Friday, January 19, 2007

Retrospective and Resurgence

It's a little late, but I wanted to come up with my own list of favorite songs of 2006. It was a good year for music, methinks, and not just because Mayer came up with the amazing album Continuum. Gnarls Barkley (undoubtedly the breakout artist of the year) were right, last year was definitely "Crazy."

A quick note before I get to the list: there were quite a few previously disbanded groups announcing that they were getting back together. All Saints were the first, and before the year ended, they released their comeback album, Studio 1. Pretty soon, we heard news that Take That, The Smashing Pumpkins, Blind Melon and The Afghan Whigs were all reuniting and coming out with new material. Good news, if you ask me (yeah, that includes Take That, I have their Best of album..) But the one that definitely got me excited the most was news that The Lemonheads were recording a new album. Evan Dando was quoted before as saying that the band was kaput, but he obviously ate his words. Already saw the album in record bars and I can't wait to get a copy.

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The Lemonheads

And now on to the list. There's really just one requirement for a song to be included here - constant repeats on my player. (In the case of the OnL songs, constant badgering for the band to play these songs on their gigs).

1. Trains to Brazil - Guillemots
2. Waiting on the World To Change - John Mayer
3. Heart of Life - John Mayer
4. Over My Head - The Fray
5. You Give Me Something - James Morrison
6. You Probably Couldn't See for the Lights But You Were Staring Straight At Me - Arctic Monkeys
7. Mardy Bum - Arctic Monkeys
8. Put Your Records On - Corinne Bailey Rae
9. Oo - UpDharmaDown
10. Let Me - Orange and Lemons
11. Eleven Minutes - Orange and Lemons
12. Much Has Been Said - Bamboo
13. Sexy Back - Justin Timberlake
14. Forever Young - Youth Group
15. Hide and Seek - Imogen Heap

We're now past the middle of the decade, and if previous decades are anything to go by, we're enjoying music now that will define the musical leanings of the first part of the new millennium. So far, I like what I'm hearing.


Blogger paul said...

hi pj. g-- told me about yer blog.

and yeh, i.h.'s 'hide and seek; rules.

2:14 PM  
Blogger peejay said...

hey jin paul! thanks for visiting. i've been browsing your blog too hehe. noyce. =)

i first heard "hide and seek" in an episode of "the oc"... =P

11:49 AM  

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