I was listening to an slightly old “All Songs Considered" podcast, of "best opening tracks ever" (inspired by a scene from High Fidelity). I agreed with most everything Bob Boilen said, as usual, but I though I would make my own list.
"Mojo Pin" by Jeff Buckley from Grace
”Jacqueline” by Franz Ferdinand from Franz Ferdinand
"The Modern Leper" by Frightened Rabbit from Midnight Organ Fight
“Sympathy For The Devil” by The Rolling Stones from Beggar’s Banquet
“Don’t Make Me A Target” by Spoon from Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
“Strange Feelin’” by Tim Buckley from Happy Sad
"The Sound Of Silence" by Simon & Garfunkel from The Sound Of Silence
"In The Air Tonight" by Phil Collins from Face Value
"Fake Empire" by The National from Boxer
"Did You See The Words?" by Animal Collective from Feels
"Loser" by Beck from Mellow Gold
"Welcome To The Working Week" by Elvis Costello from My Aim Is True
"Original Spies" by Karate from Some Boots
"Avalanche" by Leonard Cohen from Songs of Love And Hate
"Listened On" by Lightening Dust from Lightning Dust
"I Want Wind To Blow" by The Microphones from The Glow Pt. 2
"The King Of Carrot Flowers" by Neutral Milk Hotel from In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
"Best Ever Death Metal Band" by The Mountain Goats from All Hail West Texas
"You Are A Runner And I Am My Father’s Son" by Wolf Parade From Apologies To The Queen Mary
This list was really just hastily complied of personal favorites and I know missed some, but reblog with your own.
I am currently in a heated debate with my friend about the best song on Sleigh Bells new album Treats. I am adamant that is is “Run the Heart” but he says “Crown on the Ground” dominates. Either way, it’s a fairly strong album (although they’re no Flying Lotus) with at least four great songs.
Treats has a consistent sound, very experimental electronica with hints of indie. It’s definitely more “out there” than music I normally listen to, so this is probably why I hedge my bets with the safer choice, “Run the Heart,” that has infectious vocals, beats and a sci-fi sort of feel towards it.
You guys, the best song on Treats is “Tell ‘Em.” That’s easy.
My vote is “Kids” (“Infinity Guitars” is a close second).