Monday, June 15, 2009

"a drumkit made of atom bombs"

One of my favorite ongoing internet projects is Tom Ewing's attempt to write about every song that hit #1 in the UK pop charts. If you haven't discovered it yet, set aside a few hours and get caught up.

One of my favorite entries so far is his recent piece on Bonnie Tyler's bombastic/fantastic "Total Eclipse of the Heart". Tom is definitely a "popist", so it's no surprise that he gives this song high marks. As with the best critics, his pieces are worth reading even (and maybe even especially) when you don't agree with him. Even if he doesn't convince you, you might find yourself thinking more deeply about your own opinions and reactions.

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