The premise for "Repeat Offenders" is simple--take 7 songs that I have played continuously over the course of the past week, and share them with you. Classics, new tracks, hits, rarities--anything goes, as long as I couldn't get it out of my head! Now to the songs, in no particular order.
Big Star - "Feel"
Like many, I've been listening to Big Star this weekend in the wake of frontman Alex Chilton's unexpected death. The first track off the unheralded legend's debut album, "Feel" embodies classic rock in every sense of the word
Drive-By Truckers - "This Fuckin' Job"
Unsurprisingly, The Drive-By Truckers released another solid record, and this is one of the standout tracks from their new album The Big To-Do
Molina & Johnson - "Almost Let You In"
While I have been long familiar with Jason Molina through his work with Magnolia Electric Co., his collaboration with Centro-matic lead singer Will Johnson showcases their stunning, authentic folk on this beautiful lo-fi track.
Big Star - "Thirteen"
I felt compelled to put another Chilton track in his remembrance. Many have covered this song (including Wilco and Elliott Smith), but none come close to this masterpiece
Magnetic Fields - "I Don't Want To Get Over You"
After listening to the Magnetic Fields magnum opus 69 Love Songs in its entirety for the first time this week, this song was one of the most memorable pop gems of the many excellent songs found in this collection
Jens Lekman "Maple Leaves"
I absolutely love the way Jens can incorporate the perfect amounts of soul, strings, crooning and charm into his songwriting
Serge Gainsbourg - "Chatterton"
Just started exploring the legendary French songwriter's work, and this is one of my favorites thus far