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Vad innebär kärlek?

Listening to this song in 2020, you’d be forgiven for thinking Stevie Wonder could somehow see 43- 47 years into the future of American politics. These lyrics seem just as relevant today, if not even more so, than they did in 1973 when Nixon was president.

Därför är Pilates bra!

Kickstarted’s vocal melody is quite simple yet fits very well to the music. After the first verse, a guitar enters and plays some melodic phrases. These phrases do what they’re supposed to do and do it well: serving the song. My first thought when I heard the guitar sound was that it reminded me of Robert Fripp’s and Adrian Belew’s…

Vill dela med mig av en dröm!

“Sailing” is the second big song on the album. This also feels like the heart of the album and is definitely one of the highlights of the album and of Cross’ entire career. “Sailing” could also be seen as the anthem for the whole genre of Yacht Rock as it embodies everything that Yacht Rock is: smooth, melodic, calming, gentle, maritime-based lyrics etc.

Dagens Pilatespass tackar jag för!

“Alison” is Pop-perfection with Shoegaze trappings. It’s absolutely perfect.

“Alison” was the first Slowdive song I heard and I instantly fell in love with the hazy and fuzzy soundscape of this song. Hazy and fuzzy are two words I would use to describe the sound of Shoegaze. Other words I would use are; “underwater”, “floating” and a sensation of “numbness”.

Slutpunkten i våra liv!

The main riff of “Paperback Writer” is one of the best Beatles riffs ever in my opinion, and it feels like a successor to Lennon’s 1965 composition “Day Tripper”. Starr’s drumming during the main riff features interplay between the kick- and snare drum. The drumming works perfectly together with the guitar riff. MCartney’s bass enters with a high-pitched bass fill.

Restriktioner och Coronana är här!

One thing that really draws me to her music is her use of unusual guitar tunings. From these tunings, she can play chord shapes that in standard tuning would be difficult or impossible to play. These tunings and chord shapes often result in chords that are unmistakably “Joni Mitchell chords”. These “Joni chords” appear throughout Ladies of the Canyon as well as Song to a Seagull (1968) and Clouds (1969).