Aussie progressive/alternative rockers Caligula’s Horse recently released their third album “Bloom,” their first off of record label Inside Out Music. With a different approach to the album’s writing process than in prior releases, singer Jim Grey and company may have released arguably one of their best albums to date. But how many of the songs off “Bloom” are deserving of being in Crash And Ride Music’s Top 5?
Here are Crash And Ride Music’s Top 5 Best Caligula’s Horse songs:
5. “Dark Hair Down”
One of their first singles off their album “The Tide, The Thief, & River’s End,” this was the song that got me into the band. Its energetic opening chords cuts through your surrounding noise, demanding attention.
4. “Daughter of the Mountain”
(Sadly, I cannot find a video online to show you!)
Another energetic introduction, but it’s the chorus that sticks with the listener’s head. “’This is my choice, father’” she saaaaid!”
3. “This City Has No Empathy (Your Sentimental Lie)”
One of the most experimental songs they’ve released, the listener will be fooled by the acoustic introduction. This song is on my bucket list to see live, and you will see why by the song’s end. “Passionate” doesn’t begin to describe it.
The first single off their latest album, the preceding song “Bloom” blends perfectly into this track. That opening drum beat is supercharged, and is pushed to the limit in the song’s chorus.
1. “Into the White”
The longest track off “River’s End,” the drastic ups and downs of this song keeps the listener on their toes. The flute in the song’s bridge sets up one of the most collectively brilliant arrangements the band has ever performed.
There you have it; Crash And Ride Music’s Top 5. What songs are in YOUR Top 5?