Patsy's Rats: Nowhere Close
You all are probably familiar by now with the fact that I love a good power-pop track. Hell I love some pretty bad ones too. Nowhere Close is perfection. The beat just takes the lead and makes you instantly start bobbing your head slowly, bobbing it a little more with each second until you're pretty much dancing around in your seat by the time the chorus hits. This band hits the dynamics hard and perfect, with perfectly subtle synth in the background and the guitar hanging back in the pocket until the great super tasteful solo. The vocals are super hooky and have a somber feeling to them making this the perfect soundtrack to sitting on your car's hood drinking on a fall night.