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Favorite tracks of the decade

December 27, 2009

Well, I started DJing around 2000 and now its approaching 2010. I thought I should do some of my favorite tracks of the decade. I’m sure this will be an ongoing post that I keep coming back to when I forget about a jem here and there. Also, a lot of my tracks are going to overlap with Rolling Stone and Pitchfork‘s favorites. I don’t mean to step on anyone’s toes, a great track is a great track. Unlike Pitchfork and Roling Stone, I’m going to be different and leave out OutKast from my list and also LCD soundsystem. Not that I don’t think their good, I do actually prefer to listen to OutKast when I’ve had five to many beers, but they just aren’t my favorite. So here we go, I’m going to list these in numerical order (that however does not mean that #1 is my favorite and so on, I’ve never been good at ranking and I’m not going to start trying to do it now.)

1. Yeah Yeah Yeah’s, Fever to Tell (2003), Maps
The New York Times chose this as album of the year, it was nominated for a grammy, and is on Spin’s 100 greatest albums between 1985 and 1995. I bought it for the hearfelt track “Maps”. It’s a brilliant love song, and I’ll even go out on a limb and say its the best of the decade.
2. Animal Collective, Merriweather Post Pavilion (2009), My Girls
This is Animal Collective’s 8th album, check these guys out.
3. M.I.A., Kala (2007), Paper Planes

4. David Byrne & Brian Eno, Everything That Happens Will Happen Today (2008), Strange Overtones
I dare you not to dance:

5. Sufjan Stevens, Illinois (2005), Chicago
6. TV on the Radio, Desperate Youths Blood Thirsty Babes (2004), Staring at the Sun
7. The Arcade Fire, Funeral (2004), Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
8. Wilco, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002), Reservations
In my humble opinion, this is Wilco’s best album.
9. Modest Mouse, Good News For People Who Love Bad News (2004), Float On
10. Spoon, Kill the Moonlight (2002), The Way We Get By
I couldn’t stop playing both the Modest Mouse’s Float On and Spoon’s The Way we Get By for a very long time.

11. Portishead, Third (2008), The Rip
Thank God this beautiful woman brought us another album.
12. Beck, Sea Change (2002), Lost Cause
13. Fugazi, The Argument (2001), Cashout
14. Yo La Tengo, And Then Nothing Turns Itself Inside-Out (2000), Our Way to Fall
15. Cat Power, You Are Free (2003), I Don’t Blame You
16. Radiohead, Kid A (2000), Optimistic
17. Elliot Smith, Figure 8 (2000), Easy Way Out

18. Pinback, Blue Screen Life (2001), Penelope
19. Blonde Redhead, Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons (2000), In Particular
20. PJ Harvey, Stories from the City- Stories from the Sea (2000), A Place Called Home
21. Death Cab For Cutie, You Can Play these Songs With Chords, Pictures in an Exhibition
This band  (along with Bright Eyes) took College Radio by storm.

22. American Analog Set, Know by Heart (2001), The Postman

What are some of your favorite tracks over the past 10 years?

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“All this and more…”

July 29, 2009

The dead boys sang that off of Young, Loud, and Snotty. I’m on between 8pm and midnight tonight, I’m filling in for Standing on the Verge. I’m going to bring you some awesome 70s and 80s punk, along with some new wave and the usual 90s alternative. Its going to be fun…
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Listen in at KRUI 89.7fm or online here.

The Set:
1. New Order, Power Corruption and Lies, Your silent face
2. Ride, Fall, Dreams Burn Down
3. Polvo, CorCrane Secret, can i ride
4. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, plastic fang, Down in the Beast
5. The Stone Roses, Second Coming, Love Spreads
6. Dinosaur Jr, Farm, Imagination Blind
7. Grant Lee Buffalo, Mighty Joe Moon, Sing Along
8. PJ Harvey & John Parish, A woman a man walked by, Sixteen, Fifteen, Fourteen ( A new album from PJ!)
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9. Tom Waits, Orphans, Fish in the jailhouse
10. Meat Puppets, Sewn Together, Sewn Together
11. Archers of Loaf, White Trash Heroes, White Trash Heroes
12. Superchunk, Here’s where the strings come in, Silver leaf and snowy tears
13. The Breeders, Pod, Happiness is a Warm Gun
14. Frank Black, Frank Black, I heard Ramona Sing
15. Sonic Youth, The Eternal, antiorgasm
16. Q and not U, Power, Beautiful Beats
17. Sonic Youth, The Eternal, Anti-orgasm
18. Melvins, Nude with Boots, Suicide in progress
19. Guided by Voices, Matador at 15, My kind of soldier
20. The Brian Jonestown Massacre, We are the radio, God is m Girlfriend
21. The Cure, the Head on the Door, the baby Screams
22. Catherine Wheel, Ferment, I want to touch you
23. Bauhaus, Kick in the Eye
24. Morphine, Cure for Pain, Like Swimming
25. Husker Du, New Day Rising, New Day Rising (1985)
26. The Vaselines, Enter the Vaselines, You Think You’re a Man (a new box set released by these guys with subpop, and they are TOURING!)
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27. Built to Spill, Perfect from now on, Velvet Waltz (1997)
28. T. Rex, Electric Warrior, Hot Love (1971)
29. Brian Eno, Here come the Warm Jets, Needle’s in the camels eye (1974)
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30. New York Dolls, New York Dolls, Trash (1973)
31. Lou Reed, NYC MAN, White Light/White Heat
32. Talking Heads, houses in motion
33. The Rolling Stones, Sweet Black Angel (I love these guys, and this song).
34. Hello, New York Groove (Out to Mike in NYC!)
35. The Moldy Peaches, The Moldy Peaches (2001), NYC’s like a graveyard (this one is also out to Mike!)
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36. Blondie, Blondie (1976), X Offender
37. Buzzcocks, Singles Going Steady (1979), Everybody’s Happy Nowadays
38. Television, marque moon/adventure/live at the waldorf, little johnny jewel
39. Pere Ubu, Terminal Tower, Final Solution
40. Elvis Costello, My Aim is True, Mystery Dance
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41. Stiff Little Fingers, Inflammable Material, Suspect Device
42. The Clash, The Clash (1977), (White man) in Hammersmith Palais
43. The Bongos, Drums along the Hudson (1982), In the Congo
44. The Replacements, All Shook Down, All Shook Down (1990)
45. Yo La Tengo, Genius + Love= Yo La Tengo, Fog over Frisco
46. Iggy Pop, Raw Power, Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell
47. Joy Division, Unknown Pleasures, New Dawn Fades
48. Dead Boys, Young Loud and Snotty, All this and More
49. X, Wild Gift, We’re Desperate
50. Wire, Chairs Missing, I am the Fly
51. Gang of Four, Entertainment, Return the Gift
52. Slint, Spiderland, Good Morning, captain (This album makes me happy because of this quote along the back “This recording is meant to be listened to on vinyl.”)
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53. Bonnie “Prince” Billy, I see a Darkness (1999), I see a Darkness