Thursday, October 15, 2009

I am no longer concerned

100. Sunshine Anderson - "Heard It All Before (Atlantic, 2001)

I think every time I hear this song the guitar scratches stand out as more of an unnecessary, completely superfluous nod to classic soul/funk that this song wouldn't miss at all (as a textural or rhythmic element) if they were just straight cut out. Having said that, the songwriting and singing make this a pretty much unfuckwitable classic for me. The decided lack of bombast in the singing works, as the performance coveys both the strength and hurt one expects from a good breakup song. Those chords, authoratively held for like 3.5 measures (especially when they're emphasized in the chorus) are great too. A wonderful way for science to start off our top 100.

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