Tuesday, December 23, 2008
#5) CSS, "Rat Is Dead (Rage)"
Kim-rock lives, or at least unexpectedly redeemed what was otherwise the most disappointing sophomore slump in indie-dance history. I'm still waiting on an explanation for why the band of 2006 now only sounds inspired when they ape 1994, but I'll settle for a follow-up that expands on the idea.
#6) Coldplay, "Viva La Vida"
Imagining what it's like to be George W. Bush, pretending to be the Arcade Fire. With so many bands sounding like (and fantasizing about being) Coldplay, this is a remarkable evolution.