Saturday, December 27, 2008

Delicious Intensity

Sounds of 2008
16. TV On the Radio: Family Tree

A long, long time ago I was smitten by a red-haired beauty. We were as happy as any lovers could be. Until I met her family.

They were a dysfunctional coven of religious maniacs who despised our contentment, and endeavoured to undermine it at every turn.

As perverse a lovers' ballad as you could imagine, the disturbing imagery of Family Tree - "Brought down by an old idea / The shadow of the gallows of your family tree" - brings back those dark days with delicious intensity.

Does blood run thicker than water? Since those days I've never been sure.

Video: Family Tree

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