6 Jul 2012, 1:07 de patteroast
17 Ene 2012, 20:35 de patteroastYeah, I think I like this enough to keep it up for the other artists that I have multiple albums by. I started with Barenaked Ladies, and now I'm moving on to They Might Be Giants. I don't have the kids' albums, but I did recently finish my collection of all the other studio albums.
They Might Be Giants (1986):
Favorite Song: She's An Angel
"I met someone at the dog show/she was holding my left arm/But everyone was acting normal/so I tried to look nonchalant/We both said, 'I really love you'/The Shriners loaned us cars/We raced up and down the sidewalk/twenty thousand million times..."
Runners Up: Don't Let's Start, Hide Away Folk Family, Put Your Hand Inside The Puppet Head
Least Favorite: Toddler Hiway
Favorite Song: Ana Ng
"Make a hole with a gun perpendicular/to the name of this town in a desktop globe/Exit wound in a foreign nation/Showing the home of the one this was written for..."
Runners Up: Mr. Me, Purple Toupee, Cowtown
Least Favorite: You'll Miss Me
16 Mar 2008, 12:46 de occidere1. How did you get into 31?
Paul McCartney. Well I got into his solo stuff when a friend told me that his new album was the best he'd done in years.
2. What was the first song you ever heard by 22?
The White Stripes. We're Going to Be Friends in the opening credits of Napoleon Dynamite.
3. What's your favourite lyric by 29?
Okkervil River. I don't know if I can pinpoint one, all the ones on The Stage Names are really good.
4. What is your favourite album by 49?
Bear McCreary. I dunno, probably the most recent Battlestar Galactica soundtrack.
5. How many albums by 13 do you own?
Bob Dylan. In my iTunes I have 8
6. What is your favourite song by 50?
The Postal Service. Either Such Great Heights or Sleeping In
7. Is there a song by 4 that makes you sad?
Oh No! Oh My! yes! "Lisa, Make Love! (It's Okay!)"
8. What is your favourite song by 15?
Marcus Rubio. My favorite is probably Post Apocalyptic Zombie Fighting
1 Ago 2007, 20:02 de jaxxa1. Stay The Night
2. Big Boy
3. My Favourite Book
4. What We Had
5. Now, Now
6. Wrecking Ball
7. Careful What You Pack
8. Impossible Germany
9. Hanging High
10. A Hand to Take Hold of the Scene
11. California Stopover
13. You! Me! Dancing!
Check my blog for more info and link to playlist.
// Ghosts, Draumir, Stars, Handsome Furs, St. Vincent, Interpol, They Might Be Giants, Wilco, Last Days Of April, Okkervil River, The Ladybug Transistor, Ryan Adams, Los Campesinos!
15 Jul 2007, 18:05 de argusThey Might Be Giants- The Else. One really good song (With The Dark), A few other pretty good ones scattered around ("The Cap'm, Upside Down Frown, Careful What You Pack), a bunch of tracks that at least aren't embarrassing, and two that are (The Mesopotamians and Bee Of The Bird Of The Moth both seem like someone else making fun of TMBG's "over-clever" lyrical style to me, though the latter still gets in my head all the time). Another new TMBG album I'll probably listen to for a few months and get bored of, but at least it's not bad.
Justice - Justice. Despite the indie hype growing, I actually wasn't considering picking it up until I heard it playing at the record store. I really like how they make catchy accessible dance music using the grottiest, most distorted synth sounds possible.
Ween - The Friends EP. I do really like that with the title track they actually were commited enough to the authentic cheesy euro-disco feel that they actually got the producer behind Crazy Frog to mix the song…
4 Jun 2007, 23:00 de brighterorangeEhh... umm... I'm a bit worried that after doing a rudimentary histogram on my song of the month blogothing you will find an alarming distribution with this month's addition. Only 5 different artists in 8 months? And two are Andrew Bird and The Shins? What is wrong with this supposedly worldly fellow? Is he like not caught up on The OC reruns or something? But even though this month's song is another one by the Magnetic Fields there were a lot of contenders so let me tell you about that first which will at least get me an asterisk on that embarrassingly heavy-tailed histogram.
They Might Be Giants put out a new album after a pretty long break called, the album not the break, The Else. Even though as I mentioned in a previous post I haven't been paying much attention to these guys since college, I think this album is pretty good and I have listened to it many times. Favorites include Upside Down Frown and I'm Impressed, and even Careful What You Pack which is especially noteworthy since…