A Moment in Song: “Fake Empire”

The National - Fake Empire

The National - Fake Empire

Welcome to a new feature on the blog, “A Moment in Song”, where I analyze some of my favourite moments in some of my favourite songs. Music can work on many levels, with the best songs featuring a combination of lyrical content, musical arrangement, tempo, vocal stylings, and just a little bit of magic to create something memorable. But sometimes within a song is one transcendent moment that stands out, a moment that hits you the first time you hear it and every moment after that. That moment may only be seconds long, but it’s what you always remember when you think of the song. This feature focuses on such moments to try and highlight all the little things that make music such a special experience.

The Song: “Fake Empire” by The National from Boxer LP (2007)

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A Moment in Song: “The Good That Won’t Come Out”

Rilo Kiley - The Good That Won't Come Out

Welcome to a new feature on the blog, “A Moment in Song”, where I analyze some of my favourite moments in some of my favourite songs. Music can work on many levels, with the best songs featuring a combination of lyrical content, musical arrangement, tempo, vocal stylings, and just a little bit of magic to create something memorable. But sometimes within a song is one transcendent moment that stands out, a moment that hits you the first time you hear it and every moment after that. That moment may only be seconds long, but it’s what you always remember when you think of the song. This feature focuses on such moments to try and highlight all the little things that make music such a special experience.

The Song: “The Good That Won’t Come Out” by Rilo Kiley from The Execution of All Things LP (2002)

(To download, right click on this link choose Save Link As: https://andythesaint.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/01-the-good-that-wont-come-out.mp3)
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