1) Tim Barry - "This November" live from the Suburban Home 15th Anniversary party. Has the lyric: "Goddamn sometimes silence is all I need", which I repeat to myself far too often.
2) Killer Mike - "Big Beast" f/ Bun B, T.I. and Trouble - Ehhh. S'alright. Too much of a club banger for my taste. Killer Mike has put out some good stuff, but this isn't the best.
3) Willie Heath Neal - "Even Alive" - Georgia old-school country artist that I like quite a damn bit.
4) Archers of Loaf - "Sick File" - Awww yes. Anything from Icky Mettle is always welcome in my ears.
5) Reverend Horton Heat - "Jimbo Song" live - from the box set that recently came out. Saw 'em last July for about the 12th or so time. As fun as ever.
6) Dinosaur Jr. - "Ocean in the Way" - Love that they've gotten back together and put out more great music, some of it better than their earlier work.
7) The 1-4-5s - "Rock Invasion" - late 90's Houston-based garage rock band with female vocals. Fun as hell.
8) The Jesus Lizard - "Elegy" live - from "The Show". I know Jesus Lizard were a love/hate band for a lot of folks, but I'm actually kind of on the fence. That said, "The Show" isn't all that great of an album.
9) Frank Turner - "English Curse" - I mean, it's good, but it's a capella, which is just odd.
10) Blue Scholars - "Blue School" - Seattle hip-hop. Recc'd if you're a fan of Jurassic 5 and the like.
1)Madman across the water - Elton John
2)Jah Jah Love - Mikey Dread
3)Dirtywhirl - TV on the Radio
4)Super Trouper - ABBA
5)Roulette Dares (the Haunt of) - The Mars Volta
6)I'm sorry, But I'm Beginning To Hate Your Face - Eagle Seagull
7)Farmer John - The Tidal Waves
8)Thank You Girl - The Beatles
9)Substitute - The Who
10)Power and More Power - Bob Marley and the Wailers
I agree w/ Ufez that some of Dinosaur Jr's new output is as good or better than the old stuff. Farm may be their best album ever.
Very happy to see ABBA, Bottle Rockets, and Elton John in the bunnies' shuffles, too. :)
This is from my phone, using WinAmp because Google Music still has quirks that annoy me, and also WinAmp does crossfading, which is nice:
1) SugarCan't Help You Anymore There are no bad songs on the 3 albums Bob Mould recorded in Athens, GA in the early 90s with his post-Husker Du band Sugar. When these 3 albums got re-issued last year, I was surprised to hear there were people who had never heard of Sugar. I thought, like, EVERYBODY knew that Mould had unleashed his inner power-pop beast and made three of the best albums of the 90s.
2) Husker DuMasochism World Speaking of Husker Du! My phone is trying to make me look cooler than I really am.
3) Nine Inch NailsReptile From The Downward Spiral, another of my faves from the 90s. Its influence is so pervasive now, in music, movies, advertising, everything, I think it's hard for anyone who didn't hear that album at the time to grasp how fucking weird it sounded then.
4) R.E.M.New Test Leper A gorgeous song from New Adventures In Hi-Fi. They were in their 3rd act here, but still great.
5) Faded Paper FiguresPolaroid Solution When The Postal Service never recorded a sequel to that first awesome album of soft-spoken emo lyrics and tinny electronics, this band spring up in its place. They totally rip off The Postal Service's sound, but it's good and hey, there never WAS a second Postal Service album, so Faded Paper Figures will do for now.
6) XTCRiver of Orchids One of my favorite bands in experimental mode, on an album that was full of it. Not recommended.
The 2012 Dinosaur Jr is the first album from them I've loved since You're Living All Over Me. I gave up on them after Green Mind so I was not expecting to like the new one as much as I did.
ufez - I really liked Jurassic 5, so I'll be checking out Blue Scholars. I just finally ripped Icky Mettle to my MP3 player so it's been a delight to hear it come up on shuffle.
Love seeing Mickey Dread, Abba, Gene Vincent, and Bottle Rockets on shuffle. And my favorite DOA song!
BoringPostcards - Did you hear Bob Mould's solo album from last year? I think it was a return in power and quality of the first Sugar album. XTC is my favorite band, but River of Orchids is pretty low on my ranking for them. Apple Venus and Nonsuch are the albums I play the least in their catalog. And you are spot-on with the DirtBombs calling them "most literate garage band ever".
5. the DOVES - Black and White Town (Best of the Doves) Love the larger-than-life production on this song. Sounds like a Motown record with pounding drums and modern British vocals. Actually, I never thought about it before, but this sounds like later Jam.
6. JASON and the SCORCHERS - Both Sides of the Line (Fervor 1983) A killer blast of American rock and roll. Live this song was an absolute monster (as the video linked shows).
7. the SCREAMING TRIBESMEN - Igloo (Bones + Flowers 1987) For a few songs I was sure that Screaming Tribesmen were going to be my favorite band, but they lost steam pretty quickly. This song always reminds me a bit of Mitch Easter vocally.
8. the MABUSES - Cubicles (Mabuses 1993) Syd Barrett influenced psychedelic pop that came out on Kramer's Shimmy Disc.
9. DAVID BOWIE - Seven Years in Tibet (Earthling 1997) I really like Bowie's mid 90's forays into industrial and techno and I think they've held up quite well. Earthling and Outside have their share of filler, but both have enough strong songs to get me to return to them on a regular basis.
10. the DISTILLERS - Hall of Mirrors (Coral Fang 2003) 2003?!? I guess I can't refer to this as "one of my favorite punk albums of the past decade" anymore. I absolutely love Brody Dalle's shredded vocal style. Hadn't heard from her in a while so I looked her up and am glad to see she's making a new album with Alain Johannes (Spinerette) Michael Shuman (Queens of the Stone Age) and Shirley Manson.