By David Cotrone (Writer)
There's a lot of music out there. Some of it's bad. A lot of it's very good. Even more of it takes up this place in between where you're not sure if it's good or of it's bad or if it's both but so you listen to it anyways and you're not sure why but you do and it's kind of a guilty pleasure and it kind of always has been so that's why you keep it around. It's music that's very gooey and full and you're like Oh wow they really mean it and then you realize that you kind of mean it too. Or at the very least you absentmindedly hum along to it. So here they are: some songs that have a sound that’s so particular to yesterday and yet so irresistibly precious-slash-wildly earnest. Isn’t that a weird mix? It is. But no one ever said that’s not okay.
5. "Sympathy" by the Goo Goo Dolls.
I have seen them live more times than I care to either count or reveal.
4. "Breathless" by Better Than Ezra.
Fact: singing this in the shower kind of makes you feel like a superhero. And also kind of pathetic.
3. "Anything But Fine" by Zox.
Cue heartfelt violin.
2. "A Walk Through Hell" by Say Anything.
1. "A Long December" by the Counting Crows.
Actually one of my favorite bands there I said it.
DAVID COTRONE is from Plymouth, MA. His writing has appeared in The Rumpus, Thought Catalog, Paper Darts, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and elsewhere. He's the Editor of Used Furniture Review, a literary magazine. www.davidcotrone.com
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