September 13th Madness

Fall is an exciting time for me. Temperatures here in Texas drop below 100, trees turn from green to dead overnight and it’s bitterly cold without the hope of precipitation that will cancel my classes. I’m still glad it’s here. The sports bro in me comes out a bit as Soccer seasons start up all over the world. It’s back to work for Liverpool who were embarrassingly bad last season and have continued that to the beginning of this season.
Fall also means that it’s time to start considering the end of the year 2010. How has this year stacked up? I’m not sure yet. Plenty of good music came out, giving me plenty of headaches about my annual end-o-the-year list, but that was about it. I feel like the world is slowly unraveling and we’re all stuck on it.
We’ll see, I’m not religious but maybe 2012 will mark the end of the world. We won’t know until roughly a year a a few months. Why worry now?


Back to the End – Las Robertas
Wonder – Estasy
Slow – Twin Shadow
When The Sun Don’t Shine – Best Coast
Heavy In Your Arms – Florence & The Machine
I Wanna Be Your Lover – Prince
Green Onions – Booker T. & the MG’s
Margerine Rock – Stereolab
Milkman – Aphex Twin
Heaven Can Wait – Charlotte Gainsbourg
Fast Jabroni – Surfer Blood
Grand ideas – Lindstrøm
Old Street – Cloud Nothings
One Evening – Feist
At A Glance (Toro y Moi Remix) – Body Language
DLZ – TV on the Radio
10. Travelin’ Girl – The Bitters
Monk Chant (Live) – The Monks
All Out Of Tune – Real Estate
I Walked – Sufjan Stevens
We Used To Wait – Arcade Fire
Banana Jam Pt.1 – Julian Lynch
Spring (Air France Remix) – Saint Etienne
King Of Spain – The Tallest Man On Earth
The Offbeat – FLYamSAM
We’ve Gotta Get Out Of This Place – Animals
These Days – Alex Bleeker
Dancing on My Own – Robyn
..And The World Laughs With You – Flying Lotus Feat. Thom Yorke
Radiohead – Videotape (Phaseone & Frank Heat Remix)

Vinyl Countdown!!

10. Never Follow Suit – The Radio Dept.
9. Hang With Me – Robyn
8. Marathon – Tennis
7. Like You Crazy – Mates Of State
6. Streetwork – Club Of The Sons
5. Heavenward Grand Prix – Japandroids
4. Hearts Of Love – Crocodiles
3. Wasting Time – Reading Rainbow
2. Helicopter – Deerhunter
1. When We’re Dancing – Twin Shadow


Sam’s Playlist – December 7, 2009

The Feelies – It’s Only Life
The Hold Steady – Sequestered In Memphis
French Kicks – Close To Modern
The Pretenders – Back On The Chain Gang
Xiu Xiu – I Luv The Valley OH!
The Replacements – I’m In Trouble
Handsome Furs – All We Want, Baby, Is Everything
Love Is All – Make Out Fall Out Make Up
Sam Cooke – Having A Party
Jack Penate – Be The One
Bryan Ferry – Piece of My Heart
Beck – No Complaints
R.E.M. – Finest Worksong
Beat Happening – The This Many Boyfriends Club

The Vinyl Countdown – Top 5 songs of the week

5. Annie – My Love Is Better

4. Spoon – Written In Reverse

3. David Bowie – Teenage Wildlife

2. Hot Chip – One Life Stand

1. Sufjan Stevens – Majesty, Snowbird (Live)

Sam’s Playlist – November 9, 2009

Muscles – Sweaty
Of Montreal – Rapture Rapes The Muses
An Horse – Camp Out
The Minus 5 – Retrieval Of You
Late Of The Pier – The Bears Are Coming
Dave Clark Five – Any Way You Want It
Jolie Holland – Mexico City
Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros – Johnny Appleseed
The Go-Betweens – Love Is A Sign
Neil Young – Oh Lonesome Me
Neon Indian – Ephemeral Artery
Cold Cave – Hello Rats
Blondie – Heart Of Class

The Vinyl Countdown – Top 5 Tracks of the Week

5. Small Black – Despicable Dogs

4. Sufjan Stevens – Come Thou Foutn Of Every Blessing

3. Alela Diane – Oh! My Mama

2. Dirty Projectors – Ascending Melody

1. Yeasayer – Ambling Alp

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