Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The 11 Best Songs By The Sleepy Jackson

This NBA Finals (and Playoffs for that matter) haven't been as compelling as originally billed...until tonight.  Game 6 was the game every NBA fan has been waiting for, getting better and better every minute as it unfolded before our eyes in spectacular fashion.  It had big comebacks, last second shots, prime-time dunks, overtime thrills, and "too many to count" clutch fade-away three pointers (shoes optional).  Ray Allen was huge but LeBron having to overcome his own roadblocks may have been bigger.  Miami is LeBron's team.  Though at one time, he was Cleveland's great hope...history will view him as a Heat.  I know a lot Cleveland fans still feel burned...that he should have stayed...but had he stayed, would he ever evolved?  Miami struggled the first couple years with LeBron.  It seemed the great experiment had failed.  But it was that humility that made him mature.  Sometimes we need to let go of our past to enter our future.

Luke Steele left behind cult darling The Sleepy Jackson for the poptastic Empire of the Sun.  Was it the right move?  Only the future knows.

The 11 Best Songs By The Sleepy Jackson:
  1. Rain Falls For Wind (Lovers)
  2. I Understand What You Want But I Just Don't Agree (Personality)
  3. Don't Stay (Personality)
  4. Acid In My Heart (Lovers)
  5. Come To This (Lovers)
  6. Devil Was In My Yard (Personality)
  7. Tell The Girls That I'm Not Hanging Out (Lovers)
  8. This Day (Lovers) 
  9. Play A Little Bit For Love (Personality)
  10. Good Dancers (The Sleepy Jackson)
  11. Sunglass Man (Miniskirt EP)
Buy Empire of the Sun's new album, Ice On The Dune...now!!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Great List! I just listened through the 5 or so songs that I wasn't familiar with from the list. It's a good question you ask. I wonder that also. What will we say when when we look back and see the end of sleepy jackson and the beginning of Empire of The Sun. I know that in a couple interviews I read in 2011 and 12, he was saying that he's been wanting to record a new album with the sleepy jackson for the last three years. I don't know if that'll ever come to be though, with how much time he devotes to Empire of the Sun. Also, the last song on the list Sunglass Man! I was surprise how much it sounded kind of like Brit Pop. Pretty awesome!