Whenever I put on the Afghan Whigs album Black Love it strikes me on a visceral emotional level. It is one of those great front to back records that feels like one piece, even if there is stylistic diversity on the album. I believe I have mentioned the record before, but I wanted to post the first song off of it, Crime Scene Part One. It is somehow beautiful and biting at the same time, with a cinematic scope. It is a song that builds in intensity until it explodes. It is a great song that never ceases to register with me when it comes on. Although there is a lot of music I like because of the ideas involved, this is one of those songs that just hits me in the gut. I believe that Black Love is the highpoint for the Whigs, and this may be my favorite song on an rock n roll album that never lets up.