great song

Sometimes a song comes along that just doesn’t sound like anything else. Television‘s avant-garde tune “Marquee Moon” from the 1977 album of the same name may have inspired countless indie bands to emulate its sparse, angular style of “rocking,” but there will never be a song with this much space and interplay to contain a […]


Elvis Costello already had six great albums in five years under his belt by the time he took a complete left turn into baroque pop territory with 1982’s “Imperial Bedroom.” “Beyond Belief” is the first song from that record—his best—and right away, the listener can tell something is different. The production, handled by Beatles engineer […]


“Do you realize that you have the most beautiful face? Do you realize we’re floating in space?” So begins the most recent song to appear in The Great Songs series. It’s a simple statement that says so much about humanity’s tiny, fragile existence and forms the beginning of multiple musical crescendos that make you want […]