As You Wish

Brent’s Top Twelve

12) Destroyer – Destroyer’s Rubies – This guy is something else. He’s prolific, and complicated. What more could you ask?

11) Bruce Springsteen – We Shall Overcome – This thing just sort of died on me at the end of the summer. I blame my brother, who never warmed up to it.

10) Camera Obscura – Let’s Get Out Of This Country- Music I wish Belle and Sebastian would make again.

9) Twilight Singers – Powder Burns – It pisses me off to no end that Kent doesn’t like this CD. I don’t care that Greg Dulli is fat. It’s still New Orleans’ version of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

8) I’m From Barcelona – Let Me Introduce You To My Friends – This music has no soul. I like music like that.

7) Oh No Oh My – Oh No Oh My – In a year without the Shins, this is as close to a Shins CD I could find.

6) Tom Waits – B,B, and B – It’s not fait that Tom Waits has this much good music lying around. This box set, has more redeemable music than any box set should have. It will take me a year to get through it all.

5) Girl Talk – Night Ripper – If you haven’t listened to this, make it your business to do so. Mash-ups that don’t make you blush. What more could you want? Also there is this part where Biggie is rapping over Elton John’s “Tiny Dancer” that almost makes me cry.

4) El Perro Del Mar – Perro Del Mar – More soulless music. Better than IFB. And sad and pretty, and nice.

3) The Pipettes – We Are The Pipettes – And we’ve got no regrets.

2) Neko Case – Fox Confessor Brings The Flood – Let’s start with the title. I defy you to find a better CD title in 2006.

1) Beirut – Gulag Orkestar – This wasn’t a great year for music by any means, but this CD made it through the whole year without me ever getting sick of it. I don’t love it, like I loved Black Sheep Boy and Apologies to Queen Mary last year, but it really stuck around.

My CD from days gone by would be Milk Eyed Mender by Joanna Newsom. That CD was awesome, and I completely dismissed it. I am dumb.

Now then, for the band that would be on this, if I had longer to listen – Man Man – Six Demon Bag. I hardly knew ye.

The Motel Candle Wasters Award for me goes to The Decemberists – The Crane Wife. That song Kent likes so much screws that whole CD up for me. I don’t know what to do about it. It should be at the beginning or the end, or the trash.

Quickly My Favorite Tracks

5) Pull Shapes – The Pipettes

4) Van Helsing Boombox – Man Man

3) Europeon Oils – Destroyer

2) Ballet and Art – Eagle*Seagull

1) Star Witness – Neko Case

0) We’re From Barcelona – I’m From Barcelona

-1) Us Ones In Between – Sunset Rubdown

-2) Omaha – Tapes n Tapes

My Favorite Shows

5) Edith Frost

4) Eagle*Seagull

3) Flaming Lips

2) Jens Lekman

1) The Brunettes

6 thoughts on “As You Wish”

  1. I haven’t given Oh No Oh My a thorough listen, but I’ll put it in the rotation.

    I liked the Pipettes too, but I was too ashamed to put them on my list.
    I’ve listened to that Twilight Singers album like 12 times now and I fail to see what it has to do with New Orleans, other than you telling me that Greg Dulli lives there. I guess that makes The Downward Spiral a New Orleans album, too.

    I can’t wait for Dave’s list.

    I hope Leslie, Greg, and Amber get one up as well.

  2. If you had really listened to the Twilight Singers 12 times, there is no way you would say that. It’s so obvious. There are references to a rapture, the FEMA number, water “not going away” and other crap that strikes me as obvious Katrina references.

    Never be ashamed of the Pipettes.

  3. I heard the water references. I don’t recall the FEMA number. Floodwaters strike me as typical Greg Dulli lyric reference. I am probably exaggerating on 12 times, but it is at least five. The album sounds so dated and muddled, it just bores me. It’s like listening to the latest Cracker album or something. Hey look, remember when these guys used to be good and now they’re just dull.

    The best Katrina songs are by Juvenile (Get Yo Hustle On), Lil Wayne and DJ Drama (Georgia… Bush), and 10th Ward Buck (What’s Your FEMA number, I’m a Survivor from the NO).

    I will listen to that album one more time this evening. I want to believe you.

    But now I have to listen to Lil Wayne.

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