[Top 5] Songs for the week ending 22 July 2012

 
I didn’t listen to enough music last week to warrant a meaningful Top 5, so instead here are some albums I’ve listened to more than once:

All by Fiona Apple. (On Saturday I just went up and down her entire discography. As far as I’m concerned she has only one bad song, and that’s her feature on Johnny Cash’s cover of “Father and Son.” Don’t bother looking it up, it’s pretty awful. Even Boyzone did this better, if you can believe it.)

Fear Fun” by Father John Misty. (Josh Radnor is new on Twitter, and so far he has been giving out one awesome music recommendation after another, among them this great folk album from former Fleet Foxes drummer J. Tillman.)

Shake a Bone” by Son of Dave. (Ever since hearing the title track in the – highly recommended – “Breaking Bad”-playlist, I’ve been fascinated by Son of Dave, whose style I wouldn’t dare describe with mere words. It’s nothing like I’ve ever heard before.)

Shame (Soundtrack)” by Harry Escott, Glenn Gould, and others. (Skip past the never-ending rendition of “New York, New York” – it hardly worked in the movie, where it was supposed to be unbearable; there’s really no point to it at all if you can’t at least look at Carey Mulligan or Michael Fassbender – and you get a few Goldberg Variations, some jazz, some pop and at it’s heart Harry Escott’s beautifully haunting score, which I have been listening to over and over last week. If you’re sad – and I was – this will take your sadness, blow it up, fill the room, the city, the world you’re in, and, then, release it.)

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