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10/21/2005
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Subway Fire Random Ten (10/21/05)
Ten Songs. One iPod.

This is the Friday Random Ten.
  1. "Just" by Radiohead, from The Bends (9/10 - A forgotten Radiohead track that just rocks. Awesome video, too. Radiohead is maligned because everyone loves them. Everyone loves them like everyone loves the Beatles. Because they fucking rock!)
  2. "Twist and Shout" by The Beatles, from Please Please Me (10/10 - Huh. Speak of the devil. There are very few more exhilarating songs in rock and roll than "Twist and Shout." Come on, you've loved it since you heard it the first time, whether it was live, on a record, or on Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  3. "Hangin' 'Round" by Lou Reed, from Transformer (4/10 - Lou Reed. Mothafucking Lou Reed. Founder of one of the most important bands in the history of rock and roll. What are you doing, writing boring crap like this? This song rated so high because, well, I talked to Lou Reed this week, and that voice goes a long way. Plus, the Velvet Underground has an honest-to-god revolution named after them. They get some slack.)
  4. "Your Ever Changing Moods" by Summer at Shatter Creek, from All the Answers (8/10 - Hauntingly beautiful, sad, and all those things you say about pretty songs you don't know how else to categorize. One of the better downloads I've made off an MP3 blog)
  5. "Early Spring" by The Mountain Goats, from Bitter Melon Farm (4/10 - The Mountain Goats are one of my favorite bands, who I shall see live in just over a week. This is not a song I'm waiting to hear)
  6. "Our Pen's Out of Ink" by The Russian Futurists, from Our Thickness (7/10 - The Russian Futurists sound like nothing else I own. This track happens to be my favorite of theirs. Good stuff, though not what I expected from a band with that name.)
  7. "Spectacular Views' by Rilo Kiley, from The Execution of All Things (6/10 - Yeah, that chick from that Fred Savage Nintendo movie started a band. Surprisingly, it doesn't suck. It won't remind you of the Power Glove or of Ninja Gaiden, though.)
  8. "I Turn My Camera On" by Spoon, from Gimme Fiction (7/10 - One of the better live shows I've seen, though this is one of their more sedate numbers)
  9. "9. "Cruiser's Creek" by The Fall, from 50,000 Fall Fans Can't Be Wrong (9/10 - This song belongs on Mixtapes. Timeless and rocking.)
  10. "Knight Ride" by Land of Nod, from The Broomfield Variations (6/10 - An Magnetic Fieldsy instrumental done by a good friend of mine, which suffers mostly because it comes immediately after his awesome cover of "Here I Go Again"--yes, the Whitesnake song. Yes. It's awesome, and has made it onto a number of my mixtapes. Just ask some of the other robots. They know what I speak of).
A solid 7/10 for this week.

Just for the record, I very rarely give 10s, or 9s, or even 8s, so anything over 6/10 is a solid rave, worth not only listening to, but seeking out.






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