Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Album of the Month: November 2006

Yo La Tengo: I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your A**

I never found myself too into this band, until I purchased this album after researching some of the best reviewed albums of this year so far, and I couldnt have been happier with this purchase.

I have listened to this album over and over since I bought it, and it has even caused me to retrace my steps through Yo La Tengo's collection, even though nothing can even touch this album in my opinion.

It captures their sound ideally and it is as close to perfection as Yo La Tengo can get. I am still discovering things that I love every listen and it really has a little bit of everything.

Whether you are a Yo La Tengo fan or not, I highly recommend this album.

Rain Mix

This is a mix I slapped together in the period of time where I had just come back to California from Syracuse, where it was raining the entire time I was there. Then when I returned to the wonderful town of Vacaville, the skies opened up here and it rained for a couple days straight. So I made this Rain Mix.

I can honestly say I havent been putting super amounts of thought into these mixes lately cause I have been so busy, but for the most part you can get a pretty good idea of what I am listening to, since the mixes reflect that these days. Instead of adding a lot of diversity to the mixes I have been sticking to mostly things I have been listening to at the time or the type of mood I am in. Of course that also has to do with the busy-ness and the slacking on my part...cause its just easier that way.

I don't know how long I will continue to do a mix every month, I'm not even sure if anyone actually reads this page.

  1. Venus Stop The Train - Wilco - I got this from the 'Yankee Hotel Foxtrot' Demos.
  2. Train Under Water - Bright Eyes - From their album 'I'm Wide Awake It's Morning'.
  3. Black Rain - Ben Harper - Off of his album 'Both Sides of the Gun'.
  4. A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall - Bob Dylan - Off of his album 'The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan'.
  5. Rain on Tin - Sonic Youth - Off of their album 'Murray Street'.
  6. Everybody Thinks I'm a Raincloud (When I'm Not Looking) - Guided By Voices - Off of their album 'Half Smiles of the Decomposed'.
  7. Raining in Darling - Bonnie Prince Billy - Off of his album 'I See A Darkness'.
  8. Flowers Never Bend With the Rainfall - Simon and Garfunkel - Off of their album 'Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme'.
  9. City Rain, City Streets - Ryan Adams - Off of his album 'Love is Hell'.
  10. And It Stoned Me - Van Morrison - Off of his album 'Moondance'.
  11. Woodgrain - Wilco - Off of the 'More Like the Moon EP'.
  12. Another Song About the Rain - Cracker - Off of their album 'Cracker' or 'Brand'.
  13. I Feel Like Going Home - Yo La Tengo - Off of their album 'I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your A**'. This is from the Album of the Month. Check this track out to get a taste of this album.