The Walkmen release their new album, Heaven, this coming Tuesday and I'm already pretty obsessed with the release (thank you for streaming, NPR!). While all the songs on the album are great, I've become especially partial to the opening track, "We Can't Be Beat."
It reminds me of The Beach Boys' "God Only Knows." Not in style, necessarily, though they both excel in their sparseness, but in the sentiment. It's a love song, in a way, but not one of grandiose sentiment, it's simple and honest, noting that life and love are not perfect.