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"You Wouldn't Like Me" - Tegan and Sara [buy album]
"I, I feel like I wouldn't like me if I met me
I, I feel like you wouldn't like me if you met me"
Pretty much how I've felt over the past few months. But hey, tides are a'changing, leaves are turning over, cheesy metaphors are running out... to further quote the song, "don't you worry, there's still time."
"Passing Afternoon" - Iron & Wine [buy album]
The lyrics are absolutely amazing. Love that last line, "a baby sleeps in all our bones, so scared to be alone."
"Holding Me Up" - The Dandy Warhols [buy album]
I believe this was played in the Season 3 episode of The O.C., "The Perfect Storm." Remember that one? Ryan gets a job on a boat? *sigh* I even miss the bad times.
"Solitaire" - The Notwist [buy album]
With the huge success of The Postal Service, I don't understand why this band hasn't blown up in the same way. Enter Silly Pipe Dreams, boom, explosion, sold-out stadiums, you're welcome. But seriously, if you like Postal Service, you'll love this band. They've been around for a while, I think this is their fifth album. Love this song, but my favorite track off the album is "Consequence," which you can listen to on their myspace. And if you like The Notwist, you'll love my friend from college, Boy In Static, whom I've mentioned before, and was actually discovered by The Notwist. Check them both out.
"Bye" - Elliott Smith [buy album]
One of my least favorite Elliott songs, only 'cause it's a short instrumental, off my third favorite Elliott album, Figure 8. My favorite album, on most days, is Either/Or, followed by XO. Favorite track off Figure 8 really should be "Somebody That I Used To Know," but I have this odd infatuation with "Everything Means Nothing To Me." Good Lord, these songs are depressing. Now I'm gonna go watch Requiem For A Dream and call it a Friday night.
"Stoned (live)" - Old 97's [buy album]
The Old 97's is one of the rare bands where I consistently prefer their live recordings over their studio tracks. And that's not to take away from their studio albums, I love them, but the energy and charisma of their live performances breathe new life into every song on this live album, Alive and Wired. Shout out to my friend with impeccable taste, Michelle, who convinced me to purchase this at Amoeba Music. She has promised to take me to an Old 97's concert someday. You are now all witnesses to this agreement. "A verbal contract is binding in the state of New York." Friends reference, nerd alert.
"I'm With You" - Avril Lavigne [buy album]
Damn it Avril, you just went and ruined what could've been my best game of iPod Roulette ever. Why'd you have to go and make things so complicated? Har har. Get it?? You see, what I did there was use a song lyric from- oh, you get it? Sorry I didn't hear you laughing, my mistake.
"Lo How A Rose E'er Blooming" - Sufjan Stevens [buy album]
With the amount of Christmas music on my iTunes, I'm surprised more holiday songs aren't popping. I'm also surprised I don't get beat up more often. Side note, I prefer Feist's cover of this song.
"Subterranean Homesick Alien" - Radiohead
Who here thinks The Bends is a better album than OK Computer? Granted they are both in the Top Ten Albums of All Time, and "No Surprises" is one of my favorite Radiohead songs ever, but I really think I'd put The Bends in either the #1 or 2 spot for Best Album Ever. Definitely my most played album since junior high.
"Beautiful Day (live)" - Kurt Nilsen [buy album]
Now you get a true glimpse of just how dorky I am. Kurt Nilsen was not only the Norwegian Idol winner, but also the winner of World Idol, beating out Idol winners from other countries, including Kelly Clarkson. This is the ripped version of him singing live on the show. The dude sounds just like Bono! He's also gap-toothed. The Lord giveth and taketh. Not a bad deal though. Hey God, wanna hook me up with some similar arrangement? Gapped teeth could help me whistle better.