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I Told You I Was Freaky. Also, here's some music I like
Well hello there, internet citizens. Seeing that it's practically the end of the year/decade/world as we know it (choose any two of three), I am now contractually obligated to write a year-end wrap-up post.

Unfortunately, I don't really have anything to wrap-up so instead please allow me to bore you with a list of some music I've been listening to in, say, the last solar orbit or so.

[ I'm linking to iTunes for most of these, because Steve Jobs commands me to. I also dig Amazon MP3 and won't think any less of you if you shop there instead, although it doesn't do anything for my job security and you'll probably go straight to hell*, but that's your problem not mine. ]

Original Pirate Material - The Streets. I heard most of this album on BBC 1 via Sirius when they were playing it straight through, and although I already knew of The Streets this one got me hooked. Buy this and a couple of pints of lager and you won't even need to book that vacation to London. Right? Sorted.

The Biggie Hendrix Experience - The Notorious B.I.G./Jimi Hendrix via DJ Doc Rok. Pretty much what it looks like — a B.I.G. and Jimi Hendrix mashup. Give it a chance, it grows on you.

Incredibad - The Lonely Island. You know and/or love them from SNL Digital Shorts such as Dick In A Box, and this is just more of the same. A few misses but overall a solid album. Space Olympics, Natalie's Rap & Dreamgirl (feat. Norah Jones) are the best of the bunch.

In Session - Albert King with Stevie Ray Vaughn. Two of the greatest guitar players ever. Enough said.

I Told You I Was Freaky - Flight of the Conchords. Not as good, in my opinion, as their previous album or the debut EP but still worth a listen for gems such as We're Both In Love With A Sexy Lady. Helps if you've seen the FotC TV show.

11:11 - Rodrigo y Gabriela. They went electric on a couple of tracks on this one, which sort of ruined the charm for me. Still some of the finest guitar playing you will hear, without any of those pesky lyric things getting in the way. I defy you to not tap your feet to Hanuman (if not the whole album!)

21st Century Breakdown - Green Day. I still think American Idiot is better (and Dookie is their finest ever) but I'm appreciating this one more as I listen to it. Know Your Enemy is classic balls out Green Day and worth the price of admission.


I now invite your comments on what an idiot I am because I only listen to music produced by bands that people have actually heard of. Send recommendations and see your choice in lights* this time next year.



* - Not guaranteed