Today's Song of the Day is Pearl Jam's Rearviewmirror. The song just has so much momentum more or less all the way through, beginning with that excellent riff. The intro riff is incidentally the work of the lead singer - Eddie Vedder.
This song also holds bitter-sweet memories for me along with the entire Yield album.
Today's Song Of The Day is Ayreon's Valley of the Queens, a breathtakingly beautiful vocal-centric piece. A quiet song, its beauty lies in the harmonies provided by the wonderful Anneke van Giersbergen coupled with the poignant lyrics which paint a moving picture (I'm a sucker for all things fantasy after all). I'm seriously hooked onto Ayreon at the moment.
The lyrics follow:
My journey's over,
I'm standing on the edge,
And close my eyes
To this world of lies.
The Song Of The Day is Björk's Earth Intruders. This is pretty much my first exposure to Björk (pronounced Byerk, like jerk), besides a vague memory of watching the video of Army of me back in the day. Catchy song, different style of vocals and lovely percussions + sound samples.
Considering my general taste in music, people find it surprising when they find me talking about Kylie Minogue et al. All I can say is that music is music. I don't particularly give a fuck about which genre an artist is in or if it is socially acceptable for a metal/whatever fan to listen to pop, dance etc.
Today's Song Of The Day is a classic rock ballad by the Scorpions - Still Loving You. I'm a sucker for most songs with piercing guitars and lots of reverb - they just seize your undivided attention. Coupled with Meine's unreachable vocals, Scorpions ballads are to die for. Still loving you is a classic example of this formula.
The unfortunate few of you out there who have nothing better to do than to read this blog are well aware of my disappointment with Megadeth's latest album United Abominations. You might also remember me mentioning and looking forward to the Japan Disc which was to contain a bonus track - a cover of Led Zeppelin's Out on the tiles. Well, as far as I can tell, it hasn't been leaked anywhere just yet.