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Oh No Oh My: The Head vs. The Heart

by Barbara Mitchell
Feb 15, 2011

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In the beautifully orchestrated pop gem "Brains," the band Oh No Oh My nicely sums up the age-old conflict between the head and the heart: Daniel Hoxmeier neatly captures the difference between thinking and feeling in just a few words when he sings, "I don't know your feelings on the brain."

As the song swells from its acoustic beginnings to a full-blown, string-infused typhoon of sound, Hoxmeier describes the way new love tests the difference between thoughts and emotions. "Brains" ultimately swirls and builds until head and heart are fully satisfied, making it a fine love song for those who can't often get out of their heads long enough to engage with their own feelings.

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Song: "Brains" Artist: Oh No Oh My CD: People Problems Genre: Pop-Rock

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