Well, now that the holiday season is officially behind us (and gift return season is in full swing), it’s time to show off some of my presents. Time for a Colin’s Collection post!
I haven’t done one of these in a while — not since around the middle of June, actually. And not because I haven’t had my eye on any new music. It’s mainly because my birthday is within three months of Christmas, so I figured I’d hold off on this until after the holidays. (For purposes of this post, or at least based on when it was posted, “holidays” includes New Year’s and birthdays for my mom and my sister.) The result is what could be one of the longest Colin’s Collection lists ever, as I ended up getting eight new albums over the last couple months. The list is coming up after the jump!
Hey everyone, I’m back on the blogosphere with another eagerly-anticipated (by very few people, if any) Colin’s Collection update. I’ve been pretty busy with job hunting lately, going to career fairs, browsing Craigslist, checking temp agency websites, and other wonderful stuff. Okay, I’m lying about that last bit — job hunting is pretty much the most frustrating and depressing thing in the world.
The good news is that so far this has been a pretty good year for music. I just keep on adding stuff to my collection, and with new releases from the likes of My Morning Jacket (Circuital comes out on 5/31) and the Arctic Monkeys (the oddly titled Suck It And See arrives in June) on the horizon, I know I’m still not done.
My latest musical acquisitions are coming up after the jump.
Lately I’ve noticed that my Colin’s Collection posts have become increasingly tough to write because I’ve been trying to add little blurbs to the list about the band or the album or whatever. The thing is, sometimes that leaves me having trouble finding something to say about albums I haven’t listened to enough yet. So for now I think I’ll go back to the old style of just listing the albums, only with some videos from the albums in question.
The list comes up after the jump, but for now here are some recent or upcoming albums I’d like to get my hands on…
Foo Fighters, “Rope” (from Wasting Light)
Elbow, “Neat Little Rows” (from Build A Rocket Boys!)
TV On The Radio, “Will Do” (from Nine Types Of Light)
All right, I’m going to finally give myself a break from writing about Radiohead all the time! And in the process I’m going to resurrect a feature that, thanks to my lengthy hiatus from the ol’ blogosphere, has been buried since October of 2009. It’s time once again for my Picks of the Week!
Of course, maybe in this case I should change the name to Picks of the Year or something. Or maybe just Picks of the Month. I mean, even back in ’09 I was only doing Picks of the Week posts every couple months or so. So maybe it should be Picks of the Last Couple of Months? …Nah, Picks of the Week rolls off the virtual tongue a lot better. Plus, it only requires me to think of songs I’ve been listening to a lot in the last seven days, which is a lot easier. This edition of Picks of the Week features some brand-new music and a couple older songs from perhaps a wider range of genres than in any other POTW post. And it’s coming up after the jump…
…and also this new single from TV On The Radio, which just came out two days ago. Enjoy!
Hey everyone. I know I’ve really been slacking with the blog lately — not that anyone would notice, since I haven’t had a double-digit hit count since September 24 — but I just haven’t really felt like blogging for whatever reason. I’d like to say I had a better excuse than that for slacking off with this thing, but that’s just how it is.
Anyway, here’s the playlist from the 9/25/09 show. Hopefully one of these days I’ll actually write something more substantial than one of these playlist posts. That, however, would require me to stop being a lazy slacker.
1. Radiohead, “Bangers & Mash” (In Rainbows bonus disc)
2. TV On The Radio, “Golden Age” (Dear Science)
3. Arctic Monkeys, “Fake Tales Of San Francisco” (Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not)
4. Cave In, “Lost In The Air” (Antenna)
5. Band Of Horses, “Is There A Ghost” (Cease To Begin)
6. RX Bandits, “Tainted Wheat” (…And The Battle Begun)
7. At The Drive-In, “A Devil Among The Tailors” (In/Casino/Out)
8. Kings Of Leon, “Notion” (Only By The Night)
9. Interpol, “Slow Hands” (Antics)
10. Deerhunter, “Saved By Old Times” (Microcastle)
11. The Clash, “Lost In The Supermarket” (London Calling)
12. British Sea Power, “Down On The Ground” (Do You Like Rock Music?)
13. Thrice, “As The Crow Flies” (The Alchemy Index: Vol. 3 — Air)
14. Foo Fighters, “Cold Day In The Sun” (In Your Honor)
15. Spoon, “Jonathon Fisk” (Kill The Moonlight)
16. My Morning Jacket, “Thank You Too!” (Evil Urges)
17. Minus The Bear, “When We Escape” (Planet Of Ice)
18. The National, “Secret Meeting” (Alligator)
19. R.E.M., “Near Wild Heaven” (Out Of Time)
20. Pavement, “Major Leagues” (Terror Twilight)
21. Radiohead, “Lucky” (OK Computer)
22. Red Hot Chili Peppers, “She’s Only 18” (Stadium Arcadium)
23. Muse, “Muscle Museum” (Showbiz)
24. Snow Patrol, “Shut Your Eyes” (Eyes Open)
25. Bloc Party, “Signs” (Intimacy)
26. Weezer, “El Scorcho” (Pinkerton)
27. The Beach Boys, “Wendy” (Endless Summer)
28. The Decemberists, “O Valencia!” (The Crane Wife)
29. Elvis Costello, “Veronica” (Spike)
30. The Beatles, “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer” (Abbey Road)
Here’s the playlist for my Feb. 27, 2009 show on WMUC2. No lengthy introductions this time, but as always, join my Facebook group if you have an account there (and haven’t already joined), keep listening every Friday from 6-8 p.m. on WMUC2, and keep watching this space.
1. John Mayer Trio, “Who Did You Think I Was” (Try! John Mayer Trio Live)
2. We Are Scientists, “Altered Beast” (Brain Thrust Mastery)
3. Snow Patrol, “Whatever’s Left” (Final Straw)
4. Nine Black Alps, “Unsatisfied” (Everything Is)
5. Muse, “The Small Print” (Absolution)
6. TV On The Radio, “Crying” (Dear Science)
7. Spoon, “I Turn My Camera On” (Gimme Fiction)
8. Kings Of Leon, “The Bucket” (Aha Shake Heartbreak)
9. At The Drive-In, “Napoleon Solo” (In/Casino/Out)
10. Burning Brides, “Arctic Snow” (Fall Of The Plastic Empire)
11. Alkaline Trio, “Private Eye” (From Here To Infirmary)
12. Dead Confederate, “Goner” (Wrecking Ball)
13. The Sword, “How Heavy This Axe” (Gods Of The Earth)
14. Mastodon, “Hunters Of The Sky” (Blood Mountain)
15. Opeth, “Coil” (Watershed)
16. Minus The Bear, “Dr. L’Ling” (Planet Of Ice)
17. My Morning Jacket, “I’m Amazed” (Evil Urges)
18. Nirvana, “Breed” (Nevermind)
19. The Whigs, “Production City” (Mission Control)
20. Bloc Party, “One Month Off” (Intimacy)
21. The Fall Of Troy, “Act One, Scene One” (Doppelganger)
22. Foo Fighters, “But, Honestly” (Echoes, Silence, Patience, & Grace)
23. Blur, “The Universal” (The Great Escape)
24. The Beatles, “Let It Be” (Let It Be)
25. Sigur Ros, “Starálfur” (Ágætis Byrjun)
26. Radiohead, “How To Disappear Completely” (Kid A)