Whatcha listening to?

I’ve been doing a lot of listening to music lately, both at home and at the office becuase for me, music helps drown out the background noise. And I’ve been finding myself listening to a lot of stuff repeatedly, which is unusual for me. Usually, I can tolerate 3-4 plays of a song/album and then it has to sit on a shelf for a while. Not so much – maybe I’m getting better music, or I’m just getting used to it… Anyhoo, I decided to put together a list of the top 10 songs/albums that are getting major airtime… (well, 11 because I never like being restricted). FYI – the links go to iTunes, for your convenience… ;-).

currently listening

  1. Sara BareillesLittle Voice, particularly the song “Morningside”
  2. Brandi CarlileThe Story, most often “The Story” and “Late Morning Lullaby”
  3. The Killers“Uncle Johnny”
  4. Grace Potter and the Nocturnals – “Deliverance Road”
  5. Soulive“Crosstown Traffic”
  6. A Fine Frenzy“You Picked Me”
  7. Daughtry – “It’s Not Over” (I know, but it’s actually a good tune)
  8. Everlast“Saving Grace” although “White Trash Beautiful” is also great
  9. Guggenheim Grotto“Wonderful Wizard”
  10. Sia“Breathe Me”: even with it being used in tons of commercials, it’s still great.
  11. Blind Boys of Alabama“Amazing Grace” They could kill this doing it normally – using the music of “House of the Rising Sun” makes it even better.

So, anyone else have a list? Sarah, Michael, Van, Tom?

Now playing: KT Tunstall – “Night Like Peppers”


3 Responses to “Whatcha listening to?

  • from your list the Killers would the my top song!

  • in my foobar playlist…

    Yo La Tengo – And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out
    Built to Spill – Perfect From Now On
    Once Soundtrack

  • I’m not really familiar with the things you listed. I’ve heard of a couple but don’t know anything about them.

    My listening habits vary wildly. Lately, I’ve been listening to some progressive metal (mostly Dream Theater) and some minimal techno and other techno-ish stuff. Some Autechre, Stewart Walker, Plaid, etc. Before that I was in a singer-songwriter/folksy kick, with some Richard Buckner, Mark Lanegan, Fred Neil and a bunch of other stuff.

    With so much great music out there (and such variety), it’s impossible to get bored!

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