Tuesday, October 28, 2008

song of the day - 10.28.08: tv on the radio - dancing choose

I wrote some extensive praise for TV on the Radio's new album, Dear Science, in a previous post. This song, track 3 on the album, is my favorite on the album, and is in the running for my favorite new track of 2008. It's a new direction for TVOTR. They've always been energetic, but this song takes that energy to frantic new heights as it builds subtlely over three glorious minutes. The frenzy of Tunde Adebimpe's crisp rhymes alternates with the soothing chorus, and little by little, horns grow the song's intensity to a thrilling climax that leaves you wishing the song was another three minutes longer. 

check out this verse:
  • though he expresses some confusion
  • bout his part in the plan,
  • and he can't understand
  • that he's not in command;
  • the decisions underwritten
  • by the cash in his hand
  • bought a sweater for
  • his weimariner too

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