Blur – Coffee and TV
There was a short period in high school when I was so into Blur that I thought they were the perfect band. Their sound was just so appealing to me that I starting telling people that if I ever had a band, it would end up sounding just like Blur.
The video for "Coffee and TV" is a classic (Animated Milk Carton category). The song also contains what is probably my favorite harmony of all-time on the line "I've seen so much I'm going blind, and I'm brain-dead, virtually" during the chorus. Whenever I'm singing along in my car I can never decide whether to take the high or low part.
This is the kind of straight-forward, even-keeled, unpretentious, honest pop rock that I miss these days. Anyone have any suggestions on where I could find it?