And here again I highlight a handful of tracks that pleased me most mucho in the month most recently retired. I list the Stellastarr* track first because I spent some real high-quality time two Saturdays ago hitting the repeat button on that particular song until the cows came home. Granted, at that time, I was happy in the haze of a drunken hour (as Morrissey might say), but so be it. I love the damn thing. It takes me back to the '80s in all the right ways - dumping the Cult, Dead or Alive, and the B-52's in a blender and punching "puree." Instant ecstasy. And with or without the assistance of alcohol.
Also, I resisted posting the Death Cab for Cutie song earlier because it had already permeated the MP3 blogs to such a degree. But so be it with that as well. It remains my favorite song on that album by far, and perhaps it's that R.E.M./New Order vibe that it has going that yet again transports me to my '80s teens. Ah, nostalgia. It's a dangerous, painful thing. And thus I drink....
[MP3] [left-click] Stellastarr*/"Sweet Troubled Soul"
[MP3] [left-click] Death Cab for Cutie/"Soul Meets Body"
[MP3] [left-click] JJ72/"Take from Me"
[MP3] [left-click] The Magic Numbers/"Love Me Like You"
[MP3] [left-click] The High Dials/"Sick with the Old Fire"