Time really flies, doesn’t it? It feels like only yesterday that I was writing my year-end Harley Awards post, when in fact it was around 367 days ago. As I write this we have exactly a month left before the end of the Mayan calendar, which everyone has apparently equated with the end of the world. Why doesn’t the human race ever learn that we are incapable of predicting the apocalypse? Every time people have thought doomsday was upon us, absolutely nothing happened and we all carried on with business as usual. So you might not want to quit your job and spend all the money in your savings account on a bomb shelter under the assumption that your life is about to become a Roland Emmerich movie.
Anyway, as 2012 is approaching its conclusion, it’s time once again for me to celebrate achievements in totally arbitrary categories that I made up myself. In other words, it’s just another typical awards show. It’s time to bring on the 2012 Harleys!
As always, the fun begins after the jump.
Not that this means I can’t be satisfied with the music I have, of course.
So, since it’s been another lengthy hiatus from the ol’ blogosphere for yours truly, I figured I’d ease myself back into the fold with another Colin’s Collection post. Besides, there’s a big snowstorm coating my neighborhood with icy white powder and blocking off the doors with little walls of ice. And since shoveling efforts will prove to be quite futile until the storm stops, I’ve got nothing to do at the moment.
(Ah, the joys of shoveling snow. Remember when you were a kid and the snow used to be a lot of fun because you’d get the day off from school and you could go sledding with your friends? Yeah, when you grow up and you have to start shoveling it and driving in it, the snow gets a lot less fun. Growing up sucks, kids.)
But anyway, rather than making this all about the big snowstorm that’s been pounding the Northeast US all day, let’s get back to the point of this post: recent additions to my music collection! You can find them after the jump.
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I have a real knack for coming up with really really long titles for these lists, don’t I? And there are more long list titles where that came from, trust me.
Anyway, this top 5 is a list of the songs that basically secured my status as a fan of these bands. In other words, if I had ever been on the fence about these bands, these are the songs that got me off that fence. For some, I had already liked a few songs but hadn’t felt the urge to add some albums to my collection until I heard a song on this list. With others, I wasn’t sure what to expect from the band at all and was pleasantly surprised by what I heard. And in a rare case or two, I found my previous opinion of the band being completely shattered. These were the songs that sealed the deal, the songs that made me want to check out some albums by the artists on this list. And in each case, I’m so very glad I did.
Hey everybody. Sorry I haven’t updated much this week. I’ve had approximately 10,642 papers to write. Ah, the joys of becoming an English major this late in your college career…
Anyway, here’s my playlist from last week’s show. I’m going to try to post some new download files too, but I haven’t been able to get the two-hour shows up yet. And don’t forget to listen to my show on Friday at 6 p.m. — shameless plug, I know, but then again that’s kind of the purpose of this blog, isn’t it?
1. Nirvana, “Scentless Apprentice” (In Utero)
2. Kings Of Leon, “Be Somebody” (Only By The Night)
3. At The Drive-In, “Chanbara” (In/Casino/Out)
4. Dead Confederate, “Start Me Laughing” (Wrecking Ball)
5. The Whigs, “Technology” (Give ‘Em All A Big Fat Lip)
6. Blur, “Death Of A Party” (Blur)
7. R.E.M., “Exhuming McCarthy” (Document)
8. Interpol, “Roland” (Turn On The Bright Lights)
9. Queens Of The Stone Age, “The Lost Art Of Keeping A Secret” (Rated R)
10. The Sword, “The Frost-Giant’s Daughter” (Gods Of The Earth)
11. The Dillinger Escape Plan, “Panasonic Youth” (Miss Machine)
12. Mastodon, “Workhorse” (Remission)
13. Slayer, “Criminally Insane” (Reign In Blood)
14. Between The Buried And Me, “Foam Born: (B) The Decade Of Statues” (Colors)
15. High On Fire, “Hung, Drawn And Quartered” (Surrounded By Thieves)
16. The Fall Of Troy, “Chapter IV: Enter The Black Demon” (Phantom On The Horizon)
17. Rancid, “Fall Back Down” (Indestructible)
18. Green Day, “Whatsername” (American Idiot)
19. Alkaline Trio, “Time To Waste” (Crimson)
20. Radiohead, “15 Step” (In Rainbows)
21. Bloc Party, “This Modern Love” (Silent Alarm)
22. Joy Division, “Love Will Tear Us Apart” (Substance)
23. Matthew Sweet, “Thought I Knew You” (Girlfriend)
24. Garbage, “Special” (Version 2.0)
25. Muse, “Falling Away With You” (Absolution)
26. Ben Folds Five, “Song For The Dumped” (Forever And Ever Amen)
27. Coldplay, “The Scientist” (A Rush Of Blood To The Head)