Despite sounding like various objects being pounded or dropped, David Lang's Cheating, Lying, Stealing is catchy, in a jerky, rhythmic kind of way. Later in the piece, Bang on a Can works into a clanging groove with cello on top.
David Lang: In Cheating, Lying, Stealing, although phrased in a comic way, I am trying to look at something dark. There is a swagger, but it is not trustworthy. In fact, the instruction on the score for how to play it says: Ominous funk.
26 from the Library: Intro & #1 #2
Disclaimer: I fall too easily for cello and bass clarinet.