This week’s songs didn’t have a lot of reason behind them, and I just made it based on my mood, so these notes are probably not too interesting.
“I Could See the Dude” by Spoon
From their first EP, Soft Effects, which came out after their debut album Telephono and is their first truly worthwhile release.
“The Loneliness and the Scream” by Frightened Rabbit
From their third album The Winter of Mixed Drinks, which is hugely inferior to their previous, The Midnight Organ Fight, but still has its worthwhile points, like this.
“My Girls” by Animal Collective
Probably AC’s most famous song. This popped in my head earlier today because Merriweather Post Pavilion (the album this is from) I associate with the nicer days of summer.
“Crooked Teeth” by Death Cab for Cutie
Another summery song. From their major-label debut, Plans.
“In N Out” by Prism Bitch
I still don’t know what their long-term plan is, but PB have been impressing me with their singles, including this one, their newest.
“Roadkill” by the 1975
From their insane new album Notes On A Conditional Form, which I reviewed here.
“How I Wrote ‘Elastic Man’” by the Fall
I can’t remember why I thought this would flow here, but I’m hoping it did.
“The Good Life” by Weezer
This and “Pink Triangle” are tied for my favorite song off Pinkerton, but this one is a more rockin’ song, so it fit the summer mood better.
“Save Your Generation” by Jawbreaker
Possibly their best-known song, from their polarizing Dear You. That album is a mixed bag, but I do like this song.
“The First Single” by the Format
The first single from the Format.
“The Argument” by the Sea and Cake
The band’s came comes from a deliberate mishearing of a song called “The C in Cake”. My mom said this sounded like Haircut 100; I don’t really hear it though.