Bittersweet Melody (Music)
Wed Dec 29th 2010 5.00am–7.00am
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Whitey Morgan and the 78's “Buick City” from Whitey Morgan and The 78's (Bloodshot Records www.bloodshotrecords.com 2010) N —Coming in at #40 in my top 40 favorite albums of 2010.Buy it!
Luke Doucet and the White Falcon “Dirty Dirty Blonde” from Steel City Trawler (Six Shooter 2010) N —#39Buy it!
Mavis Staples “You Are Not Alone” (Anti www.anti.com 2010) N —Coming in at #38, from Mavis Staple's new album produced by Jeff Tweedy (Wilco). This song was also written by Jeff.Buy it!
Phosphorescent “Los Angeles” from Here's to Taking it Easy (Dead Oceans www.deadoceans.com 2010) N —At #37 is Phosphorescent, a band basically made up of one person, Matthew Houck.Buy it!
Spoon “Trouble Comes Running” from Transference CD ALBUM (Merge 2010) N —#36Buy it!
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin “All Hail Dracula” from Let It Sway MP3/FILE ALBUM (Polyvinyl 2010) N —At #35 from Springfield, Missouri. From SSLYBY's 3rd album.Buy it!
Drive-by Truckers “Birthday Boy” from Big To-Do (ATO www.atorecords.com 2010) N —From their 9th studio album, the consistent and consistently busy DBTs come in at #34. They have a new album due out early next year.Buy it!
Jenny and Johnny “Switchblade” from I'm Having Fun Now (Warner Bros. 2010) N —Jenny Lewis and Johnathan Rice team up on this, their first album together.Buy it!
The Moondoggies “Can't Be in the Middle” from Tidelands (Hardly Art 2010) N —At #32, showing that the Pac Northwest isn't just grunge and indie rock, the Moondoggies play a beautifully rustic Americana.Buy it!
The Mynabirds “We Made a Mountain” from What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood (Saddle Creek 2010) N —Georgie James was a band from Washington DC that split off and Laura Burhenn formed the Mynabirds. The other band will be heard at #17 later in the show.Buy it!
Frightened Rabbit “swim until you can't see land” from The Winter of Mixed Drinks CD ALBUM (Fat Cat 2010) N —#30Buy it!
Fionn Regan “Protection Racket” from The Shadows of an Empire (Speak N' Spell 2010) N —Fionn Regan comes from the coastal city of Bray, Ireland and he mixes folk, blues and rock into this, his 3rd album coming in at #29 in my top 40 of 2010.Buy it!
Dr. Dog “Shadow People” from Shame, Shame CD ALBUM (Anti- 2010) N —#28Buy it!
The Gaslight Anthem “The Diamond Church Street Choir” from American Slang CD ALBUM (Side One Dummy 2010) N —At #27, from the 2nd album of this Jersey band. If the Boss is willing to sing with them on stage (check out youtube), they're good enough for me!Buy it!
Jamey Johnson “California Riots” from The Guitar Song (Mercury 2010) N —Considered country, I'd never heard Jamey Johnson until this year when he put out his 3rd album, a double album featuring a white and a black side. Great album coming in at #26. This song features vocal help from Bill Anderson.Buy it!
Sam Quinn “Mardi Gras” from The Fake That Sunk a Thousand Ships (Ramseur 2010) N —One half of the songwriting team of the everybodyfields with Jill Andrews. From Sam's debut solo album at #25.Buy it!
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists “Gimmie The Wire” from The Brutalist Bricks (Matador 2010) N —#24Buy it!
Josh Ritter “Rattling Locks” from So Runs the World Away CD ALBUM (Pytheas Recordings 2010) N —#23Buy it!
The National “Bloodbuzz Ohio” from High Violet CD ALBUM (4AD) N —From my 22nd favorite album of 2010 comes my favorite song of the year. "I was carried to Ohio in a swarm of bees ..." is probably my favorite line this year.Buy it!
Wintersleep “Encyclopedia” from New Inheritors (+1 Records 2010) N —At #21 and a perfect name for a band from Nova Scotia, Canada comes Wintersleep's 4th album.Buy it!
Teenage Fanclub “Shock and Awe” from Shadows CD ALBUM (Merge 2010) N —Halfway there, at #20 comes this incredibly influential Scottish band who were putting out straight ahead rock and roll in the early 90's when grunge was it. They came through that period and still are putting out great music today.Buy it!
Best Coast “Crazy for You” CD ALBUM (Mexican Summer 2010) N —At #19 and only 23 years old, Bethany Cosentino wrote these songs immediately after returning to California after trying college on the east coast. Direct, some would say simple, lyrics about love, lost or found with modern day surfer sounds.Buy it!
Superchunk “Learned to Surf” from Majesty Shredding (Merge 2010) N —#18 - A great return to form after an 8 year hiatus ...Buy it!
Title Tracks “Every Little Bit Hurts” from It Was Easy (Ernest Jennings 2010) N —At #17, as mentioned earlier when Georgie James split up, the Mynabirds and this band led by John Davis were formed. From their debut album.Buy it!
Glossary “Lonely is a Town” from Feral Fire (Rebel Group www.therebelgroup.com 2010) N —At #16 comes Glossary, an unheralded Tennessee band who put out their 5th studio album early this year. Their 4th album as well as solo offerings by the two leaders of the band are available free on their website. All three are great. Check them out!Buy it!
Dylan LeBlanc “If Time Was For Wasting” from Pauper's Field (Rough Trade 2010) N —Closing out today's show, at #15 Dylan LeBlanc, a 20 year old native of Shreveport, LA put out a great album this year, his debut. I hope to hear a lot more from him in the future.Buy it!
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