Sunday, November 27, 2005

Best of 2005

It's that time of the year when we add it all up and make our lists... 2005 was an incredible year for new music. I feel sorry for people who only listen to the songs of their youth. You're missing out on a lot.

Twenty years from now I'll be bringing up memories of 2005 with the help of these twenty songs:

  1. Sufjan Stevens - "The Lord Godbird"
  2. Josh Rouse - "Winter in the Hamptons"
  3. Of Montreal - "I Was Never Young"
  4. Chris Trapper - "All Time Favorite"
  5. Glen Phillips - "Don't Need Anything"
  6. Acid House Kings - "This Heart Is A Stone"
  7. James Cooper - "Dry Reaching For Grace"
  8. Franz Ferdinand - "Eleanor Put Your Boots On"
  9. The Triangles - "Let's Replace The Cityscapes"
  10. Jack Johnson - "Banana Pancakes"
  11. Novillero - "Hypothesist"
  12. Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband - "Banjo Boy"
  13. Paul Otten - "Find Myself"
  14. Tom Petty - "Square One"
  15. I'm From Barcelona - "We're From Barcelona"
  16. Ted Leo - "Since U Been Gone"
  17. Kingsbury Manx - "What A Shame"
  18. Eels - "Blinking Lights (For Me)"
  19. The Spaceshots - "Somedaze"
  20. Robyn - "Konichiwa Bitches"

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving

Hope you all have a great Thanksgiving holiday... Here are a few tunes in the spirit of the day:

Remember to buy lots of music this Christmas!!!

Friday, November 11, 2005

Speaking of XTC

You can never have too much XTC in your life... Other than The Beatles, the boys from Swindon (well, mostly Andy and Colin these days) have been the longest musical relationship in my life.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005


XTC has a new song out, and you can download it at Pitchfork.

Pay no attention to the review... I think the writer was in a bad mood. But then, to me, any new XTC is heaven-sent!

Tuesday, November 01, 2005


1983... One year into college. Sweet freedom. Life was gooooood. There's nothing quite like those first few years of independence before responsibilities started piling up.

You can probably tell from the playlist below that I was rather obsessed with smooth-voiced British crooners that year. I thought this kind of music would get me the girls. Ha! That didn't quite work out, but the music was memorable. Here's some of the best from 1983: