Tristan Und Isolde - Isolde's Liebestod - Wagner. Germans composers that frequently feature the oboe are among the scariest Germans. Other scary Germans: German movie directors that love oboe music, German engineers that love oboe music, Germans with little mustaches, and German Germans.
I Drove All Night - Cyndi Lauper. A top ten song of all time. Love it with a passion. I don't toss around my passions all willy-nilly either. Cyndi has the most soulful voice ever. She emotes better than any black soul singer or English impersonator. I love her and would make her my wife just to hear her sing every day. Sex would be infrequent. She is pushing 60 after all.
Gateways - Dimmu Borgir. What the hell is this? Indian chants sung by really white people over symphonic music? I'm confused. Some metal better kick in soon or I'm calling bullshit on Dimmu Borgir..... Get busy with the death and destruction Shagrath... Three minutes in and a guitar has ne'er been heard. Now it sounds like stock score music for an action movie. Bullshit has been called. This song is out of the shuffle forever.
These Days - Foo Fighters. This song doesn't fit with the rest of the album. Seems like a hold over from Echoes, Silence, Patience. Don't get me wrong, it's a dandy ditty, just not a raucous rocker like White Limo, Rope, Etc.
Fill Her Up - Sting. I'd normally be furious about an English chap singing a country song but Sting pulls it off. Good song all around. Australians can sing country no problem though. They're more American than most Canadians. New Zealanders aren't more American than Most Canadians. There's something weird going on there. As such, they're ineligible to sing country music. Americans, Australians and Canadians can sing country & western. The English and New Zealanders can not, unless they are Sting. Do we all agree?