Following Keith’s redesign, I’ve recently been perusing the asterisk* back catalogue and particularly enjoying its song of the week feature, so much so that I may ‘borrow’ the idea (but without the Flash player).
In the meantime, here’s the some personal recommendations by way of the track listing to my compilation ‘The Best Songs I Bought In 2003 Ever’.
- Animal Midnight by Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks from the album Pig Lib
- The Group Who Couldn’t Say by Grandaddy from the album Sumday
- Melodrama by Moving Units from the Moving Units EP
- Black Jettas by Ima Robot from X-Ray magazine #08.
- A Punchup at a Wedding by Radiohead from the album Hail To The Thief
- If You Find Yourself Caught In Love by Belle & Sebastian from the album Dear Catastrophe Waitress
- A Treasure @ Silver Bank (This Dynasty’s For Real) by Preston School Of Industry from the album All This Sounds Gas
- The Wu-Tang Clan by The French from the album Local Information
- Good Song by Blur from the album Think Tank
- Remember Me by British Sea Power from the single Remember Me
- Cat Claw by the Kills from the album Keep On Your Mean Side
- An Endless Supply by the Thermals from the EP The Thermals
- Hello Sunshine by Super Furry Animals from the single Hello Sunshine
- Say Goodbye To The City by Tindersticks from the album Waiting For The Moon
- Bang To Rights by Richard Hawley from the album Richard Hawley
- It Makes The Room Look Bigger by Half Man Half Biscuit from the EP Saucy Haulage Ballads
- Anarchy In The UK by the Ukrainians from the single Anarchy In The UK
- Alles Ist Da by Mense Reents from the album Aus Freien Stücken
- Run by Spiritualized from the album The Complete Works, Vol. 1
- Hurt by Johnny Cash from the album American IV – The Man Comes Around
Notable exceptions because I have vinyl copies and my crappy PC cannot competently digitise an analogue source:
- Elephant album by the White Stripes
- Amazing Grace album by Spiritualized
- Golden Path single by the Chemical Brothers with the Flaming Lips
- Another So-Called Party single by Gonzalez
- 100th Window album by Massive Attack
- Phantom Power album by Super Furry Animals
- Kish Kash album by Basement Jaxx
As if you haven’t had enough lists in one post, you can also view full list of music I bought in 2003.