The twenty-first track in my All-Time Top 25 Tunes is number sixteen, ‘Closer’ by Kings of Leon.
Yes, I do know that ‘Closer’ is a blates nod in the direction of ‘Leave’ by REM, but unlike that, admittedly brilliant, track ‘Closer’ knows when – and how – to finish.
The bluesy vocal over pulsing, whooping guitar with electric fuzzed-up atmos and firmly struck percussion combine to make a delicious pool of noise.
Put your headphones on.
Crank the volume up to eleven.
Lower yourself in to the pool.