Fired up my Pandora Station "Album Rock" for this week's Five for Friday.
1.) "Go Let It Out" (Live) by Oasis. From the album "Familiar To Millions (Live)." Oasis had a string of about three albums where they wrote the most infectious hooks to some really, really good mid-tempo songs. Like almost everyone else, they kinda faded away from mainstream popularity. I still enjoy the occasional Oasis tune though.
2.) "Hey Jude (Love Version)" by The Beatles. This album is from the Cirque du Soleil Beatles show. If you aren't the kind of person who gets all bent out of shape about re-worked Beatles tunes, this is actually a pretty interesting album. I checked it out at our local library and gave it a whirl. Pretty cool stuff.
3.) "Fix You" by Coldplay. From the album "X & Y." I've always been a Coldplay-curious guy. Every now and then I'll hear something from them that I think is really good and I'll go to check out more and find it, I don't know, 'meh.' This one is one of those slow burners with a pretty cool part about three minutes in.
4.) "Island In The Sun" by Weezer. From the album "Weezer (The Green Album)." See my above description of Coldplay and apply here. It's a different kind of song from Coldplay but I feel the same way about both bands. This song is significantly less cool than the Coldplay one though.
5.) "Heart-Shaped Box" by Nirvana. From the album "In Utero." The first time I heard this song was on the video (which was completely blasphemous, IMO). I'll just go ahead and say this: Had Kurt Cobain not stuck a gun in his mouth and pulled the trigger, they would be nowhere near the iconic band they are regarded as today. They would've been regarded a bit higher than Alice in Chains or Soundgarden. It would've been interesting to see if they could've evolved into something like Pearl Jam evolved.