Beautiful Blue Sky – Ought
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‘And I'm no longer afraid to dance tonight/Cause that is all that I have left/Yes! Yes!’
You could be excused for thinking, at least for a moment, that this is The Fall’s Mark E. Smith on another stupefying tangential rant . I was reminded of this stellar tune from the now-defunct Montreal art punk outfit Ought when kexp.org chose this week to feature nothing but long songs on the longest day of the year. Beautiful Blue Sky is a sublime send-up of the mundanity of rampant development and consumerism that wanders, erupts, then wanders some more for a never mundane 7 minutes, 43 seconds.