September 22, 2006

Friday Random 10: Conventional Wisdom

Posted by Arcane Gazebo at September 22, 2006 5:24 PM

From a playlist of songs rated four- and five-stars:

  1. The Reindeer Section, "You Are My Joy"
  2. Cat Power, "Werewolf"
  3. Pixies, "Havalina"
  4. Zero 7, "Speed Dial No. 2"
  5. Blonde Redhead, "Hated Because Of Great Qualities"
  6. Sleater-Kinney, "One Beat"
  7. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, "Cheated Hearts"
  8. Built To Spill, "Conventional Wisdom"
  9. Sigur Ros, "Hoppípolla"
  10. Snow Patrol, "How To Be Dead"

A while back I saw that Blonde Redhead song on a list of the top "fuck you" songs of all time, which was entirely appropriate. Kazu Makino spits the bitter lyrics over sparse and nearly funereal instrumentation. But today I'm more in the mood for "Conventional Wisdom", the best song from Built To Spill's latest album:

Some things never change
Nothing's gonna change that
Some things you can't explain
Like why we're all embracing conventional wisdom in a world that's just so unconventional

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Comments

Here are my ten songs (from my full playlist):

1. Devo, "Whip It"
2. Buckner & Garcia, "Mousetrap"
3. Art of Noise, "Peter Gunn"
4. The Replacements, "Alex Chilton"
5. Bjork, "I Miss You"
6. Roy Zimmerman, "Let's Get Branded"
7. Madonna, "Nothing Really Matters"
8. Dave Gahan, "Black and Blue Again"
9. Don Henley, "Everybody Knows"
10. Stan Ridgeway, "Camouflage"

All in all, this is a strong group. The first song is my favorite on the list.

Posted by: Mason | September 23, 2006 1:17 AM
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