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Andrew / May 7, 2006 11:58 PM

*Or whichever mp3 player/walkman/car stereo/sound system/phonograph/etc. you happen to listen to.

waleeta / May 8, 2006 12:00 AM

iPod? How Bourgeios.

Actually I am obsessed with "Halleluja" by Rufus Wainright and "Sway" by Michael Buble.

Freddie / May 8, 2006 2:42 AM

-Johnny Cash
-Virginia Coalition

unmake / May 8, 2006 4:25 AM

Kimio Mizutani - 1971 - A Path Through Haze

SR / May 8, 2006 7:24 AM

10, 000 Days by Tool.

printdude / May 8, 2006 7:45 AM

Ball of Fire - the Skatellites
A View from a Basement - Elliot Smith.

curtsy / May 8, 2006 8:20 AM

CKLW -- the big 8 -- straight outta Windsor/Detroit circa 1972.

MikeH / May 8, 2006 9:08 AM

The Tossers

Eric / May 8, 2006 9:10 AM

Robert Pollard - From a Compount Eye

kt / May 8, 2006 9:23 AM

cannonball by the oblivians has the most plays according to itunes.

followed by "tennessee rock n' roll" by the rat traps then "premonition" from chicago's own cococoma.

eyc / May 8, 2006 9:26 AM

sigur ros discography on repeat... after i saw them last september i only listened to them for a month. no other music existed to me. hell, i even listened to them when i was jogging! so i'm preparing myself for similar behavior after tuesday's show.

mike / May 8, 2006 9:31 AM

The Fiery Furnaces—Bitter Tea


Grandaddy—Just Like the Fambly Cat

spence / May 8, 2006 9:33 AM

-Dj Shadow
-Lord Quas
-J Dilla
-Fela Kuti
-Nightmares on Wax
-A Tribe Called Quest

idk / May 8, 2006 9:42 AM

The Undertones "Get Over You", Marked Men "Right Here With You", Teengenerate "Radio 55", Crime "Hot Wire my Heart", and the Lamps "Hot Plate".

dan / May 8, 2006 9:44 AM

The Pixies - "Come On Pilgrim/Surfer Rosa"

Land of Talk - "Applause, Cheer, Boo, Hiss!

Bishop Allen's "Month" EPs

marie / May 8, 2006 9:45 AM

- Gnarls Barkley
- Brian Eno
- Goldfrapp
- Bloc Party
- Lady Sovereign

paul / May 8, 2006 9:45 AM


Mainly the geek news sorts of things, but right now Italian Language podcasts are getting the most play since I'm trying to learn as much as I can before I go to Italy next week.

In the music category, Shiny Metal Rods, by Aphex Twin is the top most played.

amyc / May 8, 2006 9:49 AM

I've been feeling nostalgic lately. I woke up with Elvis Costello's "Brilliant Mistake" in my head this morning, so I listened to the whole King of America on the way to work. Reminds me of a particularly good time in college.

Last week it was all about the Beatles. Every couple years I go through a phase where that's all I want to listen to. It usually corresponds with a need to reduce a marked increase in my stress level. Rubber Soul is a potent anti-depressant.

Big Purp Sippa / May 8, 2006 9:51 AM

Paul Wall & Chamillionaire “Get Ya Mind Correct”
Ghostface Killah “Fischscale”
Tame & Dusted Dons “Slow Suicide Stimulus”
Murs “Murray’s Revenge”
TI “King”
Lupe Fiasco “Fahrenheit 1/15”
Guns N Roses “Use Your Illusion vol. 1”

hench / May 8, 2006 10:12 AM

edan - beauty and the beat

ghostface killah - fishscale

hench - unfinished stuff for next album

soul position - things go better with RJ and AL

van halen - women and children first

and a slew of old garage rock compilations...

eep / May 8, 2006 10:13 AM

My Morning Jacket: "Off the Record"
Goldfrapp: "Lovely 2 C U"
Cory Lee: "The Naughty Song"
Kane: "The House Rules"
30 Seconds to Mars: "The Kill"

m / May 8, 2006 10:18 AM

andrew bird - weather systems
beth orten - comfort of strangers

leebey / May 8, 2006 10:19 AM

1. "Bomb Scare," -The Selecter

2. "Funky for You" - Common

3. "The Seed 2.0," The Roots

Baldeesh / May 8, 2006 10:24 AM

Keene - Hopes and Fears
Snow Patrol - Final Straw
Shakira - Oral Fixation Vol. 2
The Postal Service - Give Up

Stephen / May 8, 2006 10:26 AM

Fischerspooner - Odyssey
José González - Veneer
Jesu - Silver EP
Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere
Zero 7 - The Garden

Beth / May 8, 2006 10:32 AM

Hooverphonic's "A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular" (when studying)

Feist's "Let It Die" (when out and about)

KT Tunstall's "Eye to the Telescope" (when I just need music)

ahn / May 8, 2006 10:35 AM

* The Frames - Burn the Maps
* The new Pearl Jam
* A mix I made for a friend a month ago and never sent because I lose at post office. It has a lot of Jenny Lewis on it. She makes me happy, in that bitter, bitter way.

j / May 8, 2006 10:37 AM

Motown. Stax. Chess.

Strictly soul.

g / May 8, 2006 10:40 AM

The new Zero 7 album.

fluffy / May 8, 2006 10:44 AM

the damned, edith piaf, compilation of brazilian music, can, voices from bulgaria, roy ayers, blackmothsuperrainbow

paulette / May 8, 2006 10:44 AM

an Os Mutantes comp bc I'm so excited about them playing live

Scientific American podcasts

Numero Groups latest - The Big Mack Label

Alison / May 8, 2006 10:45 AM

Josh Ritter-The Animal Years. I went to college with him so it's exciting to see him getting better and better!

JasonB / May 8, 2006 10:46 AM

Elliot Smith - Roman Candle & Either/Or

J.S. Bach - Cello Suite #?

Soundtrack to the movie
"High Fidelity"

Jimi Hendrix - Blues

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Buddy Guy - It's still called the Blues

Naz / May 8, 2006 10:52 AM

Pearl Jam - Pearl Jam

Tool - 10,000 Days

Envy - Collections and Fragments

The Red Hot Chili Peppers new single.

It's like 91/93 all over. And since I'm feeling nostalgic (like amyc), there's been a lot of stuff from the early teens. I'm tiring of the wimpy, sensitive, indie girls and boy who can't really belt out a tune.

Gimme a Vedder or a Maynard, please.

Incidentally, both of those bands are here this/next week.

Leah W / May 8, 2006 10:52 AM

Paulette-I hear you. Os Mutantes best-of and a Tropicalia comp that came out this year. I have a crush on Caetano Veloso.

Also, just a ton of Belle and Sebastian. And Johnny Cash Live at Fulsom Prison.

Also, I'm running a little indie rock songs contest, so every time I update the website, I remember 16 more songs I haven't heard recently enough. Sound and Vision! Bowie and Sea & Cake versions!

C-Note / May 8, 2006 10:56 AM

Talib Kweli
Curtis Mayfield
Nina Simone

Pete / May 8, 2006 11:02 AM

All things Billy Bragg--Yep Roc just did a big reissue of his earliest albums. His cover of Sam Cooke's "A Change is Gonna Come" is just wonderful--much much much better than you'd expect this British bloke to do with such a soul classic.

Lody / May 8, 2006 11:07 AM

• DJ Markski
• Bob Dylan
• Johnny Cash
• David Bowie
• Eminem

Nicole / May 8, 2006 11:10 AM

The new Sunset Rubdown (Spencer Krug is my hero)

Built to Spill- You in Reverse
Calexico- Garden Ruin
The Smiths- Singles

Anonymous / May 8, 2006 11:17 AM

1st Kiss album
Sammy Davis Jr. - "Live at the Cocoanut Grove"
Duran Duran - "Astronaut"
The Church - "Uninvited, Like the Clouds" (best damn band you've never heard of)

hau / May 8, 2006 11:30 AM

andrew bird - weather systems and mysterious production of eggs.

leah / May 8, 2006 11:38 AM


so. obsessively. so.

Naz / May 8, 2006 11:43 AM

Also: I thought I'd balance my overly-masculine testosterone fueled rock leanings with Loquat who really are very good.

Her voice is smoky and their cover of "There is a Light That Never Goes Out" is nice indeed.

d. / May 8, 2006 11:44 AM

Under the Milky Way Tonight by the Church.

say what you want.

Joe W / May 8, 2006 11:44 AM

Lots of David Bowie, plenty of Yoko ono and maybe too much Leonard Nimoy.
And Tom Waits a-plenty.

Leah W, that's a great contest you're running. I'm doing something similar but less in depth - just an artist v. artist sort of thing.

spence / May 8, 2006 11:45 AM

How's the Gnarls Barkely album? Does it live up to the hype? I've only heard "Crazy," but thought it was a great song.

DebO / May 8, 2006 11:47 AM

I am listening to my music alphabetically by artist right now, so lately I have been listening to Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Afro-Cuban All Stars, Aimee Mann, American Music Club, and Ani DiFranco. What I like about managing my music via iTunes is being surprised by what comes next, even without shuffling.

TKO / May 8, 2006 11:56 AM

Both Secret Machines albums - intentionally

Reverend Horton Heat - randomly

ack / May 8, 2006 11:57 AM

*belle & sebastian *john vanderslice *stars *goldfrapp *camera obscura
*lloyd cole *aztec camera

I think I have a scottish thing going on. I'm trying to move from montreal to glasgow or something...

Alex / May 8, 2006 12:12 PM

Afghan Whigs
Arcade Fire
Bloc Party

jen / May 8, 2006 12:19 PM

i love the ability to leech onto other people's iTunes at work. it allows me to find and play gems like "angst in my pants" from sparks on repeat.

Brittany / May 8, 2006 12:35 PM

"Mushaboom" by Feist.

Dutch101 / May 8, 2006 12:51 PM

I am vacillating wildly between some very mellow Studio One reggae tracks like "First Cut is the Deepest" by Norma Frazer and grindy heavy metal like Nebula and High on Fire.

I love the pod because I can jump from one thing to the other instantly. Porter Wagoner to Lyrics Born to Black Sabbath to the Dead in four simple steps. Really sort of renewed my interest in music altogether.

Erica / May 8, 2006 1:08 PM

I guess I played "Cut Your Hair" by Pavement 56 times -- more than any of the other 6,756 tracks on my iTunes. I'm not even a Pavement fan, but that song is catchy, so I guess I can see why I've played it so much.

PatrickWR / May 8, 2006 1:09 PM

"Hello Control" the new Brandtson album. I hated them when they were uber-emo, I like 'em now that they're experimenting with infectious dance rock.

april / May 8, 2006 1:12 PM

Realizing I was stuck in a rut, I've been using the shuffle feature for the last week. Most frequent plays include:
– Kinks
– Nina Nastasia
– Fugazi
– Devendra Banhart
– Sea and Cake

Vanessa / May 8, 2006 1:17 PM

The Fray
Jack's Mannequin

Steve / May 8, 2006 1:44 PM

That new one from The Church sucks! It's so bad that I can't even finish writing my review of it because it sucks too bad to ever listen to again. Sucky bad. Bad suckiness.

On heavy rotation: The Coral Sea, Klee, Appleseed Cast, Massive Attack, Richard Butler, South, Subways.

g / May 8, 2006 1:47 PM

It is nice to see that I'm not the only GB'er who listens to DJ Markski! I usually only listen to it when I am running or at the YMCA since it makes for great work out music.

fluffy / May 8, 2006 1:52 PM

forgot to mention:

the kinks, dreamend, pj harvey & stereolab.

now i wish i had some reggae in there

yes that's me / May 8, 2006 2:04 PM

Hmm...I don't have an ipod but my tape player is currently running on mixed tapes of early 90's hip hop.

Eamon / May 8, 2006 2:13 PM

Morningwood's "Jetsetter". That's a whole lot of rock.

Gary / May 8, 2006 3:09 PM

Neko Case
Jenny Lewis
Crooked Fingers
Tom Waits
and Pretty Girls Make Graves because I saw them on Friday.

michelle / May 8, 2006 3:09 PM

"i'm still in love with you" by al green. also, common's "be" and belle and sebastian's "the life pursuit".

mike / May 8, 2006 3:27 PM

Spence: the Gnarles Barkley album is decent. Crazy and Just a Thought are by far the two high points. After that, there's a significant drop off. Good album; not spectacular.

Lody / May 8, 2006 3:30 PM

g - i'm glad i'm not the only one either! i usually listen to him at work while i'm doing design work. it just gets me in that zone. plus it's funny to see my co-workers faces when i'm singing in Polish! ;)

Mike / May 8, 2006 3:34 PM

A lot of different electronic music by a bunch of different artists. Mostly Team Abunai stuff.

spence / May 8, 2006 3:38 PM




MAF / May 8, 2006 3:46 PM

Devo-Pioneers Who Got Scalped

Tom Waits-Mule Variations


Cramps-Bad Music For Bad People

Bill / May 8, 2006 3:56 PM

nothing particularly cool

Moon / May 8, 2006 7:10 PM

Support your local aging rockers!

Listening to Styx!!!

Also, the operas for next years Lyric season.

And, I just finished Strivers Row by Keith Baker.

William Orbit is great, if you like that sort of thing.

I'm downloading Tiesto as I type this.

gazebo / May 8, 2006 7:37 PM

the wedding present: watusi
unrest: imperial f.f.r.r.
dirty projectors: new attitude
the 6ths: wasps' nests
jorge ben: minha historia
okkervil river: black sheep boy

jp / May 8, 2006 8:12 PM

Antena, Os Mutantes ("Baby" is one of my favorite songs ever), Out Hud and the new Eleventh Dream Day album, Zeroes and Ones (so good!), are currently in heavy rotation on my iPod.

Leelah / May 8, 2006 8:53 PM

and it seems to be on a combo of alex's and gazebo'ss music... today I heard:
the wedding present, interpol, unrest, bloc party, the jesus and mary chain, alkaline trio, the twilight singers, editors, weezer, neutral milk hotel and patsy cline

Virginia / May 9, 2006 3:20 AM

David Krakauer's Lies My Gramma Told Me, Andrew Bird, Andrew Bird, Andrew Bird, and some assorted Smashing Pumpkins.

printdude / May 9, 2006 7:49 AM

Last Five Songs on iPod

Feel the Heat - Beautiful People
It Oonly hurts when I breathe - Cop Shoot Sop
How Many More Times _ Led Zeppelin
Thinkin' Again - ReHab
Rocket - Smashing Pumpkins

The 'Pod Rocks on Shuffle all day here at the shop - Woe is the fool that don't like my rock!

de hock / May 9, 2006 8:21 AM

waleeta, "Halleluja" reminds me that humans are oft capable of great things... I thank thee for reminding me to be reminded.

Who else isn't Irish but wishes they were? Nothing like John Whelan and gaelic music to take you back to a motherland that isn't yours.

de hock / May 9, 2006 8:22 AM

waleeta, "Halleluja" reminds me that humans are oft capable of great things... I thank thee for reminding me to be reminded.

Who else isn't Irish but wishes they were? Nothing like John Whelan and gaelic music to take you back to a motherland that isn't yours.

slb / May 9, 2006 9:30 AM

leelah - i think you stole my iPod. please give it back.

paulette - scientific american has *podcasts*? awesome... i know what i'm doing when i get home from work! i haven't really dug into the world of podcasts. i think i need to.

i've been listening also to a bunch of old french garage bands from the 60s. everything sounds cooler in french.

Emerson Dameron / May 9, 2006 10:24 AM

I'm still rocking a long-in-the-tooth discman I got from the Brown Elephant, which is in turn rocking Rhys Chatham, Scott Walker and Caroliner.

Andrew Collins' biggest fan / May 9, 2006 11:28 AM

I listen to the BBC 6 Music stream all day.

I would be musically bereft without it.

ack / May 9, 2006 11:36 AM

Isn't 6 the best?

I got to be on Lamacq's show last summer. He will call you in Chicago if you send some fun 'Good Day, Bad Day' pics.

dan / May 9, 2006 12:18 PM

I've been listening to those leaked Lily Allen tracks.

Jeezus Cripes! Catchy as hell!

chacha / May 9, 2006 2:41 PM

the new flaming lips

"5 senses" by xtc

a hip-hop mix my friend made about 3 years ago

Mister C / May 9, 2006 4:00 PM

Blood On The Wall
Cocteau Twins
Hot Hot Heat
Charles Mingus
Shout Out Louds
Thelonious Monk
Tom Waits

Hal / May 9, 2006 4:50 PM

I am completely incapable of comprehending two inputs which involve words at the same time. Meaning I can't hear anything with words/lyrics and read/write at the same time. One of the two gets filtered out/shut down completely. So, at work, I listen to instrumental or world music. Gaelic or Hindi apparently sound sufficiently different from English that I don't try to understand them.

So, in my current work rotation:
Afro Celt Sound System
Viento De Los Andes
Kumba Mela Experiment
[I found up the last one while listening to the Asian Vibrations webcast, which absolutely rocks.]

For the train (where words won't distract me from what I'm working on):
NPR Podcasts
'80's New Wave/Dance
Robert Earl Keen & Don Walser (Texas Singer-Songwriters)

I can listen to NPR while I work in Quicken and Excel, it seems.

gemma / May 9, 2006 6:03 PM

loretta lynn
brad sucks
john vanderslice

Michelle / May 9, 2006 6:56 PM

I have listened to Andrew Bird's "Masterfade" 35 times in the past two days. The repeat button is engaged, both in my head and on Itunes.

Jason / May 9, 2006 10:17 PM

10,000 Days - Tool
Sovereign - Neurosis
The Fire in Our Throats... - Pelican

And for the fleeting summery moments, Op Ivy.

gordon / May 9, 2006 11:26 PM

Born Again in the USA : Loose Fur

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Sir Charles / February 5, 2007 6:50 AM

How to touch a girl by jojo!
and I'm 24!!
Well, like they say, u never know where u'll get learn a life lesson from!

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