40 Posts In 40 Weekdays: iPod Roulette
Anyway, we haven't played iPod Roulette in about two months, so let's get shufflin'! Just like last time, hit shuffle in your iPod or iTunes or iPhone or iAmACheaperRipoff, and jot down the first ten songs that come up in the comments! Aaaaand go!
"Save Us S.O.S." - Hot Hot Heat [buy album] [more tracks]
Fun band, this one's off their Make Up The Breakdown album. I much prefer Elevator, which has great tracks like "Middle of Nowhere", "Goodnight Goodnight", and "Dirty Mouth". If you dig the song, check out their new single on the band's MySpace. It's hot...hot. Heat.
"Wow" - Snow Patrol [buy album] [more tracks]
Wow. That was bad. I like some Snow Patrol here and there, but generally, I think of them as the new Collective Soul. Anyone else concur? I wish they were called Yellow Snow Patrol.
"Well Thought Out Twinkles" - Silversun Pickups [buy album] [more tracks]
These guys really "blew up" this past year. Often said to be the "new Smashing Pumpkins," I don't think they come close to being as good as SP in their prime, but still pretty badass nonetheless. Speaking of Smashing Pumpkins, how do you all feel about the "reunion"? Pretty apathetic? I miss the Siamese Dreams days quite a bit. One of my most played album in junior high behind Nevermind and The Bends.
"Jupiter and Teardrop" - Grant Lee Buffalo [buy album] [more tracks]
Remember Grant Lee Phillips' old band? Loved their song, "Mockingbird". If you haven't yet, check out Grant Lee Phillips' cover album, Ninteeneighties.
"Alive With The Glory Of Love" - Say Anything [buy album] [more tracks]
This entire album is great. Not the best singer here, but his lyrics more than make up for it. Also featured on last season's Scrubs' finale.
"This Will Be Our Year" - The Zombies [buy album] [more tracks]
My 2007 theme song. I believe Ok Go covers this song.
"Variations on a theme by Corelli" - Tartini (arr. Kreisler) performed by Arturo Delmoni
Fiddle me this, who used to be concert master of Clark HS orchestra? Sonny effin' Lee, bitches. Jealous? Didn't think so.
"In The Lost And Found (Honky Bach)" - Elliott Smith [buy album] [more tracks]
Often battling Either/Or as my favorite Elliott album, Figure 8 is a masterpiece. Anyone purchase the New Moon CD that came out back in May?
"D Is For Dangerous" - Arctic Monkeys [buy album] [more tracks]
D is for Delicious. Or Dynamite. Or Do Go Buy This Album. I for some reason neglected to jump on the Arctic bandwagon with their first album, probably just to go against the hype cause I'm sometimes pretentious, but I'm fully on board with their second record.
"Eulogy" - Camilla
A fitting song to end the shuffle! I knew these guys in college, they released an EP that was incredibly impressive, but have since changed their name to The Anthem Sound and have gone a different direction with their sound. Their anthem sound. If you live in NJ, go check 'em out, they put on a great live show.
And that's all, folks. See ya tomorrow with some Fall TV Preview!