A few months ago, I picked up a copy of Sting's The Last Ship from a library sale. I gave it its first real listen just last week.
As usual, it's an excellent album. Loads of excellent storytelling and tasteful, pristine production.
But this song's my favourite.
How had I never heard this until about 5 days ago, shopping in Winner's?
Wow. And the original's pretty great too:
Although "Judas" and "Bad Romance" are two of the finest pieces of modern pop of the last decade, "The Edge of Glory"'s combination of traditional melodies and contemporary backbeats just might make it endure forever.
'Cuz anybody can sing it, no matter the instrumentation.
Pop at its finest, yeah baby.
I don't listen to A Prairie Home Companion very often, but I always enjoy it.
And I love Keillor's honest sentimentality, on display in the down-to-earth ditty, "I Just Wish That She Were Here."
Never heard of Kavinsky, never heard of this song until the most recent episode of Very Bad Wizards. Great song. Love that contrast between the digitized/vocoded vocals and the basic female vocals. Not too sure about the message.
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