7 de enero de 2010

Ruta 66, por Fernando Navarro - Top 25 "Americana".

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Rastreando como perro usurero por cualquier esquina de internet, me topé con uno de mis rincones preferidos: Ruta 66. Un espacio a modo de blog en la edición digital del diario EL País que recorre toda la actualidad e historia de la música americana y de otros tantos artistas que sin ser nacidos en los EEUU, son incluidos en tal tag musical. Fernando Navarro es el encargado de la sección (también colaborador de la revista Rolling Stone) y ésta vez nos propone un auténtico y genuino top 25 de los mejores discos de "americana" de los últimos años.
Nos ha parecido tan acertado y tan bien relatado, que éste artículo no podíamos dejar de recomendároslo. Aquí va su dirección web y su top 25, gracias Fernando. (By JRGE)

http://lacomunidad.elpais.com/ruta-norteamericana/posts

1. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002)
2. Lucinda Williams - Essence (2001)
3. Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker (2000)
4. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible (2007)
5. Antony & The Johnsons – I Am A Bird Now (2007)
6. The White Stripes - Elephant (2003)
7. Willie Nile – Beautiful Wreck of the World (2000)
8. The Felice Brothers – Tonight at the Arizona (2007)
9. The Reigning Sound – Time Bomb High School (2002)
10. Vic Chesnutt – Silver Lake (2003)
11. Richard Hawley - Cole´s Corner (2005)
12. Ron Sexsmith – Cobblestone Runway (2002)
13. Neko Case – Blacklisted (2002)
14. Joe Henry – Civilians (2007)
15. Sufjan Stevens – Illinois (2005)
16. Cat Power – You are Free (2003)
17. The National - Boxer (2007)
18. Calexico – Feast Of Wire (2003)
19. Damien Rice - O (2003)
20. Clem Snide- Your favorite music (2000)
21. Marah - If You Didn't Laugh You'd Cry (2005)
22. My Morning Jacket- Z (2005)
23. Drive-By Truckers – Southern Rock Opera (2001)
24. Iron & Wine - The Creek Drank the Cradle (2002)
25.The Black Keys – Thickfreakness (2003)

Video del Nº1 Wilco "Heavy Metal Drummers" del album: Yankee Hotel Foxtrot: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0f4s427bx7c

Lyrics:

I sincerely miss those heavy metal bands

I used to go see on the landing in the summer
She fell in love with the drummer
She fell in love with the drummer
She fell in love


Shiny, shiny pants and bleach-blond hair
A double kick drum by the river in the summer
She fell in love with the drummer


Another and another
She fell in love
I miss the innocence I've known
Playing KISS covers, beautiful and stoned


Unlock my body and move myself to dance
Moving warm liquid, flowing blowing glass
Classical music blasting masks the ringing in my ears
I sincerely miss those heavy metal bands
I used to go see on the landing in the summer


She fell in love with the drummer
She fell in love with another
She fell in love


I miss the innocence I've known
Playing KISS covers, beautiful and stoned
Playing KISS covers, beautiful and stoned
Playing KISS covers, beautiful and stoned