Thursday, December 16, 2004

These are a few of my favourite things...

A list of essential songs. If you don't like these songs then you are dumb and have a small pee-pee. You may be able to get them with something that rhymes with "Wazaa".

Ocean Pearl – 54-40
If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys
32 Flavors – Ani Difranco
Lovers in a Dangerous Time – Barenaked Ladies
Song for the Dumped – Ben Folds Five
Dry the Rain – The Beta Band
Stolen Car – Beth Orton
King of New Orleans – Better Than Ezra
Ride Like Hell – Big Sugar
The Oaf – Big Wreck
That Song – Big Wreck
Blown Wide Open – Big Wreck
Isobel – Bjork
It’s Oh So Quiet – Bjork
5 Days In May – Blue Rodeo
Hasn’t Hit Me Yet – Blue Rodeo
Hook – Blues Traveller
Play Crack the Sky – Brand New
Okay I Believe You, But My Tommy Gun Don’t – Brand New
The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows – Brand New
I Will Play My Game Beneath the Spin Light – Brand New
Empty Sky – Bruce Springsteen
The Distance – Cake
You’re Never There – Cake
My Favorite Game – The Cardigans
For What It’s Worth – The Cardigans
Believer – Chantal Kreviazuk
Clocks – Coldplay
In My Place – Coldplay
Politik – Coldplay
The Scientist – Coldplay
August and Everything After (album) - Counting Crowd
But especially: Sullivan Street, Omaha, Anna Begins
A Common Disaster – Cowboy Junkies
I’m So Open – Cowboy Junkies
Hard to Explain – Cowboy Junkies
Volcano – Damien Rice
Delicate – Damien Rice
Cheers Darlin’ – Damien Rice
My Love is Bold – Danko Jones
Fucked Up – Danko Jones
Screaming Infidelities – Dashboard Confessional
The Best Deceptions – Dashboard Confessional
Deny – Default
Live a Lie – Default
Silence – Delerium/Sarah McLachlan
Miserlou – Dick Dale
Souljacker Pt. 1 – The Eels
Half a World Away – Esthero
Your Lurking Shadow – The Fighting Jacks
Sleep to Dream – Fiona Apple
Criminal – Fiona Apple
Suddenly Everything Has Changed – The Flaming Lips
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots pt. 1 – The Flaming Lips
Fight Test – The Flaming Lips
Approaching Pavonis Mons By Balloon – The Flaming Lips
It’s Summertime – The Flaming Lips
Hammering in My Head – Garbage
Hey Jealousy – Gin Blossoms
The Night Pat Murphy Died – Great Big Sea
Longview – Green Day
What a Way to Run a Railroad – Huevos Rancheros
Get Outta Dodge – Huevos Rancheros
Closer to Fine – Indigo Girls
Right Hand Man – Joan Osborne
Clueless Wonder – Joel Plaskett Emergency
Break Down Here – Julie Roberts
12 Bellevue – Kathleen Edwards
National Steel – Kathleen Edwards
The Lone Wolf – Kathleen Edwards
Westby – Kathleen Edwards
One More Song the Radio Won’t Like – Kathleen Edwards (Failer is a really good album!)
6 O’Clock News – Kathleen Edwards
Vacation – Katy Rose
Below the Stars – King Cobb Steelie
Home – King Cobb Steelie
Hurricane – Lisa Loeb
I Alone – Live
Fuck and Run – Liz Phair
Divorce Song – Liz Phair
Fruits of My Labor – Lucinda Williams
Car Wheels On A Gravel Road – Lucinda Williams
Drunken Angel – Lucinda Williams
Ladyfingers – Luscious Jackson
Naked Eye – Luscious Jackson
Why Do I Lie – Luscious Jackson
Apparitions – Matthew Good Band
Rico – Matthew Good Band
Polar Opposites – Modest Mouse
Song Against Sex – Neutral Milk Honey
Letting Time Pass – The New Meanies
Underneath It All – No Doubt
Sixteen – No Doubt
Sunday Morning – No Doubt
Don’t Speak – No Doubt
Wonderwall – Oasis
Don’t Look Back in Anger – Oasis
Some Might Say – Oasis
Truth Untold – The Odds
The Kids Aren’t Alright – The Offspring
Into Your Hideout – Pilate
Melt Into the Walls – Pilate
Debaser – The Pixies
Gigantic – The Pixies
Where Is My Mind? – The Pixies
Dirty Old Town – The Pogues
Sour Times – Portishead
Such Great Heights – The Postal Service
Peaches – The Presidents of the United States of America
Common People – Pulp
No One Knows – Queens of the Stone Age
Paranoid Android – Radiohead
Bad Time To Be Poor – Rheostatics
Portions For Foxes – Rilo Kiley
I Never – Rilo Kiley
Plane Crash in C – Rilo Kiley
Wires and Waves – Rilo Kiley
Science vs. Romance – Rilo Kiley
Always – Rilo Kiley
Capturing Moods – Rilo Kiley
The Execution of All Things – Rilo Kiley
Spectacular Views – Rilo Kiley
Come Pick Me Up – Ryan Adams
Where Have All the Good People Gone – Sam Roberts
Hard Road – Sam Roberts
Brother Down – Sam Roberts
Lodestar – Sarah Harmer
Weakened State – Sarah Harmer
Possession – Sarah McLachlan
Elsewhere – Sarah McLachlan
Ice Cream – Sarah McLachlan
I Will Not Forget You – Sarah McLachlan (but “I Will Remember You” is tripe)
Objection (Tango) – Shakira
- Shawn Colvin
but especially… Polaroids, Shotgun Down the Avalanche, I Don’t Know Why, Trouble, Something to Believe In
My Favorite Mistake – Sheryl Crow
Anything But Down – Sheryl Crow
Youth Decay – Sleater-Kinney
Good Things – Sleater-Kinney
One More Hour – Sleater-Kinney
People of the Sky – Sloan
Coax Me – Sloan
If It Feels Good Do It – Sloan
The Good In Everyone – Sloan
Underwhelmed – Sloan
Home For a Rest – Spirit of the West
Save This House – Spirit of the West
Cold Shot – Stevie Ray Vaughn
What I Got – Sublime
Motivation – Sum 41
Temptation – The Tea Party
Fuck Her Gently – Tenacious D
Rock Your Socks – Tenacious D
Double Team – Tenacious D
City Hall – Tenacious D
The Day We Hit the Coast – Thrush Hermit
Mother Mother – Tracy Bonham
Grace, Too – The Tragically Hip
Nautical Disaster – The Tragically Hip
At the 100th Meridian – The Tragically Hip
Lake Fever – The Tragically Hip
Poets – The Tragically Hip
Something On – The Tragically Hip
Fireworks – The Tragically Hip
Ahead By A Century – The Tragically Hip
Highway Girl (especially the live story cut) – The Tragically Hip
New Orleans is Sinking (especially the Killerwhaletank live cut) – The Tragically Hip
Wheat Kings – The Tragically Hip
Blow at High Dough – The Tragically Hip
Scared – The Tragically Hip
Little Bones – The Tragically Hip
Drive – Treble Charger
More’s the Pity – Treble Charger
Signs of Life – Twinemen
Even Better Than the Real Thing – U2
One – U2
Until the End of the World – U2
The Fly – U2
Desire – U2
Bad – U2
Whiskey Bottle – Uncle Tupelo
Volcano Girls – Veruca Salt
Any Day Now – The Watchmen
Choked Up – Whiskeytown
Sixteen Days – Whiskeytown
Sister Sally – Wide Mouth Mason
Mary Mary – Wide Mouth Mason
Superstition (live) – Wide Mouth Mason
Outtasite (Outta Mind) – Wilco
Maps – Yeah Yeah Yeahs

If I had to cut the list down to essential essentials it would be:
Ocean Pearl, 5 Days In May, The Distance, Hard to Explain, Right Hand Man, Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, Melt Into the Walls, Spectacular Views, Good Things, Nautical Disaster, and Superstion. If you haven't heard those songs then do whatever you need to do get them!


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