Friday Music Day: Radiohead Edition

Last Wednesday, a friend of mine listened to Radiohead's newest, A Moon Shaped Pool, on the way back from mushroom hunting.

The album itself is good. It'll take a number of additional  listens before I have any idea what to think of it, but my initial thought is that it's quite good - even if I still wish they'd bring the guitars back.

What it really got me thinking about, though, was how differently I approach music when I'm listening with someone else. I'm automatically more critical of what I'm listening to - not necessarily in a negative way, just in a slightly more mindful way. It's kind of fun. I wish I got to do it more often.

I've also been listening to a weirdly high  number of NES soundtracks lately.

Drop your ten.

19 thoughts on “Friday Music Day: Radiohead Edition”

  1. I liked the new Radiohead when I first heard it. The more I listen to it, the more I prefer In Rainbows.

    And of course, neither of them are The Bends.

    1. I think I'll probably end up preferring In Rainbows, but that's not really a slight against the new one, because In Rainbows is awesome.

      I go back and forth on The Bends vs. OK Computer. I think it's probably an OK Computer day, but only because I happen to be listening to it right now.

      1. Right. Not a slight. I think too much in budgeting for record purchases now...I don't think I need both.

        I'd rate OK Computer higher if "Fitter Happier" was not a part of it. That track just bugs me.

  2. From my spotify playlist "Vinyl Collection"

    1. The Jayhawks - "Ann Jane"
    2. Sturgill Simpson - "The Promise"
    3. Ha Ha Tonka - "Hide It Well"
    4. Drive By Truckers - "When Walter Went Crazy"
    5. Speedy Ortiz - "Puffer"

    6. The Joy Formidable - "Maw Maw Song"
    7. Drive By Truckers - "Wallace"
    8. Radiohead - "High and Dry"**
    9. Fugees - "Killing Me Softly with His Song"
    10. Courtney Barnett - "Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go to the Party"

    **Perfect that this shows up today

  3. I've been working on my summer list a bit. It will be an odd year, I think. I don't quite feel like I have anchor songs like I have in the past. We'll see. Quite a few tribute songs for my nephew too. Also, I think I'm using Zack's Dressy Bessy recommendation. If anyone else has a can't miss new summer anchor song, I'm happy to hear it...

  4. 1. Merle Haggard & the Strangers “Sing a Sad Song” Strangers
        a. Red-eyed Vireo* “Song” (Cornell Master Set)
    2. Tranquility Bass “Let the Freak Flag Fly” Let the Freak Flag Fly
    3. Depeche Mode* “Home (LFO Meant to Be)” Home/Useless
    4. Poe* “Fly Away” Home
        b. Black-crowned Night-Heron “Hoarse 'Wok' Calls” (Cornell Master Set)
        c. Louisiana Waterthrush “Song” (Cornell Master Set)
    5. Purple Penguin “Raw Deal (Radio Mix)” Raw Deal EP

        d. Golden-winged Warbler “Song” (Cornell Master Set)
        e. Bell's Vireo “Calls” (Cornell Essential Set)
    6. Jóhann Jóhannsson “Jói & Karen” Englabörn
    7. Blawan “Why They Hide They Bodies Under My Garage?” His He She & She EP
    8. Marvin Gaye “God Is Love” What's Going On
    9. Orbital “Bagpipe Style”* The Altogether (U.S. Bonus Disc)
        f. Eastern Wood-Pewee “'Pwee' Calls” (Cornell Master Set)
        g. Marsh Wren (Eastern) “Scold Calls” (Cornell Master Set)
    T. Underworld “Born Slippy”* Born Slippy
    B. Cher “Believe (Club 69 Future Anthem Mix)”* Believe EP

    *Notes:
    a. Heard my "FOY" (first of year) this morning.
    3. Dedicated to freealonzo!
    4. Dedicated to e6!
    9. Remix/Bagpipe cover of "Style" from The Middle of Nowhere
    T. Not the well-known vocal "Born Slippy.nuxx" which was a B-side of this single and an A-side and international smash hit later, featured on the "Trainspotting" OST. This is a much less interesting instrumental that shares a little bit of similarity with the banging second half of ".nuxx".
    B. Happy birthday to Cher! I made half of a good remix of this song back in college. (I did not have enough available memory to take more than the first verse and chorus from the original.) I gave it a syncopated beat and really ripped up her vocodered vox. Better than this remix, anyways, which could have been a remix for, like 400 different pop songs. And Club 69 did such a good job with Whitney Houston's "It's Not Right, But It's Okay." (edit: That was Thunderpuss 2000. Club 69's mix was merely Okay.)

  5. 1. She Lives In An Airport -- Guided By Voices -- The Bears for Lunch
    2. Nervous Breakdown -- Black Flag -- Black Flag
    3. The Plan -- Built To Spill -- Keep It Like A Secret
    4. Kotton Krown -- Sonic Youth -- Sister
    5. Genius Envy -- Teenage Fanclub -- Thirteen
    6. Heartbeat -- It's A Love Beat (Rough Mix) -- The Replacements -- Let It Be
    7. Because -- The Beatles -- Abbey Road
    8. Whispering Pines -- The Band -- The Band
    9. Love Dance -- Minutemen -- Double Nickels On The Dime
    10. Safe European Home -- The Clash -- Give 'Em Enough Rope

    B1. Kris Kraft -- Pavement -- Wowee Zowee
    B2. One Country -- Midnight Oil -- Blue Sky Mining

  6. 01. Car Seat Headrest - "(Joe Gets Kicked Out of School for Using) Drugs With Friends (But Says This Isn't a Problem)" from Teens of Denial
    02. Future - "Lil Haiti Baby" from EVOL
    03. Dressy Bessy - "Make Mine Violet" from KINGSIZED
    04. Carter Tanton ft. Marissa Nadler - "Jettison the Valley" from Jettison the Valley
    05. Anthrax - "Zero Tolerance" from For All Kings
    06. Jessy Lanza - "Oh No" from Oh No
    07. Bloodiest - "Suffer" from Bloodiest
    08. The Coathangers - "Watch Your Back" from Nosebleed Weekend
    09. Young Thug ft. Dora and Dolly - "Family" from I'm Up
    10. Kendrick Lamar - "untitled 02 | 06.23.2014." from untitled unmastered.

    BT. A Giant Dog - "Hitchhike Love" from Pile

    I'm not in love with this A Giant Dog album, it's a bit hit or miss for me, but this song is totally a hit. It's killer.

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