Or the song about the evil small-town mayor who tricks his illegitimate son into hooking up with his half-sister. Harry Chapin is not kind to the characters in his songs. Of all the indelible classics that Roy Orbison graced us with before shuffling off this mortal coil innone feel more permanently etched into the shale of our collective psyche than this gorgeous heartbreaker that he released in Its power resides in its slowly stately build up with shuffling drums, a sly bit of marimba, and those weightless strings wafting through it all.
Stranded in the middle of this musical swirl stands Orbison, bleeding with emotion as he recounts all the reasons that his shattered heart is never going to heal and his tear-stained cheeks will never dry. Weddings are generally happy occasions—unless your true love is getting hitched to someone else. This is a song that more people should know, but that no one else should ever attempt to cover. So take R. Cohen has a way of invoking deep spiritual longing with Biblical references that turn extremely personal, and Buckley had a way of drenching it all in tremulous emotion.
The combination is transcendent. Leave it to the man who released 69 Love Songs to out-sad every other modern ode to heartbreak. With his deep, hang-dog voice, Stephen Merritt can no longer imagine that the sun would even bother to shine on a world where his love is gone. His wife, June Carter Cash, died six months later—followed four months after by Cash himself.
The sorrow behind this Hank Williams classic is heightened by the way each grief-stricken element of the song comes together.
The robin, the whippoorwill, the midnight train—they all mourn with him to meet his quavering drawl, the imagery paralleling the sonic atmosphere. There is one moment in one song in the world that gives me chills every time I hear it. When the narrator looks at the body of the girl he loves after she finally succumbs to cancer, he thinks for a moment that he sees her breathing. Even then, there are hidden tracks, audio pranks, temporal figure-eights, and unreleased songs galore.
For an artist who was happy to put eight or nine songs on an album and call it good, this behemoth offers a distressing glut of inessential lifestyle music.
You may remember this as the album that pissed off English record labels when Prince tried to give it away with copies of The Mail on Sunday.
A perfunctory release that was meant to help free Prince from his onerous Warner Bros. The title track is an example of its multiple-personality weakness, with solid melodies and performances but ill-considered production. Beaster was better. This album stings because should have been the year of Prince, given how much he owned the turn-of-the-millennium in song. Instead, Rave landed like a wounded bird, trying its best to look composed and alert while folding an injured wing under its body.
The disco affectations, tepid horns, and phoned-in lyrics are charming, at best. I wanted badly to embrace this album when it first came out, given that I was lucky enough to see Prince perform live the preceding year with 3rdEyeGirl as his backing band. This is an especially weird and divisive one, having been recorded in and rumored among fans and collectors to be any number of things it was unofficially known for awhile as The Funk Bible.
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January 14, Collection: — High Hopes American Beauty B . Why They're Video Icons : As many of the great bands of '90s alternative struggled with the meaning of video stardom, Smashing Pumpkins rocketed past them with unapologetic ambition, executing highly inventive clips with some of the era's best directors. Worth YouTubing : Co-directed by frontman Billy Corgan and then-girlfriend Yelena Yemchuk, "Thirty-Three" was the least-accessible of the band's five hit videos from blockbuster double LP Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadnessbut also perhaps the loveliest -- an elliptical visual photo album of real, borrowed and imagined memories.
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Why She's a Video Icon: Eilish flawlessly interprets her dark imagination and lyrics into cinematographic fantasies, creating an enigmatic, twisted world of her own.
Why He's a Video Icon: Biggie's slick delivery and imaginative mind was amplified by his opulent, larger-than-life video persona. Blige, Aaliyah, Heavy LP) and many more. Worth YouTubing : "Sky's The Limit," a Spike Jonze-helmed visual filmed after Biggie's murder, was a brilliant re-imagination of his rags-to-riches come-up, starring kid actors playing the grown-up, living-large versions of Biggie, Puffy, Faith and countless other associates.
She's the leader of the '90s country-pop crossover stars for a reason. A full-length leopard print hooded cape. He received the video vanguard award in from Madonna, no less. Why They're Video Icons : Few acts inside or outside of hip-hop used MTV as a platform to spread a larger message the way Public Enemy did, with unignorable clips that satirized and lambasted societal ills and positioned the group as true prophets of rage. The MTV Classic : "Fight the Power," a staged protest rally to accompany the release of Spike Lee's incendiary race-relations drama Do the Right Thing that felt like history in the making -- and needless to say, feels even more vital than ever in Worth YouTubing : "Night of the Living Baseheads," a combined media parody and protest clip with fake PETV news broadcasts, fake "beeper tie" commercials, and very real concerns about the crack epidemic's impact on the Black community.
Why They're Video Icons : Before Blackpink and Red Velvet, there was Girls' Generation, who set the standard for impressively-choreographed Korean girl group videos as well as the importance of eye-catching outfits and props. Why He's a Video Icon : West's charisma and daredevil mentality always serves as the main ingredients for his thrilling, unpredictable videos.
But his entire catalogue will make you want to rock your body. Why She's a Video Icon : Miley has managed to make headlines with nearly every music video she drops -- especially when one ushers in a new look -- simultaneously inspiring spoofs and Halloween outfits for years to come. Why They're Video Icons : One of the first artists to create a thematic through-line in her videography, Annie Lennox -- from her time with Dave Stewart in the Eurythmics to her stunning solo career -- played with visual androgyny, period garb and Sirkian melodramatic kitsch over a series of clips that helped define MTV's first decade.
The MTV Classic : The corporate satire of "Sweet Dreams" might be a bit heavy-handed at points Dave Stewart punching away at a computer next to a herd of cows is embarrassingly obviousbut Lennox in her Wall Street suit, shooting piercing stares from beneath that blazing orange buzzcut, is one of the most memorable images of the era.
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The MTV Classic : As inspired and expansive as recent clips have been, it's still hard to beat Drake's neon-backdropped dance moves in the "Hotline Bling" clipthe only music video of the last decade to inspire an actually funny ugly Christmas sweater. But for high schoolers watching the video on loop, it played out the magical moment of finding out your crush likes you back.
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