Posts Tagged ‘Portishead’

All tomorrows parties….

September 16, 2011

This looks so wonderful. Check out the website here.

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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?

This uncertainty is taking me over- Portishead

October 23, 2009

I always listen to her on rainy days, and well its raining…

Here’s Portishead performing Strangers, I don’t think it gets much cooler than this.

Here’s a music video she did for her track Over. How I wish MTV was still cool.

The first track was released on Dummy (94′) and the second was on her self-titled album, Portishead (97′). Dummy is listed in the book 1001 Albums you must hear before you Die by Robert Dimery.

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September 9, 2009

It’s a cool date… and it’s also RADIO LOVELESS. Tonight from 8 to 10 pm on KRUI 89.7 fm or listen online here.

1. Yo La Tengo, Matador Records 10th Anniversary, Sugarcube (live) Originally released on I can hear the heart beating as one.
2. Red Snapper, Image of You (single), Image of You
3. Portishead, Third (2008, 11 years after their self-titled sophmore release), Silence
4. Arab Strap, Philophobia (1998), Here we Go
philophobia
5. Crime, San Francisco’s Still Doomed (it’s a collection of studio recordings and rehersal tapes originally released in 1991), Hot Wire my Heart
A couple of weeks ago I titled my show “Hot Wire my Heart” which was a track Sonic Youth performed on Sister. A reader was kind enough to inform me that it was first done by a band called Crime in the late 70’s so I wanted to feature the original version this week.
6. Cornelius, Matador Records 10th Anniversary Anthology, Count Five or Six (Cornelius’s song “Count Five or Six” was meant to be a way to teach kids how to count (at least up to six).
7. The Amps, Pacer (1995 off of 4AD), First Revival
8. Black Flag, Damaged (1981 off of SST), TV Party
9. Sleater-Kinney, All Hands on the Bad One, You’re no Rock’n Roll Fun
10. The Smiths, Strangeways Here we Come (1987), Girlfriend in a Coma
11. The Flaming Lips, Hear it Is (1986), Jesus Shootin Heroin
Hearitis
12. The Cure, The Head in the Door (1985), Kyoto Song
13. Morphine, B-sides and otherwise (1997), Down Love’s Tributaries
14. Fugazi, 13 Songs (1989), Waiting Room (13 Songs is a compilation of all the songs from Fugazi’s first two EPs including: Fugazi (1988) and Margin Walker (1989)
15. X, Los Angeles (1980), Johny Hit and Run Parade
16. Cat Power, Moon Pix (1998), Metal Heart (One of my all-time favorite songs.)
17. Iron & Wine, Sub Pop: Infecting the Galaxy One Planet at a Time, Southern Anthem
18. Devo, Q: Are We Not Men? A: We are Devo! (1978), Gut feeling (This track is featured in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou!!!)
19. Doug Martsch, Now You Know (2002), Window (Doug Martsch of Built to Spill released this splendid solo album a couple of years ago. Its truly lovely.)
nowyouknow
20. Chapterhouse, Freefall-EP (1990), Need (Somebody)
21. R.E.M., Eponymous (1988), Gardening at Night
22. The Field Mice, Where’d You Learn to Kiss That Way? (a compilation album released in 1998), Coach Station Reunion
23. Echo & The Bunnymen, Just a Touch Away
24. The Stone Roses, Second Coming (1994), Daybreak
25. Superchunk, No Pocky for Kitty, Skip Steps 1 & 3