Saturday, December 30, 2006

The music was pretty good.

This year had some new songs that made me remember what it's like to enjoy music. Tom Waits released Orphans, Level 42 released Retroglide, and then...then there was Tah-Dah. I liked Scissor Sisters before, but after this year, they're right up there, man.

Either because I'm a bastard or I can't count, I will now subject you to my Top 26 songs of 2006. I could call myself insanely clever and add, "Get it? 2...6? 2006?" but even I didn't think of that until I typed it just now. These songs all stand on their own, so I'm not going to do more than simply list them off and say that if you haven't heard them, give them a listen. They're just that good. The links all go to videos on YouTube, my other entertainment for 2006. Some of the videos are great, too--music videos used to be an obsession of mine, so I still appreciate a good one when I see it. Knights of Cydonia, for instance, has old west kung fu and robots in its video. That's right up my alley. Were I twenty years younger, I would be writing fanfics about herding unicorns outside the town of Cydonia. Then again, that's not very far from what I actually write now.

But I digress. This was my soundtrack this year:

 1 - I Don't Feel Like Dancin' - Scissor Sisters
 2 - On An Island - David Gilmour
 3 - Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
 4 - Steady, As She Goes - The Raconteurs (Alternate video here.)
 5 - Land of a Thousand Words - Scissor Sisters
 6 - I Will Follow You Into The Dark - Death Cab For Cutie
 7 - Goodbye Innocence - L.E.O.
 8 - Empty - Ray Lamontange
 9 - Knights of Cydonia - Muse
10 - LDN - Lily Allen
11 - Nothing In My Way - Keane
12 - In The Sun - Michael Stipe with Coldplay
13 - Wild Horses - Tim Ries with Norah Jones
14 - I Must Have Lost It On The Wind - Elton John
15 - The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny - Lemon Demon
16 - Perfume - Sparks
17 - Because We Believe - Andrea Bocelli
18 - But Not Tonight - The New Cars
19 - Chinese Translation - M. Ward
20 - Beyond The Horizon - Bob Dylan
21 - Black Cadillac - Rosanne Cash
22 - The Asylum of Your Arms - Cormac McCarthy
23 - Wraith Pinned To The Mist & Other Games - Of Montreal
24 - Here For You - Neil Young
25 - Dear Mr. President - Pink feat. Indigo Girls
26 - O Mary Don't You Weep - Bruce Springsteen



Ari said...

I concur with you on 3, 4, 6, and 9. The rest I don't know, but I shall have to look into.

Ari said...

Oh, and YouTube, too. YouTube is the death of time.

BrideOfPorkins said...

I highly recommend the Scissor Sister tracks, I haven't stopped listening to that album in four months, so it's either good or they have mind control in the music. :)

So much of my time died willingly for YouTube last year, and an embedded video was the first thing I watched today. Some things never change. :)

Happy new year!

xodiaq said...

Yet again, my dear lady, musically you make me look like a mainstream Ham&Egger. The Gnarls Barkley track is the only one I even know off that whole list.

I tip my cap to ya! I need to leave my zero7/John Legend/John Mayer/Nonpoint/Coheed&Cambria cocoon of the last 2 months…

(BTW, the 'brains are busted. No bloggy blog until I move some shtuff around…)

BrideOfPorkins said...

Holy crap, you like Zero 7?! I love Zero 7! John Mayer almost made my list too (had I just gone the hell to 30 like a normal person).

I only know one song from Coheed & Cambria, and I think I need to hear the whole album. It's a whole story, right?

You must revive the 'brains! Feed it more meatballs!