• a meme

    5 jan. 2006, 10h02m

    total number of tracks:

    sort by song title
    first: desaparecidos - $$$$
    last: beat happening - zombie limbo time

    sort by time
    shortest: napoleon dynamite soundtrack - you do speak english?
    longest: dailysonic podcast #53

    sort by album
    first song: !!! - hammerhead
    last song: rockapella - where in the world is carmen sandiego

    top ten most played songs, skipping repeated artists:

    01 of montreal - will you come and fetch me
    02 kspc stream
    03 the beatles - lovely rita
    04 the polyphonic spree - section 13 (diamonds/devotion to tragedy)
    05 wilco - jesus, etc.
    06 razorlight - stumble and fall
    07 wolf parade - you are a runner and i am my father's son
    08 aberfeldy - summer's gone
    09 the bad plus - velouria
    10 the decemberists - we both go down together

    first five on shuffle

    01 frog eyes - the heart that felt its light
    02 connie francis - where the boys are
    03 yo la tengo - nothing but you and me
    04 the beatles - polythene pam
    05 the get up kids - coming clean


    "sex", how many songs come up?: 18
    "love", how many songs come up?: 243
    "you", how many songs come up?: 648
    "death", how many songs come up? 44
    "hate", how many songs come up? 21
    "wish" how many songs come up? 12
  • Top 10 Albums of 2005

    20 déc. 2005, 10h06m

    I have always wanted to make one of these, but it seems strange for this year because I discovered and loved so much music that did not come out in 2005...anyways here are my picks:

    10. Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

    Shut up. I know what you are going to say, I have come close to saying it myself, but this album was pretty much perfect for me when it came out, midway through my freshman year. Emmylou Harris makes it all worthwhile.

    9. Final Fantasy - Has A Good Home

    I actually just got this album a couple days ago, though This is the Dream of Win and Regine has been in heavy rotation for weeks. It looks as though I will love it forever.

    8. Lavender Diamond - The Cavalry of Light

    Lavender Diamond are beautiful and refreshing and earnest, and I cannot wait for them to come out with more music. Seeing them live at the Grove House was one of the most intimate, emotional shows I have ever been to. You Broke My Heart is an epic.

    7. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois

    You all know. You really do. This needs no explanation.

    6. of Montreal - The Sunlandic Twins

    I actually ended up listening to their earlier albums much more this year, but this one got plenty of play. It is excellent for getting your dance on, and how can you not love a line like: "Let's pretend we don't exist...let's pretend we're in Antarctica".

    5. Phosphorescent - Aw Come Aw Wry

    This album is absolutely moving, and I already wrote about it in my other journal entry. You should know this, though; when the instruments drop out in Endless Pt. 2 and it's all rich harmony and ethereal choir I stop whatever I am doing and sit completely still.

    4. The Decemberists - Picaresque

    I have loved the Decemberists since Castaways and Cutouts came out, and saw them in concert in May. Picaresque just made me love them even more. This album continues in their grand, rich tradition while still being innovative and fresh. Bonus points for the extra songs on the vinyl. Bandit Queen rocks my socks.

    3. Devendra Banhart - Cripple Crow

    I am truly and deeply in love with Devendra. I want him to whisk me away and dance with me and sing to me and give me some of whatever he's on. Some critics faulted this album for being too long, but I love that about it; the huge amount of material allows for a ton of diversity, stylistically and content-wise. Quetate Luna, I Feel Like a Child, and I Do Dig a Certain Girl are highlights but there really is no song on the album that I dislike.

    2. The Mountain Goats - The Sunset Tree

    "Our mother has been absent/Ever since we founded Rome/But there's gonna be a party when the wolf comes home." John Darnielle is an amazing lyricist on this album as ever, and as with his other albums there is a story in it that unravels as you listen in detail. The Mountain Goats are pretty much the best thing ever to happen to me. Pretty much. This #2 slot is due in part to "Come, Come to the Sunset Tree", the vinyl-only release which I have listened to over and over (although I wish I actually owned a copy); Collapsing Stars is perfect.

    1. Animal Collective - Feels

    You knew it was coming; Animal Collective are the most original band I have ever heard. I love this album so much that I don't even know where to start; once again there is another journal entry on it for more info. Something about this album touches something deep inside me. I feel compelled to run and jump and dance and scream and ululate. It makes me want to...feel.

    p.s. sorry for the cheesy ending. i really am.
    p.p.s wolf parade gets an honorable mention.
    p.p.p.s so does no flashlight.
  • i can sing through my fingers

    5 sept. 2005, 5h52m

    Phosphorescent is wonderful. the album aw come aw wry has slowly grown on me to become one of my new favorites. it's a sprawling slice of folky americana...the brass is delectable. and now i sound like pitchfork.

    in other news, i may soon have a radio show on kspc. sweet.
  • big big big heartbeat yeah

    11 août 2005, 6h26m

    ooo, a music journal. what a concept.

    the new Animal Collective album is delicious. even though i'm not supposed to have it yet. :D it makes me want to run haphazardly through a meadow making a godawful amount of noise.