P.S. Do you remember Peter Gabriel‘s Don’t Give Up featuring Kate Bush‘s angelic descant? I was OBSESSED with it my freshman year of college when my friend Linnea included it on a mix tape for me. It’s a beautiful piece of music. If you’ve never heard it, download it immediately and report back to me.
P.P.S. I’m still in awe of Justin’s FutureSex/LoveSounds. There will undoubtedly be Grammy nominations, at the very least. My new favorite track is Love Stoned/I Think She Knows. I LOVE the traditional stair-step harmonies. The beat box in the background is so addictive – it’s like CRACK. Just when you think it can’t possibly get any better, he pipes on the funk guitar icing. Mmmmm. Toward the end of the song, the percussion drops briefly and you’re swept into this awesomely-synthesized, melodic, balladish finale. I’m left panting. As always, Timbaland‘s got the golden touch.