Tuesday, September 3, 2013
This series of posts will be offering the definitive list of the best Canuck tunes ever recorded, scientifically tabulated, collated and obfuscated by the Brain of Scruff, in absolutely-not numerical order.
In 2006, Edmonton's AA Sound System released a quietly brilliant album called Laissez-Faire, produced by Danny Michel. When I received it, I listened to it every day for about 6 months - I think the tracking on this record is perfect, starting out with the mellow tones of I Don't Get You At All and building up to the noisy guitar rush of Raw Joy. But I still keep coming back to I Don't Get You At All. It's a measured song, no rush, replete with a Canadian prairie drawl, an incongruous stars-on-45 beat, and subtly fine lyrical touches. I's a grower, listen, and then listen again. That's what I did.
AA Sound System - I Don't Get You At All