I loved Tragic Kingdom, but almost everything they did after that made me change stations immediately whenever it would come on. Their music really seemed to change pretty drastically. I liked Gwen's solo stuff even less.
Their more distinctive style went away in large part. Their music slowed down and became more generic pop-rock. I think it's really interesting for me to say that, because I must have listened to Don't Speak about 400 times, and that song's more of a ballad, but I think it was done pretty well.
I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess this video isn't in this thread, HOF's Rumors Of War. With Lemmy's death, it's important to point out that this song is this band's "Ace of Spades" and put them on the map after being trendsetters for most of the decade already anyway. it's from 2007 and already old, but back when this song was out you could actually see them in small clubs that weren't packed with the smell of hot farts and sweaty beards tangled up in jeans jackets.
This video is embedded in an article about Ronnie Van Zant and Lynyrd Skynyrd. His vocals are separated from the music, and wow. I feel so fortunate to have seen the real Lynyrd Skynrd in concert. It was on New Years eve and it was my first concert. Take a listen to this voice.
Mission accomplished, Bowie. You made me feel what it's like to be at the end of one life. The title is poignant in it's suggestiveness. Lately I've been thinking about how regardless of and independent of anything religious or spiritual, when one lives a full life like he has, you realize certain truths about how things are, and the death of the body is one of those things.
So I was randomly channel surfing and I came across a music program featuring Sugarland. I still haven't found that particular song that Jennifer Nettles was singing yet, but although as a general category country music is not among MY first choices I was captured by her singing power.
I did a YouTube search and came across Stuck Like Glue and it made me smile.