Wednesday, December 23, 2009
PQ's Top 10 Songs of the 2000s: No. 1
There's this bloke called Kevin Barnes (above) in the US who releases a lot of music in various guises, most of which is unlistenable bog. Oh, he's done a couple of half-decent songs, but most of them are rubbish. "Oh, look at me, I can use twelve different pop styles in the same verse.... I'm a genius!". No, you're not. You're annoying.
But anyway, one day in 2006, with nothing but a synth, a loop pedal and a notebook of stream-of-consciousness lyrics, Kevin Barnes created 13 minutes of perfect music.
In my mind, this is so far the best track of the 2000s that it is twice as good as the next best.
I've explored you with the detachment of an analyst
But most nights we've raided the same kingdoms
And none of our secrets are physical
It goes for 13 minutes so it's not on YouTube, but luckily some chick put the whole song on her blog.
The winner is 'The Past Is A Grotesque Animal' by Of Montreal, and you can listen to it here, but listening to it on a blog will not do it justice. If you can, buy the original on CD and play it loud. The album is called 'Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?'
(Prediction: Obtuse-A and possibly RandomGit will be the only two who will like it (aside from Lewd Bob, who I know likes it... in fact, he got me on to it in the first place)).
Not gay at all.