To commemorate their 15th anniversary, Pitchfork Media has been publishing some pretty cool, surprisingly not-douchey retrospective features all week. Today they re-posted an article from 2003, in which Ben Gibbard reflected on his 10 favorite songs by 80’s hit-makers, Hall & Oates. It’s definitely worth checking out, even if you’re not a fan of dated pop-R&B duos. In the article, Ben says:
I’ve been thinking about my REAL influences lately, and I’ve realized that the question should really go a little further back, a little deeper. Probably back to a time before I knew who Fugazi and Pavement were. For me, that time was the 80s, and it was in the music of Hall & Oates.
Read the whole article here (no “Maneater” Ben? Come on) and watch a classic Hall & Oates video below.