"Like a Rolling Stone (Manchester, England)" by Bob Dylan, from No Direction Home 10/10 - "I don't believe you. You're a liar...play fucking loud!" It is impossible to play this too loud.
"Champagne Supernova" by Oasis, from (What's the Story) Morning Glory 6/10 - Another one of those songs I forgot I had. Remember when we thought this was great stuff? No, me neither.
"If You Find Yourself Caught in Love" by Belle and Sebastian, from Dear Castrophe Waitress 7/10 - This is about as close as B&S get to rocking, and it's still pretty sedate.
"Dirty Old Town" by The Pogues, from Very Best of the Pogues 9/10 - Damn, I could use a dram of Jameson right now.
"Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" by Creedence Clearwater Revival, from Chronicle, Vol. 1 7/10 - Who doesn't love Creedence? Honestly, they were the second band I ever saw in concert (as "Creedence Clearwater Revisited," without John Fogerty, so it really doesn't count), at a state fair during a lightning storm. Awesome.
"1979" by The Smashing Pumpkins, from Mellon Colie and the Infinite Sadness 7/10 - Billy Corgan is perhaps the most egotistical guy in rock and roll, but hell, he does kinda deserve some of it.
"Tropical Iceland" by The Fiery Furnaces, from Gallowsbird's Bark 7/10 - Apparently, they were hanging out at the Magician during one of the smaller scale robot parties there. If I'd known who they were at the time, I would have gone and requested they make more music like this and less noodly random crap.
"Extreme Ways" by Moby, from 18 6/10 - Yes, I own a Moby CD. If it makes you feel any better, I got it for $2 in the back alleys of Istanbul, from a guy who folded up his table and ran off immedately after I paid him and started walking away.
"Have You Forgotten" by Red House Painters, from Songs for a Blue Guitar 7/10 - Wow, this is mopey. Music to wallow to.
"Gravel" by Ani DiFranco, from Little Plastic Castle 8/10 - This came on a Mix Tape to me. That's my only defense. It is pretty damn good, though.
7.4/10 - I feel like "no comment" would have been very useful on a couple of these.