It’s another late night here. I can’t say that today was good day for Ol’ Swap and I suppose I can’t sleep because I keep replaying the events over and over in my head. Nobody likes bad days… they seem to last forever and in the end they generally to amount to nothing.
But tomorrow is another day and I get another stab at it. I guess that’s all we can ever ask for.
Anyhow, while I was mellowing out before bed, my iPod (set on shuffle) played this acoustic version of “Soft Shock” by Yeah Yeah Yeahs. I had forgotten how much I not only enjoy this song but the album it’s off of, It’s Blitz!. This record was nominated for a Best Alternative Album Grammy and made it to many a “best of 2009” lists and for good reason. I was initially hesitant on listening to it because I felt that they had changed their sound too much, but in the end it came down to the fact that there are some excellent songs there, “Soft Shock” included.
I must admit that I don’t know which version I like better. My guess is that I prefer the acoustic performance because of the mood I’m currently in… ask me another day and I’ll tell you the album version destroys the acoustic one. “Soft Shock” is a beautiful song, however you play it.
Take a listen below and let me know which one you favor. While you’re at it, I’d be most interested to know which you prefer in general – acoustic or electric. I do understand that it all depends on your mood, but surely one outweighs the other? For the past few years I’ve chosen the acoustic version because I feel the true song appears that way… which makes me wonder why I can’t decide between these two versions of “Soft Shock.”
Maybe because they’re both good… sometimes I should just enjoy the music and stop making things so complicated.
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