Last week, with a Currys PC World voucher worth €20 on offer, I asked you to name your favourite song of this millennium (2000-2021).
You answered in your dozens.
But there could be only one winner.
Song For Zula by Phosphorescent
“A beautiful, bittersweet, ballad that captures the un-romance of a breaking relationship.
Oblivion by Grimes
Capernosity And Function writes:
“I first heard this as the music to an Eircom ad many moons ago. I never, never get tired of playing this; surely, that is the mark of a song that has entered your consciousness in a good way. I love the intro, the fey, wispy vocals that deal with a subject darker than the melody implies.
“I often think the best songs are constructed like that. Grimes is now viewed through the prism of her relationship with Evil Genius/ World Saviour (delete as appropriate) Elon Musk. This song is from a time when her lo-fi, DIY production ethic was fully intact, and it worked.”
Alexandra Leaving by Leonard Cohen
“I’ve listened to Leonard Cohen since my teens saw him twice in the stadium in the 80’s and reborn in Royal Hospital in 2008 and every time he visited after that.
“Even though she sleeps upon your satin
Even though she wakes you with a kiss”
Leonard at his best and reborn in the 21st Century. Sharon Robinson got him to sing in a lower octave and between them they took “The God Abandons Antony” written in 1911 by the poet Constantine P. Cavafy and transformed into Alexandra Leaving.
“Do not choose a coward’s explanation
That hides behind the cause and the effect”
To me it speaks of love, live and it’s inevitable end and acceptance.
“Say goodbye to Alexandra leaving
Then say goodbye to Alexandra lost”
Nick says: Thanks all.
Last week: Win Nick’s PC Voucher