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Think of any?
After just listening to A SOng for Starlit Beaches by Yndi Halda I'm going to throw that into the ring.
I'm actually tempted to add at least one of the other songs on Enjoy Eternal Bliss to the list.
Theyre far from average in my eyes also.
But hoy hoy.
Beat it is good, but perfect?
that's actually Adam and the Ants Prince Charming
But then again what song off Thriller isn't perfect?!
'The Girl Is Mine'?
Long Island- The Wave Pictures
Grievances- Daniel Johnston
The Beach- Meho Plaza
The Leanover- Life Without Buildings
Internal K-Dart- Pavement
198d- At The Drive-In
by The Cure, perfect pop song
I never really got that into Dinosaur jr's studio version, especially lou's vocal bits. I do love the way dinosaur play it live though. But the cure version's plays like a dream right the way through.
except for his fucking voice. God, it's so arch and annoying.
they're all so perfectly crafted!
esp. A Riot In An Empty Street, the production is beyond perfect.
i have recently been listening to this song on repeat. it is absolutely perfect.
Not as good as The Greater Than Symbol And The Hash live though!
The Greater Than Symbol And The Hash just has that extra Dana' OOMPH! for live shows :D
Perfection is difficult. Eight minutes of perfection is really difficult. But here it just sounds effortless ...
A man at the peak of his powers. Shame he fell off.
Song = perfect; spelling = less so.
Two Headed Boy (Part 2) is pretty flawless.
i just listened to this for the first time in ages and i almost started crying. Seriously.
Everyone disagrees on what the perfect song is, so there's at least 6 billion possibilities. And then people's opinions change from second to second, and so you need to multiply ... BIG NUMBER!
Mind you, if I'd written Billie Jean, I'd have retired. Shame Jacko didn't.
perfection is subjective anyway.
But if someone feels a song is perfect then it gives everyone else something to endeavour to. It doesn't mean everyone hould quit and listen to that song over and over again.
up the junction by squeeze or last caress by the misfits. two of my biggest obessions, so maybe a little bias, but in terms of setting melodies to chords, they're both outstanding.
Perfect for walking around in the sun with it blasting away on the headphones.
Piazza New York Catcher is also excellent but a bit B&S-by-numbers.
by Two People
the other day that Trading On Past Treasures by Held By Hands is almost ridiculously perfectly formed.
Also, Monkey by Low is absolutely untouchably good. Everything about it, from that drone at the start to the precise harmonies, is perfection.
And Unfinished by Mineral. The entire feel of the song is spinetingling and it basically perfects the whole build-up/cathartic-release thing. The bit where the guitars get massive near the end is so powerful it almost hurts.
By DJ Shadow, post punk guitar samples and heavy trip hop beats one of my favourite tracks of all time and it's always the one I talk about when anyone asks me about Dj shadow
from the new Weezer album.
Or the worst thing I have ever heard in my life
Undoubtedly the best thing they've ever done.
but... Where Is My Mind?
i have never been more right about anything in my life
i'd have to say Dayvan Cowboy, i just cant stop listening to it and gettin turned to emotional jelly.
And also Exit Music.
listen to the arrangement and the performance of that song. It is the best pop ballad ever written, and it will never be topped. Ever.
One of Us is pretty damn near perfect too.
As are Yes by McAlmont & Butler, Envy by Ash and The Mourners Of St. Paul's by Liam Frost
then surely it's Absinthe Party? SURELY?
Arvo Part - Spiegel Im Spiegel
..."We Flood Empty Lakes" is more perfect...
the thermals - no culture icons
the cure - inbetween days
neutral milk hotel - holland, 1945
ryan adams - my winding wheel
is fairly perfect. Especially so if you read the background to it and begin to realise just how much is crammed into the simple lyrics.
It's astonishing really - shame he's an alcoholic junkie.
My Bloody Valentine - To Here Knows When
Bjork - Bachelorette
Bjork - Unison
65daysofstatic - Hole
Hope Of The States - The Black Amnesias
Massive Attack - Mezzanine
there are loads...
aeroplane over the sea
and knowing me knowing you, by abba!
such a riff and vocals
(no jokes, just in case i need to clarify that)
The son of Hickory Holler's tramp - OC Smith
Believing is art - Spoon
and I urge you, URGE you:
Echo and the Bunnymen.
Obvious, but true.
ny snow globe by Rachel's
When Sorrow SHoots Her Darts by Set Fire To Flames
I'm not trying to be wilfully obscure, I'm really not. Some of the pop songs mentioned are really good. I just happen to think this is perfect.
Field Music - A House Is Not A Home
are the two immediate songs that spring to mind.
Here by Pavement
Frank Sinatra (arr. Nelson Riddle)
'Regulate' by Warren G & Nate Dog
'Come On Eileen' by Dexy's Midnight Runners
'Zombie' by The Cranberries
'Cut Your Hair' by Pavement
'No Diggity' by Blackstreet
flaming lips (obv)
Oh Mandy by the Spinto Band.
A nugget of perfect goodness.
TV on the Radio : Province
LCD Soundsystem : All My Friends
Apples In Stereo : The Rainbow
Rogue Wave : Bird On A Wire
Love : Alone Again Or
Halo Benders : Love Travels Faster
That LCD song is just extraordinary.
Is all you need, really.
The second chorus is actually pop perfection.
fall out boy?
by jackie wilson.
it can make toasters dance.
Green Grass of Tunnel - múm
Hallejulah - Jeff Buckley
Lover's Spit - Broken Social Scene
is Maple Leaves by Jens Lekman.