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Threesome: mister mister

May 25, 2008

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Three terrific songs with “Mr.” in the title. Liars and Clinic, from opposite sides of the Atlantic, are both a little more experimental but still compelling and listenable. The Liars track here, “Mr Your on Fire Mr” is from their first full-length, They Threw Us All in a Trench and Stuck a Monument on Top (2001). “Mr. Moonlight” is from Clinic’s brilliant second album, Walking With Thee (2001). In contrast, The National forgo experimentalism in favour of lyricism and emotion, although “Mr. November”, with its chorus of “I won’t fuck us over, I’m Mr. November” is one of the rawest and most intense National songs. The version here is from the Black Sessions, recorded in front of a live audience for a French radio station.

MP3: Liars – Mr Your On Fire Mr (more Liars)

MP3: Clinic – Mr. Moonlight (more Clinic)

MP3: The National – Mr. November (Black Sessions version) (more National)

Upcoming: Stay tuned for the XX version, of course.

2 comments

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