Thursday, December 18, 2008
#15) MGMT, "Time To Pretend"
Caveat: only recently realized I've been listening to the version on their self-released EP, where the scenester will-to-power is made ironic by soft vocals and a tinny beat. The obnoxiousness of the remake dulls the effect, so I linked to the '05 track instead of the '08 single (this may explain why I Just Don't Get "Electric Feel" or anything else off their album). Had I noticed earlier, I would have pulled this song from this list, but whatevs - I caveated it.
#16) Gnarls Barkley, "Going On"
Girl, Cee-Lo is a free bird. If you want to roll with him you're going to have to give up all worldly possessions, meditate, build a spaceship, move to LA, kill yourself, get crazy high, whatever heaven he's advocating. They sure make it sound like the place to be.