Random 10 for Oct. 22, 2007
1. Art Brut, “Direct Hit.” Eddie Argos is like a less dyspeptic Mark E. Smith, a man who clearly relishes the power of rock ‘n’ roll just as much as the ridiculousness of it. “Direct Hit” is from Art Brut’s follow-up to “Bang Bang Rock and Roll,” “It’s a Bit Complicated,” and it doesn’t have anything nearly as giddy/brilliant/stupid as “Good Weekend,” but it is still a great tool to use on friends who don’t believe that rock is fun.
6. Bruce Springsteen, “Girls in Their Summer Clothes.” I have said many times that there are simply no good reasons for me to ever spin Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.” again — I heard it so much during 1984-86 that it is a dead album for me. That said, “The River” lives on as a great slab of big-and-brilliant traditional rock, and it’s also the last Springsteen album that I truly loved — I admire and respect “Nebraska” and “The Ghost of Tom Joad,” but that’s not love.
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