Friday Random Ten – the Good Taste In Music Is Clearly Genetic edition

Haven’t done one of these in a while, but I could sure use something mindless and not-stressful or infuriating today — how about you?

Set your MP3 player to “shuffle” and post the first 10 songs that come up. Friday video: Harlem!

1. Neko Case- Vengeance is Sleeping
2. White Denim – World As A Waiting Room
3. Elvis Costello – Deep, Dark Truthful Mirror
4. Tom Waits – New Coat of Paint
5. Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson – Woodfriend
6. The Cure – Boys Don’t Cry
7. Cat Power – Islands
8. Van Morrison – Fool For the Spirit
9. Thao – Geography
10. Lykke Li – Tonight

More videos, mostly of songs that have been stuck in my head this week, below the fold.

Red Red Meat:

Wildbirds and Peacedrums:

Jans Lekman:


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15 comments for “Friday Random Ten – the Good Taste In Music Is Clearly Genetic edition

  1. April 30, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    That Jens performance is epically adorable. Just reading the title of the song gets it playing in my head again :-)

  2. Bushfire
    April 30, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    So if I had a child and it was raised in another country, it would still have my taste in music? ;-)

  3. That Girl
    April 30, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    I love the return of the Friday Random Ten!

    1. India Arie – Promise
    2. Lou Reed – What’s Good
    3. David Lee Roth – Just a Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody
    4. Carole King – Child of Mine
    5. Andrew Bird – Measuring Cups
    6. Adam Levy & Norah Jones – Love Me Tender
    7. Simon & Garfunkel – Fakin’ It
    8. Adele – Crazy for You
    9. Joan Osborne – When the Blue Hour Comes
    10. Amy Winehouse – What is it About Men

  4. krismcn
    April 30, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    Hey, my list intersects with That Girl via Andrew Bird (but what does it meeeeeeeaaaan??):

    1. Metamorphosis Three (Philip Glass) – Aleck Karis
    2. You’re the First, the Last, My Everything – Barry White
    3. Let Love Rule – Lenny Kravitz
    4. Love Bomb – N.E.R.D.
    5. Touch Me (Bart B More Remix) – Bingo Players & Chocolate Pluma
    6. Humble Me – Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
    7. Koop Island Blues – Koop
    8. Electric Feel – MGMT
    9. American Boy – Estelle
    10. Sovay – Andrew Bird

  5. Lolo
    April 30, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    Absolute Beginners – David Bowie
    God – Tori Amos
    Daria – Cake
    You Please Me – Dragonette
    Modern Game – The Ettes
    Spinnin’ – Speech Debelle
    Hatebreeders- The Misfits
    Welcome to the Occupation – Cold War Kids
    Toxic – Britney Spears
    Hook and Line – The Kills

  6. Steph
    April 30, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    1. Queen – Play the Game
    2. The Mountain Goats – Onions
    3. Dr. Octagon – Halfsharkalligatorhalfman
    4. Siouxsie & The Banshees – Peek-A-Boo
    5. Tanya Tucker – Delta Dawn
    6. Sly & The Family Stone – Africa Talks To You “The Asphalt Jungle”
    7. The Miracles – Shop Around
    8. Black Star – Hater Players
    9. The Band – Caledonia Mission
    10. Can – Spoon

  7. April 30, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    XTC – In Another Life
    Lady Gaga – Alejandro
    Coheed and Cambria – 33
    The Beatles – Don’t Pass Me By
    The Beatles – I’m Only Sleeping
    Chopin – Nocturne op72 no. 1 in E minor
    XTC – I’m the Man Who Murdered Love
    Jesse Lukes – Blow Out
    Jesse Lukes – Dying Star
    Indigo Girls – Power of Two

  8. April 30, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    1. The Cruxshadows – Windbringer
    2. The Seekers – Georgy Girl
    3. Sunday In The Park With George (OBC) – Chromolume #7
    4. Into The Woods (OBC) – Finale
    5. The Devin Townsend Project – Awake!
    6. Nightmare Before Christmas – Poor Jack
    7. Devin Townsend – Ziltoidia Attaxx!!
    8. Gary Puckett & The Union Gap – Young Girl
    9. Assemblage 23 – Naked
    10. Bernadette Peters – Some Enchanted Evening

    That’s a bit…. eclectic. Musicals, sixties, metal, and darkwave. Add some filk and it’s summed up my music library!

  9. alisonrose
    May 1, 2010 at 3:44 am

    Fashionably late to the party…

    1) Depeche Mode – The Darkest Star
    2) Underworld – Moaner
    3) Peter Murphy – I’ll Fall With Your Knife
    4) The White Stripes – Truth Don’t Make a Noise
    5) Erasure – Take a Chance on Me
    6) Front 242 – Headhunter
    7) Tegan and Sara – Speak Slow
    8) Ben Harper – Oppression
    9) Prince – I Feel For You
    10) Devotchka – Such a Lovely Thing

  10. Krystian
    May 1, 2010 at 5:40 am

    I’m also late, and I still haven’t ripped all my discs to this new hard drive yet.

    1. Muse – “Endlessly” [LIVE]
    2. Bloc Party – “Signs”
    3. She & Him – “I Thought I Saw Your Face Today”
    4. Sneaker Pimps – “Sick”
    5. Queensryche – “Silent Lucidity”
    6. The White Stripes – “Walking With A Ghost”
    7. Queens of the Stone Age – “Autopilot”
    8. Holly Miranda – “Forest Green, Oh Forest Green”
    9. The Last Shadow Puppets – “Black Plant”
    10. The Killers – “Don’t Shoot Me Santa”

    I’m surprised there aren’t more artist repeats… I have 150+ Muse songs and there isn’t a repeat! Jeez.

  11. jen
    May 1, 2010 at 7:39 am

    Haha, brilliantly entitled this time ;) (the “discussions” were very scary indeed…). Now:

    1) Moonbabies – War On Sound
    2) Coldplay – Lost
    3) Fleetwood Mac – Go Your Own Way
    4) Jessie Baylin – By Any Rules
    5) The Drifters – On Broadway
    6) Kings of Leon – California Waiting
    7) Bobby Darin – Mack The Knife
    8) Bukka White – Shake’Em On Down
    9) Missy Elliott – She’s A Bitch
    10) Goo Goo Dolls – No Way Out

  12. May 1, 2010 at 10:48 am

    I could use a weekend of just staying in and listening to music… maybe with some wine.

    1. The Cure – Strange Attraction
    2. The Smiths – What Difference Does it Make?
    3. The Cars – Touch and Go
    4. The Stills – Statue of Sirens
    5. The Chemical Brothers – Playground for a Wedgeless Firm
    6. Concrete Blonde – Little Wing
    7. Radiohead – Anyone Can Play Guitar
    8. The Long Winters – Blue Diamonds
    9. Sparklehorse – Piano Fire
    10. Johnny Cash – Ballad of Ira Hayes

  13. Robin
    May 1, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    1. Emiliana Torrini – Bleeder
    2. Thievery Corporation – Shoalin Satellite
    3. Open Sea Theme from Life Aquatic
    4. Metric – Rock Me Now
    5. The Smiths – Handsome Devil
    6. Rasputina – Transylvanian Concubine
    7. Belle and Sebastian – Get me Away From Here, I’m Dying
    8. Neil Young – Fuckin’ Up
    9. The Chemical Brothers – Where Do I Begin
    10. The Kills – Restaurant Blouse

  14. May 2, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    I am away from my iPod, and don’t have a lot of MP3s on the computer I’m working from right now, but I love a good shuffle:

    1. Ron Sexsmith – Average Joe
    2. Rufus Wainwright – Sanssouci
    3. Neil Finn – King Tide
    4. The Replacements – Can’t Hardly Wait
    5. Rufus Wainwright – California
    6. Neil Finn – Try Whistling This
    7. Regina Spektor – That Time
    8. Clem Snide – Moment in the Sun
    9. Rufus Wainwright – Want
    10. Michael Hurley – Penguins

  15. KC
    May 4, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    Hah I love these things, but I’m way late to this one. I essentially have the most random taste in music ever

    1. Justice- Genesis
    2. Carla Bruni- Quequ’un M’a Dit
    3. Ani DiFranco- Angry Anymore
    4. Paramore- Crushcrushcrush
    5. Yeah Yeah Yeahs- Y Control
    6. Spoon- Finer Feelings
    7. Alex Parks- Mad World
    8. Office- Everything You’ve Witnessed
    9. Tegan and Sara- We Didn’t Do It
    10. Thievery Corporation- 2001 Spliff Odyssey

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