Achingly Beautiful- a list
On a music mailing list, someone started a thread about songs that are so achingly beautiful, you're almost hesitant to play them. It's a wonderful way to eat up time but I couldn't help but thing of a few favorites and dig through my vinyl, CD's and MP3 files to find a few favorites. Here's what I came up with:
Mississippi John Hurt "Shortnin' Bread"
Arcade Fire "Rebellion (Lies)," "No Cars Go"
Evan Lurie "The Spinster's Waltz"
Steely Dan "Any Major Dude Will Tell You," "Doctor Wu"
Beach Boys "In My Room"
Peter Stampfel "Believe Me If All These Endearing Young Charms"
My Bloody Valentine "To Here Knows When"
Ice Cube "Dead Homiez"
Husker Du "Too Far Down"
Bob Dylan "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright," "Shelter From the Storm"
Lucinda Williams "Lonely Girls," "World Without Tears"
Chet Baker "My Funny Valentine"
Michael Hurley "Sweedeedee"
R.E.M. "Everybody Hurts"
Whew... Hope that's a few of your favorites too or maybe at least that it inspires you to see a few of these out. If you have Napster, you can go to this link, sign in and hear most of these songs in full (streamed).
And what's on your list of achingly beautiful tunes...?