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Betty
05-23-2006, 09:21 PM
To Tizz and Per with love. (And everybody else!) Courtesy of yours truly.

So I've been downloading like 20 albums a week for the past while and am still working my way through them all, but I've discovered a lot of good music, so I'm gonna share some of my favourite stuff. I'm sure you guys will definitely like at least some of it. Some is a toss up.

First off, more Hawksley Workman. I PURCHASED the album (last night we were) the delicious wolves which is about 75% purely awesome. Here are a couple of samples:

Hawksley Workman - Jealous of Your Cigarette (http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=04791B001C4D5A3C) (Everybody likes this one because it has fun lyrics)

Hawksley Workman - Dirty and True (http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=C9DB4EE4710480A2)

Second off, I was recommended Elliott Smith by a friend but have only gotten around to listening to the album "XO" so far. It's really good, but I'm only choosing one song that I particularly like.

Elliott Smith - Waltz #2 (Xo) (http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=15F8D5AD0A125362)

Next, I am 100% in love with Wilco right now. One of those bands that I don't understand how I didn't listen to them years ago... cause they are actually kinda popular right? Anyway, particularly enjoyable and interesting is the collaboration between the alt-country/indie rock band and folk singer Billy Bragg using Woody Guthrie's politically themed lyrics to give the Mermaid Avenue albums. I chose the first three tracks off volume 1. I can imagine Per liking this stuff.

Billy Bragg and Wilco - Walt Whitman's Niece (http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=CBEDB07511BF8A3E)

Billy Bragg and Wilco - California Stars (http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=8DF710E049FA9CC1)

Billy Bragg and Wilco - Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key (http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=17F715352E4882A6)

And then a Wilco song just for fun, although it's very hard to choose since there are so many good ones.

Wilco - Jesus, Etc (http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=8E26BFDF0646E079)

Betty
05-23-2006, 09:34 PM
Alright, another one of my current favourites is Patti Smith. Downloaded this best of style compilation "Land" and it is fantastic. I've included some samples. "Because the Night" I think is her only song that made it big so it may sound familiar. "Gloria" is a pretty classic cover, I believe originally by Van Morrison, cause I think the Doors have done that one too. And "Glitter in Their Eyes" is an easily listenable punky/poppy tune.

Patti Smith - Because the Night (http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=3D17BACE629FBB6B)

Patti Smith - Gloria (http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=96C8A434355CCE46)

Patti Smith - Glitter in their Eyes (http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=status&st=ok&ufid=110BD07E3A27FC7B)

Neko Case is one of the singers for the New Pornographers. I downloaded her newest solo album, which is pretty alright in the right mood. I think she's a great vocalist though, so here's a sample.

Neko Case - Hold On, Hold On (http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=C6D1D8042576D9CF)

Finally, Yo La Tengo. Downloaded this three album compilation of their music and I thoroughly enjoy it. The thing is, there aren't so much particularly standout tracks as it is simply nice to listen to overall. But I've selected a few songs. Overall, it's pretty mellow listening, with the occasional heavier tune.

Ya La Tengo - Autumn Sweater (http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=58550227411C2AFB)

Yo La Tengo - Lewis (http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=AEE6452C058A6151)

Yo La Tengo - Season of the Shark (http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=72BF99DE173C520F)

wheelchairman
05-24-2006, 06:54 AM
I can't believe you included Billy Bragg. I <3 Billy Bragg. Are those from the Mermaid Avenue albums? Because those are the ones I think would be most interesting. Apparently they are performances of Woddy Guthrie songs that were never recorded.

EDIT: Now I bothered to read what you wrote, and I can see that you read me like a book.

wheelchairman
05-24-2006, 07:37 AM
The Elliott Smith song just won't play.

wheelchairman
05-24-2006, 02:14 PM
Well as you know, I really like Hawksley Workman, he's really good. And very entertaining. I imagine he must give a pretty good live show. It's just nice sounding and groovy.

I loved the Billy Bragg. Especially Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key. I used to have a burned copy of Mermaid Avenue II. It was really good. So I can recommend that!

I really enjoyed Patti Smith. It's entertaining to hear that kind of music.

Neko Case and Yo La Tengo were both...kinda boring. Alright I guess.

Betty
05-24-2006, 06:04 PM
I'm glad you liked most of it Per.

I agree the "boring" stuff is kinda boring, but enjoyable in the right mood. I've mellowed out considerably. My favourite kinda music is really upbeat though, but sometimes I hesitate to share it for precisely that reason. For example, a couple of my favourite Hawksley songs that I debated on...

Hawksley Workman - Little Tragedies (http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=112FD2E300DACA83)

Hawksley Workman - Bullets (http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=9177DFEF4C128E69)