Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The 11 Best Songs By Pete Yorn

Music For the Morning After rocked. And as the years pass...and more Pete Yorn albums come makes me appreciate his debut release even more. MFTMA is easily one of the best albums of the decade ('s time to start thinking about that) how come Petey never came close to following it up with something equivalent? It wasn't like it was a Diamond-selling chart -topping masterpiece. But it did what albums are supposed to do. It created a following. I discovered it because a friend told me about it. She heard about it from a friend that told her about it. I told a friend about it, who told someone else (I actually turned at least 5 people onto the record). Maybe this kind of fanbase is harder to appease. When you're Green Day or Coldplay...people kiss your ass. When you're still a nobody...people want you to kiss their ass. And maybe that's not Pete's style. And look where it got him...he gets to hang out with Scarlett Johansson. So I guess he wins...

The 11 Best Songs By Pete Yorn:
1. Strange Condition (Music For The Morning After)
2. Lose You (Music For The Morning After)
3. Murray (Music For The Morning After)
4. Undercover (Nightcrawler)
5. Crystal Village (The Day I Forgot)
6. For Nancy (Music For The Morning After)
7. Splendid Isolation (Nightcrawler)
8. Life On A Chain (Music For The Morning After)
9. Committed (The Day I Forgot)
10. EZ (Music For The Morning After)
11. China Girl (B-Side)
Buy Pete Yorn's new album, Back & Forth....before his next album with Scarlett comes out.


Michael said...

MFTMA is so good that I didn't, in fact, even know that Yorn had made any other albums - that one's just frozen in time for me as so perfect. Are the other ones worth getting as well?

Unknown said...

"And look where it got him...he gets to hang out with Scarlett Johansson. So I guess he wins..."

So right, so right.

Michael - yes, Day I Forgot is similar in style but not quite as strong as MFTMA (still excellent), Nightcrawler is a real rock record, and Back and Fourth is more acousticy.

Rumour is that aside from the Scarlett record there's a Frank Black produced record due out as well, the man's been busy.

Unknown said...

don't forget - if you pick up the album at an independent record store, you get a free bonus 7"! the songs on it are awesome :)

Anonymous said...

The download link for 'China Girl' is broken. Do you think you could reupload it or fix the link please?