Ten Favorite Songs of 2006


The project continues with my favorite songs of 2006.  Read the first post for the detail on this project.

Lloyd, I’m Ready To Be Heartbroken – Camera Obscura

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Wind and Rain – Crooked Still

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Rainbows in the Dark – Tilly & The Wall

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Sleep Don’t Weep – Damien Rice

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On the Radio – Regina Spektor

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Wolf Like Me – TV on the Radio

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Crazy – Gnarls Barkley

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Dirty Knife – Neko Case

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Black Flowers – Yo La Tengo

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Emily – Joanna Newsom

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And my song video of shame for 2006 The song’s kind of bland, but I like this Red Hot Chili Peppers video for Dani California.

Ten Favorite Songs of 2005


The project continues with my favorite songs of 2005.  Read the first post for the detail on this project.

The Charging Sky – Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins

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Jogando Capoeira – Beatfanatic

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Marty & Lou – Peter Mulvey

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Psyclone! –  Super Furry Animals

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Qué Onda Guero – Beck

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Sing Me Spanish Techno – The New Pornographers

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The Sporting Life – The Decemberists

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Sundress – Nolan McKelvey and 33

[you may hear a clip]

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Tribulations – LCD Soundsystem

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And my song of shame for 2005: Since U Been Gone – Kelly Clarkson

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Ten Favorite Songs of 2004


The project continues with my favorite songs of 2004.  Read the first post for the detail on this project.

bike thief – Freezepop

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Mad Tom of Bedlam –  Jolie Holland

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Max Ernst’s Dream – Mission of Burma

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Narc – Interpol

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One Voice – The Wailin’ Jennys 

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Sad, Sad, Sad, Sad (And Faraway From Home) – Peter Mulvey

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Sweet Susan – Mamadou

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And my song of shame for 2004: They – Jem

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What songs did you love in 2005?  Let me know in the comments!

Ten Favorite Songs of 2003


The project continues with my favorite songs of 2003.  Read the first post for the detail on this project.

Ten more years to go!

Cheers to the First Snow –  The Benders

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Coin-Operated Boy – The Dresden Dolls

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Hey Ya! – OutKast

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Juice & June – Kris Delmhorst

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Mix Tape –  Jim’s Big Ego

[This song could be between any two others]

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Plea From a Cat Named Virtute – The Weakerthans

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Quelqu’un m’a dit – Carla Bruni

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Saint Simon – The Shins

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There, There (The Boney King of Nowhere) – Radiohead

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Twisted Niche – Hum Machine

[a clip at Amazon ]

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And my song of shame for 2003: Milkshake –  Kelis

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What are your favorite songs of 2003?  Let me know in the comments!

Ten Favorite Songs of 2002


And now the top ten songs of 2002.

Learn more about this project in the first post.

Banjo in the Rain – The Benders

[clip from CD Baby]

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Bob Hope & Charity – The Mekons

[clip from Amazon]

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Do You Realize? – The Flaming Lips

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Losing My Edge–  LCD Soundsystem

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Misery is the River of the World –  Tom Waits

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Nuclear War (Version 2) – Yo La Tengo

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NYC – Interpol

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The Old Man Doesn’t Like It – The Operators

[listen here]

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Oliver’s Army – Peter Mulvey

[clip on Amazon]

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Stop Foolin’ Around –  Quicksound feat. Isabelle Rajotte

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And my song of shame for 2002: Whenever, Wherever – Shakira

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Ten Favorite Songs of 2001


The project continues with my favorite songs of 2001.  Read the first post for the detail on this project.

Drag Queens in Limousines – Mary Gauthier

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Gentle Arms of Eden – Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer

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Honeyed Out –  Kris Delmhorst

[just a clip on Amazon]

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I Wish – The Kevin Hanson Trio

[just a clip on Italian Amazon]

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Last Nite – The Strokes

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lazy –  Freezepop

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Man It’s So Loud in Here – They Might Be Giants

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1982 – Miss Kittin & Hacker

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(Where Do I Begin) Love Story (Away Team Remix) – Shirley Bassey

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Willow Tree –  The Resophonics

[sad face]

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And my song of shame for 2001: Can’t Get You Out of My Head – Kylie Minogue

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Ten Favorite Songs of 2000


New decade. New century.  New top ten list for the year 2000.

I seem to still be in the middle of my my folk music and electronica phase.

Learn more about this project in the first post.

Blackbirds – Erin McKeown

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Frontier Psychiatrist – The Avalanches

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Last Days of Disco – Yo La Tengo

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The Littlest Birds – The Be Good Tanyas

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Me & Mr Sutton (Plug 97 Rmx) –  DJ Maus

[A link to a link where you can hear this track]

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No Place Like the Right Time – Donna The Buffalo

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Prince Charming – Jim’s Big Ego

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Still The Night – Paperboys

[listen to a clip on Amazon]

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Tanglewood Tree – Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer

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Wings of the Ragman –  Peter Mulvey

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And my song of shame for 2000:  Who Let the Mets Out by Baja Men

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What were your top songs for Y2K?

Ten Favorite Songs of 1999


The decade ends.  The century ends.  The lists go on.

The project continues with my favorite songs of 1999.  Read the first post for the detail on this project.

C’Est Un Rital – Michèle Bernard

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Fast As I Can – Erin McKeown

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K-Mart Shopping (Hi-Fi Mix) – Nerio’s Dubwork Meets Kathy Lee – Josh Wink

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Praise You – Fatboy Slim

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Starálfur – Sigur Rós

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Steal My Sunshine – Len

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Tuva Groove – Onda-R

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Unworthy – Cheryl Wheeler

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Woman Of Faith –  Eddie From Ohio

[Have faith that it’s good, even if you can’t stream it]

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You Are Invited – Dismemberment Plan

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And my song of shame for 1999: Kiss Me – Sixpence None The Richer

So, what did you party to in 1999?  Let me know in the comments.

Ten Favorite Songs of 1998


The project continues with my favorite songs of 1998.  Read the first post for the detail on this project.

Can you believe that 1998 was 15 years ago already?  This is the year I reached the quarter-century mark, shortly after moving to Massachusetts.

By Way Of Sorrow – Cry Cry Cry

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Ghost Of Stephen Foster – Squirrel Nut Zippers

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The Ghost Of Tom Joad –  Rage Against The Machine

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History Repeating – Propellerheads & Miss Shirley Bassey

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Intergalactic – the Beastie Boys

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Jumblies – Jim’s Big Ego

[Can’t find the whole song online, but you can hear a clip here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jimsbigego4 ]

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The Rockafeller Skank – Fatboy Slim

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Tiger Woods – Dan Bern

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Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key – Billy Bragg & Wilco

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When I Go – Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer

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And as an added bonus, here’s Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer performing Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key:

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And my song of shame for 1998: We Like to Party – Vengaboys

What song from 1998 is stuck in your head!

Ten Favorite Songs of 1997


The project continues with my favorite songs of 1997.  Read the first post for the detail on this project.

Best Black Dress – The Nields

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Brimful Of Asha – Cornershop

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The Drunken Piper – Natalie MacMaster

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Moby Octopad – Yo La Tengo

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No Surprises – Radiohead

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Peace in the Valley –  Alabama 3

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Reunion Hill –  Richard Shindell

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Tubthumping –  Chumbawamba

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Waste Some Time – Paperboys

[The Internet does not have time to waste on this song. :( ]

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You Will Go to the Moon –  Moxy Fruvous

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And my song of shame for 1997: Doctor Jones – Aqua

You’re probably not talking to me after that one, but if you are let me know of a song you love from 1997.