1. Dark Moon, High Tide - Afro Celt Sound System
2. Oklahoma (live) - Bob Schneider
3. The Temptation of Adam - Josh Ritter
4. Corpus Christi Carol - Jeff Buckley
5. Brainy - The National
6. Start A War - The National
7. Me and Mr. Jones - Amy Winehouse
8. Love Is A Losing Game - Amy Winehouse
9. Tears Dry On Their Own - Amy Winehouse
10. Razz - Kings of Leon
11. Squalor Victoria - The National
12. Go Back Home to Harlem - The Rosewood Thieves
13. Elusive - Scott Matthews
14. Caledonia Mission - The Band
15. Valentine's Day - Bruce Springsteen
16. I Shall Be Released (live) - Jeff Tweedy
17. Quiet Town - Josh Rouse
18. Green Gloves - The National
19. Guest Room - The National
20. Oh My Sweet Carolina - Ryan Adams
21. Call Me On Your Way Back Home - Ryan Adams
22. Put It On Me - Ben Harper
23. Original of the Species - U2
24. Yahweh - U2
25. Northern Muse (Solid Ground) - Van Morrison
I have the best taste in music on the KTTU Blog.
Quick talking points:
1. Much as I hate to admit it, Little Gun was right...The National is my new favorite band. Although I must say, it took me a while to "get it." Start A War and Brainy were the tracks that precipitated the break through. Thanks, Little Gun.
2. The newest Josh Ritter album has all the makings of being the greatest, most arrogant(ly titled) album of 2007. The Temptation of Adam is the greatest song written since I Shall Be Released, which probably makes it the best song in the last 40 years. Believe it. Listen. I dare you.
3. Amy Winehouse album is actually pretty good. See if you can hang with me for this: Tears Dry On Their Own should have been a Fleetwood Mac song, that Amy Winehouse covered. If that was the case, Amy Winehouse's version would have become the definitive version. Got it? Anyway, great tune.
4. Respect to Jeff Buckley for putting out a (pop) album in AD 1994 in which one of the tracks begins with: He bear her up, he bear her down. He bear her unto an orchard ground. And in that orchard there was a hold, and it was hangèd with purple and gold. And in that hold, there was a bed, and it was hangèd with gold so red. Lay-oh-o-lay, lay-oh-o-lay; the falcon hath bourne my maid away...