Set aside some time for this one - you’ll need it, but it’s well worth the effort.
In the traditional style, I’ve saved the best for last. And by best I mean most epic. And by most epic I mean just gloriously anthemic and rousing in the way that only a 9-minute album-closer can be. Commpared to some of Mew’s more, shall we say, artistic song titles - “The Seething Rain Weeps For You (Uda Pruda)”, or “Saviours of Jazz Ballet (Fear Me, December)”, for example - or their more ornately orchestrated songs, this is pure, straightforward, and boy does it deliver.
It’s so good, that even though it was a recommendation from a friend, rather than a track I discovered through my own invention and curiosity, I might just be able to set aside stubborn pride and admit that there is no finer song with which to end a mixtape.