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Mixed Tape Monday: Numbers

Welcome to another installment of Mixed Tape Monday, where I will WOW you with my whimsical list of wonderful music which is brought to you by the wonder of the World Wide Web. 

Today’s topic is Numbers:

Song:             One

Artist:              U2

Album:            Achtung Baby

Song:              16 Days

Artist:              Whiskeytown

Album:            Strangers Almanac

Song:              Seven Nation Army

Artist:              The White Stripes

Album:            Elephant

Song:              Angel Dream (No. 2)

Artist:              Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

Album:            She’s the One

Song:              Say Hello 2 Heaven

Artist:              Temple of the Dog

Album:            Temple of the Dog

Song:              40 Oz. To Freedom

Artist:              Sublime

Album:            40 Oz. To Freedom

Song:              Seven Bridges Road

Artist:              Steve Young (Popularly covered by the Eagles)

Album:            Rock Salt & Nails

Song:              One for the Cutters

Artist:              the Hold Steady

Album:            Stay Positive

Song:              99 Problems

Artist:              Jay-Z

Album:            The Black Album

Song:              Dash 7

Artist:              Wilco

Album:            A.M.

Song:              Nine Bullets

Artists:            Drive-By Truckers

Album:            Pizza Deliverance

Song:              Little One

Artist:              Elliott Smith

Album:            From A Basement On the Hill

Song:              60 Feet Tall

Artist:              Dead Weather

Album:            Horehound

Song:              9 Crimes

Artist:              Damien Rice

Album:            9

Song:              40 Dogs

Artist:              Bob Schneider

Album:            Lovely Creatures

Song:              One Road to Freedom

Artist:              Ben Harper

Album:            Fight for Your Mind

Song:              1000 Bpm

Artist:              Beck

Album:            The Information

Song:              One Last Dance

Artist:              Badly Drawn Boy

Album:            Born in the U.K.

Song:              Ten Thousand Words

Artist:              The Avett Brothers

Album:            I and Love and You

 Song:              17

Artist:              Cross Canadian Ragweed

Album:            The Purple Album

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You should be listening to Beck!

Beck is one of the most consistently eclectic and innovative musicians to emerge from the musical cauldron of the 90’s.  With a diverse array of influences and an ever changing body of work Beck Hanson is one of a handful of relevant musical refugees from the 90’s. 

He was discovered in 1991 during one of his club performances in Los Angeles.  Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore caught a backyard performance by Beck and touted his greatness.   1994 saw the release of Mellow Gold, his major label debut.  The album was a hit and the single “Loser” went to #1 on the Billboard chart.  His next release Odelay established him in the industry with both critical and commercial success.  The album won two Grammy’s

Beck discography:

  • Golden Feelings
  • Stereopathic Soulmanure
  • Mellow Gold
  • One Foot in the Grave
  • Odelay
  • Mutations
  • Midnite Vultures
  • Sea Change
  • Guero
  • The Information
  • Modern Guilt

Listening to him, you can hear pop, folk, hip hop, blues, funk, R&B, country, rock, and world music.  On wax, he is a musical chameleon yet uniquely original. He combines sounds and textures that would not sonically seem a fit but he makes them exciting and alluring. It’s as though he is resolute to recognize no musical limitations. 

Top 5 Beck Songs:

  1. Loser (Mellow Gold)
  2. Strange Apparition (The Information)
  3. E-Pro (Guero)
  4. Dark Star (The Information)
  5. Sexx Laws (Midnite Vultures)

The first time I saw Beck was the Guero tour where he had the puppet show.  It was a great show and incredibly entertaining.  The second was at my beloved Austin City Limits Music Festival. 

This blog is not meant to break new ground by spreading the word on the musical greatness of Beck nor is it assuming that everyone has or has not heard of him. 

Check Beck out at www.beck.com

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25 Albums (since 2000) you should own

Greetings music lovers,

 Today’s blog is a monthly continuation of 25 albums you should own and has the following parameters:

  • Album must have been recorded/released in or after to 2000
  • No duplication of artist
  • No live albums or greatest hits (kind of an all encompassing copout to include either)
  • Listing of my favorite track from said album (This is not so much a parameter but a mere bonus for your reading pleasure)

 Twenty Five albums you should own! (In no particular order):

Artist Album Song
State Radio Us Against The Crown Camilo
Amos Lee Last Days At the Lodge What’s Been Going On
Brett Dennen So Much More Ain’t No Reason
The Black Crowes Before the Frost Appaloosa
Bob Dylan Modern Times Thunder on the Mountain
Beck The Information Strange Apparition
Ben Harper & The Relentless 7 White Lies for Dark Times Faithfully Remain
Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago Flume
Corrine Bailey Rae Corrine Bailey Rae Seasons Change
Eddie Vedder Into the Wild Society
Erin Ivey The 11th Floor Chocolate
Foo Fighters In Your Honor Another Round
The Hold Steady Stay Positive Lord, I’m Discouraged
James McMurtry Childish Things We Can’t Make It Here
Josh Ritter The Animal Years Girl In the War
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Show Your Bones Warrior
Zac Brown Band The Foundation Highway 20 Ride
William Fitzsimmons Until When We Are Ghosts Passion Play
Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend The Kids Don’t Stand A Chance
TV On the Radio Dear Science Halfway Home
Tom Petty Highway Companion Square One
Spoon Transference Nobody Gets Me But You
Slaid Cleaves Everything You Love Will Be Taken Away Beautiful Thing
Serj Tankian Elect the Dead Money
Rilo Kiley Under the Blacklight Silver Lining
Ray LaMontagne Trouble Jolene

 So, there you have it, another list of musical bliss.  Take your time, check them out and let me know what you think.

 Great music awaits!