January 25, 2009

Music Rotation — 19 Jan

Posted in music at 7:14 pm by berzerkeleyan

For the week:

The High Wire “Ahead of the Rain” (2008)genre: Dream Pop.
Glasvegas “Glasvegas” (2008)genre: Emoschlock.
The Checks “Hunting Whales” (2007)genre: Rock.
Fleet Foxes “Fleet Foxes” (2008)genre: Americana.
Keane “Perfect Symmetry” (2008)genre: Emoschlock.
Snow Patrol “A Hundred Million Suns” (2008)genre: Emoschlock.
Serena-Maneesh “Serena-Maneesh” (2006)genre: Shoegazer.
Ben Harper “Welcome To The Cruel World” (1995)genre: Folk Rock.
The Charlatans “Tellin’ Stories” (1997)genre: Britpop.
Delays “Everything’s The Rush” (2008)genre: English Pop.
Department Of Eagles “In Ear Park” (2008)genre: Freak Folk.
James “Laid” (1993)genre: Britpop.
Joan As Police Woman “To Survive” (2008)genre: Modern Torch Song.
The Lemonheads “It’s A Shame About Ray” (1992)genre: Alternative.
Ride “Carnival Of Light” (1994)genre: 60’s Revival Rock.
Bon Jovi “Bon Jovi” (1984)genre: Hair Metal.
Prodigy “Fat Of The Land” (1997)genre: Techno.
Kings Of Leon “Only By The Night” (2008)genre: Southern Rock-n-Soul.
Flight Of The Conchords “Flight Of The Conchords” (2008)genre: Comedy. Oh good gawd is this funny. My favorite lyric (so far):

“…’cause you’re so beautiful.
Like a tree.
Or a high class prostitute…”
–“The Most Beautiful Girl (In the Room)”

Brilliant stuff.

Paul Weller “22 Dreams” (2008)genre: Mod Rock.
Ash “1977” (1996)genre: Britpop.
Ra Ra Riot “The Rhumb Line” (2008)genre: American Indie.
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January 18, 2009

Music Rotation — 12 Jan

Posted in music at 12:24 pm by berzerkeleyan

This week:

Kent “Hagnesta Hill [English]” (2000)genre: Swedish Britpop.
Minty Fresh Beats “Jaydiohead” (2009)genre: Hip Hop. Day-yamm! Another outstanding Jay Z “Black Album” mashup. Go get it. It’s free.
Prodigy “Fat Of The Land” (1997)genre: Techno.
James “Laid” (1993)genre: Britpop.
Glasvegas “Glasvegas” (2008)genre: Emoschlock. I went to see them at the Doug Fir this past week. It wasn’t the best concert I’ve seen, but they were fine.
The Good, The Bad & The Queen “The Good, The Bad & The Queen” (2007)genre: World Britpop.
Powderfinger “Dream Days At The Hotel Existence” (2007)genre: Foo Rock.
Barry White “The Ultimate Collection” (2000)genre: R&B.
The Verve “A Storm In Heaven” (1993)genre: Shoegazer.
Bob Dylan “Blood On The Tracks” (1975)genre: Folk Rock.
Paul Weller “22 Dreams” (2008)genre: Mod Rock. Best album I heard this week. For being 50 years old, Weller can still crank out a great tune.
The La’s “The La’s” (1990)genre: 60’s Mod Revival.
The The “Soul Mining” (1983)genre: Modern Rock.

January 11, 2009

Music Rotation — 5 Jan

Posted in music at 6:22 pm by berzerkeleyan

This week’s list partly brought to you by New Zealand denizen Stuart:

The High Wire “Ahead of the Rain” (2008)genre: Dream Pop.
The Rumble Strips “Girls And Weather” (2007)genre: Ska.
Ra Ra Riot “The Rhumb Line” (2008)genre: American Indie.
Bon Iver “For Emma, Forever Ago” (2008)genre: Folk.
Department Of Eagles “In Ear Park” (2008)genre: Freak Folk.
The Good, The Bad & The Queen “The Good, The Bad & The Queen” (2007)genre: Britpop.
Serena-Maneesh “S-M Backwards” (2008)genre: Shoegazer.
Mansun “Kleptomania” (2004)genre: Britpop.
The Stills “Logic Will Break Your Heart” (2003)genre: Post Punk Revival.
Snow Patrol “A Hundred Million Suns” (2008)genre: Emoschlock.
Stereophonics “Performance And Cocktails” (1999)genre: Britpop.
Lloyd Cole & The Commotions “Easy Pieces” (1985)genre: Modern Rock.
Dustin O’Halloran “Piano Solos” (2004)genre: Classical.
Panda Bear “Person Pitch” (2007)genre: American Indie Rock.
Oasis “Don’t Believe The Truth” (2005)genre: Britpop.
Elbow “The Seldom Seen Kid” (2008)genre: Emoschlock.
Glasvegas “Glasvegas” (2008)genre: Emoschlock.