Song of the Day - December 27, 2006
Scott Walker's album The Drift has been popping up with increasing regularity on end of the year best of lists. In fact, he was under serious consideration for my list. The reason being the truly disturbing nature of his record. It is dark, menancing, intense music that definitely falls into the acquired taste category. Scott Walker started out as a pop icon in the sixties and has now transitioned or should I say drifted towards something quite opposite. The album is brilliant, but best taken in small dose in order to avoid nightmares. It has been eleven years since his last album, but the wait was worth it. I highly recommend "Jolson And Jones," as I find it one of the most fearful, disturbing tracks with the combination of Walker's vocals, a distressed donkey, and violin combining into a work of pure terror. Click here to listen.