Last week at the dinner table, we started talking about U2 and how I don’t like them. I will fully admit that I often don’t like things because everyone else does, but I truly believe my dislike for U2 transcends that. I really just don’t like them, other than a few songs. This led to a discussion of Pet Shop Boys and how I like their version of Where the Streets Have No Name better and Mike laughed at me because the only Pet Shop Boys song that he knows is Go West. And that’s a pretty lame song. So then I started defending Pet Shop Boys, which led into a discussion of the music I listened to in high school, and the night ended with me determined to make a CD chalk full of the stuff that I listened to for Mike. Then I spent the rest of the night going down memory lane in the form of my external hard drive. Man, so much good music! I thought I would share one of my favorites from back in the day.
The playlist also includes: bjork, blur, cocteau twins, cranes, depeche mode, echo & the bunnymen, erasure, frazier chorus, his name is alive, james, lightning seeds, luna, mazzy star, morrissey, OMD, shelleyan orphan, siouxsie, slowdive, the smiths, spiritualized, the sundays, this mortal coil, trash can sinatras, and xymox. Kylie, what am I missing? (I decided against This Ascension because it was just too weird… even though I loved it so much. Oh my stars.)