Top 10 last songs on albums if that song is an even numbered track of 2006
1. We’re no Here, track 10 from Mogwai’s Mr. Beast. Not only does this song strike home to every Jew out there for its epic “Walk Across the Desert with the Weight of a Thousand Generations” vibe, but also because I saw it on mushrooms, at Coachella, in the desert, in the summer, and proceeded to get a second degree sunburn from the heat off their tube amps and pinpoint pupilling lightshow. Everything just screams, “IT’S FUCKING REAL, REAL HOT OUT HERE GUS.” This song kept pushing for renaming my list to “Top ten 2006 songs that you want to listen to while driving to kick someone’s ass who really fucking deserves it, or maybe just driving to face the end of the world.”
3. Or – doomsdayish, hopeful, and dark, this album encore is track 12 on Sonic Youth’s Rather Ripped from that blessed summer of 2006. This song represents the kind of evolution that I wished all twenty year old bands would make. It’s too bad that that twenty year old mark hit during the 1980’s for Neil Young, the Rolling Stones, and Bob Dylan--because they mostly made embarrassingly horrible shit at that time.
4. Album title worthy Spirit, track 10 from Apse’s October 2006 LP debut Spirit--which will get its own record review soon anyway. I’m trying to review only Apse albums if you haven’t noticed. But with regards to this fantabulous track, again it almost made me change my Christmas list to “Top ten 2006 songs that you want to listen to while driving to kick someone’s ass who really fucking deserves it, or maybe just driving to face the end of the world.”
5. Tides (piano) – the contemplative album ending track 12 of the Clog’s Lantern. Now this is the kind of contemplative that could either be considered stalkerishly eerie or paraplegically introspective. Either requires a window and some precipitating weather.
6. No Such Thing as Hearts—a 2006 track 10 good old fashioned smooth landing of Victory at Sea’s All Your things are Gone. Her voice is like Chan Marshall meets Tom Waits, which could be weird, and it is. But the only real side-effect is it just makes your mouth tastes like cigarettes.
7. Mizu Asobi – this pop wonder cocaine epic of Nipon comes clean at the even numbered end of Asobi Seksu’s Citrus. This song is filled with hope, hope of rehab, end of 80’s movies hope. A kind of hope that can only come across by a band with an 85 pound bubbly Japanese girl fronting it. Deerhoof eat your off tempo jerky-ass heart out.
8. El Ciervo Vulnerado – the album decapitating track 8 off of The Mars Volta’s Amputechture. Though this LP screamed “WE SHOULD REALLY TRY SOMETHING NEW GUYS, BUT MAYBE NEXT TIME,” this last track is what I love from TMV. That creepy Mexican feeling that maybe somebody’s drugged and sodomized you in the last 24 hours, but there’s really no way to be sure.
10. America the Beautiful – Neil Young’s CD ending anthemous track 10 from his punch to W’s gut album Living with War. Nothing that special about this track besides breaking a record for the most gospel singers fitted into a recording studio ever.
...Fuck that took a long time. But goddamn it's worth it.