Favorite Songs of the 2010s # 91 “The House That Heaven Built” by Japandroids

Japandroids

The House That Heaven Built

2012

from album Celebration Rock

 

Japandroids manage to get a lot of sound out of two people and The House That Heaven Built is probably their best song. There are plenty of places to sing along with the whoa-ohs and lines like “your not mine to die for anymore, so I must live” and the “tell em all to go to hell” chorus.¬† Just a really good rock song written well after numerous critics have pronounced rock dead. So maybe it’s not dominating the radio anymore but it’s there if you want to look. I wasn’t a fan of Japandroids follow up album Near to the Wild of Life¬†but Celebration Rock still holds up seven years later.

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