Arcade Fire might not be the first band that pops to mind at the mention of dance music, but a good chunk of Reflektor has it’s own unique dance vibe.
I wouldn’t necessarily put this on a club mix, but with the right people, it’d be a perfect dance tune for an open field on a warm, rainy night.
In a lot of metal songs, the guitarist going off on some perpetual solo tangent seems to me like they’re missing the point. It’s technically impressive, but can lose that sense of melody and feeling from the song.
In this song Duane Allman and Dickey Betts definitely let their guitars loose, but it almost seems like the sincere expression of a pure joy that they can’t keep inside. As if they just can’t stop gushing about some new love, but instead of words, they’re speaking in guitar solos.
I like to think that everyone in this band had a big dumb grin on their face during the whole performance of Blue Sky.
London Calling has got to be one of the most consistently solid double albums ever recorded.
Proof that punk rock and reggae have always gone together like peas and carrots.
A bit of inspirational punk-rock from some of punk-rock’s greatest pioneers.
Layers. This song has ’em.
Led Zeppelin were always fantastic at forging a narrative on a purely instrumental level. The lyrics support the tale, but it’s the music that really drives it home.
“Movin’ on was something I mastered.
Is it fair to say, I got so good at it that I went to town?
Then I met you…”
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness is like the White Album of the 90s. It’s kind of all over the place, but fantastic at the same time. After the uplifting “Tonight, Tonight”, “Jellybelly” really kicks the album into high gear.