Monday, April 02, 2001

REQUIRED LISTING: Today's assignment is to purchase Orbital's stunning, glorious, and brilliant In Sides album and listen to "Adnan's" seven times. This song is amazing and may well be the most underrated thing they've ever done along with "Remind" from Orbital 2. The entire thing is studio perfection, from the watery drums to the duelling synth lines to the epic sweep of the melody. It's a heartbreaking masterpiece. When people talk about Orbital, it's very easy to default to the big singles ("Satan", "Chime", "Belfast", "Halcyon", "Lush", and "Are We Here?", unless I miss my mark). There are other songs that make the group one of the best out there, and "Adnan's" comes very close to the top of that list.