January 09, 2009
Friday random ten: New year, new music

There's nothing like an iPod loaded with new-to-you music, which is what I've been enjoying this week. My sources are the iTunes store, Cactus Records for a few CDs, and Stereogum.com for a load of free MP3s (with thanks to Crooked Timber for the tip). Here we go:

1. Turning Japanese - The Vapors
2. You May Be Right - What Made Milwaukee Famous
3. Me and Mr. Jones - Amy Winehouse
4. Roll Over, Beethoven - The Beatles
5. Thank You, Mario, But Our Princess Is In Another Castle - The Mountain Goats and Kaki King
6. And The Girls Go - Men Without Pants
7. I Want Candy - Bow Wow Wow
8. Navigate, Navigate - These New Puritans
9. Crystal Stilts - Crystal Stilts
10. Don't Stop Believin' - Marnie Stern

I think song #5 is the longest title/artist name combination I've got. #4 is from the two-disc Beatles "Anthology" that came out awhile back. I'd gotten it as a Christmas gift from my sister Kristin way back when, and hadn't listened to it in years. Which means it's new enough for these purposes. More new music coming next week. What's on your list this week?

Posted by Charles Kuffner on January 09, 2009 to Music

Most of my new music is on vinyl, but I did get the new Portishead CD for Festivus.

My starting point for today's Genius Ten was "Machine Gun," from said album. Here are the next ten tracks on the list:

1. Midnight Request Line - Skream
2. Meat is Murder - The Smiths
3. Final Sunset - Brian Eno
4. Sour Times - Portishead
5. Crackdown - Cabaret Voltaire
6. Tryouts for the Human Race - Sparks
7. Heavy Water/I'd Rather Be Sleeping - Grouper
8. Weird Fishes/Arpeggi - Radiohead
9. Don't Argue - Cabaret Voltaire
10. 26 Baselines - Benga

Happy weekend, y'all!

Posted by: tpc on January 9, 2009 7:12 PM

WMMF? Cool. My cousin is or was in that band.

Posted by: Patrick on January 12, 2009 7:48 AM
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