Top Ten Songs of the Week 11/1/10
Our weekly, Kasey Kasem-inspired luddite DIY version of a podcast is a little late again, sorry, we’ll try to have next week’s for you on Tuesdays like we usually do. Every week, we try to mix it up, offer a little something for everyone: sad songs, funny songs, upbeat songs, quieter stuff, you name it. We’ve designed this as something you can do on your lunch break if you work at a computer (and you have headphones – your boss won’t approve of a lot of this stuff). If you don’t like one of these songs, you can always go on to the next one: every link here will take you to each individual song. As always, the #1 song here will appear on our Best Songs of 2010 list at the end of the year.
1. The Toneballs – Chelsea Clinton Knows
Characteristically incisive lyrical rock from Dan Sallitt’s jangly post Blow This Nightclub crew. They slayed with this a couple of weeks ago at the Parkside.
2. Annabouboula – Opium Bride
Psychedelic Greek rebetika surf/dance rock with sultry female vocals. They’ve got a long-awaited new album out and it’s great.
3. The Del Lords – When the Drugs Kick In
The legendary 80s Americana rockers’ first new song in 20 years, and it was worth the wait.
4. The Visitors - Living World
The New Race garage-punk classic recorded live 2008 via thebarmansrant.
5. Para - Roboti
Quirky, catchy Slovakian 80s flavored rock. They’re at Drom 11/17 at 9.
6. Copal – Shadows
One-chord jams don’t get any cooler than this hypnotic, trippy violin/cello Middle Eastern dance-rock vamp. From their excellent new album. They’re at Drom tonight at 10 if you’re in the mood to get out of the rain and dance.
7. Meg Reichardt – Frozen Toe Blues
8. Jeremy Messersmith – A Boy, a Girl and a Graveyard
This is the Tattooine guy, Elliott Smith style.
9. Cee-Lo Green – Fuck You
We couldn’t let the year go by without at least giving this one a mention. C’mon, you know you love it.
10. Buffalo Springfield – Burned
From the initial reunion show by the 60s psychedelic pop/Americana rock legends – this is with Neil on vocals, live via Leftsetz.
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