Song of the day/week/month/moment
By tdw on Jul 27, 2005
The song I'm listening to a lot is: "Life On A Chain" by Pete Yorn - from his first album: musicforthemorningafter (yes, it really is written like that!), and I defy you to listen to it without tapping your foot or nodding your head in time with the catchy guitar riff.
I came across Pete Yorn quite by accident - my iPod went in for repair a couple of months ago, and came back working and loaded with someone else's music (I assume the store put it on for testing). Amongst the mainstream and esoterica on there was the above album, and I go hooked on this track the moment I heard it.
I can't say that I'm a fan of much of the rest of Pete's stuff though. Some of the tracks on musicforthemorningafter are ok, but there are a few which just don't do anything for me. Having also listened to samples of his most recent album (Day I Forgot) from his website, I can safely say that there are only a couple of tracks there that I would consider worth splashing out hard currency on. So for me, Pete is pretty much a "one hit wonder". That said, you can pick up musicforthemorningafter on Ebay new and sealed for under a fiver, so I might just buy it and listen to the whole album a few more times to see if any of the tracks are growers.
As for the tracks on his second album that I like, well I might just pop my iTunes cherry and buy them from there