Song of the Week: “Caribou” by Tanya Tagaq


“Caribou” is a cover of a Pixies song by Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq.  It’s a perfect match of song to interpreter, but it’s also not representative of Tagaq’s greater work.  So make sure to check out her new album Animism as well.

 

Related posts: Ten Favorite Songs of 2008

Ten Favorite Songs of 1989


The project continues with my favorite songs of 1989.  Read the first post for the detail on this project.

If you read (and agree with) Joshua Clover, 1989 was a pivotal year for popular music.

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Blue Savannah –  Erasure

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Closer To Fine – Indigo Girls

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Debaser – Pixies

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Dela – Johnny Clegg & Savuka

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The Deportees Club – Christy Moore

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Fight the Power – Public Enemy

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Head Like a Hole – Nine Inch Nails

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I Am the Resurrection – The Stone Roses

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If I Were John Carpenter – Big Audio Dynamite

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Say No Go – De La Soul

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And my song of shame for 1989: C’mon And Get My Love – D-Mob featuring Cathy Dennis

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What vital song from 1989 did I overlook? Let me know in the comments!

Ten Favorite Songs of 1988


The project continues with my favorite songs of 1988.  Read the first post for the detail on this project.

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Ana Ng – They Might Be Giants

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Bring The Noise – Public Enemy

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Change – Fishbone

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Cult of Personality – Living Colour

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Everyday Is Like Sunday – Morrissey

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Jane Says – Jane’s Addiction

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A Little Respect – Erasure

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Never Tear Us Apart – INXS

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Sweet Jane – Cowboy Junkies

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Waiting Room – Fugazi

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Where Is My Mind?– Pixies

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And my song of shame for 1988: Don’t Worry, Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin

Do you remember 1988?  What were your favorite songs?  Let me know, even if it was before you were born.