Monday, December 06, 2010

The 2010-50 - No.14: Make your own path or keep on living two steps behind

"Bloody Breakfast" - Salem Al Fakir.

I could have made this chart a whole lot easier by just filling it with Salem's songs, but in the interests of fairness I decided to limit them to a certain amount this year - which was a very, very difficult thing to do :)) ....anyway here is the first of them.

This man's music is so diverse, so it should not have been too surprising that he would once again take his music off in a whole new direction on his third and most musically experimental album, "Ignore This" - which ironically has been his most successful.

"Bloody Breakfast" musically and lyrically shows off a 'harder' side to Salem than what we've been used to, and as with all his music, the deceptive simplicity reveals considerable hidden depth and of course those distinctive little Salem-moments which just make it extra special. He really has developed significantly as a lyricist, and this song has some of the best lyrics on the album.

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