I freely admit that > 50% of the reason I’m linking to this article by Sarah Hepola is because she specifically references one of my favorite Oasis tracks “Don’t Go Away”, but it’s still worth a read. Why do we listen to certain songs over and over and over again?
Still, I wanted to know why I needed that song. That song in particular. What about it stirred me so profoundly? I wanted to email Noel Gallagher. I wanted to call Sasha Frere-Jones. I wanted Freud to rise from the grave, light his pipe, stroke his chin, and dissect every single measure.