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UFV Shuffle: Through the years

Songs from Death Cab for Cutie, The Stooges, RJD2 and Rush for your Wednesday night playlist.

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by Paul Falardeau (Arts & Life Editor) – Email

Death Cab For Cutie – “Expo ‘86″

A somewhat melancholy retrospective, as I guess I should expect, but poignant – and even catchy – nonetheless. Worth a listen for its lyrical dimensions alone.

Iggy Pop and the Stooges – “1969″

A screaming, adolescent riot of a song, Iggy Pop brings his swagger to a bloody peak amidst the Stooges, who are undulating between funk, punk, and psychedelia and making quite a bit of noise as a result.

RJD2 – “1976″ 

 

Resplendent with horns, this funky electro-mash track almost gets an island feel to it; hell, that synth bit in the middle almost sounds like it came from Donkey Kong Country. Masterfully handled, sometimes tired ideas like quick pauses sound fresh here.

Rush – “2112″

Wow. The half hour long epic doesn’t ever really feel that long. It tells some vaguely Ayn Rand-related story about a dystopian future. It’s all worth it when you get through the chaotic freak-out space battle ending to hear that voice saying “We are in control. We are in control. Replay.

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