Your 10 favorite songs....
Posted 19 April 2008 - 11:05 PM
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vampire weekend - "campus"
the honeydrips - "i wouldn't know what to do"
the natural history - "julie tender"*
tokyo police club - "sixties remake" (though i like almost everything else from elephant shell)
cut copy - "strangers in the wind"
fleet foxes - "quiet houses"
the notwist - "good lies"
dodos - "jodi"
dosh - "if you want to, you have to" (pretty excited about this album)
m83 - "kim & jesse"
* this is from awhile back, but i was only informed in february that people that i meet was made available for online purchase; i had been seeking it since their disbandment.
Posted 20 April 2008 - 12:36 AM
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69 Faces of Love - King Khan and His Shrines
1,000 Pounds (Duck Kee Style) - Superchunk
I Get Wet - Andrew W.K.
Hard Times - Baby Huey
He's a Rebel - The Crystals
Ave Dor Maria - Tom Ze
Whole Wide World - Wreckless Eric
Velocity Girl - Primal Scream
Uptown Top Ranking - Althea and Donna
Heartbeats - The Knife (along with I Can't Hardly Wait, one of the songs thats always stuck in my head)
EDIT: i've also had Mclusky - Alan is a Cowboy Killer stuck in my head lately
"hello i hate your fucking guts fuck you i hate your fucking guts i hate your fucking guts i hate your fucking guts i hate this fucking machine i don't know how the fuck to use it i hate your fucking guts i'm gonna make my own fucking music"
Posted 20 April 2008 - 03:24 AM
Bjork - "Unravel"
Beach Boys - "I'm Waiting For the Day"
Al Green - "La-La For You"
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - "A Minor Place"
Magnolia Electric Co. - "Farewell Transmission"
J Dilla - "Two Can Win"
Radiohead - "Airbag"
The Who - "Heaven and Hell"
Curtis Mayfield - "Move On Up"
Posted 20 April 2008 - 05:06 AM
sisqo - 'thong song'. most under-rated single of the year, people fail to look beyond the mentions of thongs to the awesomeness within (like thongs aren't awesome in the right circumstances anyway). the arrangement is fantastic, with its violins-n-2step beats making it sound like a sunnier uk garage. then there's the 4/4 switch, the orchestral swell and the singer's own passion about the subject: 'i don't think ya heeeeeard me!'
mercury rev - 'a drop in time'. there was another song i described like this (ah yeah, the alphabeat one), but it's like what if disney wasn't evil. everything about this is stunning, which is odd because my fave song on the album always used to be the first track. not sure when that changed, but i'm glad it did, because this is proper the best. again it's a case of amazing build, with a pop arrangement of a lushness i've not heard since 'and in every home'
elvis costello and the attractions - 'and in every home'. hey, why not. it's got a pop arrangement of a lushness unrivalled til 2001 when some song came out. actually, it's not so much the lushness as the complexity, with an orchestral backing that changes with almost every line. it's amazing, and actually the theme tune of desperate housewives (the proper one, not the stunted ragedy the tv show gets now) reminds me of it. elfman rules
mos def and pharoahe monch feat. nate dogg - 'oh no'. i loved this when it came out and i still do. my second favourite nate track, it actually also has worthwhile contributions from the others. especially like monch's 'huh, hallelujah, pharoahe monch'll do ya / maintain the same frame of mind - screw ya!'.
thin lizzy - 'cowboy song'. i had heard this before last night, but not properly. so i stuck on side 3 of live and dangerous, and was blown away. so many things to love. the slow intro, the awesome kick-in, and just the fact that it rules. it sounds so... 3d on vinyl too! and itr segues seamlessly into 'the boys are back in town', which just makes things even better. especially when one considers the stunning rising guitar harmonies near the end of the song.
iron maiden - 'the evil that men do'. not off one of the last two maiden albums i got on 12, but from the one i got before them. was actually inspired to get it in when i heard the track trailing some programme on e4. think it was that one where some jabroni becomes friend with a leather-skinned devil and gets super powers. anyway, album rules and this is my favourite song off it. album got to #1 in the charts. fuck yeah
god, how many's that? 6? bollocks. ok, 'all i know is tonight' by jaga, 'goretex weather report' by shining, 'homewrecker' by converge and 'jupiter' by cave in.
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The Coasters - Down In Mexico
Chuck Berry - Downbound Train
J Dilla Light My Fire
Lil Brown - Light My Fire
Howlin' Wolf - Who's Been Talkin'
B.B. King - Everyday I Have The Blues
T-Bone Walker - Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just As Bad)
T-Bone Walker - The Hustle Is On
Nick Drake - They're Leaving Me Behind
Slowlands Listeners Dilemma
When the 00's are finally said and done, I think J Dilla's Donuts is going to be my top album of the decade.
Posted 20 April 2008 - 11:37 AM
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Posted 20 April 2008 - 05:15 PM
I see you by your dresser doing your make-up
Fluttering a Chinese fan in a Knoxville fashion
All last night you tossed and turned
Your body was hotter than the night Richmond burned
You say you had a bad nightmare about tractor trailers crashing - The Felice Brothers
Posted 20 April 2008 - 05:53 PM
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Posted 20 April 2008 - 09:07 PM
Hell, I barely recognize the names of the groups & I've been spinning 'em for years!
Ryan Sohmer, Least I Could Do.com
Posted 20 April 2008 - 09:35 PM