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Jun. 10th, 2005

As requested by punk_rock_nerd. My six favourite-ish songs (of the moment), with some motivation behind them. No classical pieces, however, because for some reason I am not allowed.

1. "Nothing Else Matters", Metallica

This is in my opinion one of the most hauntingly beautiful songs I have had the pleasure of hearing. It is deep, harmonic and the lyrics are moving and true. The perfect song for singing along to when there is no-one around to hear the emotion in your voice.

2. "Bad Habit", the Dresden Dolls

I didn't actually like this one until I had sat down and listened to the lyrics. I adore those kookie songs which sound so joyous, so triumphant, so full of rapture... and yet are about something darker, colder, more sinister. Much like "Kommsusser Tod (Tumbling Down)" by Sagisu Shiro of Neon Genesis Evangelion fame

3. "It's No Good", Depeche Mode

I'm such a tragi-goth. A deeply sensual, seductive song with a back-beat to die for and a melody which swallows you up. One of my favourite clubbing songs.

4. "Ship Song", Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

If ever there was a song to get drunk and weepy to, it would be this one. In fact, I have gotten drunk and weepy to this song on many occasions. Another one to belt out at the top of your lungs, if you can manage it.

5. "Meet Me in the Red Room", Amiel

It's cheeky, it's sexy, and it's fun. It reminds me of strip-teases and burlesque, and I adore it in the right circumstances. For those who don't know, it is the song that plays during the film 'Moulin Rouge' when Christian is first taken up to the elephant.

6. "Add'ua", the opening song from the console game Tenchu

It's not quite classical music, so I think I can get away with it. It is a song which starts off slowly, quietly, with a very Japanese feel (as, you know, it's from a game all about ninja), but builds to a more... I don't know, 'pop' kind of a feel. It's ever so dramatic and exciting stuff though, as game opening music is supposed to be.

So, there you have it. The first six favourites which came to mind.

Comments

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lukeii
Jun. 10th, 2005 01:25 am (UTC)
Did I ever tell you I heard a Gregorian Chant version of Nothing Else Matters when I was in Russia? Unfortunately I lacked the communication skills to order myself a copy.
miss_rynn
Jun. 10th, 2005 01:27 am (UTC)
You didn't... but I have discovered a version of it by Apocalyptica, with all those gorgeous cellos, with is simply divine.
barrington
Jun. 10th, 2005 02:25 am (UTC)
I adore those kookie songs which sound so joyous, so triumphant, so full of rapture... and yet are about something darker, colder, more sinister.

So you have no excuse for not being a tremendous fan of the Barenaked Ladies. Seriously, this is one of the things they do best, on tracks like "Enid", "Alcohol", "Pinch Me"...and lots more.
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