.
Well, this has sort of turned my world upside-down. I don’t think I’ve ever liked a Beyoncé song before, but I reallllllllllllly like this song. It is also probably, like, super-old news to everybody who actually follows pop music.
Haunting and beautiful. When I first heard this song I was totally unmoved by it and then one day BAM! it shot up the ranks of songs I love. You know when that happens? That happened to me with Bound Stems. I must’ve had My Kingdom For A Trundlebed for a solid year before I realised it was incredible and I needed to check out the rest of this band’s work.