The Algorithmic Push Toward the Past
Did no one mention to you that "Strange" was used in the trailer for Greenberg and to soundtrack a climactic scene? Not enough to move the needle as much as Spotify algorithm did but you can hardly say the songs stature hasn't changed in decades. It's where I first heard Galaxie, after all!
Or was it an algorithm-driven song title match? Maybe peeps were searching for REM's cover of the Wire song "Strange", and the autoplay default went to Galaxie 500 next?
I thought I had the cleverest thing to say in response to this post, but apparently not. I was going to say, "that's so weird because my SO was playing 28th Day last night and a song came on and I said, that's just like a Galaxie 500 song! And it was Strange." But, I double checked myself and it wasn't Strange, it was Crazy. So, I guess it's a moot point. (The 28th Day song was Pages Turn). Anyway, been enjoying your substack now I've stumbled upon it!