27 March 2007

Unsuck Listen List

This not an homage to any traditional idea of “best”. These are listens that struck me and continue to strike. For brevity’s sake, I listed the first thing I heard – subsequent unsucks usually followed.

* items have not yet stood the test of enough time. Let’s say, 10 years.

Crowded House’s Self-Titled Debut
Cocteau Twins’ Treasure
Counting Crows’ August and Everything After
The Cure’s Staring At The Sea
Dave Matthews Band’s Crush
Eddie From Ohio (their entire discography - have known them since before their first release)
Garden State Soundtrack
The Innocence Mission’s Self-Title Debut
*Jamie Collum’s Catching Tales
John Coltrane’s The Last Giant: The John Coltrane Anthology
John Wesley Harding’s Why We Fight
*Jonatha Brooke’s Steady Pull
Kansas’ Two for the Show
k.d. lang’s Ingenue
*KT Tunstall’s Eye to the Telescope
*Marc Cohn’s Burning the Daze
Michael Penn’s March
*Midnight In the Garden of Good and Evil Soundtrack (with the exception of Clint Eastwood’s “Accentuate the Positive” – painful!)
*Mike Doughty’s Haughty Melodic
Miles Davis’ Birth Of The Cool
R.E.M.’s Murmur
Neil Finn’s Try Whistling This
*Norah Jones’ Come Away With Me
Prefab Sprout’s Two Wheels Good
*Space Cowboys Soundtrack
Speidel, Goodrich & Goggin’s Self-Titled Debut
Squirrel Nut Zippers’ Hot
Sting’s Dream of the Blue Turtles
The Sunday’s Reading, Writing and Arithmetic
Violent Femmes’ Self-Titled Debut
XTC’s Skylarking

3 comments:

whitenoise said...

Too bad we can't find an easy way to share samples. I have maybe a third of your list, but much of it is unfamiliar to me.

Did you follow Crowded House back when they were Split Enz? (Loved the 1980 debut album.)

Sheena said...

"One Step Ahead Of You" has been a lifelong theme song....

whitenoise said...

Nobody Takes Me Seriously was mine... ;-)

They were all good- Shark Attack, Hope I Never, Double Happy, What's the Matter with You, Poor Boy.... I loved that album!