In spite of the place in the band’s name, the alt-rock quartet Violent Soho makes pretty peaceful music. The band, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, has drawn comparisons to the Pixies and Nirvana.
They have released just three albums during that span, but each one has shown much improvement. In fact, last year’s Hungry Ghost has been their best effort yet.
The highlight of that album is “Low Brow,” a tune that brings to mind other two-word titles that start with the word “Low.” Here are ten of the best of those.
“Low Budget” by the Kinks: This title track opens the album that marked the Brit rockers at their peak, more mature than their 60s “You Really Got Me” phase and less commercialized than their 80s “Come Dancing” misstep.
“Low Rider” by War: Lee Oskar’s enchanting harmonica makes this percussion-enhanced tune a classic car song.
“Low Down” by Boz Skaggs: Silk Degrees was undoubtedly the jazz-pop star’s commercial peak, primarily because of this single in addition to “Lido Shuffle” and “It’s Over.”
“Low Places” by Garth Brooks: The country star’s most enduring hit can still be heard in bars and at sporting events, as beer chuggers proudly admit what type of places their friends can be found.
“Low Life” by Bryan Adams: This 1995 single was left off any studio album, but it remains as dear to fans as “Cuts like a Knife” and “Summer of ’69.”
“Low Ceiling” by Alice in Chains: The rockers’ second reunion resulted in The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, from which this song and three singles emanated.
“Low Road” by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals: This just one of the many tunes that made this indie group’s self-titled album one of the best debuts of the decade.
“Low Expectations” by Calexico: Even someone with aspirations much higher than the title suggests would be pleased with this tune from the alt-country band’s Spoke album.
“Low Income” by Wyclef Jean: The hip-hop artist addresses Urbanites’ economic problems that most of his peers choose to ignore.
“Low Light” by Pearl Jam: This alliterative number is one of the two compositions bassist Jeff Ament contributed to the Yield album.