The Mostest: 2013 (Most Heard)

Kicking things off with a list of the albums I listened to the most in 2013, because I’m pretty darn sure nothing will come along in the next 18 days that I will listen to more than these. It’s been a long, long year.

10. Arcade Fire – “Reflektor”
9. They Might Be Giants – “Flood”
8. Pinback – “Nautical Antiques”
7. Screaming Trees – “Dust”
6. Pearl Jam – “Riot Act”
5. R.E.M. – “Collapse into Now”
4. Alt-J – “An Awesome Wave”
3. Crash Test Dummies – “God Shuffled His Feet”
2. Vampire Weekend – “Modern Vampires of the City”
1. Pearl Jam – “Lightning Bolt”

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The Mostest: 2013 (Most Heard)

“Hey, señorita, that’s astute.”

Here is one of my favorite ideas for a specific focus that this blog could have: I post relatively current/contemporary songs by artists who would be unfamiliar to people my parents’ age, then relate those songs back to an artist with whom they would be familiar.

For example, I have long thought that Vampire Weekend sounds like Paul Simon’s Graceland era. Though my parents love Graceland and Paul Simon, they may never be exposed to Vampire Weekend. (This is a travesty, FYI. Vampire Weekend is awesome.) Continue reading ““Hey, señorita, that’s astute.””

“Hey, señorita, that’s astute.”

Summer 2011 Playlist (final)

Updated Summer playlist:

Sublime – Caress Me Down
The Cat Empire – The Wine Song
Beulah – Popular Mechanics for Lovers
Talking Heads – Dream Operator
Cee Lo Green – Bright Lights Bigger City
Donovan – Super Lungs
Mika – Billy Brown
The Beach Boys – Come Go With Me
Sandi Thom – The Human Jukebox

The Walkmen – Canadian Girl
We Are Scientists – Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt
Tokyo Police Club – Your English is Good
Ricky Fante – Are You Lonely Too?
Men Without Hats – Safety Dance
Matt and Kim – Daylight
Vampire Weekend – I Think Ur A Contra 

Summer 2011 Playlist (final)