"Anniversary" by Suzanne Vega (VIDEO)
Listen to "Anniversary" by Suzanne Vega, No. 63 on our list of the 100 best NYC songs.
Wed Mar 7 2012
63. Suzanne Vega, "Anniversary" (2007)
Suzanne Vega's Beauty & Crime, issued by Blue Note in 2007, is an extended love letter to New York City that deals with its celebrity patina, outlaw artistry and mundane reveries. Throughout the record, Vega makes the personal universal. Nowhere more so than on this album-closing track, in which she makes peace with the ghosts of 9/11—and with a brother who died eight months after the attacks—with dignity, compassion and a gravity specific to those who were here and endured.