Today I’m going with two disparate tracks that reside at very different ends of the spectrum that is my musical diary. Though if you’re new to this site you might find that to be an odd statement. Further compounding your overwhelming sense of confusion would be that this post is the 51st of something. That something can be adequately described and fleshed out at the link I will provide at the end of this summation, here.
With this, the third, but almost certainly not the last, track from masterpiece 100 Broken Windows comes what may be my true favorite song from one of my all-time favorite artists. This is within my top five favorite albums of all time. It is also the possessor of what is my favorite album review ever. (When I say favorite, I really mean it’s just about the only one I’ve ever liked) Sadly most of the U.S. does not have the same appreciation for this Scottish band as I do, and every time I see this album for sale in the used disc section at Lakeshore Records I lament the poor music taste of the individual that sold this incredible record. I doubt I would get along very well with that person. I don’t need to describe what I like about this song, just listen and you should get it.
“Melody Day,” simply put, is mesmerizing. Each instrument in the song – from the sleigh bells to the flute, the guitars and rolling drums to the subtle synths – culminates by leaving the impression that this grandiose song is just plain old impressive. And it is. I wonder what musicians do when they write songs that they know will be really good and if they give themselves little congratulatory pats on the back. If I wrote this song I would have given myself a pat on the back for sure.