December 1st, 2006

Neutral Milk Hotels "Holland, 1945"

Neutral Milk Hotel's "Holland, 1945"

...2, 1, 2, 3, 4

There's something about a great horn section in a rock song that gets me every time. It's hard to pull off, balancing the abrasive sound of the brass with all of the other instruments, and if done wrong I think it sounds terrible. There are few better examples of the perfect marriage between rock and brass than "Holland, 1945"

It's a song that fits many moods. It all at once happy and angry and ruckus and sentimental. I have played it as often on shitty days as I have on great ones, and it's relevance never seems to wane. It is a song that I am always happy to hear.

Be sure to check out what Glenn, Rachael, Niveous, Andy, and Heuristics Inc chose for today.