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May 14, 2010

i have a $10 gift certificate to iTunes

what are 10 songs you would recommend that i haven't heard but are the best songs in the world of that i would want to listen to when i was tired and happysad and would never get sick of?


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"Never You Mind" - Semisonic

Has been my favorite song since the day I heard it.

Posted by: Andy Salisbury at May 14, 2010 6:09 PM

Ain't gwine whistle dixie no mo' - Taj Mahal. (live version)

Posted by: bazzoo at May 14, 2010 6:09 PM

Ben Folds - Lullabye

Posted by: Lhyzz at May 14, 2010 6:10 PM

"Sadie" by Joanna Newsom. Actually, anything from that album.

Posted by: JustKristin at May 14, 2010 6:10 PM

Citizen Cope - Sideways
Ben Fold - Still Fighting It
Martin Sexton - Diner
Damien Rice - Volcano

Posted by: Chris at May 14, 2010 6:10 PM

Decomposure - Whose side are you on?

Posted by: Torr at May 14, 2010 6:11 PM

Check out some Flying Lotus stuff. Its very hit or miss so youll either like it or hate it.

Also your last name is my first name harhar

Posted by: Frank at May 14, 2010 6:11 PM

Mumford and Sons - Little Lion Man (amazing!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLJf9qJHR3E

Posted by: jon at May 14, 2010 6:12 PM

Vermillion - The Album Lead
Fishing the Sky - The Appleseed Cast
Guyamas Sonora - Beirut
Catastrophe and the Cure - Explosions in the Sky
Checksum - From Monument to Masses
Puzzles - The Mary Onettes
Our Life is Not a Movie or Maybe - Okkervil River
Off With Their Heads - There Will Be Fireworks
Balabaristas - Tristeza
The Start of Something - Voxtrot

Posted by: kevin conboy at May 14, 2010 6:12 PM

Break It and Breath, The Majestic Twelve
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1Y4pTxD9aQ

Posted by: Bryan at May 14, 2010 6:14 PM

Miike Snow - Cult Logic
Stereolab - Infinity Girl

Posted by: Chauncey at May 14, 2010 6:14 PM

Pr0n Song - MC Frontalot
Yellow Lasers - also MC Frontalot
Code Monkey - Jonathon Coulton
Other stuff by MC Frontalot or Jonathon Coulton.

That's all I got. The rest I'm sure you've heard 1000s of times - Annie Lennox, Sting, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Credence Clearwater Revival. You know, the usual.

Posted by: Bobby at May 14, 2010 6:14 PM

Manic Street Preachers - If you tolerate this
Oasis - She's Electric
Metric - Help I'm Alive
Nada Surf - Fruit Fly
Uffie - Pop the Glock
Blonde Redhead - Spring and by summer fall
Razorlight - Stumble and Fall
Neko Case - Trains to Kansas City
Teenagers - Homecoming
Cornershop - Brimful of Asha (Remix)

Posted by: Adrian at May 14, 2010 6:14 PM

1. Okkervil River - Black
2. Liszt's S140 #3: La campanella (the yundi li performance on iTunes is pretty great)
3. Bill Evans - RE: Person I Once Knew (the electric piano version from The Bill Evans Album is super nice)
4. Bruce Springsteen - Rosalita
5. American Football - Never Meant
6. Final Fantasy - The Butcher
7. Iggy and the Stooges - Search and Destroy
8. Jeff Buckley - Lover, You Should Have Come Over
9. Slayer - Reign in Blood
10. Dalek - Forever Close My Eyes

Posted by: john hutch at May 14, 2010 6:14 PM

Mr. Sandman - Pomplamoose's cover
Ice Ice Baby - Glee Cover
Samson - Regina Spektor
I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You - The Black Kids
Fuck You Very Much - Lily Allen
Time - Ben Folds
Maybe You're Right - Barenaked Ladies
Bad Body Double - Imogen Heap
Poisoning Pigeons in the Park - Tom Lehrer

Posted by: Leigh at May 14, 2010 6:14 PM

W.E.E.K.E.N.D. by Arling & Cameron

Posted by: Dave at May 14, 2010 6:14 PM

Los Campesinos! - The Sea Is A Good Place To Think Of The Future

Posted by: Oliver Watson at May 14, 2010 6:15 PM

Hey ze, I recommend Passion Pit - Sleepy Head

oh and I saw you in SOHO (crnr of mercer) Wednesday night, I gave you a funny look as I realized it was you. You're taller than I thought. Anyways, enjoy =p

Posted by: morgan at May 14, 2010 6:15 PM

1. Faithfully Remain, Ben Harper and the Relentless 7
2. Catch My Disease, Ben Lee
3. I Try, Ben Taylor
4. Driving with the Brakes On, Del Amitri
5. Winter, Joshua Radin
6. Jolene, Ray LaMontagne
7. No One's Gonna Love You, Band of Horses
8. Shed a Little Light, Foy Vance
9. Hit the Ground, Lizz Wright
10. Brand New Day, Joshua Radin

Enjoy!

Posted by: Meg at May 14, 2010 6:16 PM

I love what The Breeders did with "Wicked Little Town" (from a benefit Hedwig compilation called 'Wig in a Box')

I can listen to this version of the already awesome song over and over.

ITMS link: http://tinyurl.com/wickedlittletown

Posted by: Glass at May 14, 2010 6:16 PM

PS I always knew I was your favorite.

Posted by: Bobby at May 14, 2010 6:17 PM

Broken Social Scene – Cranley's Gonna Make it

Bonus iTunes link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/cranleys-gonna-make-it/id6938446?i=6938444

Posted by: Paul Carroll at May 14, 2010 6:18 PM

You have to check out this song from MUSE's latest album.... it reminds me of queen....

http://pys.me/nmT

Posted by: Jason at May 14, 2010 6:18 PM

Fight Test by The Flaming Lips
Hummingbird by Wilco
Song Against Sex by Neutral Milk Hotel
Supercollider by Dag
Sorrow by David Bowie
Puchunguita, Ven by Los Zafiros
Witchcraft by Frank Sinatra
El Paso by Marty Robbins
She Will Have Her Way by Neil Finn
Breathless by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Posted by: Bird at May 14, 2010 6:18 PM

Fight Test by The Flaming Lips
Hummingbird by Wilco
Song Against Sex by Neutral Milk Hotel
Supercollider by Dag
Sorrow by David Bowie
Puchunguita, Ven by Los Zafiros
Witchcraft by Frank Sinatra
El Paso by Marty Robbins
She Will Have Her Way by Neil Finn
Breathless by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Posted by: Bird at May 14, 2010 6:18 PM

Dog Problems by The Format
Have Fun by Fluid Ounces
Late for School by Steve Martin
The Red Queen by The Corner Laughers
Way of Perpetual Roads by Destroyer
Be Calm by Fun.
Girls Just Want to Have Fun by Greg Laswell
Common People by William Shatner
The Next Time Around by Little Joy
Brahminy Kite by Caribou

Posted by: jamayia at May 14, 2010 6:19 PM

I just gave The National's "High Violet" album a listen. Gorgeous, harmonic and somewhat haunting.

However, I've been stuck on a Morrissey kick for a few days now too. "Viva Hate." I know. I know. It annoys pretty much all of my friends.

Posted by: deb at May 14, 2010 6:20 PM

Me, personally? The "tired, happysad" and "never get sick of" points me immediately, without hesitation, to the album "Funnel Cloud" by Hem.

Warning: you have to like music that's vaguely country, and music that's very, very gentle.

Specific tracks? "Reservoir", "Hotel Fire", "Not California", and "We'll meet along the way", in that order of preference.

Posted by: shadowfirebird at May 14, 2010 6:21 PM

Coffee Stained by Kate Peterson

Posted by: Laurie at May 14, 2010 6:22 PM

Dear Companion by Ben Sollee & Daniel Martin Moore
Sometimes by Punch Brothers
Dancing on our Graves by The Cave Singers
Men by The Dodos
Sun Hands by Local Natives
Ed is a Portal by Akron/Family
Crooked Legs by The Acorn
The Drought by Horse Feathers
The Beekeeper by Chris Thile
In the Summertime by The Rural Alberta Advantage

Posted by: Michael at May 14, 2010 6:22 PM

Here are 10 songs I have with me right now that I can listen to over and over. You've heard of a couple, but sometimes it's good to be reminded of songs you like but may not have in your collection:

"Shambala" - Three Dog Night
"Roscoe" - Midlake
"Happy Together" - Turtles
"Reptilia" - The Strokes
"I Want You Back" - Jackson 5
"She's a Knockout" - Social Distortion
"Filthy/Gorgeous" - Scissor Sisters
"Proof" - Paul Simon
"Feeling Good" - Nina Simone
"Thank You" - Michael Franti

Happy gift-carding!

Posted by: Meg at May 14, 2010 6:23 PM

"Sly" or "Sunny Moon" by The Cat Empire... actually just about anything by The Cat Empire.

Posted by: Doug at May 14, 2010 6:23 PM

Chris O'Brien, "Ocean Stone"

Posted by: cloudblues at May 14, 2010 6:23 PM

Dammit, that was supposed to be The Album Leaf, not Lead. Oh, well.

Posted by: kevin conboy at May 14, 2010 6:23 PM

Can I Play With Madness - Iron Maiden
Gay Bar - Electric 6
Futureworld - Trans Am
Metal Fingers in My Body - Add N to (x)
Gut Feeling - Devo
Worried Man - Devo
Fire - Electric 6
9 Volt - Man or Astroman?
Daredevil - Supernova
Somewhere in Time - Iron Maiden

Songs that almost always make me feel better than I feel before I hear them.

Posted by: mattzog at May 14, 2010 6:24 PM

Chris Thile~ How To Grow a Woman From the Ground

Posted by: nina at May 14, 2010 6:25 PM

1) You Pick Me Up ~ Farmer Dave Scher
2) Amblin' Alp~Yeasayer
3) The Great Defector ~ Bell XI
4) Fine Young Cannibals ~ Wolf Parade
5) Innocence ~ The Airborne Toxic Event
6) Mykonos ~ Fleet Foxes
7) Waiting on the Stairs ~ Pela
8) Little Lion Man ~ Mumford and Sons
9) Gay Sons of Lesbian Mothers ~ Kaki King
10) Pilgrims ~ Robert Francis

Just off the top of my head... not knowing your taste, of course. But I always have plenty to share : ) They usually don't play my stuff on the radio...

Posted by: OneWinkataTime at May 14, 2010 6:25 PM

Gimme Sympathy by Metric
Death to Los Campesinos by Los Campesinos
Burn Bridges by The Grates

Old songs, but they still cheer me up when I listen to them, or really anything by those artists

Posted by: Derek at May 14, 2010 6:26 PM

Posted by: Marc Moss at May 14, 2010 6:26 PM

Be careful, it's my heart, Bola de Nieve. Maybe?

Posted by: morgana le fey at May 14, 2010 6:27 PM

I'll give you the first ten my iPod hands me after I shuffle it:

Primus - "Southbound Pachyderm"
The Tragically Hip - "Poets"
Fang Island - "Treeton"
Spoon - "Who Makes Your Money"
XTC - "Living Through Another Cuba"
They Might Be Giants - "No One Knows My Plan"
Weezer - "Dope Nose"
Minutemen - "It's Expected I'm Gone"
Blues Traveler - "The Mountains Win Again"
Tom Waits - "What's He Building?"

Posted by: Derek G. at May 14, 2010 6:27 PM

"Ghost of Corporate Future" by Regina Spektor
- from the album: "Soviet Kitsch"

"Even Rats" by The Slip
- from the album: "Einsenhower"

Posted by: Seg at May 14, 2010 6:27 PM

Nice question.

1. Arid - Life
2. The Boxer Rebellion - Soviets
3. Phoenix - Lisztomania
4. 16down - Subtle Movements
5. Dredg - Information
6. Fink - If Only
7. De Staat - The Fantastic Journey Of The Underground Man
8. Embrace - Gravity
9. Josh Ritter - Harrisburg
10. Jasper Steverlinck - Life on Mars

greatings from a long-time "lurker"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLrslkB1pG8

Posted by: Hans at May 14, 2010 6:28 PM

The Hours - Ali In the Jungle (from a commercial aired during the Olympics this year)
Ask For Joy - Pull My String
Suzanna Choffel - Strange
The Raveonettes - One Day At a Time
Pony Up - The Truth About Cats and Dogs
Davíd Garza - Litany of Woe (solo)
William Shatner - Mister Tambourine Man
A Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra and Tra-La-La Band - Built Then Burnt (Hurrah! Hurrah!)
Guster - The Sun Shines Down On Me (Daniel Johnston cover)
Sad Day for Puppets - Lay Your Burden On Me

Posted by: mindy sea at May 14, 2010 6:28 PM

"I believe in you. Your magic is real" - YACHT (heck, you could have written it!)

"The skin of my yellow country teeth" Clap your hands say yeah

"Legal Age Life at Variety Store" The Rheostatics

"Snow White" The New Pornographers

"Joy with find a way" Bruce Cockburn

"Wild Mountain Nation" Blitzen Trapper

"Still" Great Lake Swimmers

"Feel" Big Star

"Do You Realize" The Flaming Lips

"Ice Cream Man" Jonathan Richmond

Posted by: Scott Leslie at May 14, 2010 6:29 PM

My current likes:

1. Breakable--Ingrid Michaelson
2. Rangers--A Fine Frenzy
3. Dock of the Bay (Live)--Sarah Bareilles
4. Accentuate the Positive--Ella Fitzgerald
5. Such Great Heights--The Postal Service
6. Everyday is a Holiday--Esther and Sean Lennon
7. Layla (unplugged)--Eric Clapton
8. Love, Save the Empty--Erin McCarley
9. Hey Ya--Obadiah Parker
10. No Children--The Mountain Goats

Posted by: Emma at May 14, 2010 6:29 PM

Afro Celt Sound System: Release & Eireann
East Village Opera Company: Carmen & La Donna e Mobile Redux
Sean Na'auao: Ka Ipo Lei Manu (beautiful and heartbreaking)
Snatam Kaur (honestly all her music is amazing)
Klaus Nomi: Three Wishes (it just makes me smile)

Posted by: neva at May 14, 2010 6:29 PM

Everything by Ryan Montbleau

Posted by: Caren at May 14, 2010 6:32 PM

Constantines & Feist: Islands in the Stream
El Perro Del Mar: Change of Heart
Grant Green: Idle Moments
Carl Orff: 4 Stucke Für Xylophon: Musik Für Kinder III
Four Tet: Love Cry
The XX: Space Bass (Jamie XX's remix)
Caribou: Melody Day (Four Tet remix)
Esbjörn Svensson Trio: From Gagarin's Point of View
Bill Frisell: I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Medeski Martin & Wood: Hey Joe

Posted by: oddbjorn at May 14, 2010 6:32 PM

All for the Best - Thom Yorke.

Its a cover of a Mark Mulcahy song from a tribute CD for his wife that passed away.
Its a very nice song, fills me with emotion.

Posted by: Semiknockedout at May 14, 2010 6:34 PM

In no particular order...

Sycamore - Bill Callahan
Mimizan - Beirut
Multiply - Jamie Lidell
Memory Lame - Jim O'Rourke
Every Moment Flame On - Circus Devils
Fish Out of Water - Simon Scardanelli
Confederate Cheerio Call - Richard Davies
À L'orée Des Bois - Plants and Animals
John, at the Reception - Borrowed Beams of Light
She Is Staggering - Polaris

Posted by: Eric Dlutkowski at May 14, 2010 6:35 PM

"Andy" by The Front Lawn

Probably slightly on the sad side of happysad, but it's the most moving song I know.

Posted by: Grant at May 14, 2010 6:36 PM

for starters got to be The Shins, New Slang - makes me feel queasy

Posted by: coxy at May 14, 2010 6:36 PM

Big - The New Fast Automatic Daffodils
Girl From Mars - Ash
Black Steel - Tricky
Hit - Wannadies
She Cries Your Name - Beth Orton
The Downtown Lights - The Blue Nile
Here Come the Good Times - A House
Just a Day - Feeder
Lo Fat Diet - Fridge
Looking Glass - The La's

Thanks for making me think about this. Not bothered about the iTunes gift certificate.

Posted by: Mike Hayes at May 14, 2010 6:37 PM

Hmm let's see... I love getting people into new music they haven't heard of!

The Sounds - Rock N Roll
Big D and the Kid's Table - Shining On
Freezepop - Plastic Stars
Bouncing Souls - True Believers
Devil Doll - Doreen
Left Alone - City to city
The Phenomenauts - Make a Circuit
Toy-Box - WWW.Girl
Teenage Bottlerocket - Bigger than KISS
Vains of Jenna - Refugee (Tom Petty cover)

I made a streamable playlist of them from my Orb player so you can check them all out. http://mycast.orb.com/orb/html/permalink.html?l=grifta67&channelId=OrTi1ocT should take you to it and let you stream the whole thing. Hopefully...

I'm at work without iTunes, so I'm not sure if they're all available on there. Most of them should be, a couple are fairly obscure though.

Cheers!

-Sean
@grifta67
scampbell@gmail.com

Posted by: Sean C at May 14, 2010 6:38 PM

1. Lazy Sunday Morning Room - Peter Katz
2. A-Liar - Tinashé
3. The Wind Beneath My Wings - Sonata Artica
4. Imitation of the Sky - Bryan Scary & The Shredding Tears
5. Twilight of the Thundergod- Slaughter of the Blue Grass
6. The Hern - John Fleagle
7. Darkside - Tim Minchin
8. Cassima's Theme- Mark Seibert
9. The Fence - Peter Katz
10. an oldie but a goodie...Since You've Been Gone - Weird Al Yankovic

...I'm actually not sure how many of these are on iTunes, but a lot of 'em can be listened to and download from the artists' sites!

Posted by: kris at May 14, 2010 6:38 PM

The Itunes only makes it more challenging...as does "that I haven't heard" part.

Sigmon - "Millennium Man" and "My Real Address" (though "Leaving Day" seems far more popular for some reason).

Best of Godzilla 1984 to 1995 - "Get King Ghidorah"

Barenaked Ladies - "Crazy ABCs" and "Eraser" (though I always sing "Speed Racer" and it sounds better).

Goober and the Peas - "Funky Cowboy" "Hot Women (Cold Beer"

Okay, it's not ten but I'm sure you'll get enough to read as it is.

Posted by: Book Guy at May 14, 2010 6:40 PM

<3
Werewolf by CocoRosie
Until we Bleed by Kleerup ft. Lykke Li
Sea of Love by Cat Power
Fireworks by Animal Collective
The Plug(or Nothing Owed) by Bonobo
The Prayer by Kid Cudi
For the Widows in Paradise by Sufjan Stevens
Decipher Reflections by Play Radio Play!
Talking Bird by Death Cab for Cutie
Magic Hours by Explosions in the Sky

Posted by: Dana at May 14, 2010 6:40 PM

Loosely based on my most-listened-to songs over the past 5 years or so (thanks, last.fm):

Damien Jurado - Ohio
Mugison – Salt
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy – Hard Life
The Very Best - Kamphopo
Baby Dee – The Only Bones That Show
Themselves – Good People Check (Hrvatski remix)
Lavender Diamond – Oh No
Gillian Welch – Look at Miss Ohio
Akron/Family – I'll Be on the Water
Beirut – Gulag Orkestar

Posted by: rrriles at May 14, 2010 6:41 PM

Tired and happysad...

"Long as I Can See the light" by Ted Hawkins
"Let Me See the Colts" by Smog
"Wanting Memories" by Sweet Honey in the Rock

Posted by: Daniel Ari at May 14, 2010 6:43 PM

"Car Song" Madder Rose, album "Panic On"

Posted by: Dieter at May 14, 2010 6:43 PM

"The Life Is the Red Wagon" by Jane Siberry.

Posted by: Owen at May 14, 2010 6:44 PM

The Normal - Warm Leatherette

Posted by: ljiljana at May 14, 2010 6:45 PM

O Menousis, Irene Papas & Vangelis

Posted by: morgana le fey at May 14, 2010 6:45 PM

4 Non Blondes "What's Up"
tee hee!

Posted by: Maria at May 14, 2010 6:48 PM

Xx - Crystalised
Massive Attack - Angel
Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
Serge Gainsborg
Elliot Smith - Angeles
Fleet Foxes - White Winter Hymnal
Hall & Oates - Sara Smile
Cody Chestnut - 5 on a joyride
Commodores - Easy
The Shins New Slang

Posted by: coxy at May 14, 2010 6:48 PM

Oh! And!

O.V. Wright - You're Gonna Make Me Cry

My all-time favorite driving-down-a-two-lane-highway-with-the-windows-down bittersweet catharsis sort of song. Plus it's fun to sing along to.

Posted by: rrriles at May 14, 2010 6:49 PM

charlie darwin - the low anthem
heart full of wine - angus & julia stone
music box - decoder ring
blood - the middle east
belated promise ring - iron and wine
dream - priscilla ahn
love, come save me - right away, great captain
personal - stars
where have you been - manchester orchestra
could well be in - the streets
vapour trail - ride

Posted by: umar at May 14, 2010 6:50 PM

Malcolm Middleton - A Brighter Beat
Kaki King - Kewpie Station
Amanda Palmer - Another Year: a Short History of Almost Something
Billy Bragg and Wilco - Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key
Bush - Cold Contagious
Mogwai - Dial: Revenge
Peter and the Wolf - The Fall
Robert Plant - Funny in My Mind
Jethro Tull - Skating Away on the Thin Ice of a New Day
White Stripes - Hotel Yorba

Posted by: Jen at May 14, 2010 6:51 PM

Sista Kunjani by MXO
Take Time by The Books
Heart of Steel by Galactic
Tuoksu tarttuu meihin by Paavoharju
Men of Station by 13 & God
Fountain of Life by Two Steps From Hell
Drove Through Ghosts to Get Here by 65daysofstatic
Speed by Bran Van 3000
2 Birds by Mugison
Hearts a Mess by Gotye

These aren't necessarily my favorites, or songs I would consider to be the best, but they are some of the most interesting songs to hear for me, and some of the few I never get tired of (and I get tired of music fast).

Posted by: Michael S at May 14, 2010 6:55 PM

Fake Palindromes - Andrew Bird
Imitosis - Andrew Bird
The Night - Morphine
Rope on Fire - Morphine
Buena - Morphine
Quem Sabe Isso Quer Dizer Amor - Milton Nascimento

Posted by: Luana Barbosa at May 14, 2010 6:58 PM

Disaster - MC Frontalot
Gospel Song - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
What a Drag - Bear Hands
Die by the Drop - The Dead Weather
Gone to Sleep - Moby
I Got Blues for You - Homemade Jamz Blues Band
Brain Damage - Flaming Lips
Tuesday - Zefrank
19-2000 (Soulchild Remix) - Gorillaz
33 Degree - Thievery Corporation

Posted by: atkuku at May 14, 2010 7:00 PM

"Montreal -40" by Malajube

Posted by: Todd Jefferson at May 14, 2010 7:01 PM

I can only think of two right now:

1. Broken Social Scene - Guilty Cubicles
2. Kaki King - Can Anyone Who Has Heard This Music Be A Bad Person?

These songs have sort of a romantic and soothing feel.

Posted by: Aaron at May 14, 2010 7:03 PM

Scenic World - Beirut
New England - Billy Bragg
Flume - Bon Iver
I Follow You Into the Dark - Death Cab for Cutie
The Arsonist - The Extraordinaires
Horny Hippies - The Dodos
Catastrophe and the Cure - Explosions in the Sky
Dusty Flourescent / Wooden Shelves - Talkdemonic
The Trapeze Swinger - Iron & Wine
Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Irael Kamakawiwo'ole

Posted by: brettwas at May 14, 2010 7:07 PM

Kevin Gilbert "When you give your love to me."

Posted by: Andrew E at May 14, 2010 7:08 PM

On the two criteria of "(prolly) never heard" and "never get sick of" here's three.

Spiderbait--Buy me a Pony
Regurgitator--Blubberboy
Lyres--Busy Men

Posted by: Te-chan at May 14, 2010 7:10 PM

Long Promised Road - Beach Boys
Vito's Ordination Song - Sufjan Stevens

Posted by: Carol at May 14, 2010 7:11 PM

Ain't No Rest for the Wicked - Cage the Elephant
(For the awesome use of a slide guitar in a modern song)

Bad Luck Bill - Dream Bitches
(For the cutting lyrics that make you smile every time)

Sesame (Untie the Wrath) - Starlight Mints
(For the combination of trash can-sounding drums and an electric sound that makes you physically unable to resist dancing)

In Ruins - Fol Chen
(For the raw enthusiasm on top of the powerful drum beat)

Rawnald Gregory Erickson The Second - Starfucker
(This song isn't slow, but I could definitely fall asleep to it with a smile on my face)

One Life Stand - Hot Chip
(A long, varied song that combines everything that's good about dance music and quiet sincere music)

Newjack - Justice
(The tinny cell-phone beat in the beginning is overpowered by the blasting techno beat immediately following, a delightful dance-filled surprise)

Fruit - Rafter
(The beautiful guitar riff is only the bottom layer of this delightful combination of fun)

I Can't Decide - Scissor Sisters
(The childish vibe juxtaposed with the mature story makes it the coolest quirky song I know)

Crown on the Ground - Sleigh Bells
(When you listen to this, use the best speakers you have at the max volume. That's all.)

Posted by: Toby Lurio at May 14, 2010 7:15 PM

Blur, Out Of Time
Joanna Newsom, Only Skin
David Gray, Falling Down the Mountainside
Sacred Harp 312, Restoration, sung by these girls w/ banjos http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5upf2Byf-_w
Tim O'Brien, Fiddler's Green
The Gibson Brothers, Iron and Diamonds

Good stuff.

Posted by: Mark Noonan at May 14, 2010 7:16 PM

Hawksley Workman "No Beginning and No End".


If this song could be personified and made human, I would marry it. It would break my heart and I'd spend the rest of my life a little bit sadder for knowing it.

Posted by: Chantelli at May 14, 2010 7:21 PM

1. Majutsu No Niwa - At the End of Summer
2. Anthony Phillips - God If I Saw Her Now
3. Johnny Cash - The Man Who Couldn't Cry
4. Marissa Nadler - My Love and I
5. Pete Ham - Without You
6. Dengue Fever - One Thousand Tears Of A Tarantula
7. Cocorosie - Japan
8. The Two Man Gentlemen Band - The Big Strong Man
9. Global Communication - Sensorama
10. Voice of the Seven Woods - Dusk Cloud

Posted by: John at May 14, 2010 7:22 PM

i believe in a thing called love- the darkness
sunshine- matt costa
wake up- the arcade fire
on it- mindless self indulgence

Posted by: Ava at May 14, 2010 7:25 PM

The Modern Leper-- by Frightened Rabbit.

Posted by: Bill at May 14, 2010 7:28 PM

almost anything by the Dodos
be gentle with me - the boy least likely to
candy= Iggy Pop & Kate Pierson
the littlest birds- The Be Good Tanyas
Typewriter, Tip, Tip, Tip- Asha Bhosle & Kisore Kumar
float- sissy wish
Nothing Better (Styrofoam Remix)- Postal Service
anthems for a 17 year old girl- Broken Social Scene
ultimatum- The Long Winters
Baby, Baby, Baby, Baby, Ooh Baby- De La Soul
science genius girl- Freezepop
Heartbeats (Originally Performed By The Knife) - Scala & Kolacny Brothers
float- sissy wish

Posted by: sarah at May 14, 2010 7:32 PM

Ambivalence Avenue by Bibio. Real nice

Posted by: alex p at May 14, 2010 7:38 PM

"(" by Mark Allender

Posted by: Mark Allender at May 14, 2010 7:40 PM

Waiting for Superman - Flaming Lips
Road to Nowhere - Talking Heads
Sci-fi Wasabi - Cibo Matto
Movies Loves a Screen - April Smith and the Great Picture Show
You and I - Ingrid Michaelson
Sexx Laws - Beck
5 Years Time - Noah and the Whale
Thank You - Natalie Merchant
Swallowed in the Sea - Coldplay
Do You Realize? - Flaming Lips

Posted by: Chris at May 14, 2010 7:42 PM

Generator > 1st Floor - Freelance Whales
The Sun Smells Too Loud - Mogwai
Under The Waves - Pseudosix
Bless This Mess - David Bazan
PBS/Kae (or PBS) - Tycho
My Will is Good - Port O'Brien
Stay Out Of Trouble - Kings of Convenience
God? - The Dodos
Ambling Alp - Yeasayer
Si Paloma - Sun Kil Moon

Posted by: typo180 at May 14, 2010 7:43 PM

'Re: Stacks', Bon Iver
The entire soundtrack to 'Sideways'

Posted by: Meg at May 14, 2010 7:43 PM

"Beautiful" - Marillion (has my favorite lyric "be yourself and be Beautiful")
"Take a Walk" - Split Enz
"Nothing Wrong With You" - Finn Brothers
"Kick in The Ass" - Moxy Fruvous
"Fantastic Place" - Marillion

That's all I can come up with right now.

Posted by: Viola Zuppa at May 14, 2010 7:50 PM

1. Loafin' by the Deadbeats.

That is all.

Posted by: blake at May 14, 2010 7:53 PM

-Airborne Toxic Event - Does this mean you're moving on?
-Electric Touch - Give me a Sign
-Flogging Molly - Black Friday Rule
-Rodrigo y Gabriella - Diablo Rojo
-Squirell Nut Zippers - Bad Businessmen
-Ditty Bops - Your Head's Too Big
-The Fratellis - Flathead
-The Pillows - Advice
-Youngblood Brass Band - Brooklyn
-Cherry Poppin' Daddies - Brown Derby Jump

Posted by: DanteMichaels at May 14, 2010 7:54 PM

Mr. Blue sky - ELO
I've got nothing - Chartjackers
All for the best - Godspell

Posted by: anita at May 14, 2010 8:08 PM

Captain Ahab - I Don't Have a Dick
Major Lazer vs Toto - Hold the Line (LehtMoJoe Remix)
Does it Offend You, Yeah? - Being Bad Feels Pretty Good
Mistabishi - White Collar Grime
Hadouken! - Wait for You
Yelle - Je Veux Te Voir
The Prodigy - Warrior's Dance
Sween - Three Movements with Piano (Vibration)
Bear McCreary - All Along the Watch Tower
Larry Tee - I Love U

Posted by: interrobang at May 14, 2010 8:09 PM

Ja Sei Namorar - Tribalistas
Waving Flag - K'naan (original, not redone for the World Cup)
Me Voy - Julieta Venegas

Posted by: Sarah at May 14, 2010 8:18 PM

Who Knows Who Cares - Local Natives

Posted by: slacksoft at May 14, 2010 8:26 PM

I am the walrus - lord sitar

Posted by: Emil at May 14, 2010 8:28 PM

A Canadian classic that for some reason never caught on in the U.S.:
Sloan's "underwhelmed"

Posted by: ed at May 14, 2010 8:30 PM

Sod Hahatzlacha - HaDag Nachash
What's the Matter Man - Rollins Band
Crow Black Chicken - Ry Cooder
Who Killed Bambi? - The Sex Pistols
Burnin' Down the Mountain - Steve Vai
Rubber Biscuit - The Blues Brothers
She Caught the Katy - Taj Mahal
Crack Pipe - Okra Pickles
Hey Baby, Quoi Ca Dit? - BeauSoleil
Efilnikufesin (N.F.L.) - Anthrax

Posted by: Sarah at May 14, 2010 8:31 PM

1. Reset - Mute Math
2. Clipping - Mute Math
3. Clouds - Cibo Matto
4. Through the Fire and the Flames - Vitamin String Quartet
5. The Moil - Galactica
6. Madre Terra - Globus
7. Moduless - Paza (http://www.8bitpeoples.com/discography/8BP087)
8. Leyendecker - Battles
9. Typical - Mute Math
10. Teddy's Bread - Stemage

Posted by: Cire at May 14, 2010 8:44 PM

The Ain't No Outer Space Ship - Love Tractor
Tiny Days - Scruffy the Cat
Joey - Concrete Blond
Twice the Speed of Life - Sugarland
Accelerate - REM
Ball and Chain - Social Distortion

Posted by: Ted Wright at May 14, 2010 8:44 PM

"girl, you'll be a woman soon", Neil Diamond

Posted by: Margeigh at May 14, 2010 8:45 PM

1) San Jacinto - Peter Gabriel

2&3)Under African Skies, and Diamonds on the Soles of her Shoes - Paul Simon

4&5)Half Asleep, and Prince of Peace - School of the Seven Bells

6) Okay - Kaiser Cartel

7&8) Come on up to the House, and Get Behind the Mule - Tom Waits

9 & 10) Hell Alright, and No Jive - De Phazz

oh I'm so excited to listen to everyone elses songs!! I'm making a new playlist and calling it SportsRacers

Posted by: Laura at May 14, 2010 9:02 PM

Ain't no Reason - Brett Dennen
Man of Two Minds - The Trews
Running Out of Time - Ozzy Osbourne
99 Lives - The Pettit Project (recently renamed Love You to Death)
Zeroes & Ones - Derek Webb
Autoclave - The Mountain Goats

Posted by: Chuck at May 14, 2010 9:07 PM

"Plea from a Cat Named Virtue" by the Weakerthans. It's a pep talk from a cat to its depressed owner. The happiest, most charming song.

Posted by: Andrew at May 14, 2010 9:17 PM

No Cars Go - Arcade Fire
Brother Sport - Animal Collective
You never know - Wilco
Cape Cod Kwassa-Kwassa - Vampire Weekend
Luna - Fanfarlo
Kids - MGMT
The Wanting Comes in Waves - The Decemberists
White Winter Hymnal - Fleet Foxes
Flathead - The Fratellis
Start Wearing Purple - Gogol Bordello

Posted by: Mike C at May 14, 2010 9:17 PM

Doubting Thomas by Nickel Creek from Why Should the Fire Die (someone else suggested a Chris Thile song - he was a member of Nickel Creek) Actually any song by them.

Posted by: DmL at May 14, 2010 9:17 PM

You could check out Koitunes.com and see what your Twitter friends are currently listening to, it's fun. :)

Posted by: Mel at May 14, 2010 9:24 PM

"James" by Huffamoose

Posted by: Karen at May 14, 2010 9:32 PM

No te metas a mi facebook -- Esteman

Radar Detector -- Darwin Deez

I've listened to these to death this summer, but I can't seem to stop enjoying them. No matter what my mood. Admittedly, they are enhanced tremendously by their respective music videos.

Otherwise,

Not Impossible -- Ben Sollee

Posted by: Dubious at May 14, 2010 9:36 PM

To be honest, I'm not even sure if all of this music I'm suggesting can be found on iTunes. But here it is in no particular order:
Schoolin' - Everything Everything
Two Weeks - Grizzly Bear
It's Thunder And It's Lightning - We Were Promised Jetpacks
So here we are - Block Party
Something Good - Two Door Cinema Club
Sextape - Deftones
When I'm Small - Phantogram
I Feel Better - Frightened Rabbit
You're A Wolf - Sea Wolf
Odessa - Caribou

enjoy. or don't. your call.

Posted by: duggylimes at May 14, 2010 9:40 PM

1. These Rivers Between Us - Slow six
2. Stereo Rock and Roll - Apparat Organ Quartet
3. Honkey Tonk of Wermland - Detektivbyran
4. Breaking the Law - Hellsongs
5. Dance wit Me - Nouvelle Vague
6. Dinner Bells - Wolf Parade
7. Fine - Yu
8. Feel.Love.Thinking.Of. - Faunts
9. Albatross - The Besnard Lakes Are The Roaring Light
10. There Stands the Glass - Webb Pierce

This list is all over the map, hopefully some of it is to your liking.

Posted by: Christine at May 14, 2010 9:54 PM

"My Will is Good" by Port O'Brien

"Gold Guns Girls" by Metric

"Sing the Changes" by the Fireman

Posted by: John Foley at May 14, 2010 9:57 PM

I don't think you'll find this track on i-tunes but it is by an awesome NZ band.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FP49aWj0GR

Also this always makes me happy whenever i am down, but again this awesome version is only available on youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUcXI2BIUOQ

And then some early 80's NZ vegetarian post-punk noise
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIzLsARZrhg

Posted by: Mandy at May 14, 2010 9:57 PM

Sigur Ros - "Festival," "Hoppipolla"
Jonsi - "Go Do"
Duncan Sheik - "Hymn," "Foreshadowing (Over and Out)"
Jane Siberry - "Everything Reminds Me of my Dog"

Posted by: dpnash at May 14, 2010 10:12 PM

Old Blue Sweater by Buck

Posted by: Peter at May 14, 2010 10:12 PM

1. Hand Me Down - Rob Thomas
2. Bach Cello Suite 1 mv 1
3. 1000 Miles Away -- Hoodoo Gurus
4. Closer to Fine -- Indigo Girls
5. Brothers in Arms -- Dire Straits
6. Fear of Falling -- Cutting Crew
7. Under Pressure -- Queen
8. I Spoke As A Child -- Todd Snider
9. Pride & Joy -- Stevie Ray Vaughan
10. South Texas Girl -- Lyle Lovett

ask me tomorrow, I'd give you a different ten.

Posted by: Paula Billups at May 14, 2010 10:16 PM

Silver Soul - Beach House

Heavy Heart - Ghostland Observatory

Sleepyhead - Passion Pit

La Dame et La Licorne - Shearwater

The Purple Bottle - Animal Collective

Alice To Wonderland - the Scattered PAGES

Tokyo - The Books

To Catch a Thief - Lovage

Nevers - The Fiery Furnaces

You Are The Blood - Sufjan Stevens

Posted by: zieglefe at May 14, 2010 10:24 PM

Dream Theater - "Home"
Niyaz - "In the Shadow of Life"
Nightwish - "The Siren"
Lazlo Bane - "Superman"
Ra - "Sky" or "Violator"
Moxy Fruvous - "Pisco Bandito" or "My Boss"
Incubus - "Crowded Elevator"
Incubus - "Stellar" (acoustic)
Steve Miller Band - "The Joker"
Incubus - "Drive"
Modest Mouse - "Float On"

Posted by: Yatri Trivedi at May 14, 2010 10:25 PM

Dream Theater - "Home"
Niyaz - "In the Shadow of Life"
Nightwish - "The Siren"
Lazlo Bane - "Superman"
Ra - "Sky" or "Violator"
Moxy Fruvous - "Pisco Bandito" or "My Boss"
Incubus - "Crowded Elevator"
Incubus - "Stellar" (acoustic)
Steve Miller Band - "The Joker"
Incubus - "Drive"
Modest Mouse - "Float On"

Posted by: Yatri Trivedi at May 14, 2010 10:25 PM

when sad or glad, and welcoming reassurance: Josh Ritter "The Lark"

Posted by: Matthew at May 14, 2010 10:33 PM

Parties in the USA by Jonathan Richman

Posted by: Mark at May 14, 2010 10:45 PM

- "Saturday Night" - Jason Anderson
- "Another Day" - Jamie Lidell
- "Give It" - Lambchop (off of the Live at XX Merge album)
- "Water from the Same Source" - Rachel's
- "Elevatas" - Robin Thicke
- "Sarah" - Ray LaMontagne
- "Let the Music Get Down in Your Soul" - Marc Broussard
- "The Woods" - Bon Iver
- "Lovin's for Fools" - Sarah Siskind
- "Older Lover Undercover" - Jason Mraz (off of Selections for Friends)

Enjoy your amazing selection of music suggestions! So many great comments here.

Posted by: Jenny at May 14, 2010 11:01 PM

Not sure about the play order, but it's pretty close:

1) Adventures in Solitude - New Pornographers
2) Stuff and Nonsense - The Eddie Vedder/Neil Finn version
3) Here Comes Your Man -- The Pixies
4) I Don't Want to Lose You Yet - Steve Earle
5) There She Goes My Beautiful World - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
6) Oh My Sweet Carolina - Ryan Adams
7) Titus - Split Enz
8) She's Happy - The Gear Daddies
9) Twin Brother - John Doe
10) Johnny Appleseed -- Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros

I know I'd end with Johnny Appleseed because it's one of the most joyful, optimistic songs I've ever heard.

Posted by: da12vid at May 14, 2010 11:04 PM

fireworks - animal collective
when i grow up - fever ray
king of carrot flowers pt. 1 - neutral milk hotel
nothing like you - frightened rabbit
dilaudid - the mountain goats
long distance call - phoenix
the pelican - menomena
zoo york - paul oakenfold
bring on the comets - vhs or beta
gunz yo - sage francis (random but in case you wanted some hip hopppp)

Posted by: bob_cranmer at May 14, 2010 11:26 PM

1. サカナクション: アルクアラウンド
Sakanakushon: Aruku Raundo
Title Translation: Walk Around

2. サカナクション: 三日月サンセット
Sakanakushon: Mikazuki Sanseto
Title Translation: New Moon Sunset

3. Happa-Tai - YATTA!
Leaf Team: YATTA!
Title Translation: All Right!

Look them up on Youtube, one of my favorite Japanese Bands of late and a hilariously good message/song from the Leaf Team (a group of comedians)

Posted by: goodthingsahead at May 14, 2010 11:46 PM

iTunes thought so I didn't have to. But these are my most played songs for a reason.

Dosh -- Um, Circles and Squares
Scuba -- Harpoon
Culture -- Calling Rastafari
Armando Hernandez -- La Zenaida
John Vanderslice -- Exodus Damage
Rodolfo y Su Tipica -- La Colegiala
The Gladiators -- Small Ax
Joanna Newsom -- Monkey & Bear
Cold Cut -- Man in a Garage
John Holt -- Police in Helicopter

Anything for you Ze.

P.S. I am looking for a job, any advice?

Tom

Posted by: Tom at May 14, 2010 11:53 PM

Fitzcarraldo by The Frames, you can download it from their website here:

http://www.theframes.ie/v4/music/breadcrumb_trail.shtml

Posted by: shannon at May 15, 2010 12:00 AM

Cousin Norman by Marmalade
Fog on the Tyne by Lindisfarme
I love my shirt by DONOVAN
On the radio by Regina Spektor
The Gnome by Pink Floyd
8 ton crazy by Andy Fairweather Low
Sugar-Sugar (In My Life) by John Fogerty
A Place In The Choir by Bill Staines (from The First Million Miles)
Fish and Whistle by John Prine (from Bruised Orange)
Teenage Confidential by the Flamin Groovies

Posted by: Josh Neufeld at May 15, 2010 12:27 AM

In the neighborhood by sisters underground

Posted by: sue at May 15, 2010 12:42 AM

Floater - Weightless
Pain - Futz Said Julie

Posted by: hed at May 15, 2010 2:40 AM

Any song by Syd Matters :)

Posted by: mute at May 15, 2010 2:50 AM

Two Cups of Tea -by Star Fucking Hipsters

Posted by: emerson lowrance at May 15, 2010 3:00 AM

1. Protons, Neutrons, Electrons by Cat Empire
2. World at Large-Modest Mouse
3. My Music At Work-Tragically Hip
4. Bandages, Bandages- Hot Hot Heat
5. Banana Pancakes- Jack Johnson
6. Brandy Alexander- Feist
7. Bad Dream-Keane
8. tie- Are You Sad & In Repair -Our Lady Peace
9. Everybody Hurts-REM
10. Don't Bring Me Down-Electric Light Orchestra

Posted by: pirate maki at May 15, 2010 4:42 AM

Teenage Sun by The Netherlands. This song *was* music for me for about two weeks.

Posted by: Pangloss at May 15, 2010 4:57 AM

Dance Dance Dance -- Lykke Li
From the morning -- Nick Drake
Go faster stripes -- Kat Flint
Pachad -- Yael Naim
You -- Allie Moss
First love -- Adele
Oh! -- Micky Green
MacGyver Blues -- My little pony
Boy with a coin -- Iron & wine
Hair like spanish moss -- Calexico

Posted by: ingrid at May 15, 2010 5:06 AM

Hey Love the blog hope you like the songs

Spanish Dance Trope - Gorky's Zygotic Mynci
Nice Feeling - Pierre Bensusan
Yes - McAlmont & Butler
Only love can break your heart - St Etienne
Colours - The Frank and Walters
Streets of your town - The go-Betweens
Cradle Burns - Rollerskate Skinny
Slow Graffiti - Belle & Sebastian
I wanna be your lover - Prince
Father and Daughter - Paul Simon

Posted by: Pablo Lafano at May 15, 2010 6:51 AM

Hey Love the blog hope you like the songs

Spanish Dance Trope - Gorky's Zygotic Mynci
Nice Feeling - Pierre Bensusan
Yes - McAlmont & Butler
Only love can break your heart - St Etienne
Colours - The Frank and Walters
Streets of your town - The go-Betweens
Cradle Burns - Rollerskate Skinny
Slow Graffiti - Belle & Sebastian
I wanna be your lover - Prince
Father and Daughter - Paul Simon

Posted by: Pablo Lafano at May 15, 2010 6:51 AM

Tunng - Arms

Lonely, Dear - I Am John

Cloud Cult - The Ghost Inside Our House

Posted by: Missy at May 15, 2010 6:54 AM

Since you're prob looking for some repeats in these suggestions, I'm also going to go with Comment #2:

Ain't gwine whistle dixie no mo' - Taj Mahal. (live version)
From: The Real Thing (or is it Thang?)

Posted by: Matan at May 15, 2010 7:34 AM

Civil Twilight and The Reason by the Weakerthans. Catchy *and* clever, hard to find a better combination I promise you :)

Posted by: Helsbells at May 15, 2010 7:42 AM

I've never, ever gotten tired of "Hey Jude". The oldier it gets, the goldier it gets.

Posted by: Lyell at May 15, 2010 8:30 AM

The Bad Plus - Anthem for the Earnest

Posted by: Brian at May 15, 2010 8:45 AM

send me on my way - rusted root
down to earth - peter gabriel

the happysaddest songs i got :)

Posted by: han at May 15, 2010 9:00 AM

Yeasayer - One
(and if you've got the time, watch the video too)

Posted by: Angelo at May 15, 2010 9:30 AM

"Nightgown of the Sullen Moon"
They Might Be Giants

Posted by: Brendan at May 15, 2010 10:30 AM

Hello Young Lovers - Bobby Darin
Tupelo Honey - Van Morrison
Charlie James - Peter Case
Romeo and Juliet - Dire Straits
I Want You Back (Z-Trip Remix) - The Jackson Five (via Z-Trip, natch)
The End of Our Road - Marvin Gaye
Better Not Look Down - B.B. King
Even the Losers - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Red House - Jimi Hendrix
You've Really Got a Hold on Me - Me'Shell Ndegeocello

Posted by: Jim O. at May 15, 2010 10:44 AM

Carmalita -- Warren Zevon

Why? Because: "The state won't give me no more methadone, and they cut off your welfare check."

Posted by: Max at May 15, 2010 11:28 AM

"Sunshine" by Todd Snider off of his East Nashville Skyline album.

It's a song about a guy trying to kill himself and screwing it up, but it's so pretty and ends with such a happy feeling that it always makes me smile.

Enjoy your tunes, Ze! Always looking forward to your next project :)

Posted by: Andrew Crowe at May 15, 2010 11:30 AM

La pulce d'acqua Angelo Branduardi:
(nice video too)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cqiTWkfa3U

Posted by: chris at May 15, 2010 11:31 AM

The Mountain Goats - Cotton

Posted by: ChrisF at May 15, 2010 11:45 AM

OH! I am so glad you asked.

I was going to respond with a selection of my quirky favorites, but in the end I just have to agree that you should get into Joanna Newsom. From her first album, Milk-eyed Mender, my favorites are Inflammatory Writ and This Side of the Blue. From her second album, Ys, I think Emily is a good song to start with--plus it's quite a long song, so you'll get more for your buck. :-)

Other songs that are good: Black Cab by Jens Lekman, Luckiest Guy on the Lower East Side by the Magnetic Fields.

Posted by: JJR at May 15, 2010 1:05 PM

here's one:

The Only House That's Not On Fire (Yet) by Lemon Demon - the perfect balance of whimsical and chilled out

Posted by: crushing carl at May 15, 2010 1:53 PM

Superman, by the Crash Test Dummies.
because sometimes I dispair the world will never see another man like him...

Posted by: acm at May 15, 2010 2:48 PM

for tired/happy/sad...

Heitor Villa-Lobos, "Bachianas Brasileiras #5" sung by any number of amazing vocal artists (I like the original, by Bidu Sayao)

Getz/Gilbert "The Girl from Ipanema"

Frank Sinatra: "My Funny Valentine"

Cake: "Frank Sinatra"

David Bowie: "Sound and Vision" and "Everyone Says 'Hi'"

Beirut, "Cliquot"

Holly Cole's cover of Tom Waits' "Tango Till They're Sore"

Laurie Anderson "Excellent Birds"

Einsturzende Neubauten's cover of "Sand"

Posted by: ergo at May 15, 2010 3:00 PM

what a beautiful rich choice. :)

i have been going through other people's choices out of curiosity and there is much wonderfulness. :) purely selfishly, i'm glad you asked this question.

Posted by: ingrid at May 15, 2010 3:46 PM


1. "Senegal Fast Food" - Amadou et Mariam
2. "Soaring" - Sydney Forest
3. "The Lazy Boy" - Moxy Früvous
4. "Country Day" - The Tragically Hip
5. "The Diner Song" - State Radio
6. "Cinque Terre" - Marc Atkinson Trio
7. "Elias" - Dispatch
8. "Street Signs" - Ozomatli
9. "All You Need is Smiles" - David Schwartz
10. "Something in the Way of Things (In Town)" - The Roots (feat. Amiri Baraka)

Posted by: Krish at May 15, 2010 4:09 PM

1. Bright Eyes: Four Winds

2.-9. The rest of the Casadega album (Brighteyes)

Posted by: jon at May 15, 2010 4:58 PM

after the goldrush by neil young
old man by neil young
wagon wheel by old crow medicine show
low class conspiracy by quasimoto
girl i wanna lay you down by Animal Liberation Orchestra
madness by deltron
the truth by handsome boy modeling school
don't cry by jay dee
in my time of dying by led zeppelin
grinnin' in your face by son house

Posted by: nbirkel at May 15, 2010 5:03 PM

blue Monday on candyass

Posted by: murk at May 15, 2010 5:16 PM

"That's Entertainment" by The Jam
Too much fun. I never get tired of it. Neither will you.

Posted by: beth at May 15, 2010 6:57 PM

P.S. I second OneWinkataTime's suggestion -- 'Mykonos' by Fleet Foxes.

:-D

Posted by: beth at May 15, 2010 7:02 PM

Hmm, " that i haven't heard " ?? that's tough. I'm not sure how eclectic your taste is but Pascal Comlade is pretty obscure. His "I Put a Barbara Steel on You" is typical of his stuff. He's either French and lives in Spain, or Spanish and lives in France (I can't remember which) and performs on a toy piano. His version of Mack the Knife is excellent also



I put a Barbara Steele on you – Pascal Comelade

MP3 search on MP3hunting

Posted by: DS Bakker at May 15, 2010 7:11 PM

M. Ward - Duet for Guitars #3

Posted by: kab at May 15, 2010 8:18 PM

1. The Flowers of Bermuda- Stan Rogers
2. Bowie - flight of the conchords

Posted by: Dougald Lamont at May 15, 2010 8:46 PM

I'm All Over It by Jamie Cullum
Wheels by Jamie Cullum
Music is Through by Jamie Cullum

Posted by: Elaina at May 15, 2010 10:29 PM

Baby Gramps- Sunny Afternoon

He built the house he was born in.

Posted by: fopah at May 16, 2010 12:38 AM

Some real variety for you:

Fredo Viola - The Sad Song http://www.fredoviola.com/media/opus/ (I think you'll really appreciate the video too)

Sarah Slean - Playing Cards with Judas

Vienna Teng - 1BR/BA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gUB9cYAFUw

Feathermerchants - Syracuse

Jane Sibbery - Everything Reminds Me of My Dog

Jill Sobule - Trains

Jim Boggia - Peter Pan

Richard Thompson - Oops I did it again (Well, yes it is an extremely odd cover)

Posted by: notshakespeare at May 16, 2010 2:00 AM

teardrops - massive attack
close your eyes - chemical brothers
use somebody - kings of leon
good morning baby - bic runga/dan wilson
everything pink floyd :)

Posted by: LM at May 16, 2010 2:25 AM

Banana Phone by Raffi :-)

Posted by: Todd Gilles at May 16, 2010 2:57 AM

J. S. Bach - The Well-Tempered Clavier (Daniel Barenboim)

Posted by: LEC at May 16, 2010 3:33 AM

Herman Dune - "Not On top"
Wolf Parade - "I'll Believe in Anything"

These two songs make me happy and sad at the same time.

Posted by: Em at May 16, 2010 4:36 AM

I don't know if you've heard these already (probably you have), but classical never gets old. And this year is Chopin's birthday. My favourite songs of his:

- Nocturne in Eb (Op 9 No 2)
- Fantasie Impromptu
- Tristesse (Op 10 No 3)
- Impromptu in Gb (Op 51 No 3)
- Waltz in C# minor (Op 64 No 2)
- Minute Waltz (Op 64 No 1)
- Waltz in B minor (Op 69 No 2)

Depending on who the pianist is, the versions of each of those songs listed above can sound vastly different. My absolute favourite rendition of the Gb Impromptu is by György Cziffra (you can find it on YouTube).

More classics:

- Debussy's "Arabesque No. 1" & "Clair de Lune" if you like impressionistic piano music
- Liszt's "La Campanella" & "Liebestraum No. 3"

Don't know if you're into Mozart, but just in case, the following are the more impressionable ones IMO out of his piano sonatas:

- K333 3rd movement
- K330 1st movement
- K331 1st & 3rd movements (Turkish March)
- K309 1st movement
- K332 1st movement
- K545 1st movement

Horowitz is the man when it comes to interpretation of Mozart's sonatas - really leggiero touch even in his 70s!!!

And, um, if you are into baroque (contrapuntal) stuff, some JS Bach:

- Prelude in Bb (BWV 866)
- Prelude in C# (BWV 848)
- Prelude in Ab (BWV 862)

All the above from the Well-Tempered Clavier serie.

I guess I'd better include one contemporary choice too, lol. And that will be Bill Evans' "My Foolish Heart" (jazz piano).

Posted by: Am at May 16, 2010 5:28 AM

Queen of the Surface Streets by DeVotchKa.
The most beautiful song ever..

Posted by: Sturmovik at May 16, 2010 6:27 AM

Only one person here suggested Blonde Redhead.

Everyone but that person should be ashamed of themselves.

Posted by: Son at May 16, 2010 8:15 AM

The Duke & The King - The morning that I get to hell

Posted by: Matt at May 16, 2010 11:18 AM

i'm late to this party, but here's a snapshot from my own playlist called, coincidentally, "happysad soft":

Back Together - Citizen Cope
Degenerate - Vic Chesnutt
Honey and the Moon - Joseph Arthur
Arc of Time - Bright Eyes
I Like Giants - Kimya Dawson
I Will Keep the Bad Things From You - The Damnwells
Milke Thistle - Conor Oberst
Vokuro - Bjork
Panic Pure - Kristin Hersh
Parakeet - R.E.M.

Posted by: d'Zhuoy at May 16, 2010 12:57 PM

O Pastor.- Madredeus
Blue.- Yoko Kanno
Often a bird.- Wim Mertens
The News.- Jack Jhonson
Même si.- Les Rita MItsouko
L'eclipse.- Sean Lennon et M
Oblivion.- Astor Piazolla
Ciao Bella.- Rose
Moon.- Origa
Douze fois par an.- Jeanner Cherhal

Posted by: Lux at May 16, 2010 1:03 PM

Is It Cos I'm Cool - Mousse T.

Who doesn't love a pop, upbeat dance song? It's good for any occasion.

I love it every time I hear it

Posted by: SL at May 16, 2010 4:50 PM

Freshly Ground - I'd Like
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-5GzjsxGU0

Posted by: Boris Yakubchik at May 16, 2010 6:06 PM

Phantom Pt. 2 (Live) by Justice
Up, up and Away by Kid Cudi
Birth by The Faint
Reeko by NOFX
Eight Miles Wide by Storm Large

Posted by: Harvey at May 16, 2010 7:47 PM

I recently got "Roll Up the Red Carpet" and "If You Care" by Doll and the Kicks and I like 'em. You can do a YouTube search for "If You Care" and find a Rawsession acoustic performance which I find is superior to the full studio version.

"Hail Mary" and "Expiration Date" by Pomplamoose are also both very good. They have a number of great covers, but I end up always going back to those two.

"Let Go" by Frou Frou is a good one; but there's a good chance you already know it. Really, the entire Garden State soundtrack is really good.

The cover of "Walking on the Moon" and the original song "I Wish That I" by Cas Haley are both good.

"Gavin's Song" by Marc Broussard, "Love Love Love" by the Mountain Goats, "Outside" by Tribe, "Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt" by We Are Scientists, and everything by Andy McKee are also great options.

I also like "Gotta Go" by Agnostic Front, "Count It Off" by The Saturday Knights, and "I've Got An Idea For A Movie" and "I Am Crushed" by The Vandals.

Sorry for the randomness, I just sort of looked through my library and picked things out. Hope this is helpful.

Posted by: Logan at May 16, 2010 8:00 PM

"Simply Are" - Arto Lindsay
"Yer Ropes" - Giant Sand
"Star Witness" - Neko Case
"Heaven is for easy girls" - the Awkward Stage

Posted by: jane at May 16, 2010 8:29 PM

Jason Mraz; make It Mine

Posted by: gypsysister at May 16, 2010 9:38 PM

Super Junior :: Sorry Sorry
Jamiroquai :: Canned Heat

Posted by: M at May 16, 2010 11:48 PM

Heterosexual Man
Someone Who Is Cool
-Odds

A more obscure-ish selection for you.

Posted by: Elli at May 17, 2010 1:22 AM

I thought I'd be the first to post 'Tunng' but I'm actually the second, barely beat out by Missy.

Anyway, I listened to 'Arms' and thought it was excellent, but all the same the only single song that comes to mind for me at the moment is

Tunng - Bullets

Posted by: Lee at May 17, 2010 3:05 AM

maroon by ken nordine

word jazz by a living legend with one of the coolest voices ever. this song is one of a series that came about from a commission in the early 1960s for the talented mr. nordine to write commercials for paint.

Posted by: raw at May 17, 2010 5:18 AM

The Gift - Seether.

Calming, relaxing, strong, catchy, emotional. This song has got me through the tough times in my life.

Posted by: Daffy at May 17, 2010 7:38 AM

So many choices. Here's two that leap to mind:

Ryan Adams - Wish You Were Here
Yebo - Art of Noise

Posted by: ccd at May 17, 2010 7:38 AM

Search for Magnatune Remixed. A lot of great Creative Common Remixes, with the brilliant:

Brilliant Daze-Lisa DeBenedictus mixed by Pat Chilla the Beat Gorilla

Posted by: Tom Stohlman at May 17, 2010 8:07 AM

The wonderful piano piece by Michael Nyman - The Heart Asks Pleasure First is my favorite song of all time.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-heart-asks-pleasure-first/id219346873?i=219346909

Posted by: Jared Kauppila at May 17, 2010 8:37 AM

"It's Okay" by Land of Talk. It syncs up really well with the build your own kaleidoscope.

Posted by: Megan at May 17, 2010 9:58 AM

Whistle for the choir - The Fratellis
The Balad of Billy and Oscar - James Luther Dickenson
Van Helsing Boombox - Man Man
Undestructable - Golgol Bordello
Thursday's Child - Blue Stone Society

Posted by: Dreadful_Rauw at May 17, 2010 11:15 AM

1. Angel From Montgomery by John Prine and/or Bonnie Raitt

2. Horchata by Vampire Weekend

3. Me and Bobbie McGee by Janis Joplin

4. Blue Sky by The Allman Brothers

5. Good times, Bad Times by Led Zeppelin

6. Say Hey by Michael Franti and Spearhead

7. Step Right Up by Tom Waits

8. Stop Your Sobbing by the Pretenders

9. No Rain by Blind Melon

10. Light and Day by the Polyphonic Spree

Posted by: eb at May 17, 2010 1:30 PM

There you go Mr. Frank

Try not to loose yourself...

http://hypem.com/#/cstordy/obsessed

Posted by: Cleveland at May 17, 2010 2:29 PM

Madrugada - Just buy 'The Deep End' album w/ your $10.

You won't regret it.

Posted by: Joe at May 17, 2010 4:01 PM

If you still have any money left, go with "Ballrooms of Mars" by T. Rex or Fantastic Plastic Machine's cover of "The Whistle Song."

Posted by: El Nacho at May 17, 2010 4:06 PM

Fearless by Pink Floyd, from the album Meddle

Posted by: Patrick at May 17, 2010 5:08 PM

1. Hallelujah by Rufus Wainwright

Pretty much any song from Rufus Wainwright's Want One, Want Two, or Release the Stars albums. Unlike anything else. Really, really amazing stuff.

Posted by: Justin at May 17, 2010 6:03 PM

Just this one: "Chinese Apple" from Loose Fur (a Wilco side-project)
...and this one: "Aguas de Marco" by Antonio Carlos Jobim
...and since I can see the Blind Melon suggestion, you might try their cover of "Three is a magic number" (oh yes it is)
...I've come this far, I'll finish out the list:

4. "The River" by Anathallo
5. "Flim" by The Bad Plus
6. "Only Talking Sense" by Neil and Tim Finn (aka The Finn Brothers)
7. "Settler" by Balmorhea
...and a triple-shot of Avett Brothers: "The Weight of Lies" "When I Drink" "Murder in the City"

Enjoy

Posted by: JDubFromTheHub at May 17, 2010 9:03 PM

Peter Sarstedt - Where Do Yo Go To My Lovely?
Keb' Mo' - America The Beautiful
Jamiroquai - Corner of the Earth
Les Nubians - Tabou
Bobby McFerrin - Bang! Zoom
Simply Red - Sunrise
The Commodores - Brick House
Jason Mraz - Life is Wonderful
Hapa - Aloha Friday
Paris Session Singers - La Mer

Posted by: James at May 17, 2010 11:04 PM

Avett Brothers - I and Love and You

Posted by: Brian at May 18, 2010 12:35 PM

A Csitári Hegyek Alatt -- Oi Va Voi
Hungarian folk song cover by UK band, great chillout mood
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9RgXSUZtO4

Besh o drom
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dN6YC4AzldM

Lille -- Lisa Hannigan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaFs_uEfqhM

Brrrlak -- Zap Mama
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxkbipVwZv4&playnext_from=TL&videos=j-M2RfcMsd8

Posted by: dzsf at May 18, 2010 5:06 PM

I think you're going to need a lot more than ten dollars.

Posted by: Shelly at May 18, 2010 9:36 PM

Heartbreak (Make me a Dancer) - Sophie Ellis Bextor

Posted by: Robert Padbury at May 18, 2010 10:04 PM

Alice in Chains - Down In A Hole (Unplugged)

Posted by: Niall at May 19, 2010 12:24 AM

Go do - by Jonsi (ex of Sigur Ros)

Posted by: Daniel at May 19, 2010 2:57 PM

I have one that I can't get tired off :

Noir Désir - L'appartement

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVqdMgZs1dw

Aaah, and, it's french. Never tried to listen to it without understanding french so I can't say how it is if you don't.

Great post, always looking for new music, thank you :).

Posted by: arceno at May 19, 2010 5:33 PM

Baby's on Fire - Brian Eno
What Goes On - The Feelies
It Says Here - Billy Bragg
Gun Street Girl - Tom Waits
See a Little Light - Bob Mould
Take the KASH - Reckless Eric
Glow in the Dark - The Bongos
Snack Attack - Godley and Creme
Jealous Guy (live) - Bryan Ferry
Big Blue Plymouth -David Byrne

Posted by: Josh at May 19, 2010 5:39 PM

In the order they came to mind:

It Never Entered My Mind - Miles Davis
Circle - Miles Davis
Blue in Green - Miles Davis
Dear Prudence - Beatles
H. - Tool
Hysteric - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Want - the Cure
99 Luftballons - Nena
Uptown - Prince
Joe Metro - Blue Scholars

I know there is a very good chance you've heard several, if not all of these, especially Dear Prudence and 99 Luftballons, but I cannot imagine not being distracted by them, at least for a second. After writing them all out and thinking about how much I love them, I hope you have listened to all of them, or will at some point.

Posted by: Nikki at May 19, 2010 9:11 PM

"Honey Honey" by Feist
"Tomorrow Comes Today" by Gorillaz
"June" by Pete Yorn
"Homesick" by The Vines

I groove on these songs when I'm happysad. Hope you like 'em.

Posted by: Sarah at May 20, 2010 12:08 AM

Congratulation for the gift.

Posted by: Los Angeles party bus at May 20, 2010 4:25 AM

Congratulation for the gift

Posted by: Los Angeles party bus at May 20, 2010 4:36 AM

It's a New Day - James Brown

Posted by: Sean at May 20, 2010 2:18 PM

"happysad"? Dude, get a sack!

Posted by: Lee at May 20, 2010 4:22 PM

Thieves - She & Him

Posted by: Marie at May 20, 2010 6:21 PM

The Typewriter - Leroy Anderson

Posted by: Morgan at May 20, 2010 9:04 PM

canadian style:
tokyo police club- hands reversed, your english is good
thunderheist- jerk it, little booty girl
fucked up- son of the father
hey rosetta!- i've been asleep for a long long time
joel plaskett- through & through & through
chad vangaalen- clinically dead
and anything by metric

Posted by: Izzie at May 21, 2010 2:25 PM

Gimme Some Love - Spencer Davis Group

DO IT.

Posted by: Sam at May 21, 2010 4:57 PM

My favorite is from a little known band called Freefalling (well I'd never heard of them, but they just released an album called "Shimmer") But I came across this song when I was looking for songs on lastFM that had influences of the Beatles.
"Air" is beautiful and reminds me a little of "hey Jude", I love the way it builds up so that even if you are feeling melancholy at the beginning, it just gets bigger and happier till you can't help but sing and dance. I love how you think it's going to end there, then it gets better! Ha!
Here's where I found it - http://www.last.fm/music/Freefalling/_/Air

Posted by: Tiger at May 21, 2010 10:36 PM

Any kind of song that Ingrid Michaelson sings. But
"Porcelain Fists", "Masochist", "Everybody", "The Chain", and "Soldier" are my favorites. :)

Posted by: Alana Someone at May 22, 2010 1:00 PM

Posted by: alterrosie at May 22, 2010 4:41 PM

Somersaults by Battlehoooch

Posted by: mrstiggywiggle at May 23, 2010 12:18 PM

Sorry I'm late, but mine are better than all the others. I'll stream them from my web site.


Energy Fools the Magician by Brian Eno

Fortunately Gone by Breeders

Hard to be Human Again by Mekons

She's My Best Friend by Velvet Underground

Our Friends by Meat Puppets

Tuff Gnarl by Sonic Youth

Love -> Building On Fire by Talking Heads

Venus by Television

Milk Man by Deerhoof

Girlfren by Modern Lovers

Posted by: Norman Obstacle at May 23, 2010 5:29 PM

This may sound silly, but I have been watching Disney's "The Princess & the Frog" with my daughter a lot lately, and the music from that movie is fantastic. For me, the standout song is "Goin' Down the Bayou" sung by Ray the firefly. Always makes me happy. :D

Posted by: bertie at May 23, 2010 10:01 PM

1. *Fin by Anberlin

2. If It Means A Lot to You by A Day to Remember

3. Apparations by Matthew Good Band

4. Weightless by All Time Low

5. Stockholm Syndrome by Blink 182

6. Wake Up by Arcade Fire

7. The Adventure Final by Angels and Airwaves

8. Pictures of You by The Last Goodnight (Also love The Cure's Pictures of You too)

9. Colorblind by Counting Crows

10. Tie between Giant and Running for Home by Matthew Good Band. And Flo rida's version of Right Round, just because I can listen to it many times over and over.

I love so many songs, it's hard to choose ten!

Posted by: sam strap at May 24, 2010 2:03 AM

Cat Like Thief- Boxcar Racer
Grounds for Divorce- Elbow
The Bones of You- Elbow
Juggalo Hommies- Insane Clown Posse
Stripped- Rammstein
Swing Life away- Rise Against
Ricochet- Shiny Toy Guns
Coma White- Marilyn Manson
Funny the way it is- Dave Mathews Band
Positive Tension- Bloc Party

You may have heard some but maybe not for awhile ;)

Posted by: SetanaZen at May 25, 2010 1:39 AM

Zwit Rwit - Idir

This one always puts me in a good mood even though I have no idea what they're saying.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7cj4_idir-cheb-khaled-zwit-rwit

Too bad I can't find the mp3 of this duet version.

Posted by: mela at May 25, 2010 11:48 AM

Age Old Hunger - Christopher Denny

a song about longing and staying true to yourself...

Posted by: Jon at May 26, 2010 5:34 PM

1. i want to hold your hand (german) -the beatles
2. you can't hurry love -diana ross and the supremes
3. " i cant get next to you" or "i wish it would rain" the temptations
4. one ogf these songs :

http://www.amazon.com/Monkees-Greatest-Hits/dp/B0000033O3
5. on a carousel -the hollies
6. something by the rolling stones
7. something by cream
8. something by donovan
9. my sweet Lord -george harrison
10. Imagine -jl

Posted by: Lyn at May 26, 2010 8:50 PM

You me and the candles
Smoke baby
We will still need a song
Paper Shoes

And anything else by Hawksley Workman.

Posted by: Cara at May 27, 2010 12:09 PM

Check out a band called "Battles". Any song really. My fave is called "tonto". Its kind of instrumental jam band jazz from the future with a minimalist sort of undertone. I think you would really enjoy it.

Posted by: thomas at May 28, 2010 1:02 PM

So what did you pick?

Posted by: JJR at May 29, 2010 1:09 AM

Prisencolinensinainciusol by Adriano Celentano. Like you, its truly unique.

Posted by: D. Freeman at May 31, 2010 8:05 PM

"The World as Best as I Can Remember It" by Rich Mullins is the best song ever written.

Posted by: EN at May 31, 2010 8:57 PM

Hi Ze,
In no particular order... If you already spent your 10 smackeroo's, let me know, I'll front ya.

"Stabilize" - Juniper Lane
"Different Stars" - Trespassers William
"Last Thing's Last" - Rachels
"As One" - Dropkick Murphys
"Paper Wings" - Rise Against
"A&E" - Goldfrapp
"What Went Wrong" - Blink 182
"On Your Porch" - The Format
"Thoughts Before Me" - Amber Pacific
"Sometime Around Midnight" - Airborne Toxic Event

*Bonuses (Just in case you come across another 10-er one day):
"Mahna Mahna" - The Muppet Show
"Stolen Car" - Beth Orton
"There's Too Much Love" Belle & Sebastian"
"Angry Nerd Rock" - The Ataris
"The Adventure" - Angels and Airwaves
"Blue in the Face" - Alkaline Trio
"Intervention" - Arcade Fire
"Look on Down From the Bridge" - Mazzy Star
"Quelqu'un m'a dit" - Carla Bruni
"Broken" - Seether (feat. Amy Lee)

Well, this stinks, I've already taken up a lot of your time and I still have recommendations AND I haven't even gotten to the big question--why are you sad Mr. Frank? I don't think this is a terrible thing if you are--the tired and happy/sad mood is one of my favorites though it's probably best not to dwell there too long.
Hopefully you haven't heard too many of these before. Some are there to help you revel in your feelings, others might help you change your mood just a little bit. Hopefully none of them will make you want to hate your duckys.
Let me know what you think!
For now I'm going to peruse your other fans' comments and get some new music recommendations myself. Great Idea Mr. Frank!
B

Posted by: withcalm at May 31, 2010 11:11 PM

good feelings by the violent femmes

Posted by: carlotron at June 1, 2010 1:09 AM

The only song that comes to mind for you for some reason is: Cloud Cuckooland by The Real Tuesday Weld

Categorized as some as "Antique Beat", the subject matter is often dark, but this song is the most catchy, memorable and upbeat piece of music I've heard in some time.

Posted by: Alex Lockwood at June 3, 2010 3:54 PM

I thought I'd be the first to post 'Tunng' but I'm actually the second, barely beat out by Missy.

Anyway, I listened to 'Arms' and thought it was excellent, but all the same the only single song that comes to mind for me at the moment is

Tunng - Bullets

Posted by: strapping machine at June 4, 2010 2:08 AM

Puzzles - The Mary Onettes

Posted by: welding rod at June 6, 2010 4:51 AM

Stereolab - Infinity Girl

Posted by: welding electrode at June 6, 2010 7:47 AM

"Dreamland" from Bunny Wailer's "Blackheart Man"

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/blackheart-man-remastered/id311443788

Posted by: Tim at June 10, 2010 6:06 AM

When your sad
DJ Tiesto - I will be here
Ashanti - Foolish
Damien Rice -The blower's daughter
Enigma -Return to Innocence - reminds you that life is short

Posted by: dariusdareme at June 12, 2010 4:35 PM

I love your brain.
Here are my suggestions in no particular order:

1. Party & Bullshit by Biggie Smalls remixed by Ratatat

2. A New England by Kirsty McColl

3. Greenwich Mean Time by Charlotte Gainsbourg

4. Do You Like Me by Nerdy Girl

5. The Crow - DJ Food

6. Nude as the News - Cat Power
7. Trap Doors - Broken Bells
8. We Are Not the Same - Cimarons
9. Waiting Room - Fugazi
10. Last Call - Elliott Smith

Posted by: Julietta at June 17, 2010 12:02 PM

Anything off the Lowest of the Low album "Shakespeare....My Butt", but perhaps especially "Eternal Fatalist" or "Rosy and Grey" for that sadhappy feeling...

Posted by: feisty_jenn at June 17, 2010 12:02 PM

maybe too late, but...

01. Love - Alone Again Or
02. Jens Lekman - Kanske Är Jag Kär I Dig
03. Avalanches - Matchpoint of your Love
04. The Radio Dept - Heaven's on Fire
05. Feist - Inside & Out
06. Kings of Convenience - Gold for the Price of Silver
07. Pernice Brothers - Discover a Lovelier You
08. Teenage Fanclub - Everything Flows
09. The Sundays - Here's where the story ends
10. Decemberists - The Engine Driver

Posted by: lietchka at June 18, 2010 6:43 AM

Paolo Nutini. He has a song for every emotion on his two albums.

New Shoes to lift you up

Growing Up Beside You for bittersweet nostalgia

Tricks of the Trade for bitterbitter

Pencil Full of Lead to dance around the house for no reason

Million Faces for happysad


Posted by: Leslie Poston at June 20, 2010 12:32 PM

Buy the whole "Theater of Salvation" album from Edguy.

Posted by: Bentenheimer at June 26, 2010 7:33 PM

"Oh it is love" Hellogoodbye
its my favorite song! :DD

Posted by: Zoe at June 27, 2010 1:43 AM

It's worth checking out, very different...Acoustic Accordion Album, "Silence" a song by Motion Trio. The cat might like it.

Posted by: marthainnh at June 30, 2010 1:29 AM

I second JohnH's American Football recommendation; anything by them is sure to move you

Posted by: kevin at June 30, 2010 3:20 AM

Up, Up, and Away (in my beautiful balloon.) Fifth Dimension version. John Jacob Jingleheimerschmidt (His name is mine name too, or not.) That's the way aha, aha I like it--KC and the Sunshine Band (always a mood elevator.) Wild One by Iggy Pop--it makes your knees do funny things. If I had a hammer by Peter, Paul, and Mary, I would hammer BP in the head (and that would make me feel really good.) Bread Line by Megadeath, Crazy Train--Ozzy, Get a Job by Sha Na Na, When the Levi breaks Led Zeppelin, All I wanted was a Pepsi, Suicidal Tendencies. That should make you hip hop happy.

Posted by: Melinda at July 1, 2010 4:09 AM

only 10? I could do with a list of 50.. maybe more.

Your Hand in Mine - Explosions in the Sky
White Blank Page - Mumford and Sons
All Uncovered - The Watchmen
Walton's Mountain - Truck Stop Love
Oceans - Pearl Jam
Symphony 6: Fair Thee Well & The Requiem Mix - Emily Wells
Hasn't hit me yet - Blue Rodeo
Home for a Rest - Spirit of the West
One piece at a time - Johnny Cash
Old Crows - Alexisonfire

Posted by: fantastapotamus at July 8, 2010 5:03 PM

This Modern Love - Bloc Party

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Posted by: labeling machine at July 13, 2010 1:39 AM

"Scooters" by Yoko Kanno, on the Honey and Clover OST.

Everything she writes is magical, but this is the best happysad-appropriate song of hers, I think.

Posted by: Rocco at July 13, 2010 5:18 PM

Luckiest Man - Wood Brothers

Posted by: skye at July 18, 2010 6:13 PM

Just 10, huh? Well, first 10 that spring to mind are:-

Tindersticks - My Sister
Longpigs - On and On
Henry Rollins -Liar
The National - All Dolled up in Straps
Brand New - Me vs Maradona vs Elvis
Murder by Death - Shiola
{Smog} - Feather by Feather
Asterix - Captain Flint
Billy Bragg - The Busy Girl Buys Beauty
The Long Blondes - Once and Never Again


Though I may be back...

Posted by: Tinder at July 23, 2010 10:10 PM

Oh PUHLEASE can someone do a Spotify playlist with this?

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