07/08/2007

Sometimes

My Bloody Valentine
1991

So, everyone knows now that Loveless is classic, timeless and, like, totally (and tonally) awesome (although my friend Brian doesn't get it and bitterly resents the fiver I forced to him to fork out for his copy), but even out of such uniform greatness, moments stand out, and "Sometimes" does it for me.

I recall that my first impression of "Sometimes" was of a rather bland song that plodded nowhere, slowly. But as I listened more, I began to appreciate the gradual build of intensity and the way the subtlety of the melody contrasted with the brooding dissonance of the swarming guitars.

Now, when I listen to it, I hear swooning emotion, endless summer days, love's young dream, burning passion, yearning desire, satisfaction, release, end; a whole relationship in five minutes. Yes, really. It's that good. But, like any relationship, it takes time and you have to work at it.

If this song is new to you, I envy you. Good luck. Let me know how you get on.

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