Thursday, April 14, 2011

The 11 Best songs By TV on the Radio

I had a long discussion with a co-worker at the perks of buying a CD and why it means something.  He hates CDs and thinks they're a waste of space.  Why should he buy 12 mediocre songs when he only wants the 1 good song he likes?  I suggested maybe he should stop listening to bands who only have one good song.  That didn't go over too well.  But this is my reason for buying a CD or vinyl.  Owning a CD is like owning a physical piece of the band.  It's a physical connection to the music.  It's your personal portal into the world the band created.  And that piece of the band is always mine.  No one can ever take that away.  It's almost like owning a piece or art.  As much as it means something to hold it in your hands, it's a visual companion to the music.  The pictures, the lyrics,...most of which can always be found online...but the construction of the booklet, even the CD package means something.

The era of the album isn't dead.  It'll be back.  CDs may disappear...but something will come to take their place.  Music changes and will the industry that distributes it to our ears.

Here are the 11 Best Songs By TV on the Radio:

1.      Wolf Like Me (Return To Cookie Mountain)
2.      Dancing Choose (Dear Science)
3.      Staring At the Sun (Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes)
4.      Stork & Owl (Dear Science)
5.      Dreams (Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes)
6.      Hours (Return To Cookie Mountain)
7.      DLZ (Dear Science)
8.      New Health Rock (New Health Rock EP)
9.      Crying (Dear Science)
10.  Blues From Down Here (Return To Cookie Mountain)
11.  I Was A Lover (Return To Cookie Mountain)

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Anonymous said...

The format of your list looks funky on my system.

Chris said...

I've said this before and I'll of course have the same conversation and say it again. I think the problem is people have trouble mastering the album, and feel the need to put out an album. Really I think artists need to take a different look at their music and see what would possibly work in smaller doses. I, and many others, just love the single/EP format. especially EP's. you get a nice small dose that can be enough but can always leave you fiending for more.
My friend likes to argue that he prefers the LP format because of getting more songs, but more songs doesn't necessarily mean those are going to be the best songs.. I feel there's a lot of pressure to put out an album that's good all the way through. And there kind of should be. Since that has over the years become the sense of who or what a band is.
Maybe that doesn't make sense, but at the moment I'm feelin it. back to work.