01. How did you get into #31?
I was a big fan of Queer as Folk (the US version) once upon a time around four yeras ago, and I stayed up until ass o'clock in the morning watching this one storyline, and then Brian and Justin got back together to the tune of Lover's Spit
and it was beautiful. And the next day I downloaded You Forgot It In People
and I fell in love with Broken Social Scene
02. What was the first song you ever heard by #22?Needle in the Hay
is the first Elliott Smith
song I ever heard, I think. In The Royal Tenenbaums.
03. What's your favorite lyric by #41 ?
Well, Bear McCreary
is the guy who writes the score for BSG. But one time he wrote an operatic-style song for the first season, and translated into English one of the lyrics means: "There's a toaster in your head and it wears high heels." AWESOME.
04. What is your favorite album by #49 ?
My favourite Nick Drake
album? It should be simple but it's kinda hard. I love Pink Moon
because it's freaking Pink Moon
, but I have special connections with Five Leaves Left
05. How many albums by #13 do you own?
I own two Thom Yorke
albums, The Eraser
, and Spitting Feathers
, which is a Japanese import collection of all the b-sides from The Eraser
06. What is your favorite song by #50 ?
I haven't listened to Led Zeppelin
for a while, which is why they're on the bottom, but sometimes I think White Summer/Black Mountain Side
is my favourite. Because it's such a nostalgic return to their roots, at a time when they had (d)evolved into a Journey-esque synth band.
07. Is there a song by #4 that makes you sad?
The easiest answer to this question is Battery in Your Leg
, because it's the last song Graham Coxon played with Blur
and it's the only song Damon Albarn wrote about the band, and it's probably the last Blur song ever, but Caramel
might just be more sad, if you take away the context. Or 1992
08. What is your least favorite song by #15 ?
Ooh, that's a difficult one. Sometimes some of the songs on Andrew Bird
's Armchair Apocrypha
piss me off, because they're so obviously derivative of his earlier work. I know Imitosis
is a redux of I
, and I love it for that, but in Heretics
he completely rips off the line from A Nervous Tic Motion of the Head to the Left
, Fake Palindromes
-style. I don't know. Something about it bugs me, even though I like the lyrics.
09. What is your favorite song by #5
I always end up having to choose my favourite Animal Collective
song with these memes. They always change! Plus, their albums are so diverse that one song sounds like it's written by a completely different band from another. I think We Tigers
is probably one of the coolest moments in music, so I'll go with that.
10. Is there a song by #6 that makes you happy?
A lot of Devendra Banhart
songs make me happy, like, Seahorse
and Will Is My Friend
11. What is your favorite album by #40 ?
Wow, I haven't listened to Tom McRae
in ages. I guess Just Like Blood
, that was the best produced and it has Mermaid Blues
12. What is your favorite song by #10 ?
I'd have to say On a Neck, On a Spit
because holy shit, Grizzly Bear
! Also: you can't go home again/each time it's different
, yeah, ouch.
13. What is a good memory you have involving #33 ?
I honestly can't think of a memory involving The Mountain Goats
. Um, I probably sat around depressed listening to Get Lonely
a lot, fall of 2006?
14. What is your favourite song by #37 ?
Ooh! I'd say Coney Island Shuffle
is probably my favourite Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire
song, because I could dance to that forever. However, I have to give second place if not a tie to Why?
, because yeeeow!
15. Is there a song by #19 that makes you happy?
Many songs by The Arcade Fire
make me happy. Like Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
and...yeah, most of them. They're so anthemic and built to jump around your room singing along to, and yet there's such sadness behind the lyrics.
16. How many times have you seen #24 live?
Oh my god, I WISH I'd seen Pulp
. But I HAVE seen Jarvis Cocker
, which was almost as awesome.
17. What is the first song you heard by #23 ?
Again, I always get asked the first song I heard by Nickel Creek
and I can never remember. But it's probably...OH! It's totally The Lighthouse's Tale
! I've gotten this wrong on all other surveys, oops. I had totally forgotten.
18. What is your favorite album by #11 ?
Always and forever, my favourite The White Stripes
album is The White Stripes
. There's something about it that's so raw and perfect. Which is not to say that I haven't loved their evolution as a band, I just...keep coming back to the first one.
19. Who is your favorite member of #1 ?
They always ask me this one too, and I still can't decide my favourite Radiohead
member. Oh well.
20. How many times have you seen #14 live?
I've seen Beirut
once, though I've tried unsuccessfully many other times. I'm just gonna say, it helps when your friend's sister is the band's violinist.
21. What is a good memory you have involving #45 ?
Nothing specific, but I associate Elbow
with the end of my third year of university.
22. What is your favorite song by #16 ?
Always end up with the same questions. Right now, my favourite Portishead
song is The Rip
. Mostly because Radiohead
have been soundchecking it a lot and Thom and Jonny recorded a cover. Also, it's one of their prettiest songs ever.
23. What is the first song you heard by #47 ?
Probably When The Lights Go Out
as it is the first on Rubber Factory
, but then again Set Me Free
is in School Of Rock which I saw before that The Black Keys
album came out. I didn't really notice the song, though.
24. What is your favorite album by #3 ?Greetings From Michigan: The Great Lake State
, because it is the most coherent, diverse, and flowing-start-to-finish of Sufjan Stevens
25. What is your favourite song by #18 ?
Oooh, I'd say my favourite Supergrass
song is Mary
. Just, overall fun.
26. What is the first song you heard by #38 ?Skakka
, cos it's the first on AnimaminA
, which I bought after feeling guilty that I got to my first Sigur Rós
show late and missed Amina
27. What is your favourite lyric that #21 has sung?Tom Waits
singing Day After Tomorrow
is one of the saddest songs I've ever heard. It's the best anti-war song ever.
"I close my eyes/Every night/And I dream that I can hold you/They fill us full of lies/Everyone buys/About what it means to be a soldier/I still don't know how I'm supposed to feel/About all the blood that's been spilled/Look out on the street/Get me back home/On the day after tomorrow."
28. What is your favourite song by #2 ?Viðrar vel til loftárása
. I can't even describe it. It is above music. I've seen it live three times, and each time Sigur Rós
make me stop breathing for a bit.
29. What is the first song you heard by #32 ?
It's got to be Loser
, when it was on the radio alllll the time. I still love that song, though. I wonder if Beck
30. What is your favorite song by #8 ?100 Knives
is one of the simplest things that Mirah
has done, but it's just perfect.
31. How many times have you seen #17 live?
Yes, once. Finally. It was last summer, at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California, more commonly referred to as THE WORST VENUE EVER (UNLESS YOU FORK OUT OVER $100), but even that couldn't bring Björk
32. Is there a song by #44 that makes you happy?
With The Kills
, it's more of a sassy-happy, but I guess M.E.X.I.C.O.
or No Wow/Telephone Radio Germany
33. What is your favorite album by #12 ?
Asking someone's favourite album by The Beatles
is like asking your favourite chapter of the Bible. If I was religious. But anyway, I guess The White Album
or Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
34. What is the worst song by #29 ?
Oh man, I couldn't tell you what the worst Belle and Sebastian
song is. They're all adorable!
35. What was the first song you heard by #34 ?the lioness
, because it was recommended to me by a friend. Wow, that song's bleak. But it hooked me on Songs: Ohia
36. What is your favorite album by #42 ?
Well, unfortunately that is Jimi Hendrix
and not The Jimi Hendrix
so it's just my random solo stuff of his, and there aren't really albums. Live at Woodstock
37. How many times have you seen #39 live?
Well, I've seen Animal Collective
twice, and the second time Panda Bear
performed Comfy in Nautica
, does that count?
38. What is your favorite album by #36 ?
Haven't listened to Rilo Kiley
in ages, but I guess I'd say Take Offs and Landings
39. What is the first song you heard by #28 ?Melody Day
, cos it's the first on Caribou
40. What is your favourite album by #7?The Tain
, because The Decemberists
actually wrote an 18 minute, 5 part song about the Cattle Raid of Cooley. And it's amazing.
Wow, this survey is a tribute to how bored/lazy I am right now.