Johnny Boy — You Are The Generation That Bought More Shoes And You Get What You Deserve
Come on, did you really think it was going to be anything else? The best song of the year by a distance of approximately here from halfway to Promixa Centauri. This is a song that comes dressed up in heavy mascara and eyeshadow; that gives you a wink from across the dancefloor, and then rips your heart out. The work of Phil Spector is updated and shoved into the 853rd century, not just a Wall of Sound, but a whole World; fireworks and church bells ringing in a New Order.
And those lyrics. Bitterly cynical and British, blaming a generation of apathy and consumerism for the state of the world today, and yet. And yet. This is the song of romantics, of people who want to remake the world anew. They despair at the current state of affairs, and present Hearts of Ice to the world, but their real thoughts are given away in the first line:
"I just can't help believing, though believing sees me cursed"
I could talk about it all day. But it's Christmas Eve, so I'll spare you. Go to their website
, watch the video, and get ready to buy the album when it comes out next year.