Friday, July 1


Well, we've reached the mid-point of the year, and I will be racking my brain for the next few days trying to put together my favorite 80 minutes of music from the past three months. Until then, I am posting my favorite 80 minutes of music from the FIRST three months of 2005. [Note: these songs were not necessarily RELEASED during these time periods, and the numbers merely refer to the tracklisting, not to a ranking of preference.]

1) Of Montreal/"So Begins Our Alabee"
2) Gwen Stefani/"What You Waiting For? [Jacques lu Cont remix]" [MP3] [left-click]
3) Interpol/"Evil"
4) Metric/"Combat Baby"
5) Eels/"Old Shit/New Shit"
6) Bunky/"Baba" [MP3] [left-click]
7) Brendan Benson/"The Pledge"
8) Angela McCluskey/"Know It All" [MP3 available elsewhere on this blog]
9) Matt Pond PA/"The Hollows"
10) Jeff Hanson/"This Time It Will"
11) Ron Sexsmith/"How on Earth" [MP3] [left-click]
12) The Tiny/"Closer"
13) The Spinto Band/"Oh Mandy" [MP3 available elsewhere on this blog]
14) The Dears/"Who Are You, Defenders of the Universe" [MP3 available elsewhere on this blog]
15) Elk City/"Cherries in the Snow" [MP3] [left-click]
16) Josh Rouse/"Winter in the Hamptons"
17) Low/"Monkey"
18) Audible/"Sunday Bell" [MP3] [left-click]
19) Summer at Shatter Creek/"Worlds Away"
20) Consequences/"Pieces"
21) The Hidden Cameras/"Boys of Melody" [MP3] [left-click]

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