We can’t believe we haven’t posted this guilty pleasure in all the years we have had the Citrus Report. We almost feel mad at ourselves. Well, no we don’t, because we are listening to perfect pop right now. And so are you.
We can listen to the album, Let England Shake, over and over again. PJ Harvey made one of the finest albums over the past few years and “The Last Living Rose” was one of the great tracks from the stellar LP.
Originally written by Richard Berry in 1959 and covered by Washington state’s The Sonics in 1965, “Have Love, Will Travel” is one of the foundations of all popular music. All. Pop. Music. Everyone. Its the gold standard, and no matter what band covers it today, it sounds the best in ’65.
The kind of music that people listen to when they wake up on a sunny day. Nothing like a Monk performance in Paris, and when you think of Jazz, you think of this man, this hat, and this style. Timeless.
Is there anything sexier than this song? A bit of a freestyle from everyone in the Rolling Stones, it features one of the finest basslines in all of music, with some groove that is incredibly born out of some British dudes in the 1970s. And this is a really weird live studio version of “Miss You.”
It’s been a little over 6 months since Bon Iver released his self-titled second album, and we still can’t get enough of this thing. Every track has grown on us, and “Towers” we keep coming back to. So enjoy it, even though you have probably already heard it.
Even though this song came out in 2010, our appreciation for it and the San Francisco-based Fresh & Onlys grew in 2011, and this could be our favorite song of the entire year. These are the reasons why SF is the best place on Earth… our music scene has ramped up again…
We don’t do Christmas without The Ronettes. And we surely don’t do Christmas without the psycho hand of Phil Spector. His A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector is the best Christmas of all-time. This is one of the gems from the album.