So, I was thinking of doing this periodically. I may just ask staff and users to give their Five and Alive for a topic I give them. The first one up is staffer Anton Djamoos. I asked Anton to give me his five all-time summer songs since we're really heading into the heat and sunbathing here.
1) Boston - "Something About You" One of the best debut albums of all-time has this fantastic song that just begs to be played while taking part in any outdoors activity.
2) Cartel - "The City Never Sleeps" The terminology of this song beckons back to a time of blissful nothingness and a general lack of responsibility. Perfect for summer.
3) New Found Glory - "Hit or Miss" One of the greatest pop-punk songs ever recorded, this is THE standard for windows down rocking out.
4) All Time Low - "Let it Roll" You know in a college road trip comedy where everything's going great in the beginning of the trip before it inevitably ends in disaster and they're driving and having an awesome time? The beginning of this song sounds like that part.
5) Goo Goo Dolls - "Naked" This song reminds me of walking outside barefoot when younger in the summer. Thus, a summer song!
Again, I want to make this column as interactive as possible. So feel free to leave your responses in the replies. A good mix doesn't consist of just "five" songs. I encourage you to add yours to the list.
love and respect!
P.S.---Abita is releasing their Summer Satsuma Ale...
There's a front page explosion going on right now. I would like to see this get up to at least 500 replies before midnight tonight on the Pacific Coast.
If you don't want to post, go through and read some of them. It's interesting to see what albums that weren't critically acclaimed are the most touching. Even albums or songs that I think, as a critic, are awful or just dumb--- they've meant the world to someone else.
Entertainment and art is hard to separate as a critic, but sometimes we need to just get wrapped up in something that may be the best soundtrack to laying outside under a tree or driving home mad from work.