Pulp “Sorted For E's & Wizz” from Different Class (Island 1995) —A charming little song I just discovered yesterday. I really should go back and listen to Pulp some more.Buy it!
Buffalo Tom “The Kids Just Sleep” from Skins SINGLE (Scrawny 2011) —Jordan Catalon's favorite band.Buy it!
Tight Pants Syndrome “Oh, Keith” from Singles CD ALBUM (Blip Blap! 2008) L —Why do the sad songs?Buy it!
John Cale “I Wanna Talk 2 U” from Shifty Adventures In Nookie Wood (Domino 2012) N —This song produced by Danger Mouse is a frustrating indication of just how amazing a record they could have made together. The rest of the album is okay, but this song is spectacular.Buy it!
Dirty Projectors “Two Doves” from Bitte Orca (Domino 2009) —Every once in a while, these guys get in my head with something. This is a really pretty little song.Buy it!
Devotchka “The Clockwise Witness” from Live With the Colorado Symphony (self-released 2012) N —The symphony sounds as though it was always a part of the music. Very cool.Buy it!
Pat Metheny & Brad Mehldau “Ring of Life” from Metheny Mehldau (Nonesuch 2006) —The two main guys you know, but extra props here go to bassist Larry Grenadier and especially drummer Jeff Ballard. Nice cut.Buy it!
Aaron Neville “Gypsy Woman” from My True Story (Blue Note 2013) N —Aaron Neville covers some of his fave early r'n'b & soul classics.Buy it!
Major Lance “Everytime” from Everybody Loves a Good Time! The Best of Major Lance (Epic Legacy www.epicrecords.com 1995) —Curtis Mayfield wrote most of Major Lance's hits - here, he's one of 6 credited co-writers.Buy it!
Graham Parker & The Rumour “Stop Cryin' About the Rain” from Three Chords Good (Primary Wave 2012) N —I'm still jealous of those who got to see the reunion tour.Buy it!
John Hiatt “I Know How to Lose You” from Mystic Pinball (New West www.newwestrecords.com 2012) N —You know what they say - write what you know.Buy it!
Elvis Costello “Watching the Detectives” from My Aim Is True CD ALBUM (Rhino 2001) —Because sometimes you have to hear the classics.Buy it!
Camper Van Beethoven “You Got to Roll” from La Costa Rerdida (429 2013) N —Camper goes wild!Buy it!
Jimi Hendrix Experience “Stone Free” from Are You Experienced? (Experience Hendrix 1967) —One of the all-time classic cowbell songs.Buy it!
Beck “Strange Apparition” from The Information (Interscope 2006) —I'm not exactly a big fan of Beck, but this groove can't be resisted.Buy it!
The Incurables “16 Lines” from The Fine Art Of Distilling (The Incurables 2012) N L —Jimmy Griffin rocks!Buy it!
Paul McCartney & Wings “Call Me Back Again” from Venus and Mars CD ALBUM (CAPITOL 1975) —I remember being such a dork that I had to buy this album just because it had a song called "Magneto & Titanium Man." But it's a pretty good record besides the comic book reference.Buy it!
The Beatles “Sie Liebt Dich” from Past Masters (CAPITOL 1987) —I grin every time I hear this.Buy it!
The Honeycombs “Have I the Right” from Have I the Right: The Very Best of the Honeycombs (EMI 2002) —A Joe Meek masterpiece.Buy it!
The New Pornographers “The Laws Have Changed” from Electric Version (Matador 2003) —One of the finest moments in this band's career.Buy it!
The Wallflowers “Misfits and Lovers” from Glad All Over (Columbia 2012) N —With guest guitar work from Mick Jones of the Clash.Buy it!
Carl Pandolfi “Pay My Bills” from What Kind of Life (self-released 2012) N L —Local multitalented musician cracks me up with this tale of economic woes.Buy it!
The Kinks “Dandy” from Face To Face (Reprise 1966) —What an amazing song.Buy it!
David Essex “Gonna Make You a Star” from The David Essex Album (Wounded Bird 1978) —Another great song I just discovered yesterday. Of course I knew "Rock On," but in all these years, I've never heard anything else from this guy.Buy it!
One Direction “Kiss You” from Take Me Home (Columbia 2012) N —The top of the pop charts can be a very pleasant place.Buy it!
Cody ChesnuTT “What Kind of Cool (Will We Think of Next)” from Landing On A Hundred (Vibration Vineyard 2013) N —Masterful retro-soul.Buy it!
Radiohead “Airbag” from OK Computer (Capitol Records 1997) —The last time I was captivated by Radiohead. They've had their moments since, but this record still mesmerizes.Buy it!
Martha Wainwright “I Wanna Make An Arrest” from Come Home to Mama (V2 2012) N —My first chance to hear this new album - it sounds pretty good so far.Buy it!
The Rolling Stones “Driving Too Fast” from A Bigger Bang (Rolling Stones Virgin 2005) —It's not exactly inspired Stones, but it's a pretty cool song on its own terms.Buy it!
Free Energy “Hope Child” from Stuck on Nothing CD ALBUM (Caroline 2010) —They have a new one coming out soon, but I've only just discovered them.Buy it!
Melody Den “Amarillo” from Storylines (Perdition 2013) N L —St. Louis band rockin' nicely.Buy it!
Buzzcocks “Promises” from Singles Going Steady CD ALBUM (IRS 1979) —Two and a half minutes of perfection.Buy it!
Pere Ubu “Another One (Oh Maybellene)” from Lady from Shanghai (FIRE 2013) N —One never knows what to expect with a new record from David Thomas and his compatriots.Buy it!
Wire “Map Ref 41 Degrees N 93 Degrees W” from 154 (Pink Flag 2006) —Interrupting my train of thought, lines of longitude and latitude.Buy it!
The Who “Drowned” from Quadrophenia (MCA 1973) —What can I say but wow?Buy it!
Half Knots “Drive Away” from Proof (self 2013) N L —Very good St. Louis band that pops up every now and again.Buy it!
Steve Forbert “All I Asked of You” from Over With You (Blue Corn 2012) N —Mighty purty stuff from Mr. Forbert.Buy it!
David Olney “Go Down Dupree” from Robbery & Murder (Deadbeet 2013) N —An intriguing concept album, on which he fleshes out the stories of Betty and Dupree, and of Delia (familiar from "Delia's Gone."Buy it!
The Mavericks “Born To Be Blue” from Suited Up and Ready (Valory 2012) N —For various reasons, I haven't been checking out the new arrival shelves at the station for a while - I don't know what the story is about this EP, but it's magnificent music.Buy it!
Dwight Yoakam “Long Way to Go” from 3 Pears (Warner Brothers 2012) N —This is just Dwight doing what he's been doing for 30 years.Buy it!
The Band / Emmylou Harris “Evangeline” from The Last Waltz (Rhino 1978) —An inspired pairing of singers and song.Buy it!
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