1000 Minutes: Dave #26

Today’s 1000 Minute post is going to be quick and to the point. Check out the linked page if you have no idea what this is about.

52. Spiritualized – Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space (mp3) from Ladies and Gentleman We Are Floating In Space (3:42) [Time Remaining: 786:42]

This song is fucking gorgeous. It should be since it is basically Pachelbel’s Cannon. And once again it was used in Vanilla Sky. Cameron Crowe certainly knows his music.

53. Spoon – I Summon You (mp3) from Gimme Fiction (3:55) [Time Remaining: 782:47]

I haven’t included a Spoon song thus far, because I couldn’t quite place which of theirs would be my favorite. They are pretty high on any list of favorite bands I might make, and since this is clearly an Sp bands type of day in my 1K, I felt it was time. To limit my search I started looking at albums as a whole to quickly eliminate possibly unworthy selections. Immediately Ga x5 was eliminated, and as much as I love it, so too was Kill the Moonlight. I also eliminated some older stuff and EP’s, and decided to focus on their modern masterpiece Gimme Fiction. From this album I selected a few favorites and ultimately decided the above track was my favorite, but man was it incredibly tough.

  • “I summon you” is a solid choice, but why would Kill The Moonlight be eliminated as unworthy mining? I’ll admit, I’m a somewhat new Spoon fan, but that has stood out as perhaps my favorite so far…plenty if gems there and you’ ve got a lot of time remaining.

  • Egrabal

    It isn’t unworthy overall. I was only eliminating albums to make my first Spoon choice. I enjoy all of their catalogue, but Gimme Fiction the most.