Sunday, December 09, 2007
French Film Blurred
So, just a short Sunday post tonight. Saw The Golden Compass this evening, which I must confess to being a little disappointed by. I haven't read the His Dark Materials books yet, but ironically the somewhat lacklustre movie has inspired me to go back to the source material. It's clear there's some fascinating ideas going on, they just haven't been translated to the movie screen very well. But it's good in places, and it looks gorgeous and is tremendously well cast (Eva Green fulfils both of those qualities on her own. There's something about her cutglass English accent, delicately tainted by the subtlty of her French delivery, that has this student of linguistics utterly bewitched. Sigh... Anyway, that's quite enough of that, thank you.)
Right, back to business. We haven't had a top 10 for a bit have we? Poor show. Let's spoil ourselves with a Top 15. Just so long as it's our little secret...
1. The National - 'Fake Empire' (and to be honest, the rest of their superb Boxer LP)
2. LCD Soundsystem - 'Losing My Edge'
3. The Art Of Noise - 'Moments In Love'
4. The Notwist - 'One With The Freaks'
5. Archigram - 'Doggystyle'
6. Wire - Chairs Missing LP
7. Dinosaur Jr - 'Just Like Heaven'
8. Beethoven - 'Symphony No.6'
9. Elbow - 'Teardrop'
10. Paramore - 'Crush Crush'
11. Queens Of The Stoneage - 'Make It Wit Chu'
12. Kenickie - 'I Would Fix You'
13. Girls Aloud - 'Call The Shots'
14. Malcolm Middleton - 'We're All Gonna Die'
15. Fall Out Boy - 'Love Will Tear Us Apart'
The final track is far better than it has any right to be. Ok, so our Patrick just bellows the chorus, but the verses are genuinely affecting, and the acoustic backing works. Simple as that really.
You feeling Christmassy yet? I am. More on that to come no doubt...
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