Sunday, December 17, 2017

Songs of 2017 - The New Pornographers

Rolling Stone is doing it, Pitchfork is doing it, NPR is doing it, and I'm sure I've left out a few.  Everyone is choosing their top songs of 2017, so why not get in the act myself?

First up are a couple of songs from The New Pornographers, and their outstanding 2017 album "Whiteout Conditions" - their best since 2008's "Challengers," which still sounds to me like their masterpiece.

Both of these songs display with the Pornographers do best - pop songs with an edge, highlighted by melodic tunes and terrific vocal interplay.

"This is the World of the Theatre":

"Avalanche Alley":

I defy everyone to stay sitting down during either of these.

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