It’s been a couple years since we have had one of these music open threads. We used to do them a lot more often, and I remember me listing my “essential albums,” and I am reviewing the list and am embarrassed to admit that none of my choices have changed. I was listening to All Things Considered today while driving, and they profiled some pop singer who apparently has a hit with “Call Me Maybe.” I say apparently because I am such a loser I have three NPR channels programmed but nothing else, and wouldn’t know this girl if she shit in my living room. At any rate, they played the song, and I also learned that her profound pop lyrics (Call me maybe, I missed you before I knew you) were created while having no tv, and she thought that was what helped her make them.
It was at that very moment that I thought “Maybe I should drive something less survivable than a Subaru, because I really want to just gun it and drive off this bridge.” I didn’t, and instead drove home and took a nap, because let’s face it- I’m a middle aged single shit-talking wanker and driving off a bridge is really too much commitment for me.
At any rate, let’s use this thread for songs we love. I’ll start: