Music





Grace Jones
Motörhead
Nirvana
New Order
Yes
Janet Jackson
The Clash
Peter Gabriel
Tangerine Dream
Radiohead
Prince
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Bruce Springsteen
Kate Bush
Talking Heads
Billy Joel
Big Star
Cocteau Twins
Camera Obscura
The Smiths
The National
Fleetwood Mac
Jim Croce
Burial
The Jesus and Mary Chain
Destroyer
Roxy Music and Bryan Ferry
Johnny Cash
The Flaming Lips
The Cure
Joy Division
Neil Young
Eddie Vedder / Pearl Jam
The Beatles
Simon and Garfunkel / Paul Simon solo
George Harrison
Jens Lekman
Belle and Sebastian




Desert Island CD Blogathon: 12 tracks from soundtracks
I liked the soundtrack better than the movie!
My Never-Ending Music Playlist




Looking ahead, the long-term goal is share my favorite tracks from: 

60s: Johnny Cash, The Doors, The Rolling Stones, The Jimi Hendrix Experience

70s: Neil Young, Roxy Music, Fleetwood Mac, Big Star, George Harrison, Billy Joel, Jim Croce, Tangerine Dream, Yes, Chic, Rush, Tom Waits, Steely Dan, T. Rex, Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney, Queen, America, David Bowie, The Eagles, Diana Ross, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Paul Simon, Nick Drake, Carly Simon, Blondie, Tom Petty, Gil Scott-Heron, The Runaways, Joe Cocker, Simon and Garfunkel, Randy Newman, Frank Zappa/Mothers of Invention, Emmylou Harris, Dire Straits, Iggy Pop,

80s: The Cure, Joy Division, The Smiths, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Bruce Springsteen, Kate Bush, Talking Heads, Prince, Peter Gabriel, The Clash, Janet Jackson, New Order, Grace Jones, The Cars, Cocteau Twins, Van Halen, Echo and the Bunnymen, Talk Talk, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Sonic Youth, Eurythmics, Tears for Fears, Depeche Mode, The Pixies, Kraftwerk, Ultravox, Genesis, Phil Collins, The Replacements, Yazoo, Giorgio Moroder, Patrick Cowley, Pet Shop Boys,  Psychedelic Furs, Tom Tom Club, This Mortal Coil, Everything but the Girl, Soft Cell, The Sugarcubes, Love and Rockets, Enya, Sade, N.W.A, Public Enemy, Eric B. & Rakim, Anthrax, The Chameleons, The Birthday Party

90s: The Flaming Lips, Pearl Jam, Belle and Sebastian, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Radiohead, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Curve, Björk, Julee Cruise, Massive Attack, Sinéad O'Connor, Beck, The White Stripes,  Blur, Oasis, The Strokes, Morrissey, Aphex Twin, PJ Harvey, Fiona Apple, Portishead, Tindersticks, D'Angelo, Ride, Saint Etienne, Slowdive, Kent, Catherine Wheel, Jonathan Richman, Pulp,

2000s: The National, Destroyer, Camera Obscura, Burial, Jens Lekman, The Radio Dept, Phoenix, Interpol, LCD Soundsystem, Metronomy, The Knife, Arcade Fire, Sun Kil Moon, Arctic Monkeys, Keane, Franz Ferdinand, Feist, Sebastien Tellier, The Antlers, Amy Winehouse, Cat Power, The Killers, The Shins, Josh Ritter, Gorillaz, Melody Gardot, Agalloch

2010s: Blood Orange, Beach House, Mac DeMarco, Tame Impala, School of Seven Bells, Kendrick Lamar





Best songs of 1980 (part 1) (part 2) (part 3) (part 4) (part 5) (part 6) (part 7) (part 8) (part 9) (part 10)
(part 11) (part 12) (part 13) (part 14) (part 15)





Retro 80s playlist







Top 10 albums of the decade so far (2010-2014)
Best songs of the decade so far (2010-2014)





2017 anticipated albums 


Favorite older album discoveries of 2016
Top 10 albums of 2016
Best albums of 2016 (11-20)
Older song discoveries from soundtracks during 2016
Guilty pleasure songs of 2016
Top 10 album disappointments of 2016
Top 100 songs of 2016 (tracks 10-1) (tracks 11-20) (tracks 30-21) (tracks 40-31) (tracks 50-41) (tracks 60-51) (tracks 70-61) (tracks 80-71) (tracks 90-81) (tracks 100-91)


Top 10 albums of 2015
Top 10 songs of 2015
Top 50 songs of 2015 so far (tracks 1-25) (tracks 26-50)


Top 10 albums of 2014
Top 10 soundtracks of 2014
Top 100 songs of 2014  (tracks 1-25) (tracks 50-26) (tracks 60-51) (tracks 70-61) (tracks 80-71) (tracks 90-81) (tracks 100-91) (overlooked 2014) (overlooked trailer music)


Top 10 albums of 2013
Top 100 songs of 2013 (tracks 1-25) (tracks 50-26) (tracks 60-51) (tracks 70-61) (tracks 80-71) (tracks 90-81) (tracks 100-91) (overlooked 2013 no 1) (overlooked 2013 no 2)


Top 100 2012
Top 100 2011
Top 100 2010


2016 albums ranked
2015 albums ranked
2014 albums ranked
Favorite albums of 2013
Favorite albums of 2012
Favorite albums of 2011






TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2016:
Blonde by Frank Ocean
Blackstar by David Bowie
Strange Little Birds by Garbage
Skeleton Tree by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Midwest Farmer's Daughter by Margo Price
Foreverland by The Divine Comedy
Let Them Eat Chaos by Kate Tempest
Lemonade by Beyoncé
A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
We got it from Here... Thank You 4 Your service by A Tribe Called Quest






TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2015:
To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
Currents by Tame Impala
Depression Cherry by Beach House
B'lieve I'm Goin' Down by Kurt Vile
Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
Vulnicura by Björk
The Desired Effect by Brandon Flowers
Divers by Joanna Newsom
Dark Sky Island by Enya
Toto XIV by Toto



TOP 25 ALBUMS OF 2014:
Lost In The Dream by The War on Drugs
Benji by Sun Kil Moon
Ultraviolence by Lana Del Rey
Lazaretto by Jack White
Black Messiah by D'Angelo And The Vanguard
Morning Phase by Beck
St. Vincent by St. Vincent
Salad Days by Mac Demarco
Love Letters by Metronomy
Singles by Future Islands
Popular Problems by Leonard Cohen
Tough Love by Jessie Ware
Sun Structures by Temples
Hot Dreams by Timber Timbre
Turn Blue by The Black Keys
Luminous by The Horrors
G I R L by Pharrell Williams
Heal by Strand of Oaks
In Conflict by Owen Pallett
No One Is Lost by Stars
Too True by Dum Dum Girls
Innerworld by Electric Youth
Everybody Down by Kate Tempest
The Voyager by Jenny Lewis
Out Among The Stars by Johnny Cash






TOP 10 SOUNDTRACKS OF 2014:
American Hustle Soundtrack by Various Artists (Vinyl Limited Edition, 6 bonus tracks)
Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mixtape Vol 1 by Various Artists
Pride by Various Artists (2 discs)
Mommy by Various Artists
Inherent Vice by Various Artists
Palo Alto by Various Artists
Gone Girl score by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
Begin Again: Music From and Inspired By The Original Motion Picture by Various Artists
Boyhood by Various Artists
White Bird in Blizzard by Various Artists







TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2013:
Random Access Memories by Daft Punk
Push the Sky Away by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
The Great Beauty Soundtrack by Various Artists
Trouble Will Find Me by The National
Reflektor by Arcade Fire
Dominae by Ejecta
Tales Of Us by Goldfrapp
Double Ep: A Sea of Split Peas by Courtney Barnett
The Next Day by David Bowie
Seasons Of Your Day by Mazzy Star








TOP 25 ALBUMS OF 2012:
The Idler Wheel by Fiona Apple
Born to Die (Paradise Edition) by Lana Del Rey
All Hell by Daughn Gibson
Kill for Love by Chromatics
Searching For Sugar Man by Rodriguez
St. Lucia by St. Lucia
Amanda Mair by Amanda Mair
Little Broken Hearts by Norah Jones
Privateering by Mark Knopfler
Old Ideas by Leonard Cohen
There's No Leaving Now by The Tallest Man on Earth
Port Of Morrow by The Shins
The Salesman and the Shark by Sean Rowe
Sun by Cat Power
Young Man in America by Anaïs Mitchell
Here by Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
Beams by Matthew Dear
Instinct by Niki & The Dove
Which Side Are You On? by Ani Difranco
Visions by Grimes
Mature Themes by Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
What We Saw From The Cheap Seats by Regina Spektor
Bloom by Beach House
Ekstasis by Julia Holter
Early Takes Volume 1 by George Harrison







TOP 25 ALBUMS OF 2011:
Kaputt by Destroyer
Smoke Ring for My Halo by Kurt Vile
Drive (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Sea of Memories by Pallers
The English Riviera by Metronomy
A Turn In The Dream-Songs by Jeffrey Lewis
Holy Ghost by Holy Ghost!
Vanity Is Forever by Geoffrey O'Connor
Making Mirrors by Gotye
A Creature I Don't Know by Laura Marling
Marissa Nadler by Marissa Nadler
Burst Apart by The Antlers
Towards the Sun by Alexi Murdoch
Magic by Sean Rowe
An Argument With Myself by Jens Lekman
Philharmonics by Agnes Obel
All Of It Was Mine by The Weather Station
Apocalypse by Bill Callahan
Lil' Golden Book by Princess Chelsea
Forever by Sleep ∞ Over
Shapeshifting by Young Galaxy
We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves by John Maus
Blouse by Blouse
Gentle Spirit by Jonathan Wilson
Nothing Is Wrong by Dawes
Submarine by Alex Turner







TOP 25 ALBUMS OF 2010:
Have One on Me by Joanna Newsom
Epic by Sharon Van Etten
Bang Goes The Knighthood by The Divine Comedy
Hadestown by Anaïs Mitchell
Heligoland by Massive Attack
In Memory of Loss by Nathaniel Rateliff
I See the Sign by Sam Amidon
I Speak Because I Can by Laura Marling
The Widowmaker by Donovan Woods
Love & Its Opposite by Tracey Thorn
Olympia by Bryan Ferry
The Fool by Warpaint
The Suburbs by Arcade Fire
Am I Real? EP by Nite Jewel
Caregiver b/w Heirloom by Memoryhouse
High Violet by The National (Expanded Edition)
Write About Love by Belle & Sebastian
Sometimes the Blues Is Just a Passing Bird by The Tallest Man on Earth
El May by El May
Boys Outside by Steve Mason
Minor Love by Adam Green
I'm New Here by Gil Scott-Heron
One Life Stand by Hot Chip
So Runs the World Away by Josh Ritter
It's What I'm Thinking by Badly Drawn Boy
Volume Two by She & Him
Penny Sparkle by Blonde Redhead
Junior by Kaki King
Teen Dream by Beach House
Senior by Röyksopp
Days Ahead by Museum of Bellas Artes


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