Saturday, September 05, 2009

Joining the Music List Movement

SAM and Sassy have made music lists recently, so I guess I'll join in. If there's one thing I have always taken seriously, it's music.

Albums which I have absolutely burned a hole in from repeated listening, at various times of my life:

1. Paul’s Boutique, Beastie Boys
2. Bitter, Me’Shell Ndegeocello
3. Cocoon Crash, K’s Choice
4. Little Earthquakes, Tori Amos
5. Music, 311
6. When the Pawn..., Fiona Apple
7. Rockin’ the Suburbs, Ben Folds
8. Tales from an Acoustic Planet, Bela Fleck
9. All 3 of Nickel Creek’s records
10. Transatlanticism, Death Cab For Cutie

Acts which lots of folks had brief flirtations with, and I have stuck with:

1. XTC (finally broke up recently, but released incredible albums into the 00s.)
2. Prince (there ARE brilliant records after Purple Rain, people)
3. Incubus
4. Indigo Girls
5. Weezer (The latest red album is their best ever)
6. Michael Penn (Has made continued to make great music AFTER becoming Mr. Aimee Mann)
7. Glen Phillips (Toad the Wet Sprocket)

Acts which were very important to me at one time and now I don’t care for all that much (These people still make music, but they have all released more than two consecutive albums which I don’t care for):

1. Red Hot Chili Peppers
2. Tori Amos
3. Sarah McLachlan
4. Ani DiFranco
5. Fishbone
6. Me’Shell Ndegeocello
7. R.E.M.

Bands that wowed me and then disappeared:

1. Spot
2. Digable Planets
3. Fastball

Songs which invariably give me goose bumps and lumps in my throat:

1. Hide and Seek, Imogen Heap
2. Eat for Two, 10,000 Maniacs
3. Deep as You Go, October Project
4. Wood Song, Indigo Girls
5. Eveline, Nickel Creek  (Such otherworldly harmonies... love this.)
6. Tell Her This, Del Amitri
7. Rebel, Garrison Starr  (Sorry, no link... find her Stupid Girl CD.)
8.  You Had Time, Ani Difranco

Bands seen the most times live:

1. 311 (30? 40? Lost count.)
2. Bela Fleck and the Flecktones (10?)
3. Nickel Creek (6)

Extremely Talented Memphis-Connected Songwriters With Whom I Have Made Music:

1. Garrison Starr
2. Doug Wamble
3. Mark McKinney
4. Wayne Leeloy
5. Chris Anderson

Bands which I like ok, but everyone else seems to like more than I:

1. Coldplay
2. Wilco
3. Led Zeppelin

Favorite Radiohead songs, since Radiohead is really important and for some reason they don't appear in any of the lists above:

1.  Idioteque (The link is the live performance of this on SNL-- legendary.)
2.  Paranoid Android
3.  Everything in its Right Place
4.  Kid A
5.  15 Step


Unknown said...

Bela Fleck? Really?

Stephanie said...

That cat in Frayser resents being left off your Memphis list.

Memphisotan said...

"Tell Her This" really should have been on my list, dammit. I love that song, even though the clown lyric kind of makes me cringe.