In your ear

25 Jun

Here’s a list of what I’ve been listening to…

–The new White Stripes album, “Icky Thump.”  You’ll have to read this week’s Scene to find out exactly what I think about it, but I will say this: “Rag & Bone” rocks my world.

The Sea and Cake, “Everybody.”  I borrowed this from C. Todd Sherman, one of the Journal’s fine photogs.  I’ve listened to it a lot, just kind of here
and there, but I can’t say I’ve absorbed it yet.  That’s a tragedy because
I’ve enjoyed what I’ve heard so far.  I’ll get to it.

–A lot of Jimmy Eat World, especially “Bleed American” (aka self-titled)
and “Futures.”  Let me explain.
“Bleed American” was THE album of my sophomore year in college — it never left my CD player. I was so in love that I didn’t buy the band’s next album, “Futures,” when it came out — I felt the band couldn’t have gotten any better than “Bleed American.”  Then, my friend and co-worker Bryan Doyle let me borrow his copy of “Futures” (and I also somehow ended up with his copy of “Clarity,” but that’s beside the point), and I fell in love again.  “Futures,” along with My Chemical Romance’s “Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge” and System of a Down’s albums “Mezmerize” and “Hypnotize” became my four big albums of my (second) senior year of college.
I haven’t really listened to JEW since I graduated, so I’m trying to go back
and find the same inner peace I found when I was so obsessed with the band.
Specific songs I’ve hit repeat on about a dozen times: “23,” “Polaris,” “The
World You Love,” “If You Don’t, Don’t,” “The Authority Song,” “Nothingwrong.”
I really love this band.

–No matter what I do, I can’t stop hearing MIA’s “Arular” and Of Montreal’s “Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?” Those are two magnificent albums.

What are you listening to? Let me know.

 Side note: Special thanks to Josh Pitts for being the first — and ONLY — person to turn in some playlists! Come on…turn those suckers in.  E-mail ’em to and show everyone what terrific taste you have in music!

One Response to “In your ear”

  1. Sofia June 28, 2007 at 2:02 am #

    do as I fall in love with your feet and dont give a … about the rest

    sincerery whit humor sofia

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