Welcome to Tuesday’s Back at Work Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day. This week Tuesday is dressed-up like Monday, donning its best Monday-ish angst and bad traffic commute. But, that’s okay, because underneath we all know that it is really Tuesday and that this work week will be a short one. So, let’s TURN UP the volume and take in today’s 5 songs, and get through this dressed-up Tuesday together.
The first song is a cover of The Jam’s Butterfly Collector done by Garbage. Shirley Manson’s voice just seems made for this song. All the haunting darkness and sensuality that the lyrics and sonic sounds exude, Shirley is just perfect for. Next up is Goldfrapp’s song “Ocean” which is very Garbage-esque to me. Turn this track up, one of my favorites from their latest album, Silver Eye, and tell me if you hear it, too. Simple Mind’s song “Love Song” is our song # 3. I “discovered” this one via Spotify’s weekly Discovery playlist and was surprised I’d never heard it before. It is definintely the track of the 5 that I’ve played the most today. Track 4 is “Photographic” from early Depeche Mode. This one brings me right back to 1 the early 80’s and playing their album, Speak and Spell on cassette in my bedroom. The gorgeous “Black Metallic” from Catherine Wheel ends our Top 5 for the day. Oh my stars how I love this song. Turn this one UP UP UP!
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Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day – 9/5/17
1. “Butterfly Collector” by Garbage
“And you started looking much older,
and your fashion sense is second-rate,
like your perfume.
But, to you in your little dream world,
you’re still the queen of the butterfly collectors.”
2. “Ocean” by Goldfrapp
I’m on the move,
3. “Love Song” by Simple Minds
some promised land.”
4. “Photographic” by Depeche Mode
“A white house,
a white room,
the program of today.
your eyes are far away.”
5. “Black Metallic” by Catherine Wheel
“I think of you when you’re sleeping,
of all the secrets that you’re keeping.
You can’t stay all day under the covers,
cause under there you’ll discover.”
I hope you enjoy Today’s Top 5 Music Obsessions featuring Garbage, Goldfrapp, Simple Minds, Depeche Mode, and Catherine Wheel.
Be sure to Tune in tomorrow for the next round of Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day.