The Best Of 'Song Of The Day'
But five songs a week can add up to an overwhelming burden for listeners, so NPR guest host Mike Pesca has brought in Song of the Day editor Stephen Thompson to showcase the latest highlights. Here, they discuss Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark's "Save Me" (which mixes a 1980 synth-pop hit and a 1967 Aretha Franklin classic), Mates of State's "Long Way Home" (an unlikely take on a morose Tom Waits song), Lloyd Miller and the Heliocentrics' "Spirit Jazz" (a hypnotic exploration of jazz and world music), and Blonde Redhead's "My Plants Are Dead" (a sweet and aching, surprisingly catchy study of alienation).
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