Life is random, at least for the next ten tracks. Here we go.
1. The Zutons - Moons and Horror Shows
Oh thank heavens I got the one good Zutons track. I'm a big Album Person - I prefer to listen to whole albums in one sitting rather than one single at a time. Who Killed the Zutons? is on my iPod in its entirety despite the fact that I only like one or two of its tracks. This is one of them. Catchy!
2. Tea Party - Shadows on the Mountainside
Edges of Twilight. Now there is an album. Fraxas and I had an interesting conversation about it a while back, which I'll quote in the comments.
3. The Chromatics - Doppler Shifting
I have always been a huge fan of science-themed acapella. Finding it is tough. Thanks, Jeremy!
4. RJD2 - Since We Last Spoke
Is this Rock? hip-hop? Dance? Electronica? Who cares. I like it.
5. Cello Suite I in G Major by J.S. Bach, Edgar Meyer, Unaccompanied Cello Suites on Double Bass
As a lapsed bass player, I enjoy listening to ridiculous acts of virtuosity that hardly sound like they could have been performed by a human being. Oh wait, no, that only depresses me.
6. Leonard Cohen - Everybody Knows
Hey, there's Bono of U2 covering a Leonard Cohen song in a trailer. Leonard Cohen is probably the only buddhist monk to ever write a song that Bono covers, which is a strange distinction indeed.
7. The Odds - Domesticated Blind
Finally, my iPod takes me to a song I've never really listened to before, which is odd (no pun in ten did!). I'll pay attention now.
Hmm. Clever lyrics, jangly retro tune, what's not to like? Next.
8. Boards of Canada - ROYGBIV
The bright, sinuous airiness of this track is what launched me on a Boards of Canada obsession. It's a perfect 2-minute morsel of music that solidly anchors rest of the album Music has the Right to Children, which otherwise consists of fleeting, fragmented melodic structures that play patty-cake with your brain.
9. The Roots - Distortion to Static
Okay. This is from a playlist that a friend put together for me. I have only recently started to discover hip-hop, so I'll try to sound off on this track without sounding maximally lame. It is - how you say? Fresh. Its qualities are not what you would call "whack" at all, as far as I can tell.
10. Rondellus - Rotae Confusionis
This is from this album, a bunch of very authentically delivered medieval-style latin-language covers of Black Sabbath songs.