Here's the drill: 12 songs to summarize an artist's career, in chronological order (of course). This one features...
If you need a reference point for the work of Vicious Vicious mastermind Erik Appelwick, the most appropriate would be Beck. Like Mr. Hansen, Minnesota-based Appelwick has the ability to navigate between making you laugh and making you cry and making you want to dance, and embraces genres from country to R& B to folk to pop.
I've included songs from the two albums Appelwick did under the name Tropical Depression, because honestly there's not a lot of difference between that and Vicious Vicious. I very literally wrote the book on Appelwick, so please feel confident you are hearing from an authority here.
If you have Amazon Music Unlimited, you can listen to an alternate version of list here (sadly, not all of VV's music is on the service).
2. "Here Come Tha Police" (from Don't Look So Surprised, 2005)