Taking a literary device to its limit, proving his worth as an up and coming writer. Much of it comes off as a stream of conscious flow, which is right in his wheelhouse — bugged out rhymes delivered with freewheeling conviction. The mellow beat adds a nice touch that compliments his grainy voice.
Between this and that Game of Thrones thing, Coldplay seem to have found their calling: tongue-in-cheek melodramatic comedy. Tthis time with an honest sentiment attached, too. It’s a wise move, as you can’t indict them for their (intentional) cheesiness. Regardless, it only works if you knew Cotton; [LISTEN].
A mildly racist song, but only because it was a product of the times. The theme is in fact jovial and curious, and not nearly as horrid as the title suggests. The soft melodies and soaring vocals along with the deep piano licks make for a nasty break beat worth at least a few dozen rotations.
It’s considered the birth of psych-soul, I could argue it’s pop-funk’s godfather. Either way, after that unforgettable scat intro, this dance jam lists all the necessary ingredients for an old-school block-party. There’s a reason pop culture gutted this track for all it’s worth; [LISTEN].
A great plains carnival setting in which the only way out of the great collective angst is to hop off the ferris wheel and sedate it with another go, or accept Kasher’s invitation to channel some Crazy Horse fuzz fury and let the past bleed out once and for all. A howling, beautiful eight-year return.
The guilty-sentimental feelings of friends-with-benefits situations and dissolving relationships (or the magical combination of the two — hooking up with exes) are well known to Millenials. Previously, these themes were owned by the PBR&B crowd, but as rock stakes its claim, so do The Vaccines here.
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