15. Rubber. Yuck. Yuck.
The concluding denouement on Yuck’s exceptional, self-titled debut album, “Rubber” is an exceptional juggernaut of a track that instantly leaps beyond the Dinosaur Jr./late 80’s alternative trappings of the tracks that come before it in its visceral delivery of the twin despotic sensibilities of regret and yearning. “Should I give in?” the chorus howls. Hardly a rhetorical statement, since “Rubber” confronts a very real personal struggle everyone, addict or not, faces at one point in his or her life. Call that no-good ex-boyfriend? Give up on an artistic pursuit to pay the bills? Buy another drink when you know that’s the last thing you need? It’s all covered in the blood-stained, abrasive guitar-work and gut-wrenched vocals that play out over “Rubber’s” seven minutes.
14. Take Me Over (Mylo Remix). Cut Copy. Zonoscope
Cut Copy had a tall order to follow with the release of Zonoscope, the band’s follow-up to 2007’s In Ghost Colours…