Tuesday, March 27, 2007


If you're reading this (which you are) please leave a comment and tell me about a few of your favorite albums (or what you're enjoying a lot right now, if trying to come up with all-time favorites is enough to make your head explode). I'm trying to branch out from listening to my iPod on random all the time. Plus, someone pointed out that half the songs on my beloved Wigglemix are apparently from car commercials, so maybe I'm not getting my inspiration from the best sources. I love it anyway, but I want to know what you guys are listening to and loving or have listened to and loved. Genre doesn't really matter, but I'm kinda looking for stuff that holds up now... frex, I loved Flood by TMBG back in the day, but I wouldn't necessarily recommend it to someone today.

Here are a few of mine, not that you asked:

Ben Folds' first self-titled album (then Whatever and Ever Amen and Rockin' the Suburbs)
Beatles, especially Revolver, Abbey Road, and Let it Be
Little Earthquakes and Under the Pink by Tori Amos (I loved her when I was a wee lass, but these albums probably hold up)
Monster by R.E.M.
Fumbling Toward Ecstasy by Sarah McLachlan
More Adventurous by Rilo Kiley
Rabbit Fur Coat by Jenny Lewis

That's all I can think of right now. See why I need recommendations? Help me, internets.


Jen said...

Hi Red, have you tried Metric? They definitely have a following here in Toronto; their latest album, Live it Out, has some great tracks.

kate said...

Need I tell you that "This is why I'm hot" is the wiggliest song evah? Also the Beyonce one that goes "to the left" cause it tells you how to dance right in the song.

I don't do albums.

Jaek said...

The Garden State soundtrack (you could also use that as a jumping point for any of the bands on the album)

Jack Johnson


Husky Rescue

Joanna Newsome

Portishead (Especially Live in NY Rose garden...or something)

don't call me MA'AM said...

Mat Kearney. Mat Kearney. :-)

I'm still hung up on Madeline Peyroux's Careless Love. I can listen to that entire album.

Drunkard's Prayer by Over The Rhine.

And I agree with jaek... sometimes I prefer soundtracks because of the variety.

Melissa said...

Do you have enough Guster in your life? Because Keep it Together and Ganging Up on the Sun, their last two albums, are both excellent.

Libragirl said...

The Garden State soundtrack is amazing (so was the movie) So is Veronica Mars and Grey's Anatomy
Anything Jack Johnson does is great.
and when I bring my i-pod up, I can get more.

zorak163 said...

You've already got my favorite album listed (Sarah McLachlan is amazing). I see that the Garden State soundtrack has also been mentioned. Other favorites include anything by Death Cab for Cutie, The Postal Service, Snow Patrol, the Great Expectations soundtrack and the first VAST album.

Joe said...

Pearl Jam, obviously.

And the new albums by Muse, The Shins, Anberlin, maybe even Snow Patrol.

And of course, Warrant.

Darren McLikeshimself said...

Writer's Block by Peter Bjorn and John

Brand New by Tomorrow by Money Mark

Sky Blue Sky by Wilco

Alright, Still by Lily Allen

You can't go wrong with any of those!

nabbalicious said...

Peter Bjorn & John is AWESOME. My favorite album so far this year!

NancyPearlWannabe said...

Currently serving on active duty on my ipod:

Postal Service, Give Up
The Shins, Wincing the Night Away
Bloc Party, A Weekend in the City
Cat Power, The Greatest
Regina Spektor, Begin to Hope

Courtney said...

If you like the Garden State soundtrack, you should try The Decemberists. If any of their songs were on that soundtrack, they would fit right in -- same vein.

cupcake said...

I recommend John Mayer's Continuum , The Killers' new album, Dave Matthews Stand Up, "Dirty Dancing Havana Nights" Soundtrack is very cool, and for songs I can't stop dancing to Fergie's G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S song or the Fratellis Flathead song. Oh and there's always The Buena Vista Social Club if you're looking for something vastly different and the soundtrack to "The Dancer Upstairs" is quite fabulous.

David said...

Neva Dinova - "Neva Dinova" (self titled). I also highly recommend the album they put together with Bright Eyes, "One Jug of Wine, Two Vessels."

indiie said...

I just got the new Shins album and its really growing on me. I took it camping and drunkenly danced around the campfire for hours.

indiie said...

Try Pandora.com- you can enter the names of artists you like, and the program finds tons of similar music for you.

Red said...

Yay! Thank you, one and all.

Libragirl/Jaek, it's funny you said that because while I like the Garden State soundtrack, I HATED the movie. It had lots of potential but was way too self-consciously hip and pretentious. It's taken several Scrubs episode to get me back on board with Zach Braff.

Also, everyone I know disagrees with me on this.

kortni said...

I agree with you wholeheartedly, loved the soundtrack hated the movie.

more good albums- The Beekeeper by Tori Amos...Hopes and Fears by Keane...Whatever people say I am, that's what I'm not by the Arctic Monkeys

Married Jen said...

Oh Red, you've gotta get AMY WINEHOUSE. A brit w/ a drinking problem who sound is a little bit pop, blues, Sinatra, and rocker chick all in one. Of course the new JT album rocks too! I'm sure you have that.

I'm with you though. My Ipod get so tired of random. Also, I have a hard time listening to a whole song in its entirety!

Tony said...

Hmm, well, right this second I'm listening to Shudder to Think: Pony Express Record. But recently the albums have been:

Hot One: Hot One
Super Furry Animals: Rings Around the World
Sparta: Threes
The Zutons: Tired of Hanging Around
The New Pornongraphers: Electric Version.

You should try them all...

Killer said...

My head is spinning, I don't know where to begin.

Modest Mouse, We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank

Shins, Wincing the Night Away

Ted Leo and The Pharmacists, Shake the Streets

Ryan Adams, Rock and Roll

I also have a itunes imix for my favorite songs of 2006.
Killer Rants Soundtrack 2006

Ruth said...

Regina Spektor
The Mountain Goats
The Decemberists
The Streets
Matt Costa

You should check out kexp.org It is a radio station out of Seattle that is non-profit, listener powered. You can stream live from your computer and they play a really interesting mix of new bands. Plus from their website you can download podcasts and live studio sessions with bands so you can check them out

Alicia said...

GREAT albums by Diana Krall. If I could burn a hole in a CD from playing it too much, it'd be Diana's fault.

The Look Of Love

When I Look In Your Eyes

Love Scenes