Music

This post is a list of songs/bands/music/music videos that I like. The “favorite music” section on my Facebook profile page redirects to here.

I’m doing this because I’m trying to minimize my dependency on using Facebook for listing things that I like (whilst simultaneously maintaining a healthy dependency on the internet in general, and using words like “whilst”).  I did the same thing with TV shows a while back.

This list may get added onto at anytime without warning and without report.

Although this post is more about the music than music videos, some of these music videos are really quite good indeed (e.g. you’ll notice a lot of Michel Gondry).  Also, I’ve learned that a lot of YouTube users have disabled embedding of their videos.

Not necessarily in any particular order, and really no big deal.

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MODEST MOUSE (Favorite albums: Good News For People Who Love Bad News, We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank.  Favorite songs: One Chance, The View, Dramamine, 3rd Planet, Spitting Venom, Dashboard, March Into the Sea, and more.)  Here’s Ocean Breathes Salty:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZE-ML-BAAfY

RADIOHEAD (Favorite album: OK Computer. Once I got into that album, I listened to it at least once a day for 7 months straight.  Kid A & The Bends are excellent too.  So are the rest.  Favorite songs: Let Down, Sulk, Packt Like Sardines etc, 15 Steps, Morning Bell (Kid A, not Amnesiac), Kid A, National Anthem, Planet Telex, I Can’t, and more.) Here’s No Surprises:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgzeqwhNTDk

R.E.M. (Favorite album: New Adventures in Hi-Fi, maybe just because I think it’s underrated.  Love the whole thing.  Automatic for the People, Out of Time, Accelerate, Document, Monster, Up are excellent too.  So are the rest.  Favorite songs: Living Well is the Best Revenge, Hope, Leaving New York, Exhuming McCarthy, Finest Worksong, What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?, E-Bow the Letter, New Test Leper, Binky the Doormat, Imitation of Life, and more.)  Here’s Supernatural Superserious:

BECK (Favorite Albums: Odelay, Mutations, Midnite Vultures, The Information, Mellow gold, they’re all good.  Favorite songs: Elevator Music, Ghettochip Malfunction, Cellphone’s Dead, F***in’ With My Head, Nicotine & Gravy, Hollywood Freaks, Golden Age, Diamond Bollocks, Cold Brains, It’s All in Your Mind, most everything on Odelay, and more.)  Here’s Orphans:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GC8Nz2hHOzA

Arcade Fire – Keep the Car Running (dang, can’t find a music video for it, this is my favorite song of theirs.  Well here’s Wake Up instead.  This isn’t a music video–whoever made this just has the word Fusion appearing over and over again.  This is what I get for relying soley on YouTube for this so far.)

Bright Eyes – Four Winds (All the jerks in the video ruined the song.  Why did they have that much garbage with them anyway?)

M.I.A. – Paper Planes

Peter Bjorn and John – Nothing to Worry About

The Chemical Brothers – Let Forever Be

The New Pornographers – Myriad Harbour

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND (Favorite songs: Warehouse, Lie in Our Graves, So Much to Say, The Best of What’s Around, Grey Street, Stay (live), and more.)  Here’s I Did It:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bIYTaPeO24

Lali Puna – Contratempo

THE WHITE STRIPES (Favorite songs: most anything from Elephant, I’m Slowly Turning Into You, Blue Orchid, Icky Thump, Fell in Love with a Girl, Effect & Cause, and more.)  Here’s The Hardest Button to Button:

Tilly and the Wall – Rainbows in the Dark

Foo Fighters – Everlong (I also like All My Life, Hero, D.O.A.)

Sheryl Crow, The Rolling Stones, Smashing Pumpkins, a little Sleater-Kinney, Aimee Mann, …

Spoon – I like Gimme Fiction and Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga, haven’t heard much else yet.  Here’s The Beast and the Dragon Adored.

U2 (Favorite Albums: Joshua Tree, Pop, and more.)

THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS (I like all their stuff.  I haven’t heard much past No! though.)

OUTKAST (Most familiar with Stankonia & Speakerboxx/The Love Below.  I can sing along to B.O.B.) Here’s Hey Ya, in case 2003 found you living in a cave. (Is that a rude, invalid assumption?)

THE STROKES – I like a lot of their songs.  Here’s Someday, it’s a good one.

Chin Up Chin Up – Virginia Don’t Drown (can’t find a video)

Nirvana – All Apologies (this is a fan video)

Donovan – Hurdy Gurdy Man (this plays like a fan video)

Kylie Monogue – Come Into My World

The National – Slow Show

Sufjan Stevens – Chicago

This list is incomplete.  That’s it for now.

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