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Friday, August 24, 2007

The Underdog

Not to be lame and just post music clips, but I'm totally addicted to this song, "The Underdog," from Spoon's new album. The trumpet part is catchy as anything, and the song has that subtle sense of drama that Spoon does so well. As a bonus, the song also has a great (and impressive!) one-shot video.

And after a YouTube commenter said this, I couldn't help but notice myself: It sounds quite a bit like 1980s Billy Joel. Especially at 2:54 remaining (0:56 in), as Britt Daniel sings the line about "got no regard for the thing that you don't understand," it really reminds me of a Billy Joel song I can't quite place (it helps that his voice is similar to begin with):

I keep hearing great things about their new album, I really should pick it up...

2 comments:

doug said...

The New Yorker's pop music critic, Sasha Frere-Jones, says that it reminds him of "Only the Good Die Young."

teague said...

Yes! That's totally it. Thank you, Doug.

Incidentally, Billy Joel was the first musician of whom I officially designated myself a "fan." I owned Storm Front and River of Dreams on tape.