While a recent scientific study may have revealed 2:42 to be the perfect length for a pop song, the same isn’t true for a rock song. If My Morning Jacket’s “Evil Urges” had cut off before the three minute mark, you’d be missing the best part: the jam. Sure, “Evil Urges” would be pleasant enough with Jim James’ fluttering falsetto, and his band’s easy reggae beat, but would it leave a lasting impression? Science says no. The one minute guitar jam, and the one minute reprise are both wholly necessary for its proper enjoyment
MP3: My Morning Jacket – Evil Urges
Evil Urges will be out June 10th on ATO Records.