Archive for January, 2010

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Top Songs of 2009

14 January, 2010

I’ll make an exception and I’ll choose more than the usual 12 songs, this year has been so exceptional that 12 songs are not enough to fill it. Some songs are new, others are old, in my opinion publication year does not matter, what matters is the music, and the meaning in your life.

Songs: Ohia – I’ve Been Riding with the Ghost.

For All the Bad.

listen

Bonnie Prince Billy – Nomadic Revery (All Around).

For the darkness.

listen

Herman Düne – I Wish that I Could See You Soon.

For the sunlight, and the hope.

watch

Fleet Foxes – Mykonos.

For the epic, and the protection.

watch

Dirty Projectors – Cannibal Resource.

For the weirdness, and the summer.

listen

Joanna Newsom  – Emily.

For the quietness.

watch

Magnolia Electric Co. – The Dark Don’t Hide It.

For the rage.

listen

Animal Collective – Summertime Clothes.

For happiness!

listen

Shellac – Steady as She Goes.

For the energy.

watch (instrumental version, differs a little bit from the one on Excellent Italian Greyhound)

Nina Simone – Sinnerman.

For the glory.

listen

Moderat – Rusty Nails.

For Berlin.

listen

Wooden Shjips – For So Long.

For the psyche.

watch

Bonnie Prince Billy – Easy Does It.

For lovely mornings.

watch

Mastodon – Oblivion.

For the relentlesness.

listen

Love – Alone Again or.

For you.

listen

That’s it, I hope you liked it.

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New Compilation: Mexican Frontier

11 January, 2010

Recently I’ve been attracted about a kind of musical subgenre which seems inspired by Ennio Morricone‘s western soundtracks and tex-mex music. To this mix you have to add some rock and you have epic songs with trumpets, guitars and great instrumentation.

This is the track list included in the compilation:

  1. Orthodox – Marcha de la Santa Sangre.
  2. Calexico – Ballad of Cable Hogue.
  3. The Sadies – I Tried Not To.
  4. The Shadows – Geronimo.
  5. Love – Alone Again Or.
  6. Dick Dale – Spanish Kiss.
  7. Townes Van Zandt – Snake Mountain Blues.
  8. The Shadows – Guitar Tango.
  9. Lee Hazlewood – Jose.
  10. Giant Sand – Without a Word.
  11. Calexico – Minas de Cobre (For Better Metal)

Get it here.