Saturday, August 19, 2006

The shuffle

Another blogger I read, Aaron Gleeman, has now twice put his iPod on shuffle and listed on his blog the first 50 songs that come up. This is a concise way of distilling one's musical taste and displaying it for all to see. He has challenged others to do the same and to lay their songs bare for others to applaud, or, more likely, mock. I just got an iPod (thanks, Rachael!), but I don't have it set up yet. I do, however, have iTunes, and I can put it on shuffle and tell you what comes up. So, why not? (One caveat: Only about half of my CDs are loaded into iTunes at this point. So, there's more repeats than there would normally be.)

The list:

1. Girl Anachronism - Dresden Dolls
2. So Come Back, I Am Waiting - Okkervil River
3. Birdhouse In Your Soul - They Might Be Giants
4. I Don't Care - The Ramones
5. Climbing Up The Walls - Radiohead
6. The Fool - Neutral Milk Hotel
7. Night Vision - Super Furry Animals
8. Reservations - Wilco
9. Black-Hearted Boy - The Fiery Furnaces
10. Continuous Songs - Figurines
11. Bad Weekend - Art Brut
12. Almost Forgot Myself - Doves
13. Elevate Me Later - Pavement
14. My Little Brother - Art Brut
15. Walk Away - Franz Ferdinand
16. Roi - The Breeders
17. Chris Michaels - The Fiery Furnaces
18. Movement - LCD Soundsystem
19. What's In Store? - Architecture in Helsinki
20. If - Islands
21. 10:1 - Rogue Wave
22. This Fire - Franz Ferdinand
23. The Lovers' Rights - The Rosebuds
24. The Iliad - Tapes 'N Tapes
25. The Celibate Life - The Shins
26. Take You On a Cruise - Interpol
27. Both Hands - Ani DiFanco
28. We Saw Jerry's Daughter - Camper Van Beethoven
29. Nevereverdid - Architecture in Helsinki
30. To The Workers of the Rock Valley Region ... - Sufjan Stevens
31. Different Drum - Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs
32. Reunited on Ice - Blood on the Wall
33. No. 13 Baby - The Pixies
34. Which Describes How You're Feeling - They Might Be Giants
35. Weed Party - Band of Horses
36. My Lion Sleeps Tonight - Danielson
37. Don't Listen to the Radio - The Vines
38. Black - Okkervil River
39. This Book Is A Movie - Spoon
40. He Lays In The Reins - Calexico/Iron & Wine
41. Gouge Away - The Pixies
42. Masterfade - Andrew Bird
43. Airbag - Radiohead
44. Vow - Garbage
45. I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You - The Ramones
46. Tuff Luff - The Unicorns
47. The Fire - Volcano
48. Quixote - The Plastic Constellations
49. Over And Over Again (Lost and Found) - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
50. Leaves Are Gone - The Secret Machines

3 comments:

vh2k6 said...

you listen to very good music sir.

Anonymous said...

i think your list needs more jlo.

Anonymous said...

Good taste. Best of the lists Gleeman linked.