That’s what my radio show was supposed to be called this semester. Instead, they entered it into the database as “I will tell you the names of the songs that I play,” just like last semester. Whatever, that’s a fine name too.
Speaking of which, give it a listen, Mondays 10AM-noon. WRCT 88.3fm, or here.
But the point is: recent musical preferences!
First on the list must be Portishead. They’re something else. I guess they’re considered charter members of the “trip-hop” genre, whatever that means- anyway, it’s moody and dark but at the same time sweet. (I actually mean “sweet”, not “sweet” as in “cool”) Check out their debut CD, Dummy.
Second: Architecture in Helsinki again. I may actually go ahead and buy their first CD, Fingers Crossed, because In Case We Die is still moving up the ranks of my Top N CD’s ever. I dunno, it might even be #2. Anyway, speaking of sweet, this music has the perfect degree of sweetness. Just enough to be “aww…” without being cloying (which is tough, because it’s a fine line).
Next is Jimi Hendrix, who is clearly a hero.
Oh! Bitter Tea by the Fiery Furnaces. Nope, it’s not the next Blueberry Boat, but it’s pretty good. My only complaint is that a few tracks are just kind of boring. Some I really like though- “Bitter Tea” is nice Blueberry Boat-style madness, “Oh Sweet Woods” is groovy, and “Police Sweater Blood Vow” is, to overuse a term, sweet.
And if you want a blast from your ska past, check out Keasby Nights by Catch 22. I recently found a CD from another band, basically covering this CD, but not giving any credit to Catch 22. What bags. Go download/buy the original, it’s my favorite ska CD. (out of all 5 that I know)
Quick blips: Sung Tongs by Animal Collective is cool, but then there are a couple of really long songs that I just end up getting bored by. I do like Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not by the Arctic Monkeys, despite it being the most popular CD in the world and really not that extraordinary, because it sort of rocks. And have I plugged Oh You’re So Silent Jens by Jens Lekman yet? Because if I haven’t, I should. It’s great.
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