Sunday, June 09, 2013

Spread + My Favorite Things

From the Outkast album "The Love Below" (the Andre 3000 half):

Spread: My first thought was that this sounded like a Julie London song (written by Burt Bacharach) on crack...maybe it's the hard-core xylophones combined with the hard-core nasty.

My Favorite Things: Coltrane's version ('61) of the Broadway-show version ('59), on speed. In a good way.

The whole album's not quite like these two ("My Favorite Things" is definitely showing off, speed-wise, and it's immediately followed by the gentle acoustic-guitar "Take Off Your Cool" to wind things down a bit), but there's a unifying flow that includes these. The whole thing interesting/surprising to listen to.

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