My Top 1000 Songs #234: Deeper Into Movies
Two decades later, on 2015's acoustic covers album Stuff Like That There, the band recreated one of the loudest songs in their own repertoire as a hushed, almost ambient ballad. It's a surprising choice, and yet it works--at least as well as the original, maybe better? This time around, the lyrics are in the foreground, dominated by Georgia's fragile whisper (and the lyrics are as cosmic as the original promised). If I had the technical skill, I'd love to mash up the two versions, joining the gorgeous vocals on the remake with the intense howl of the original, but for now it's something I can only hear in my head, which may be best.