“Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)” by Green Day (1997)

…In which your favorite blue-haired snot throwing punks grow up? “Good Riddance” finds Billie Joe Armstrong picking up an acoustic guitar, enlisting a string section, and creating a song that would be used to commemorate graduation ceremonies, proms, weddings and the endings of beloved sitcoms for generations to come. In a typical case of “Every… Read More “Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)” by Green Day (1997)

“Go-Go Gadget Gospel” by Gnarls Barkley (2006)

Gnarls Barkley was the perfect collision for the mid-aughts. Rotund futuristic soul man Ceelo Green joined forces with underground beat smith Danger Mouse and the result was magical, serving as a vehicle that increased the commercial and critical capital of both artists. They only released two projects together (a third has been discussed for years… Read More “Go-Go Gadget Gospel” by Gnarls Barkley (2006)

“Girlfriend Is Better” by Talking Heads (1983)

Speaking In Tongues takes David Byrne’s weirdness, tosses it in a blender with the avant garde funk sounds that Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz developed during their time as the Tom Tom Club, and what comes out is pretty damn glorious. It’s accessible without feeling like a sellout move. And it’s a perfect album for 1983,… Read More “Girlfriend Is Better” by Talking Heads (1983)