Monday, December 29, 2008
favorite songs of 2008, #27 of 30: dr. dog's "the beach"
What can I say?  When I'm wrong, I'm wrong.  I made the mistake of convincing myself I wouldn't like Fate before ever listening to it.  And that was a very dumb thing to do. 

Dr. Dog is a prime example of two things: you can't prejudge an entire album by the first single, and Pitchfork just flat-out gets it wrong sometimes.  Fortunately, I gave it a chance all the same, and I'm glad I did because I absolutely love it, snotty hipster critics be damned.  In fact, it's one of my favorite albums of the year.  

Half the songs are sunny 60's throwback pop songs, and the other half mine a darker, bluesier vein.  I like both sorts pretty much equally, however there's something about the darker stuff that always snags on my ears.   Hence, "The Beach."   

Yep.  It's my jam.

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