>> Friday, May 28, 2010
>> Thursday, May 27, 2010
>> Wednesday, May 26, 2010
This video sucks, I mean, its nothing bad really, its a pretty image, kinda, but its not a "music video" its just a video some guy made that uses the song that I have fallen in love with.
>> Sunday, May 23, 2010
It just fits today's mood. And really, I think they get a bad rap nostalgically. Let's fix that. Dance.
>> Saturday, May 22, 2010
>> Friday, May 21, 2010
Simply because I can't get this song out of my head today and because this song has totally grown on me. I admit I hated it the first time I heard it- with that like 80's melodic Casio keyboard (not that there's anything wrong with that) in the background kept throwing me. I think it took a while but I get it now and sometimes it takes a while for a song to seep into your skin. This ones here to stay.
>> Thursday, May 20, 2010
Original Post was on 4/24. I have since wasted even more money.
New Albums are in GREEN, with my new and updated thoughts of previously posted albums in BLUE.
Adam Green (from The Moldy Peaches) - "Minor Love" Pretty good, like Mike Doughty lite. I think if he took himself more seriously, so would I.
The Album Leaf - "A Chorus of Storytellers" Falling From the Sun is a hell of a song, have not absorbed the rest of the record yet.
Band Of Horses – “Infinite Arms” Too new to judge.
Beach House - "Teen Dream" Borderline and fading.
Bear In Heaven – “Beast Rest Forth Mouth” Too new to judge.
The Big Pink – “A Brief History Of Love” Too new to judge.
the bird and the bee – “Interpreting the Masters Volume 1: A Tribute to Daryl Hall and John Oates” This should NOT work. But it does, and it has a REAL chance to grow on me enough to make my list. If I ever make an ironic music list, this will be a shoo-in.
Broken Bells - "Broken Bells" Recommended by Stevie's Mister, so far it’s a good pick up, need to cycle through a few more times.
Broken Social Scene – “Forgiveness Rock Record” Too new to judge, but early reports are strong.
Bryan Scary & the Shredding Tears - "Mad Valentine" Don't like.
Colonies – “Thirty Thousand” Too new to judge.
Dum Dum Girls - "I Will Be" Too new to judge. Couple GREAT tracks, but a few tracks do not make a record.
The Dutchess & The Duke - "Sunset/Sunrise" Slipping from very good to…eh.
Fang Island - "Fang Island" Why the hype. Nothing special so far.
First Aid Kit - "The Big Black and The Blue" AMAZING. I LOVE THIS RECORD. I have since purchased the whole catalog and will be seeing them on 6/5.
Frightened Rabbit - "The Winter of Mixed Drinks" Surefire. Very Very Good.
fun. “fun. Presents Selected Selections From Their First Full-length Album, Heretofore Known as, 'Aim and Ignite', Performed Acoustically Live At Fingerprints” Very Very good
Girls - "Album" Released last week of Sept. in 2009. This is the record I regret the most leaving off last years list. It is a hell of a record, and I am bending my Oct. rule to get it the attention it deserves.
Horse Feathers – “Thistled Spring” Very relaxed record. Great to just shut your eyes too.
Janelle Monae – “The ArchAndroid” Too new to judge. Like, I just got this 30 mins ago.
Jason Castro - "Jason Castro" Former American Idol singersongwriter needs to continue to grow. Not a bad release, but a little immature.
Jeff Jacobson - "Lunch in the Park" This should be forgettable, its run of the mill singersongwriter stuff, but I never change the song when shuffle stumbles onto this. I think I like it.
The Joy Formidable – “A Balloon Called Moaning” Interesting, but unsure of where it fits in.
Julian Casablancas - "Phrazes For The Young" Interesting, but unsure.
Justin Nozuka - "You I Wind Land And Sea" If I was in an unhealthy place in my life. If I was heavily depressed or sedated, I would LOVE this record. But I think I am too content for it. It is good, but very depressing.
Little & Ashley - "Stole My Heart EP" This is the music behind those adorable amazon kindle commercials. Very cute indie pop.
Local Natives - "Gorilla Manor" Surefire.
Los Campesinos! - "Romance is Boring" This was my most anticipated release of the year, but the band has lost something for me. Do not get me wrong, this is a good recording, with some great individual songs. But this is not a great record. Not like their first two. Not sure if it will make my list, which is shocking to me.
The Magnetic Fields - "Realism" My least favorite of the year so far.
Mia Carruthers and The Retro's - "We Will Grow EP" Too new to judge.
Matt Pond PA – “The Dark Leaves” Good, but kinda forgettable.
The Middle East - "The Recordings of the Middle East EP" Nice so far but, too new to judge.
Mike Doughty - "Sad Man Happy Man" Little disappointing, except for the bonus tracks and covers.
Mimicking Birds - "Mimicking Birds" Top five as of today. Great, GREAT, album.
The Morning Benders - "Big Echo" Pretty good. Need more spins.
Mumford & Sons – “Sigh No More” Surefire. Great record.
Murs & 9th Wonder – “Fornever” Too new to judge. Still have not found that great hip-hop album of 2010.
The National – “High Violet” Too new to judge.
Nick Jaina - "A Bird In The Opera House" This is really growing on me.
One-Eyed Mule – “Drifting to a Happy Place” So far, so good. Very Excited to see where this record takes me.
Peirson Ross – “Reverse & Ready – Side B – EP” Great to shut your eyes to and just fade into.
Portugal. The Man - "American Ghetto" Very good record with great potential. Surefire.
Sad Brad Smith - "Love Is Not What You Need" SOLID
She & Him - "Volume Two" Borderline, but probable.
Sleepy Sun – “Fever” & “Open Eyes EP” Too new to judge.
South China - "Washingtons" Unimpressed for the most part. Almost always hit “next”
Surfer Blood - "Astro Coast" Purchased today. I texted KGB and asked, "What is the best album of the year so far?" and Surfer Blood was what they told me, so I buy. Just alright. Damn KGB.
The Tallest Man On Earth - "The Wild Hunt" Surefire. Top three possible, top five probable.
Titus Andronicus - "The Monitor" When I heard indie rock themed around the Civil War I thought I could be very interesting. And it is interesting, just not very good.
Toro Y Moi - "Causers Of This" Don’t really like.
Trent Dabbs - "Your Side Now" Very solid singersongwriter stuff. Might really grow on me. Hasn’t so far.
Vampire Weekend - "Contra" When I first picked this up, I thought it was too much the same. But now that I have run it through more than a few times, I am starting to love it.
Wakey!Wakey! - "Almost Everything I Wish I'd Said The Last Time I Saw You...." The best record of the year so far. It's overtly poppy, but in an unobnoxious way. It is really wonderful. Songs like Car Crash and Dance So Good will surely be near the top of my best songs list.
Wale - "Attention Deficit" Very good. So far, the best hip-hop of ‘10
Yeasayer - "Odd Blood" Strange fucking record that I am really really liking.
Sweetheart 2010 - Various Artists. Quality all the way through. Likes of Hey Marseilles, Spoon and Jose Gonzalez.
With yesterdays blog in mind, I have scoured my music collection to find an artist that I know you missed out on. I will give you a dollar if you can show me you own this record. Unless your a Canadian Soul lover from the early 00's.
>> Wednesday, May 19, 2010
>> Sunday, May 16, 2010
>> Saturday, May 15, 2010
>> Friday, May 14, 2010
>> Thursday, May 13, 2010
Easily one of the best songs you have never listened to. It's a sad song, that now brings me negative connotations. But, I cannot help but love this song, even if it has a bitter tinge to it now.
"Chemical Courage" by Jack Savoretti
>> Wednesday, May 12, 2010
So, everynowandthen, i let one get by me. And i feel like a noob because of it. This is an album from 2009 that i had no excuse not to discover. I am beating myself up for it, and its painful. Anyways, i would like you to meet Kevin Devine. He released a record called "Brother's Blood" last year, and its genuine and special. This a my favorite track off it. Live and acoustic in an alley in London.
"All Of Everything, Erased" by Kevin Devine
>> Tuesday, May 11, 2010
I love this song. I might try to pull together the motivation to do a best collabrations list, but that seems really hard tonight. So, for today, here.
"Put Your Lights On" by Santana and Everlast
>> Monday, May 10, 2010
>> Saturday, May 8, 2010
>> Friday, May 7, 2010
I hate reality television. Reality television is lazy. Don't get me wrong, I am hopelessly addicted to it. But I am starting to really REALLY miss those hour long drama's that used to rule the airwaves. Those shows that could actually bring you to tears. I miss the stories. I miss the well developed characters and the twists and turns. I miss the risks writers take when the idea river runs dry. I miss those episodes that make you actually care about the actors like they are the living embodiment of the character they are portraying. I LOVE real television. Where the creative spark lives for 60 mins and begs you to tune back in next week.
Below you will see my list of UNLAZY TV. The best drama's of recent memory. This is not my fathers list, so you will not find MASH or NYPD Blue, anything black and white, anything "Western", or basically anything from the 80's or earlier. In fact, the oldest show on here, debuted in 1988, and it was one of the ones I was the most weary about including, but not for the reason you are assuming, but I'll get into that in a bit.
Also, you will see some standards that I do not have on here. No Law & Orders of anykind, because, well I don't like them. No CSI's, because David Caruso's tilted head made me hate the entire franchise, and no Sopranos, because, I never watched them.
>> Thursday, May 6, 2010
>> Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Although, their most recent album falls very short of par, this is still one of my favorite bands right now. And its a band that does not nearly get its due. You will notice that their 2006 release Robbers & Cowards cemented itself into my best albums of the decade at a solid number 27. And, if I were to rewrite the list 5 years from now, I can almost guarantee that it would not drop a notch, in fact, I would not be shocked if it climbed. This is still the record I turn to when I want to jam out a bit, or when I feel angsty.
>> Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Sometimes when you're having a crappy day the only thing to turn it around is listening to some music that is just as intense as your mood. Some people turn to blues. Some to Gwar-esque metal. I turn to the Pixies. By the way, the video I included is not a Pixies video but a vid made by two random dudes- I love it though- I couldn't look away (Love that dog).