20 December 2007

Song of the year

I have a "country mouse" relationship to this entire record, which is indelibly about city life (thought it opens with a pastoral image, curiously). It conjures up the glimmering glass palace images of the urban world for me, which I don't think is its intention. I was quite taken with it, though, in spite of this, or perhaps because of it.

I especially like this rendering of the song with the extended coda.