Monday, April 04, 2005

April Mix

So, I got bored and wanted to create a mix cd of stuff I've been listening to. Some of it is cheesy, but hey, you don't have to listen to it.

1. Since U Been Gone - Kelly Clarkson

For whatever reason, I really dig this song.

2. My Heart is a Ghetto - Dear Leader

Dear Leader rules. "You promised me the world, handed over Luxembourg, but it felt generous in your arms"

3. I Predict a Riot - The Kaiser Chiefs

British people are funny.

4. Thinking About You - Ivy

Ivy's a band that's hard to get into because their music is just very atmospheric. This is about as power-poppy as they get, which is cool.

5. Dead Disco - Metric

Canada rules. Fun, electro-alterna-rock.

6. Extraordinary Machine - Fiona Apple

This song and the whole Fiona album have been talked about all over the web. It's good. And a nice break after a run of very high powered songs.

7. Heavy Lifting - Ambulance LTD

The self-titled album from Ambulance LTD is a pretty good little rock album, mixing lots of different styles and sounds. This is all mashing guitars. It's good.

8. Goodnight Goodnight - Hot Hot Heat

Just because.

9. We Will Become Silhouettes - The Shins

I like The Shins version better than the original Postal Service version.

10. I Don't Care - The Roots

I'm a mid-20s white guy who listens to indie music. Of course I was going to have The Roots or Jurassic 5 on here.

11. The Dark of the Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

I think this song is either about masturbating in a theater or trying to get a girl to perform her services in a theater. Or maybe I just don't get it.

12. Beverly Hills - Weezer

Probably the worst Weezer single ever. Yet I completely love it now. Sometimes repetition works.

13. Lullaby Lucky - Kay Hanley

"I'm not your mom, I'm a fucking A-bomb"

14. Golden Touch - Razorlight

The free iTunes music samplers can come in handy.

15. Portions for Foxes - Rilo Kiley

Probably my favorite album of 2004 and my favorite song of 2004.

16. Miracle Drug - A.C. Newman

Everyone praised the crap out of this album, so I bought it. It's good, but I'm not completely enamored with it. I really should buy The New Pornographers stuff since I loved "The Rules Have Changed" single that got some airplay a couple years back.

17. Walking With a Ghost - Tegan and Sara

Another example of repetition working.

18. Memorial Day - The Perceptionists

Akrobatik and Mr. Lif representing Boston hip-hop and dropping a line like "Would Donald Rumsfeld back me up with the chrome"

19. My Love Has Gone - Josh Rouse

Josh Rouse went back to his old sound on his latest album. This is a nice, mellow song. He writes great hooks for songs that don't seem hooky.

20. TKO - Le Tigre

I just wanted to put some Le Tigre on here and this is the song I had.

21. Spitting Games - Snow Patrol

Snow Patrol has blown up since I first heard them on the soundtrack to MVP Baseball 2004. This is probably my favorite song off of the album.

22. Since U Been Gone - Ted Leo

Nice symmetry to the mix. And he busts into Maps at the end of the song when the guitar riff is stolen directly from The Yeah Yeah Yeahs. So I felt smart for noticing that.

That's it. Snicker away.


At 4/05/2005 10:40:00 AM, Anonymous Liz said...

make me a mix already!


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