Last Week in Free MP3s 8-03
From their album The Five Ghosts, the band Stars have reinvented their indie-rock sound. “Dead Hearts” begins with a sing-song melody that leads up to the disturbing chorus of “dead hearts are everywhere.” It’s like a zombie-movie love song and it works.
“Jealous Again” – The Black Crowes
Usually free music downloads are from artists who are trying to find some free publicity for a new project. In the case of “Jealous Again” the powers that be have decided to give listeners a freebie that revitalizes this 20-year old track. Its laid-back jazz/blues influence will have you seeking out their other songs.
“Why Does the Wind?” – Tracey Thorn
From half the group Everything But the Girl Tracey Thorn‘s “Why Does the Wind?” from her third solo album is a solid song that unfortunately isn’t memorable once it’s over. The lyrics are predictable and the melody is pedestrian. Skip it.
“Five Little Rooms” – Menomena
“Five Little Rooms” has one of the most intriguing beginnings to a song that you’ll hear. Its syncopated rhythm and classical-music like sound combined with words that weave a macabre narrative makes this song a keeper. You won’t be able to stop listening to it.
“Holocaust of Giants” – Rasputina
“Holocaust of Giants” is definitely an acquired taste. Its discordant sound draws you in, but the lyrics and harmonies don’t make this a pleasurable experience. Whatever Rasputina is trying to say with this track is lost in its strangeness.
“A Town Called Obsolete” – Andreya Triana
This live rendition with a guitar as the focal point of “A Town Called Obsolete” reflects Andreya Triana ability to emote with as little musicianship as possible. In fact she doesn’t need the guitar as this song could work acapella.
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