Thursday, October 8, 2009

'2 Rights' on Gigwise

Mogwai's '2 Rights Make 1 Wrong' has been chosen as the 13th Best Song Of The Noughties by gigwise.com
http://www.gigwise.com/photos/52794/13/The-50-Greatest-Songs-of-the-2000s

Mogwai's darker loud/quiet moments like 'Xmas Steps' and 'Like Herod', this nine minute epic is a more sanguine affair yet just as rewarding. The shining highlight of the Scottish post-rock outfit's weakest album, 'Rock Action', the word beautiful truly doesn't do '2 Rights Make 1 Wrong' justice. A myriad of instruments and heavily distorted vocals build to a euphoric crescendo, before the pressure is released and solitary chants and trumpets close. Quite possibly their finest hour.

Eels at no.1? Who'd have guessed that?

4 comments:

richard said...

Isn't Radiohead - Idioteque at Number 1 while 2rights is number 38?

Rob said...

'2 Rights' says 13 of 50 under the photo. I didn't bother to look at the rest of the list, just the start. What sort of idiot would have Radiohead's tedious mewling at no.1?

Angus Wilson said...

Yeah, Richard is right

twinmaker said...

i remember the first time i heard 2 rights on i think mary jane hobbs show on radio 1 or somesuch, i had to park the car to carry on listening. a really terrific track.