Category Archives: Anatomy of a Song

Anatomy of a Song: Happiness

As always, before we get started breaking down the song, listen to it here. Recorded and released as a single in 1999, Happiness is a beloved late-period Elliott Smith song. It’s one of the finer tracks on his 2000 album … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Song: Born in the U.S.A.

Before we get started with Born in the U.S.A., listen to it–and watch the official music video, which will figure in this discussion–here. The first thing you’ll notice about the sound of the song, the cover of the single, the … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Song: Shadowlands by Ryan Adams

Seeing as how this blog is pretty new, I’m still working through which of my interests I’m going to write about (though I’m leaning towards: “All of them”), and how I’m going to approach each one. As those who read … Continue reading

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