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Monday, January 20, 2014

"Thirteen" by Big Star

If there's one band out there that I can't comprehend the lack of mainstream popularity, it's Big Star.  They have recorded some of the very best pop rock albums I know and have written some of my all time favorite songs.  "Thirteen", to me, is their finest moment - an emotionally packed two and a half minute song that usually results in me hitting the "repeat" button after it ends.  This is a beautiful, tender song about adolescent love.  It strikes up some wonderful imagery of a simpler time with lines such as "Won't you let me walk you home from school" and "Maybe Friday I can get tickets for the dance".  I dare you to listen to this just once.

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