Thursday, November 30, 2006

Left of Center

One of the catchiest and most accessible pure pop songs ever conceived in the 80s, Suzanne Vega's stellar "Left of Center" is the sort of pop song that has more hooks than a thriving fishing village. Featuring fellow singer-songwriter Joe Jackson's proficient piano chording, a suitably punchy band arrangement, and a quietly confident, subtly upfront vocal from Vega, "Left of Center" surely ranks as one of the most enjoyable moments in Vega's oeuvre. Check out the song and video here, and a great near a-cappella, in-concert version here.


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