Black Box Recorder
Black Box Recorder songs are like mini-Twilight Zone episodes. They begin ordinarily enough, but gradually mutate into disorientingly surreal and slightly creepy listening experiences. Scrutinizing the absurdity of modern life with a Samuel Beckett-like reverence for the absurd, this band's cryptic lyrics will have you scratching your head even as you're singing along to them. Deliberately eschewing catchy melodies in their spare arrangements, Black Box Recorder songs will stay with you nonetheless (even as they elude you) -- like a word on the tip of your tongue.