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The Beatles – Please Please Me

27 12 2010

Listened: Thursday December 16

As with Live at the BBC, I can hear the Reeperbahn madness in the songs on Please Please Me – cheap, fast, rough and loud. Impressive that the majority of the songs are also written by John and Paul. Not only did they have time to speed through playing the songs, but also writing them as well.

Please Please Me (the song) is a perfect pop song – kids can hear a more innocent meaning in the lyric, and adults can hear another one, and either freak out about it or laugh to themselves.

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Moby – Play

27 12 2010

Listened: Thursday December 16

When Play came out 11 years ago, things were so different. These days, in the age of sample freaks like Girl Talk and the entire mashup trend of a couple of years ago, it sounds almost quaint. I still enjoy listening to it and it’s beautifully done, it’s just interesting to note how it went from groundbreaking to old-fashioned so quickly.