Thursday, May 14, 2009

13. Everything I Long For - Hayden, 1996 (Best of the 90s)

Everything I Long For

Sonic Unyon Records.

Crazy to think I first heard Hayden when I was fourteen years old. My friend and neighbour had just received Everything I Long For from his cousin - who, being in his late teens, was inexplicably, automatically cool – and we’d sit in his basement, blaring it from his father’s stereo speakers. Initially Hayden's course voice seemed a novelty but it was borne of his knack for grisly storytelling, and his tales of heartbreak and death resonated even then. Crazy to think Hayden was only twenty-three…

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