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  • Top 100 Hits of 2011

    Dic 31 2011, 18:09

    1. "Vomit" Girls (2011 - Free Download)
    2. "Home" Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros (2009 - Up from Below)
    3. "Circuital" My Morning Jacket (2011 - Circuital)
    4. "Shake It Out" Florence + the Machine (2011 - Ceremonials)
    5. "Edjin duun" Okna Tsahan Zam (2004 - Shaman Voices: a Journey In the Steppe)
    6. "Black (feat. Norah Jones)" Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi (2011 - Rome)
    7. "Super Bass" Nicki Minaj (2011 - Pink Friday)
    8. "Vanessa" Grimes (2011 - Darkbloom)
    9. "How Deep Is Your Love?" The Rapture (2011 - In the Grace of Your Love)
    10. "Don't Carry It All" The Decemberists (2011 - The King Is Dead)
    11. "Think You Can Wait (from the Film "Win Win")" The National (2011 - Single)
    12. "Daylight Moon" Magic Trick (2011 - The Glad Birth of Love)
    13. "The View" Lou Reed & Metallica (2011 - Lulu)
    14. "Witchhunt Suite for WWIII" Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti (2011 - EP)
    15. "Too Much" Sufjan Stevens (2010 - The Age of Adz)
    16. "Down in the Valley" The Head and the Heart (2011 - The Head and the Heart)
    17. "J'étais jetée" Think of One (2008 - Camping Shaabi)
    18. "Run from the City" Purling Hiss (2010 - Public Service Announcement)
    19. "Video Games" Lana Del Rey (2011 - EP)
    20. "Riding for the Feeling" Bill Callahan (2011 - Apocalypse)

    21. "Honey Bunny" Girls (2011 - Father, Son, Holy Ghost)
    22. "Helplessness Blues" Fleet Foxes (2011 - Helplessness Blues)
    23. "So American" Portugal. The Man (2011 - In th Mountain in the Cloud)
    24. "California" EMA (2011 - Past Life Martyred Saints)
    25. "Stay Away" Charli XCX (2011 - EP)
    26. "County Line" Cass McCombs (2011 - Wit's End)
    27. "Spoon" Boris (2011 - New Album)
    28. "I Don't Want Love" The Antlers (2011 - Burst Apart)
    29. "Lawrence" Girls (2011 - Single)
    30. "Lady Luck" Jamie Woon (2011 - Mirrorwriting)
    31. "Man of God" Stevie Jackson (2011 - I Can't Get No Stevie Jackson)
    32. "Street Halo" Burial (2011 - Single)
    33. "Abducted" Cults (2011 - Cults)
    34. "Calgary" Bon Iver (2011 - Bon Iver)
    35. "The Wilhelm Scream" James Blake (2011 - James Blake)
    36. "Dedication to My Ex (Miss That) [feat. Andre 3000]" Lloyd (2011 - King of Hearts)
    37. "Romance" Wild Flag (2011 - Single)
    38. "Swerve... The Reeping of All That Is Worthwhile (Noir Not Withstanding)" Shabazz Palaces (2011 - Black Up)
    39. "Holdin On to Black Metal" My Morning Jacket (2011 - Circuital)
    40. "Replica" Oneohtrix Point Never (2011 - Replica)

    41. "Under Cover of Darkness" The Strokes (2011 - Angles)
    42. "Made in America (feat. Frank Ocean)" Jay Z & Kanye West (2011 - Watch the Throne)
    43. "East Harlem" Beirut (2011 - Single)
    44. "Desire" Anna Calvi (2011 - Anna Calvi)
    45. "Shook Down" Yuck (2011 - Yuck)
    46. "Terra Incognita" Atlas Sound (2011 - Parallax)
    47. "The Rip Tide" Beirut (2011 - The Rip Tide)
    48. "Sad Song" The Cars (2011 - Single)
    49. "Bizness" tUnE-yArDs (2011 - Single)
    50. "Surgeon" St. Vincent (2011 - Single)
    51. "One Night, One Kiss" The Russian Futurists (2010 - The Weight's On the Wheels)
    52. "Downbound Train" Kurt Vile (2011 - So Outta Reach)
    53. "Baby, I Will Leave You in the Morning" Marissa Nadler (2011 - Single)
    54. "Winter Beats" I Break Horses (2011 - Hearts)
    55. "Conversations On the Jet Stream" Rangers (2011 - Pan Am Stories)
    56. "All I Want Is You (feat. J. Cole)" Miguel (2010 - All I Want Is You)
    57. "Rolling in the Deep" Adele (2011 - 21)
    58. "Perth" Bon Iver (2011 - Bon Iver)
    59. "Believer" John Maus (2011 - We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves)
    60. "Out of Tune" Real Estate (2011 - Days)

    61. "Midnight City" M83 (2011 - Free Download)
    62. "The Dream" Thee Oh Sees (2011 - Carrion Crawler/The Dream)
    63. "Kimmi in a Rice Field" Twin Sister (2011 - In Heaven)
    64. "I'll take Care of U" Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx (2011 - We're New Here)
    65. "The Same Thing" Cass McCombs (2011 - Humor Risk)
    66. "You See Everything" Low (2011 - C'mon)
    67. "Shores of Easy" Röyksopp (2011 - Free Download)
    68. "My Mistakes" Eleanor Friedberger (2011 - Last Summer)
    69. "May Seem Macabre" Peter Bjorn and John (2011 - Gimme Some)
    70. "Love Is a Losing Game" Amy Winehouse (2006 - Back to Black)
    71. "Tengo Tu Love" Sie7e (2011 - Single)
    72. "Afternoon" Youth Lagoon (2011 - The Year of Hibernation)
    73. "Undertow" Warpaint (2010 - The Fool)
    74. "It's Real" Real Estate (2011 - Single)
    75. "Woods" The Rosebuds (2011 - Loud Planes Fly Low)
    76. "Lord Knows (feat. Rick Ross)" Drake (2011 - Take Care)
    77. "Sira" Ablaye Cissoko & Volker Goetze (2008 - Sira)
    78. "Luv Goon" Puro Instinct (2011 - Headbangers in Ecstasy)
    79. "Santa Fe" Beirut (2011 - The Rip Tide)
    80. "Love Fade" Tamaryn (2010 - The Waves)

    81. "Chinatown" Destroyer (2011 - Kaputt)
    82. "Time's Arrow" Prurient (2011 - EP)
    83. "Creation" Emmy the Great (2011 - Virtue)
    84. "One Time (feat. Phonte & Dice Raw)" The Roots (2011 - Undun)
    85. "For 12" Other Lives (2011 - Single)
    86. "What You Need" The Weeknd (2011 - Free Download)
    87. "Angel Is Broken" Atlas Sound (2011 - Parallax)
    88. "Festival (Live)" Sigur Rós (2011 - Inni)
    89. "Hyena" Snowman (2011 - Absence)
    90. "Be Around (Rough Cutz)" CANT (2011 - Free Download)
    91. "Carousel" Vanessa Carlton (2011 - Rabbits On the Run)
    92. "My Time's Up" The Raveonettes (2011 - Raven in the Grave)
    93. "Dark Turn of Mind" Gillian Welch (2011 - The Harrow & the Harvest)
    94. "Hey Moon" John Maus (2011 - We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves)
    95. "Somewhere to Run" Luke Roberts (2011 - Big Bells & Dime Songs)
    96. "Ashes" Youngteam (2011 - Daydreamer)
    97. "The Race" Wiz Khalifa (2011 - Rolling Papers)
    98. "Coastin" Cities Aviv (2011 - Free Download)
    99. "Mirrorage (Lindstrøm Remix)" Glasser (2011 - Single)
    100. "Shake the Shackles" Crystal Stilts (2011 - In Love with Oblivion)
  • 200 Songs of the 2000s / 2000年代の200曲

    Dic 30 2009, 14:07

    200. Surfing on a Rocket - Air (04)
    199. Les Fleur - 4hero (01)
    198. Strange Times - The Black Keys (08)
    197. The Ketchup Song (Hey Hah) - Las Ketchup (02)
    196. Queen Bee - Medeski, Martin & Wood (04)
    195. The Union Forever - The White Stripes (01)
    194. PRESTO - 矢野顕子 (06)
    193. Kelle Magni - Cheikh Lô (05)
    192. Cursed Sleep - Bonnie "Prince" Billy (06)
    191. My Rights Versus Yours - The New Pornographers (07)
    190. Complicated - Avril Lavigne (02)
    189. Everything Means Nothing to Me - Elliott Smith (00)
    188. Change - Tracy Chapman (05)
    187. Stacy's Mom - Fountains of Wayne (03)
    186. John Walker's Blues - Steve Earle (02)
    185. Landed - Ben Folds (05)
    184. Daughters - John Mayer (03)
    183. Islands in the Sun - Weezer (01)
    182. You Are the Blood - Sufjan Stevens (09)
    181. Turn Me On - Kevin Lyttle (03)
    180. Kids - MGMT (05)
    179. Schrapnell - Isolée (05)
    178. What Happened to That Boy - Baby & Clipse (02)
    177. O' Sailor - Fiona Apple (05)
    176. Isis Unveiled - ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead (09)
    175. It Wasn't Me - Shaggy (00)
    174. Talk - Coldplay (05)
    173. Oh Boy - Cam'ron (02)
    172. Eskimo - Damien Rice (03)
    171. Ashes in the Snow - MONO (09)
    170. It Would Be so Easy - Cassandra Wilson (06)
    169. The Sweat Descends - Les Savy Fav (04)
    168. Something Isn't Right - Herbert (06)
    167. Traveling - 宇多田ヒカル (01)
    166. The Funeral - Band of Horses (06)
    165. Dress Sexy at My Funeral - Smog (00)
    164. Monica - Tortoise (01)
    163. Stillness Is the Move - Dirty Projectors (09)
    162. There She Goes, My Beautiful World - Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds (04)
    161. Hoppípolla - Sigur Rós (05)

    160. Silently - Blonde Redhead (07)
    159. Made You Look - Nas (02)
    158. Green Grass of Tunnel - Múm (02)
    157. Almost Ready - Dinosaur Jr. (07)
    156. Hold On, Hold On - Neko Case (06)
    155. The Power Is On - The Go! Team (04)
    154. Caecilia - Fennesz (01)
    153. There Goes the Fear - Doves (02)
    152. Work It - Missy Elliott (02)
    151. Multiply - Jamie Lidell (05)
    150. New World - Björk (00)
    149. Beautiful Life - Gui Boratto (07)
    148. Chasing Pavements - Adele (08)
    147. Smokin from Shootin - My Morning Jacket (08)
    146. Don't Wanna Know Why - Whiskeytown (01)
    145. Tears Dry On Their Own - Amy Winehouse (06)
    144. One Armed Scissor - At the Drive-In (00)
    143. Pick Up the Pieces - Money Mark (07)
    142. The English Ladye and the Knight - Loreena McKennitt (06)
    141. I Believe In a Thing Called Love - The Darkness (03)
    140. Mainstream - Thea Gilmore (03)
    139. Direct Hit - Art Brut (07)
    138. Odalisque - The Decemberists (02)
    137. Old Habits Die Hard - Mick Jagger & Dave Stewart (04)
    136. I LOVE YOU - 中森明菜 (09)
    135. Hot in Herre - Nelly (02)
    134. Matadjem Yinmixan - Tinariwen (07)
    133. The Way That He Sings - My Morning Jacket (01)
    132. Keep Me in Your Heart - Warren Zevon (03)
    131. Cause = Time - Broken Social Scene (02)
    130. Phantom Limb - The Shins (06)
    129. Coming Home - John Legend (06)
    128. Beautiful - Christina Aguilera (02)
    127. Rock el Casbah - Rachid Taha (04)
    126. Chicago - Sufjan Stevens (05)
    125. Reckoner - Radiohead (07)
    124. Silent Shout - The Knife (06)
    123. Storm - Godspeed You! Black Emperor (00)
    122. Al Otro Lado Del Río - Jorge Drexler (04)
    121. Squares - The Beta Band (01)

    120. Your Cover's Blown - Belle and Sebastian (04)
    119. ゆうがたフレンド - ムーンライダーズ (06)
    118. Galang - M.I.A. (05)
    117. The Origin of Love - Hedwig & the Angry Inch (01)
    116. Undress Me Now - Morcheeba (02)
    115. Cellphone's Dead - Beck (06)
    114. Warwick Avenue - Duffy (08)
    113. Good Times - Jim O'Rourke (01)
    112. Diamond Heart - Marissa Nadler (06)
    111. Young Folks - Peter Bjorn and John (06)
    110. Four Winds - Bright Eyes (07)
    109. Untitled (How Does It Feel) - D'Angelo (00)
    108. For Lovers - Wolfman feat. Pete Doherty (04)
    107. The Crystal Lake - Grandaddy (00)
    106. 雪の華 - 中島美嘉 (03)
    105. What You Know - T.I. (06)
    104. Poor Places - Wilco (02)
    103. What Else Is There? - Röyksopp (05)
    102. 1980 - Estelle (04)
    101. House of Jealous Lovers - The Rapture (03)
    100. We Are All On Drugs - Weezer (05)
    99. Funny the Way It Is - Dave Matthews Band (09)
    98. Fix Up, Look Sharp - Dizzee Rascal (03)
    97. The Sound of Settling - Death Cab for Cutie (03)
    96. Jumpers - Sleater-Kinney (05)
    95. Silvertown Blues - Mark Knopfler (00)
    94. Grindin' - Clipse (02)
    93. Fistful of Love - Antony & the Jnhnsons (05)
    92. Dracula Mountain - Lightning Bolt (03)
    91. We Are All Made of Stars - Moby (02)
    90. スター - aiko (05)
    89. Stay Fly - Three 6 Mafia feat. Young Buck, Eightball & MJG (05)
    88. Atlas - Battles (07)
    87. The Rat - The Walkmen (04)
    86. Promiscuous - Nelly Furtado feat. Timbaland (06)
    85. One Night Carnival - 氣志圑 (02)
    84. The Engine Drive - The Decemberists (05)
    83. Ms. Jackson - OutKast (00)
    82. The Hand That Feeds - Nine Inch Nails (05)
    81. Underneath Your Clothes Shakira (01)

    80. Utopia - Jackson and His Computer Band (05)
    79. Nothing Ever Happened - Deerhunter (08)
    78. Without Me - Eminem (02)
    77. Friends (EP Dance Mix) - Ween (07)
    76. Don't Know Why - Norah Jones (02)
    75. Breaking the Habit - Linkin Park (03)
    74. A Love That Will Never Grow Old - Emmylou Harris (05)
    73. Daylight - Aesop Rock (01)
    72. Mantra del Bicho Feo - Juana Molina (03)
    71. The Seed (2.0) - The Roots (02)
    70. The Rip - Portishead (08)
    69. All My Friends - LCD Soundsystem (07)
    68. Seventeen Years - Ratatat (04)
    67. Where Is the Love? - Black Eyed Peas feat. Justin Timberlake (02)
    66. 2 Rights Make 1 Wrong - Mogwai (01)
    65. Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand (04)
    64. My Girls - Animal Collective (09)
    63. The Boom Boom Bap - Scritti Politti (06)
    62. Maps - Yeah Yeah Yeahs (03)
    61. A Dor - Vinícius Cantuária (05)
    60. Bring Me to Life - Evanescence (03)
    59. ワダツミの木 - 元ちとせ (02)
    58. She Don't Hear Your Prayer - Cousteau (01)
    57. Archangel - Burial (07)
    56. Barrowland Ballroom - Amy MacDonald (07)
    55. Life in a Glass House - Radiohead (01)
    54. 99 Problems - Jay-Z (03)
    53. Losing My Edge - LCD Soundsystem (02)
    52. The Swish - The Hold Steady (04)
    51. You Give Me Something - James Morrison (06)
    50. Has It Come to This? - The Streets (02)
    49. Gabriellas Sång - Helen Sjöholm M.Fl. (04)
    48. F**k It (I Don't Want You Back) - Eamon (03)
    47. Meant to Be - Shack (04)
    46. VALON-1 - Salyu (04)
    45. Digital Love - Daft Punk (01)
    44. Asha - Pantha Du Prince (07)
    43. Formed a Band - Art Brut (04)
    42. Blind - Hercules and Love Affair (08)
    41. ばらの花 - くるり (01)

    40. American Idiot - Green Day (04)
    39. Pagan Poetry - Björk (01)
    38. Last Nite - The Strokes (01)
    37. Hate It or Love It - The Game feat. 50 cent (05)
    36. S.S.T. - Prince (05)
    35. We Might as Well Be Strangers (DJ Shadow Remix) - DJ Shadow vs. Keane (05)
    34. Paper Planes - M.I.A. (07)
    33. Bridging the Gap - Nas & Olu Dara (04)
    32. She Sends Kisses - The Wrens (03)
    31. Knives Out - Radiohead (01)
    30. This Love - Maroon 5 (02)
    29. D.A.N.C.E. - Justice (07)
    28. New Slang - The Shins (01)
    27. Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes (03)
    26. Rehab - Amy Winehouse (06)
    25. Yeah! - Usher feat. Lil' John & Ludacris (04)
    24. Hurt - Johnny Cash (02)
    23. Hollaback Girl - Gwen Stefani (04)
    22. Toxic - Britney Spears (03)
    21. Do You Realize?? - The Flaming Lips (02)
    20. 千の風になって - 秋川雅史 (06)
    19. Umbrella - Rihanna feat. Jay-Z (07)
    18. Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day (04)
    17. Bootylicious - Destiny's Child (01)
    16. Chop Suey! - System of a Down (01)
    15. You're Beautiful - James Blunt (05)
    14. Stan - Eminem feat. Dido (00)
    13. Nothing's Gonna Change Your Mind - Badly Drawn Boy (06)
    12. Barra Barra - Rachid Taha (00)
    11. Crazy - Gnarls Barkley (06)
    10. B.O.B. - OutKast (00)
    9. White Flag - Dido (03)
    8. 1985 - Bowling for Soup (04)
    7. Get Ur Freak On - Missy Elliott (01)
    6. Lose Yourself - Eminem (02)
    5. 蒼い鳥 - フジファブリック (07)
    4. La Réalité - Amadou & Mariam (04)
    3. Crazy in Love - Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z (03)
    2. JOY - YUKI (05)
    1. Hey Ya! - OutKast (03)
  • POWER POP

    Mag 1 2008, 7:42

    iTunes Playlist<TOP OF THE POWER POPS>
    1. "Lies" The Knickerbockers '65
    2. "The Kids Are Alright" The Who '65
    3. "Wild Thing" The Troggs '66
    4. "Open My Eyes" The Nazz '68
    5. "Something in the Air" Thunderclap Newman '69
    6. "No Matter What" Badfinger '70*
    7. "Do Ya" The Move '72
    8. "Go All the Way" The Raspberries '72*
    9. "Ballroom Blitz" Sweet '73
    10. "September Gurls" Big Star '74*

    11. "Roll Away the Stone" Mott The Hoople '74
    12. "January" Pilot '75
    13. "Shake Some Action" The Flamin' Groovies '76
    14. "Soily [Live]" Paul McCartney & Wings '76
    15. "Orgasm Addict" Buzzcocks '77
    16. "Do Anything You Wanna Do" Eddie & The Hot Rods '77
    17. "Hey St. Peter" Flash & The Pan '77
    18. "Hanging On the Telephone" The Nerves '77
    19. "She's So Modern" The Boomtown Rats '78
    20. "Efer Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)?" Buzzcocks '78*

    21. "Just What I Needed" The Cars '78
    22. "Surrender" Cheap Trick '78
    23. "5.7.0.5." City Boy '78
    24. "Pump It Up" Elvis Costello & The Attractions '78
    25. "Ready Steady Go" Generation X '78
    26. "Airport" The Motors '78
    27. "Another Girl, Another Planet" The Only Ones '78
    28. "B.A.B.Y" Rachel Sweet '78
    29. "Up Against the Wall" Tom Robinson Band '78
    30. "Teenage Kicks" The Undertones '78

    31. "This Is Pop?" XTC '78*
    32. "Dreaming" Blondie '79
    33. "Girl of My Dreams" Bram Tchaikovsky '79
    34. "I Want You to Want Me [Live]" Cheap Trick '79*
    35. "Smash It Up" The Damned '79
    36. "Girls Talk" Dave Edmunds '79
    37. "Oliver's Army" Elvis Costello & The Attractions '79
    38. "Discovering Japan" Graham Parker & The Rumour '79
    39. "My Sharona" The Knack '79*
    40. "Lucky Number" Lene Lovich '79

    41. "Cruel to Be Kind" Nick Lowe '79
    42. "Starry Eyes" The Records '79
    43. "What I Like About You" The Romantics '79*
    44. "Tomorrow Night" Shoes '79
    45. "Up the Junction" Squeeze '79
    46. "Life Begins at the Hop" XTC '79
    47. "(I Wish It Could Be) 1965 Again" The Barracudas '80
    48. "People Who Died" The Jim Carroll Band '80
    49. "A Song From Under the Floorboards" Magazine '80
    50. "Echo Beach" Martha & The Muffins '80

    51. "Do You Remember Rock 'N' Roll Radio?" Ramones '80
    52. "I Got You" Split Enz '80
    53. "Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)" Squeeze '80
    54. "Set Me Free" Utopia '80
    55. "Turning Japanese" The Vapors '80*
    56. "Shake It Up" The Cars '81
    57. "Black and White" The dB's '81
    58. "Our Lips Are Sealed" The Go-Go's '81
    59. "Never Say Never" Romeo Void '81
    60. "867-5309/Jenny" Tommy Tutone '81

    61. "Someday, Someway" Marshall Crenshaw '82
    62. "A Million Miles Away" The Plimsouls '82
    63. "She Goes Out with Everybody" The Spongetones '82
    64. "In a Big Country" Big Country '83
    65. "Help You Ann" The Lyres '83
    66. "I Want You Back" The Hoodoo Gurus '84
    67. "Manic Monday" The Bangles '85
    68. "Anything, Anuthing (I'll Give You)" Dramarama '85
    69. "Strangers When We Meet" The Smithereens '86
    70. "Could You Be the One?" Hüsker Dü '87

    71. "Birth, School, Work, Death" The Godfathers '88
    72. "Ana Ng" They Might Be Giants '88
    73. "No Myth" Michael Penn '89
    74. "Apology" The Posies '90
    75. "Girlfriend" Matthew Sweet '91
    76. "New Mistake" Jellyfish '93
    77. "Melodies Haunt You" Dodgy '94
    78. "Come Out and Play (Keep 'Em Separated)" The Offspring '94
    79. "Buddy Holly" Weezer '94*
    80. "Connection" Elastica '95

    81. "I'll Be There for You (Theme from "Friends")" The Rembrandts '95
    82. "Alright" Supergrass '95
    83. "El Scorcho" Weezer '96
    84. "Song 2" Blur '97
    85. "Tubthumping" Chumbawamba '97
    86. "One Week" Barenaked Ladies '98
    87. "All the Small Things" Blink 182 '99
    88. "Deceptacon" Le Tigre '99
    89. "The Middle" Jimmy Eat World '01
    90. "Tiny Spark" Brendan Benson '02

    91. "Stacy's Mom" Fountains Of Wayne '03
    92. "C'mon C'mon" The Von Bondies '03
    93. "Formed a Band" Art Brut '04
    94. "1985" Bowling For Soup '04
    95. "Take Me Out" Franz Ferdinand '04
    96. "100mph" El Presidente '05
    97. "Twin Cinema" The New Pornographers '05
    98. "In the Morning" Razorlight '06
    99. "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race" Fall Out Boy '07
    100. "Misery Business" Paramore '07

    レコード・コレクターズ5月号がチープ・トリック特集を組んで「パワー・ポップ名盤50選」なるものを載せてるが、輸入盤が多いだけにレコード会社への義理も少なかろうに、どうしてそこまでしてパワー・ポップみたいなシングル・ヒットに価値を置かなければならないような種類の音楽でもアルバム単位で紹介したがるのかさっぱりわけわからん。役に立たん。
    てなわけでまたまたオラの選ぶ100曲を。中でもジャンルを代表すると思われる10曲に「*」を付記。
    パワー・ポップ=ビートルズ的なきれいなメロディーとハーモニーを重視するポップなロックンロール…とされるが代表的な曲に共通して見られるのは、若々しい元気のよさ。
    必然的に一発屋が多く、時期的には英国パンクの爆発した直後1978~80年くらいにいい曲が集中している。曲のタイトルも「Pump It Up」「Smash It Up」「Shake It Up」などかぶっており「オーガズム中毒」なんてのもあるが、それらは性行為よりも自慰行為の雰囲気を感じさせる場合も。ガレージ・パンク、サイケデリック・ロック、バロック・ポップ、エモなどと呼ばれるジャンルとも地続きに。
    お笑いみたいな日本ネタもいくつか見られる。象徴的なのが『At Budokan』のライブ盤で武道館を有名にして自分たちもビッグになったチープ・トリック(22・34)。
    イケメンの2人とコミカルな2人という外見も斬新だったがなんといっても作曲・演奏の実力が確か。レコード会社とのごたごたなどあって人気が下降してからさまざまなバンドが現れては消えてゆくが、チープ・トリックほど酒脱な連中はなかなか見かけない。
    とわいえこの系統は途切れることなく新しいバンドが生まれ、元気でポップな曲もたくさん。つくづくオラ夢中で聴いてきた大好きな系統だナ
    日本のバンドですとキャロル、ブルー・ハーツ、PUFFY、ウルフルズなどが近いのかもしれないが、それらの最高の曲でもこの中に混ぜてみるとパワーで見劣りする。人気が長続きしなかったブームタウン・ラッツの3番目か4番目の曲でしかない「She's So Modern」あたりでも、ちょっと日本人には書けないなあ。
    どことなく日本の音楽は線が細くてひよわ。おそらく体型的なこともあるし、精神的なことも両方。
    ブログ開始の年に年間1位に選ばせていただいたボウリング・フォー・スープ(94)なんてのは4人中2人がデブ。もっと前、痩せてて当然だったパンクの流れにあってもロミオ・ヴォイド(59)のヴォーカル女はデブ・ブスで、それでもけっこうがんばってた。
    そんな国を相手によく戦争なんてしたもんだよ。

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