Archive for December 20th, 2011
I’m officially out of Tuesdays! This will be my last 2 For Tuesday of the year, and there are still several songs that I want to highlight!!!
So at this point I’m going to just pick two last songs and then cover the rest next month when I do a complete breakdown of Modern Rock 2011. The first of the last is Out Of Tune by Real Estate.
I’ve heard several good things about Real Estate throughout the year but I had never given them a listen. But their high ranking on several yearend best-of lists prompted me to give them a shot. I was rewarded with this great low-fi little gem of an album in the process. Great suggestion critics! Apparently this is their second album, so it looks like I’ve got some homework.
And the final 2 For Tuesday pick is Lucky Now by Ryan Adams.
This is a bit of a surprise considering how long it’s been since I’ve actually liked a song by Ryan Adams. Let’s see, Gold was released in 2001, so it’s actually been 10 years! Since 2001 he’s been putting out the kind of self-indulgent schlock that boils my blood. I guess someone must’ve called him on his shit, because he finally managed to drop all of his tortured artist pretense and write this remarkable little song. And in a year of pleasant musical surprises, it’s swell to end 2 For Tuesday on a beautiful note.
I’ll be back with 2 For Tuesday in February to start Modern Rock 2012. But for now, thanks for listening in 2011!