Sunday, January 31, 2010

The most beautiful song on my playlist? "Challengers"

First of all, I have to apologize for the name of this band. Usually I refer to them as the NPs. But I can't hide the group name from y'all. You're going to see it spelled out on the clip of this (tragically weird) video.

I've gone back and forth more than once about liking this group in spite of the name, and yes, I know that makes me sound like a hypocritical prude. From my basic wiki-research, I learned that this band took its name from a Jimmy Swaggart quote about rock & roll music being the "new pornography". Well, I didn't like the old pornography, so I think the name allusion tanks.

But that aside, this group soars. The NPs are one of my favorite groups. The sometime lead vocalist, Neko Case, has a voice as beautiful as her long red hair. Her voice is knowing and wise. I love the part in this song when she sings, "I live with somebody too." She knows.

Choice #2: "Challengers"

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