I’ve been debating with myself for ages about whether or not I should play you today’s song. (Should I? Shouldn’t I? Should I? Aargh!).
I’ve been wrestling with my conscience because, although it’s a bone fide power pop song and would fit right in on this here blog, I have to confess that there’s only one thing about the track I like: the guitar part at the start of the song and in the choruses.
As for the rest of the song, well…
Generally speaking, I feel slightly awkward bagging a song (after all, they took the trouble to write it and record it, not me), but if questioned under oath I’d be forced to admit that I don’t think much of the vocal melodies, or the singing, or the instrumental arrangements. But that guitar part – oh, man…
So I thought I’d stop wrestling with my conscience and let you decide what you think of the song. You may like it a whole lot more than I did:
Appleseed – “Slipstream” (2004)
(Musically speaking, that kind of guitar part is called a “drone” because the top notes are repeated while the bottom notes change. I’m a complete sucker for drones.)