Posts Tagged ‘Spoon’

Please Please Please

June 30, 2010

LET ME GO TO THIS!

I love you matador for putting together this beautiful lineup. You can read more on their blog here.

Listen to Standing on the Verge, they are the ones that gave me the heads up about this.

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?

Matador Records

June 23, 2009

This week I’m going to be featuring Matador Records. I just bought the eternal by sonic-youth which they released on matador after leaving Geffen. I also have been listening to the compilation matador put out in 2004, Matador at 15. It is Awesome.
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So this week I’m going to tip my hat in gratitude to Matador Records and feature some great tunes from the likes of bands and their albums which are listed below. Enjoy!

Listen in at KRUI 89.7fm or online this Wednesday from 8 to 10 pm.

1. Yo La Tengo, and then nothing turned itself out, let’s save Tony Orlando’s house
2. Sonic Youth, the eternal, anti-orgasm
3. Mogwai, Batcat-EP, Batcat
4. Pretty Girls Make Graves, Matador at 15, This is Our Emergency
5. Spoon, Gimme Fiction, Sister Jack (distributed by Merge in US and Canada, Matador outside)
6. Superchunk, No Pocky for Kitty, Sprung a leak
7. Love of Diagrams, EP, pace or the patience
8. Sleater-Kinney, All Hands on the Bad One, All Hands on the Bad One (distributed by both Kill Rock Stars and Matador)
9. Guided by Voices, Alien Lanes, My valuable hunting knife
10. Cat Power, You are Free, I don’t Blame you
11. Bailter Space, Robot World, Begin
12. Helium, The Dirt of Luck, Baby’s Going Underground
13. Interpol, Turn on the Bright lights, Obstacle #1
14. Pavement, Slanted and Enchanted, Here
15. Liz Phair, whitechocolatespaceegg, Polyester Bride
16. Lyres, Lyres Lyres, Stacey
17. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Now I Got Worry, Dynamite Lover
18. Flipper, Flipper Twist (7″), Flipper Twist
19. Silkworm, Firewater, The lure of Beauty
20. Mission of Burma, Signals Calls and Marches, Red (matador reissued)
21. Lou Reed, Berlin Live at St. Ann’s Warehouse, The Kids
22. Belle & Sebastian, Matador at 15, Don’t leave the light on baby
23. Guided by Voices, Matador at 15 (rarities and B-sides), Free of this World
24. Sonic Youth, the eternal, Walkin Blue

I’ll leave you with Sonic Youth’s Sacred Trickster off of the eternal.