Monday, November 23, 2015
My Music Monday
And again, 'shitty' is all relative, but when your hosts brand something as 'bad', you, the reader, are not really jonesing to click 'play'. I can't blame you. Yet I'm committed to finishing out this month.
This month's Monday posts are my least visited - and I'm guessing I know why.
So I will try to make it a little more palatable this week.
I really like the Cardigans. Their first albums weren't all that. They didn't really find their groove until Gran Turismo. I won't pick on those earlier albums, as I figure the band was finding their way. But as much as I do like them, they're not perfect.
On their 2003 release, Long Gone Before Daylight, they had a song called "And Then You Kissed Me". It's a song of love and / or violence. It works on different levels. Or I guess it can. For however one takes it, I really like the song.
On their follow-up album, Super Extra Gravity, they had sequel, "And Then You Kissed Me II" No. I kid you not.
I'm less fond of this song. The arrangement is much more sparse, which makes it sound greyer, bleaker. And the topic is less ambiguous. I can't see it being about anything but domestic violence. I guess I could be wrong.
So for fun (?) I'll put the both songs up here....and they are to be listened to in order.....assuming you click 'play'.