Here’s the playlist of my most-favored songs in the first three months of 2010. The songs aren’t necessarily new, but they’re generally new to me, and they’re most often items that aren’t on full albums that I own. Essentially, as I take in stray songs, I listen to them…and these are the ones that rose to the top.
Here ya go – my first playlist of 2010, Pants on the Ground (Tro-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo Lo):
- Sparklehorse “Happy Man (Memphis Version)”: Much harder to listen to now than it used to be…
- Matt Wilson “Descender!”: Just an accident that this begins with two older songs…
- Wounded Lion “Friendly?”
- Portishead “Chase the Tear”
- FM Belfast “Par Avion”
- Cheval Sombre “Little Bit of Heaven”
- Imaad Wasif “Priestess”
- Woodpigeon “Empty-Hall Sing-Along”
- Avi Buffalo “What’s In It For?”: Songs that compel one to sing along should not be pitched so damned far out of my range.
- Love of Diagrams “A Part of You”: Astonishingly, it is not 1980 in Athens, Georgia.
- Past Lives “Don’t Let the Ashes Fill Your Eyes”
- The Octagon “Suicide Kings”
- Robyn Hitchcock “Dragon Fly”
- Peter Wolf Crier “Crutch & Cane”
- Mumford & Sons “Little Lion Man”
- The Aerosols “China”
- The Mommyheads “Spiders”
- Patrick Bower & the World Without Magic “The Dark Lord of Love”
- Sonoi “Sherry Fall”
- Glasser “Tremel”
- Epstein y el Conjunto feat. School of Seven Bells “A Lost Animal”
- Jaguar Love “Polaroids and Red Wine”
- Telex “My Time”: In which it really is 1980.
- St. Vincent “Your Lips Are Red” (live in Milwaukee, 2-17-10)
- Jimmy Fallon “Pants on the Ground”: For which you can blame not only the mix title, obviously, but the whole damned this-year’s-trend of naming my mixes after pop-cultural memes. You are forewarned.
Since this is largely indie-rock stuff, I will note that that genre’s animal fascination continues unabated. Eleven animal references (artist or title) in 25 tracks. Yeesh.
(In lieu of a belt, I offer the first comment.)