Thursday, May 28, 2015

Music: Near Misses 51-55

Moving on with the next batch of failures...

Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House: Can't think of any ways to improve this one, but you have to be ruthless and there really were fifty other songs ahead of it.

Tunnel of Love - Dire Straits: Especially the live version from Alchemy. The guitar solo - particularly at the end - sets it apart from Sultans of Swing which made the initial list but not the 75.

Anthem (Tarka) - Anthony Phillips: Why does nobody else know about this album? Aside from the slightly annoying 80s synth sound and the fact it's just a little too repetitive, this would have made the final list.

Porcelain - Moby: So much going on here musically. Love the piano being out of step with the main beat. Didn't have enough musical variety to get in ahead of 'Night Birds' and 'Piano in the Dark'.

Nimrod (Enigma Variations) - Elgar: No real clue how this one missed the cut. I think it may have missed out due to the fact that I don't know it well enough, every time I've heard it it seems packed with emotion and meaning. Maybe I need to listen to it again.

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