Gaslight Anthem in San Jose tonight!
41. Gaslight Anthem – "Boxer"
See? See how good they are? Come to the show tonight! In a related story, this is one of those songs that Ilana mockingly sings along with in her sarcastic "Adam Sandler doing Bruce Springsteen" voice, yet I think she actually likes it. She's hard to read sometimes.
42. Tallest Man on Earth – “King of Spain”
I think I'm out of Sweden Fun Facts. The internet seems somewhat sparse in this category. Also, we've previously discussed this song here. You may remember that, back then, Curt commented: You've lost all credibility. This song is horrible. It's so bad it makes me want to unfriend you on facebook.
We'll see if his opinion has changed at all.
43. Morning Benders – “Promises”
Of the two Morning Benders singles, "Excuses" gets most of the critical love, but I think "Promises" is the better song. Better riff, poppier, shorter ... it's good for all the reasons you can't really admit you like a song. I don't always have six minutes to listen to you, Morning Benders. Sometimes I just want a three-minute pop song.
44. The Very Best – "Mulomo"
The only Very Best song released so far this year, a re-working of Yeasayer's "Ambling Alp." If I never get back to doing concert reviews, let me just state here that the Very Best was the, um, very best concert I've been to so far this year. I wish there was a less awkward way to phrase that, but it's true.
45. Titus Andronicus – "Four Score and Seven"
"It's still us against them / It's still us against them ..." This song is roughly the same (in terms of quality, style, length, lyrical content, etc.) as "A More Perfect Union," which is going to land about twenty spots higher on this list. I guess what I'm saying is that my methodology here is somewhat arbitrary.