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These Go To Eleven: Songs Best Heard Extra-Loud

November 10th, 2011

Episode 370 of 797 episodes

There's no denying certain songs are best experienced when played as loud as possible. Since this Friday, 11/11/11, is Nigel Tufnel Day — the unofficial holiday honoring the fictional Spinal Tap guitarist, who cranked his amplifiers past 10 — this week's episode is all about the songs that instantly make you want to turn the volume up.Such songs can be simple and anthemic, like The Modern Lovers' garage-punk or Kelly Clarkson's roller-coaster pop. Or they can be densely layered, like LCD Soundsystem's studio wizardry or OutKast's all-out aural assaults. But in each case, the message is the same: Let the music, whatever it might be, overwhelm you.The Modern LoversAlbum: The Modern LoversSong: RoadrunnerLCD SoundsystemAlbum: This Is HappeningSong: All I WantOutKastAlbum: Stankonia [Clean]Song: B.O.B.Brian EnoAlbum: Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)Song: Third UncleKelly ClarksonAlbum: All I Ever WantedSong: I Do Not Hook UpThe SmithsAlbum: Meat Is MurderSong: How Soon Is Now?JusticeAlbum: Ed Rec Vol. 2Song: PhantomElasticaAlbum: ElasticaSong: AnnieRamonesAlbum: Road to RuinSong: I Wanna Be SedatedThe Exploding HeartsAlbum: Guitar RomanticSong: Modern KicksLed ZeppelinAlbum: Physical GraffitiSong: Kashmir

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