#86 – The Wreckers – Tennessee
I liked Michelle Branch’s music from about the second I heard her first single, back when I was living in the dorms as a sophomore in college. That fact has made me a source of amusement and target of ridicule from many a friend.
I don’t remember where I was when I first heard The Wreckers, Branch’s country side project with her friend Jessica Harp. Like most music I listened to back in 2006, I’m guessing it was on Sirius. I don’t even remember loving it. But because it was Michelle Branch and I’d seen them in concert, I gave Stand Still, Look Pretty a listen. Then I listened a lot more. It ended up being a constant play for months.
When I think about The Wreckers and Stand Still, Look Pretty it seems I give them too much credit. In my head it’s one of my favorite albums; in reality I only consistently listened to four songs. The rest of it was forgettable.
But the thing is I really love those four songs. I’d put Cigarettes, Lay Me Down and The Good Kind up against a lot of songs on this list. Tennessee gets the spot here, though. No big story as to why. I just really love it and my guess is if you could check the play-count of every song I’ve listened to over the last five years, it would probably be in the top ten.
One thing of note, it was written by and prominently features Jessica Harp. The girl is wicked talented and it shows on SS,LP.