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Sunday, October 03, 2004

"And I Won't Look Down..."

OK. CDs finally arrived from Play (Embrace & Interpol on Friday and Devendra Banhart & The Futureheads on Saturday morning). "Gravity" by Embrace is such a fantastic song. I like to say that Danny MacNamara honks like a sealion, but that song (written by Chris Martin) is touched by genius and no mistake. C. wasn't at all surprised when I said I really liked it, and remarked that this was exactly the kind of thing that I always go for- meaning, I think, sappy guitar bands. Maybe, but this is a great song anyway.

I'm currently tapping my foot to 'The Futureheads' though - an album which probably could have been recorded in 1978, but doesn't sound any the worse for that.

ST [via email]

2 Comments:

  • At 8:28 pm, Blogger SwissToni said…

    I think I know why Coldplay passed "Gravity" on.

    As I was getting into the pool at the gym, I paused for a second to listen to the song that was playing through the PA - it sounded an awful lot like "Gravity" and I was amused by the coincidence. Turns out it was the end of "The Scientist". Go and have a listen.

    (I knew it sounded vaguely Coldplay-ish, to the extent that I checked the album credits to see if it was just a lyric given to Embrace, or if it was the whole song. Indeed, it is credited to "Martin, Buckland, Berryman, Champion")

    I think I may have gone off it a bit.

     
  • At 12:42 am, Blogger Damo said…

    I think it's the best song on the Embrace album. The rest suffers a bit from 'epic overload' - they're best when they do light AND shade. Get 'Drawn From Memory' - it's by far their best album.

     

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