“Inside Out” – Spoon

I have one rule when making general music lists: each artist/band gets only one entry. So whether it is a year-end list or a favorites-of-all-time list, I have to decide which song best represents a particular act.

For my favorite songs of 2014 list, Spoon’s “Rent I Pay” checked in at #11. But it took me much mental back-and-forth to decide which Spoon song to include. This lovely track, which has always sounded like Hall & Oates doing Trip Hop to me, was the other song in contention. Now that it has a video, perhaps I can consider it for 2015? Nope, that would break another of my silly music list rules: songs must be considered in the year they are initially released.