Random Ten – Now with Unnecessary Vulgarity

New Music

Neil Young – Tonight’s the Night – Been feeling a little bit bleary lately (waking up before the sun will do that, can’t wait to gain an hour this weekend), so it seemed like a good time to try this album out.  Neil Young has never been a polished singer, but even after hearing from others how raw this album was, I guess it was still more than I expected.
Fuck Buttons – Tarot Sport – Noise music, it’s actually pretty close to the minimalist orchestral kick I’ve been on recently.  The opening track ‘Surf Solar’ is my favorite, although the finale ‘Flight of the Feathered Serpent’ is also pretty cool.  Yeah, the band name is dumb, but that’s pretty easy to ignore.

Random 10

  • Drunk with Power – Puscifer – V is for Vagina
  • Consequence – Incubus – Make Yourself
  • With Teeth – Nine Inch Nails – With Teeth
  • The Greater Good – Nine Inch Nails – Year Zero
  • Speedway – Counting Crows – This Desert Life
  • My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue) – Neil Young – Rust Never Sleeps
  • Fern – Zoë Keating – Natoma
  • Space Mountain – Fuck Buttons – Tarot Sport
  • A Bower Scene – The Decemberists – The Hazards of Love
  • Pocket Symphony, B – Eighth Blackbird – Fred: Music of Frederic Rzewski

Even with more songs on my bigger iPod, it’s nice to know that I can still get back-to-back Nine Inch Nails.

An Electric Guitar Hangs To My Knees

New Music

While I was in Kansas this past weekend, I procured some classic albums from my Dad. We’ll see if that influences my random 10 further down this post, but here’s a list of the albums in question (Thanks, Dad!)

Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young – Déjá Vu
Bob Dylan – Blood on the Tracks
Guns N’ Roses – Appetite for Destruction – Another ’80’s album, I’m up to six since I noted that gap in my collection.
Neil Young – Harvest Moon
Neil Young – Greatest Hits – Can you tell who my Dad’s favorite is?

Random 10 Songs

Dredg – Zebraskin – Catch Without Arms
Queens of the Stone Age – Battery Acid – Era Vulgaris
Led Zeppelin – Fool in the Rain – In Through the Out Door
…And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead – Relative Ways – Source Tags and Codes
Foo Fighters – Disenchanted Lullaby – One by One
Nirvana – Curmudgeon – With the Lights Out
System of a Down – Pictures – Steal This Album
Butthole Surfers – Pepper – Electric Larryland
Deftones – Minerva – Deftones
Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young – Carry On – Déjá Vu

Good to see some of the new stuff sneaking in there at the end.  And let me the first to make the joke: “No Nine Inch Nails?  Are you sure you didn’t pick up someone else’s iPod by mistake?”