Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sunday Shuffle #175

It's the last Sunday in April already and I have just over a week left of my college semester. My last final is May 4, which is also a big music release day. I was thinking about taking the next day off anyway...I could spend the day listening to new music. We'll see. Meanwhile, here are today's ten...

1. Quiet as a Mouse/Margot & the Nuclear So & So's (1)
2. Martinis On The Roof/Superchunk (1)
3. I Need All the Friends I Can Get/Camera Obscura (1)
4. New Disaster/Elliott Smith (1)
5. Rhthm & Soul/Spoon (2)
6. Fortunate Son/Creedence Clearwater Revival (1)
7. Time Machine/Matthew Sweet (1)
8. Got It Bad/The Broken West (1)
9. Beautiful/Michael Penn (2)
10. Sunday Sounds/Apples In Stereo (2)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Heavy Rotation #9

I've spent a fair amount of my listening time over the last few weeks in shuffle mode, whether on the main computer or my iPod. I have, however, managed to listen to a few things a handful of times each...

AC/DC/Back in Black - I've never owned this album before but bought it on a whim with some birthday money. Sure, there's the awesome opening of "Hells Bells" and the flat-out great "You Shook Me All Night Long" but I'm digging the stuff I've never heard before like "What Do You Do For Money Honey" and "Rock And Roll Ain't Noise Pollution" (which I can't stop singing).

The Beatles/Rubber Soul - This is #1 or #2 on my list of favorite Beatles albums, depending on what day you ask me. Actually, since I've been listening to it a lot these past few weeks it would probably rank #1 right now. Why? How about some great John songs like "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)," "Nowhere Man," "Girl," and "Run For Your Life?"

Big Star/#1 Record/Radio City - The recent death of Alex Chilton had me diving back into this combo of the group's first two albums. Together, they are two of the best power pop albums ever recorded with song after great song.

The National/Alligator - They have a new album coming out in a few weeks, so I've been reacquainting myself with this one, their album before the last one. I'd forgotten just how awesome this one is, especially the five song set that closes the album - "All The Wine," "Abel," "The Geese of Beverly Road," "City Middle," and the raging "Mr. November." Listening to this also reminds me of my friend Mike (who blogged as Little Toy Robot), who recommended I check it out the first and only time we met face to face. Wish he were still around...

Sunday Shuffle #174

I added 2 new albums this week, so we'll see if songs from either pop up...

1. Now You're Among Strangers/J. Tillman (2)
2. Darl/Buffalo Tom (1)
3. Bright Smile/Josh Ritter (3)
4. Marrow/St. Vincent (1)
5. The Wolves (Act I and II)/Bon Iver (1)
6. We Are Sleepyheads/Belle and Sebastian (1)
7. The Compromise/The Format (1)
8. Gimme The Wire/Ted Leo & The Pharmacists (7)
9. Changes/The Zombies (1)
10. Nice Fox/The Rosebuds (2)

None of the newest but at least all of today's selections weren't the first time they've come up since I had to reboot everything.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sunday Shuffle #173

I've been in shuffle mode since last Sunday and I'm going to keep it rolling at least through today. I do have about 50 albums saved for later on eMusic, so eventually I'm going to add to the digital collection.

1. 2:19/Tom Waits (1)
2. It's Gonna Be Beautiful/Wisely (2)
3. I Never Want To Go Home/The Whigs (1)
4. A Lesson In Crime/Tokyo Police Club (1)
5. All Dolled-Up in Straps/The National (1)
6. San Andreas Crouch/Portastatic (1)
7. Scene From #12/M. Ward (1)
8. Hangman/The Redwalls (1)
9. Marie/Steve Earle (1)
10. The Swish/The Hold Steady (1)

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Sunday Shuffle #172

All of my digital music has been recovered from our external hard drive and I have reloaded iTunes with it. I feel like celebrating with my first Sunday Shuffle in a little while. Call it my Easter present to anyone who may still be reading.

1. Jail Is Fine/Army Navy (1)
2. The Riverside/Cracker (1)
3. The Moonbeam Song/Harry Nilsson (1)
4. Jeff Buckley Moves to Memphis (2001 demo)/The Prayers and Tears of Arthur Digby Sellers (1)
5. Slow West Vultures/The Mountain Goats (1)
6. Today's Undertaking/M. Ward (1)
7. Rake/Steve Earle (1)
8. Young Men Dead/The Black Angels (1)
9. Past Time/The Baseball Project (1)
10. Sad, Sad Song/M. Ward (1)

"Past Time" is a perfect song to pop up today, since the 2010 MLB season opens tonight. I bought Sports Illustrated's Baseball Preview issue yesterday, an annual tradition for me.