A historical, elegant album that engraved Cuban music’s footprint in the the world of music, Buena Vista Social Club is a perfected ode to the life of the club whence it came.
Disclaimer: I do not have any background in music theory and composition, so do not expect this post (and the following ones to come) to be a technical music review/critique. It is best to treat this piece as fan’s appreciation of the featured song. Likewise, this will only an analysis of the song itself and not the content of its music video.
ABBA: their brief yet brilliant foray into pop music history continues to draw attention to this day. From Waterloo to One of Us, the Swedish group has shown the world that they’re capable of singing about anything—from teenage-like love to a heartbreaking story of a couple who’s on the edge of separating. It’s a well-known fact by now that the evolution of their music reflected the tides in their interpersonal affairs (i.e. the couples in the group eventually falling part).
Almost half a century after they parted ways, there remains so much to be praised about the musical complexity behind ABBA’s songs. Scholars and fans alike still revere the heavenly voices of Agnetha and Frida and praise the songwriting prowess of Benny and Bjorn.
As I start this project of analyzing their songs verse-by-verse, I’d like to begin where it all ended: analyzing The Day Before You Came – the last song recorded by ABBA.
Reading through this thread on /r/music, I got introduced to some of the best Post-Beatles songs by its own ex-members:
Ringo, I’m sorry I doubted your songwriting skills.
Rediscovering the mellifluous music that is The Beach Boys’ works:
Short story galore!
I just finished reading Haruki Murakami’s Yesterday, but I paused Kino because I suddenly missed Karl Pilkington. (I would, in all accounts, recommend An Idiot Abroad, unless you’re really picky about your type of humor). So here I am, picking up Happyslapped by a Jellyfish.
On to my music find, I think I need someone to introduce me to the divine world of bossa nova:
Antonio Carlos Jobim – Wave (1967) Full Album
When your hopeless romantic side is kicking in…
Read this article on David Ogilvy today! I found out that the only thing the famous copywriter and I have in common right now is our writing routine (well, not even the entire thing—but I could identify with no. 3 the most).
Moving on, we’re in for a treat with these acoustic lullabies and psychedelic tunes.