Wednesday, May 20, 2009

I'm obsessing over several albums right now (for you kids in the audience, people used to listen to a whole collection of songs in a row (8-10 in vinyl days; 12-16 in CD days) on what were called "albums") so there's not as much variety on this list as normal:

  • "This Tornado Loves You" by Neko Case 
  • "inní mér syngur vitleysingur" by Sigur Ros (and no, I have no idea what this means, although I like to think it's something like "With codfish in hand, we delighfully mourn the death of our banking sector" - one of the most joyous songs I've heard) 
  • "Fitz and the Dizzyspells" and "Natural Disaster" by Andrew Bird 
  • "Queen of the Furrows," "The Depression Suite" and "Morning Moon" by The Tragically Hip (they're actually learning to write songs again) 
  • "The Hazards of Love" by The Decemberists (this is technically 17 songs, but since they all run together in a concept album - another forgotten term for you kids out there - it's really like one really big song with lots of different parts) 
  • "Off-Key (Desafinado)" by Antonion Carlos Jobim 
  • "The Temptation of Adam" by Josh Ritter 
  • "Tenuousness" by Andrew Bird 
  • "Radio Song," "Perfect Circle," "Me in Honey," "Exhuming McCarthy" and "King of Birds" by R.E.M. (yes, I had a bit of an R.E.M. fit a couple of weeks ago) 
  • "Tiger Woods" by Dan Bern 
  • "For Beginners" by M. Ward

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