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Tuesday, July 20, 2010
The Top Five What?
So Stereophile magazine has a write-in "contest" to list five songs or albums that "most strongly evoke the places and times in your past, music with which you have a transrational emotional connection". The "winners" get a free CD from their web site, which is pretty lame, although they do have some good CDs.
Here's my entry.
For me these evocative songs all deal with love, love remembered, or love in dysfunction:
Right In Time - Lucinda Williams, from Car Wheels On A Gravel Road, 1998
The Song Remembers When - Trisha Yearwood, from The Song Remembers When, 1993
Hard Line To Draw - Cheryl Wheeler, from Circles And Arrows, 1990
Late For The Sky - Jackson Browne, from Late For The Sky, 1974
Come A Little Bit Closer - Fleetwood Mac, from Heroes Are Hard To Find, 1974
Maybe I'm a romantic.