Friday Random 10 for Sept 11

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  1. Sold Me Down The River - The Alarm (Change 1989)
  2. Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite! - The Beatles (Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 1967)
  3. I'm So Afraid - Fleetwood Mac (Fleetwood Mac 1975)
  4. 999,999 - Nine Inch Nails (The Slip 2009)
  5. If There's A Heaven Above (Canada Mix) - Love and Rockets (Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven 1986)
  6. Crushed - Cocteau Twins (Lonely Is An Eyesore 1987)
  7. All Mixed Up - The Cars (The Cars 1978)
  8. Rock And Roll Ain't Noise Pollution - AC/DC (Back in Black 1980)
  9. Olympia - Lush (Lovelife 1996)
  10. The Devil's Eye - The Go-Betweens (16 Lovers Lane 1988)


From way back to just back, this week's Random 10 reaches into the mists of time, save for the NiN song from the freely downloadable "album", The Slip. Hard to believe Lush's last CD is already 13 years old - it's a brilliant one too. And speaking of brilliant, perhaps the best CD of the mid-80s, 16 Lovers Lane is represented, as is its emotional antecedent group, Fleetwood Mac. And no, I didn't pick up any of the newly mastered Beatles CDs, but Sgt. Pepper showed up nonetheless. Some more new wave goodness with The Alarm and, like the last one, Love and Rockets again. We got some real headbanging rock-n-roll with AC/DC, some old timey Boston rock with The Cars, and a 4AD classic with the Cocteau Twins.

Speaking of music, picked up two new CDs yesterday. Rodrigo y Gabriela's followup to their incredible "debut", called 11:11, and the latest from indie rock legends Yo La Tengo, ironically (?) titled Popular Songs. Both get 4 thumbs way way up.

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Nice mix of styles and musicians.I'm looking forward to the new Yo La Tengo.  They're pretty much the most reliable band out there and I've heard good things about Popular Songs.  I'm hoping my copy will show up in the mail tomorrow.

Popular Songs is like 2 CDs in one- first 9 are great, tight, pop songs, while final 3 are long, YLT, jams that are just great.

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