Friday, August 19, 2011

What I've Been Listening to Lately...

In addition to my massive iPod and CD music library, over the past month or so I've been using Spotify and have discovered or re-discovered loads of great music. So I'll try to periodically make a top 10 list of bands/albums/songs that I'm currently digging. And FYI, these lists are in no particular order. So, for August 2011:

Bands:

1. Fitz and the Tantrums
2. ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead
3. Rory Gallagher
4. Mansun
5. David Bowie
6. Cage the Elephant
7. Death Cab for Cutie
8. Viva Brother
9. Nirvana
10. Talking Heads

(honorable mention: Blur, of course!)

Albums:

1. Fitz and the Tantrums: "Pickin' Up the Pieces"
2. ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead: "Tao of the Dead"
3. Death Cab for Cutie: "Narrow Stairs"
4. Death Cab for Cutie: "Codes and Keys"
5. Nirvana: "Unplugged"
6. The Rolling Stones: "Let it Bleed"
7. Peter Frampton: "Frampton Comes Alive"
8. Blur: "Modern Life is Rubbish"
9. Toadies: "Rubberneck"
10. The Smashing Pumpkins: "Siamese Dream"

(honorable mention: Viva Brother: "Famous First Words")

Songs:

1. Cage the Elephant: "In One Ear"
2. Foster the People: "Pumped Up Kicks"
3. Death Cab for Cutie: "Cath..."
4. Toadies: "Possum Kingdom"
5. My Morning Jacket: "Holdin' On to Black Metal"
6. Viva Brother: "Darling Buds of May"
7. The White Stripes: "Icky Thump"
8. Beck: "Girl"
9. Faces: "Stay With Me"
10. Fitz and the Tantrums: "Moneygrabber"

(honorable mention: Neal Morse: "Seeds of Gold")

So that's that for August...I'll try to do another one in September. How about you? Any song/band/album(s) that have you've really enjoyed the last month or so?

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