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81. Third Eye Blind – Wounded (mp3) from Blue (4:51) [Time Remaining: 618:21]
Third Eye Blind’s sophomore album Blue was released not long after I went through a significant break-up. Granted, at 20 everything seems as though it’s significant, and weight is given to experiences that generally don’t deserve it, but this was different. I won’t delve into the why and how and all that, but I think I would have treaded a much different path in life had it not been for this particular relationship.
I was never particularly enamored with Third Eye Blind; I liked “Semi-Charmed Life,” but that’s hardly unique. I bought Blue on a whim, and found the majority of it to be marginal, except for “Wounded.” The song isn’t about the collapse of a relationship, but I found it wildly applicable to my own situation, and wore it out hoping for some kind of reconciliation that never ended up coming. My love for “Wounded” is ill-advised and strange, now that I write about it, but unshakeable regardless.
82. Page France – Glue (mp3) from Hello, Dear Wind (3:45) [Time Remaining: 614:36]
Now-defunct Page France probably won’t ever receive the proper praise that they are due, despite blogs like this (that reach a relatively minute audience) will continue to sing it. Their sophomore album Hello, Dear Wind, was released in 2006, and I was introduced to it through the show Weeds, which used their song “Chariot” during a scene. After finding that song, I picked a couple more tracks off of blogs, and became enraptured with the simple, almost worshipful “Glue.”
The song is as wistful as the album’s title – a breath of fresh air when I often need it. It’s a perfect track from a near-perfect album.