25 Songs To Make You Change Your Life

John Cale — “Changes Made”

The only full-band song on the spectacularly bleak Music for a New Society to feature a full band, and apparently the one that Cale wanted omitted from the album (for exactly that reason, perhaps). And yet, it fits in a strange way — a song about taking control of your life in the middle of an album that’s all about losing that control, it functions as both bitterly ironic and still, somehow, shot through with hope.