Sunday, 28 August 2011

SONG OF THE WEEK #26: The Chills - "Familiarity Breeds Contempt"

Classic New Zealand pop with an irresistible punkish edge. The Chills recorded the cleverly titled “Familiarity Breeds Contempt” in 1990 for their masterpiece, Submarine Bells (one of the greatest pop albums of all time, of course). This song might not be their defining moment, but in the end it’s just as breathtaking as their seminal "chart-topping" wonder "Heavenly Pop Hit".

Clearly Martin Phillips deserves more recognition for his articulate, confident, hook-filled songwriting. New Zealand's best, definitely.

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