Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Bless Megan McCafferty.


Anyway, so I've finally decided that the optimal procrastination method is to download songs because my iPod is mysteriously empty. :S And since my lappy is new and my old laptop is residing somewhere in the depths of hell, where it shall remain until I'm feeling particularly masochistic, I don't have a library to boot.

As I'm always open to trying new things and I figure no time like the present (and my blog is sorta dead), feel free to recommend your lalalala favorites below! (Band and a couple of songs to get myself started would be perfection.) My taste in music can best be described by 'eclectic', so anything goes.



Polo.Pony said...

Hmmm...Right now I'm listening to Miranda Lamberts "Gunpowder and Lead!"

Senfaye said...

You might like Megan Slankard, she has a beautiful voice. Hopefully this helps.
-Senfaye :)

prophecygirl said...

Coheed and Cambria. Try 'A Favor House Atlantic' and 'Welcome Home'. :)

Purdypirate said...

What I've Done - Linkin Park
Crocodile Rock - Elton John
Waiting on the world to change - John Mayer
Radar Love - Golden Earring
Angel - Shaggy
Hangin By A Moment - Lifehouse
with Me - Sum 41
Truly Madly Deeply - Cascada
Will You Be There? - Michael Jackson
Supermassive Black Hole - Muse
Bubbly - Colbie Caillat
Clocks - Coldplay
Swallowed In The Sea - Coldplay
Crazy Train - Ozzy
Everybody Hurts Sometimes - R.E.M.
Fallin' Apart - All-American Rejects
Hotel California - The Eagles
Tubthumping - Chumbawamba
Disturbia - Rihanna
What Is Love - Haddaway
One Week Of Danger - The Virgins
Livin' On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
Welcome To The Jungle - Guns N Roses
Are You Gunna Be My Girl - Jett
Fallin' Apart - All-American Rejects

Anything Nickelback. These are a few of my fave's hope you find at least one you enjoy ;)

Steph Su said...

Have to admit, my heart jumped when I saw the title of this blog entry.

Until I realized that it was all a LIE.

Just kidding. Some songs for you:

Ben Folds and Regina Spektor - You Don't Know Me
Death Cab for Cutie - No Sunlight
Graham Colton Band - Jessica
Aranda - Still In the Dark
Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl
Keane - Is It Any Wonder?
Ben Jelen
Lesley Roy - Unbeautiful
The Veronicas

Steph said...

Steph - (namesake love!) SUCK IT. :P Also: Love The Veronicas. LOVE! <3

Thanks for all the recs so far, guys! It's rolling!

Steph Su said...

It might've been the aftereffects of having just finished Perfect Fifths though.... :)

KD said...

The last couple of songs I have listened to on my ipod were...

White Houses- Vanessa Carlton
Island in the Sun- Weezer
Live like You were dying- Tim McCgraw
Stuck- Allister
Sympathy- Goo Goo Dolls
White Flag- Dido
Gemma Hayes- 4:35 am
Becki Ryan- Alive
I'm Ready- Cherie

Genevieve said...

^^Brad Sucks is an awesome band. Upbeat music. He puts his music for free online and you can download it right away. It's also on itunes but I just download it from his site. : )

Bookworm said...

Snow--Red Hot Chili Peppers (playing on guitar right now!)
Soul Mate--Natasha Bedingfield
....Good songs!

Alea said...

I'm totally stealing some of these to check out. I know what not to recommend..... but I do heart the new Coldplay cd. It relaxes me!

One to try, The Bird and the Be, best song on their new cd "My Love".

Elizabeth said...

The National is my current favorite band; their albums Boxer and Alligator are both really good. Let me recommend some very different kinds of songs by them; if you like any of these, they'll have many more like it, and if you don't like any, then you just don't like this band.

Fake Empire
Start a War

Secret Meeting
Slow Show

Mr. November

--> What I like about this band: the singer's voice is awesome. They have a lot of imperfect-love songs, which tend to be my favorite, but they also sing about friendships, which I think is quite unusual. They're older than most indie bands, and I think their songs reflect a lot of life experience. (I certainly don't mean that as any slight on the young, but listen to a couple songs and see if you get what I mean.)

Heather Zundel said...

Okay, I'm breaking from the crowd. I'm going to give you some songs/artists I'm almost positive you've never heard of. You're eclectic? So am I. Let's see how well our tastes match. Here's to broadening horizons.

Assemblage 23 - "Lullaby," "Drive," "Let Me Be Your Armor" and several others.
Mediaeval Baebes/Medieval Babes - all their songs. A group of twelve girls who sing in Middle and Old English. It's AWESOME. I highly reccommend "The Snake," "Kinderly" "Salva Nos" and "Musa Venit Carmine"
Vienna Teng - ANY of her songs. I just discovered her, but "Lullaby on a Stormy Night" is AMAZING.
Blackmore's Night - "I Still Remember," and "Fires at Midnight" are some of my favorites, but I love them all.
Thirteen Senses - Into the Fire
Bond - "Explosive" is a great place to start. Rocking out to classical music? Oh yeah baby.
The CruxShadows - "I am Coming Home" and "Winterborn." Fantastic. Those two are the best, the others, meh.
Diablo Swing Orchestra - Balrog Boogie (just try it).
Duran Duran - yeah, they're old, but "Ordinary World" is still amazing.
Eiffel 65 - they may have done "Blue" (a secret song I love) but "King of Lullaby" is in a league all its own. You won't believe it's them. I didn't.
Globus - "Take Me Away" and "Orchard of Mines" The entire CD of Epicon is fantastic. They use trailer music and turn them into songs. But its out of print. A ton of trouble it took to get my copy. Good luck.
Haley Westenra - simply beautiful voice.
Hellogoodbye - "Here in Your Arms"
Hoobastank - a ton of their songs. I love "Same Direction" and "Just One."
Luna Halo - "Kings and Queens."
Superchick - "Stand in the Rain." Love them.
Switchfoot - I'm currently in love with "Awakening" and "American Dream."
Tal Bachman - "She's so High" - oldie but goodie :)
Toto - "Africa" Same story.
Vic Mignogna - "Nothing I Won't Give" - hard to find an MP3 for this one.
Cirque du Soliel's KA soundtrack - so exotic and simply stunning.

Hope that helps! Tell me if you like any of them.

litmuse said...

Marie Digby, Lillix, and (dare I say it) Taylor Swift are great singers I love.

Kelsey said...

Check out The Afters--"Beautiful Love" "Ocean Wide" "Love Lead Me On" "Falling Into Place"

3 Doors Down
John Mayer

Jean said...

Elevator Man -- Oingo Boingo
Into the Fire -- Sarah McLachlan (and a lot else, but I'm sticking to just one per artist)
Solsbury Hill -- Peter Gabriel
Stand -- REM
Think -- Information Society
Big Country -- Big Country
Talking Loud and Clear -- OMD
Size of a Cow -- The Wonder Stuff
Ya-ho -- James
Living in Oblivion -- Anything Box
Lovecats -- Cure
Shout -- Tears for Fears

Gee, can you tell I'm an 80's girl? I'm hoping you're too young to have heard of half of these!

Mari said...

Muse- you must get some of their music. All their albums are great.
The Weepies- really good, fun folk music.

And I wouldn't be a true diehard fan if I didn't mention Depeche Mode.

sweetmelissa818 said...

Anything by the Shins, I love The Shins!

Jean said...

Oh, I forgot these...

Heavenly Pop Hit -- The Chills
Mandolin Rain -- Bruce Hornsby and the Range
Radio Silence -- Boris Grebenshikov
Ride the Pretty One -- Spencer the Gardener
Stoplite -- Lawsuit

Jean said...

OK, I'm stopping now, but try Oi Dai by Värttinä.


Khy said...

Use pandora(.com)! Pandora is the best.

Also, listen to Sugarplum Fairy. Seriously, I'm unable to stop listening to them. It's like a disease.

BookChic said...

Hm, you probably already have these on your iPod, but whatever.

Just Dance- Lady Gaga
My Life Would Suck Without You and If I Can't Have You (album song, so prolly won't be out yet; I have a leaked version though)- Kelly Clarkson
I Can Feel You and Maybe Today- Anastacia
Out of Time, Melt, Carolyna, and Your Mistake- Melanie C
Ride It and Love Never Loved Me- Geri Halliwell
Circus, If You Seek Amy, and Mannequin- Britney Spears
Down to Earth, Aciiid!, I Want You To..., On Top of the World, I Always Knew- Jem
Taking the Long Way- Dixie Chicks
Faded and Holiday- Cascada
Underneath and Straitjacket- Alanis Morissette

That's all I've got, lol.

Trisha said...

For lots of lalalala, get Sigur Ros' "Gobbledigook" from Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust.

My favorite albums recently:
MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
Santogold - Santogold (esp. I'm a Lady)
Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Fight
The Hives - The Black and White Album ("Well All Right!" has the best use of woo hoo in song since Blur's "Song 2")
Band of Horses - Cease to Begin
Black Kids - Partie Traumatic (some people think they're overrated, but I really like it. Listened to it constantly, particularly "I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You," for a couple of weeks last fall.)

And if you like indie music, for free, legal mp3's try

Elizabeth said...

Also, I've been meaning to blog about this myself, but here are two songs that I consider basically YA novels in verse.

"Anthem for a 17-year-old girl" -- Broken Social Scene

"Oxford Comma" -- Vampire Weekend

The latter always reminds me of This Lullaby, which makes me think you'd love it if you don't already know it.

Just Blinded Book Reviews said...

I agree with prophecygirl, you should definitely check out Coheed and Cambria. I've refallen in love with them and they're all I've been listening to for weeks.

Underoath is another one you should take a look at. They are a bit hardcore, but when you really listen to 'em you see just how amazing they really are.

I'm going to pick two pop-ish ones now, Brighten and Brand New. Both of them are so amazing and so talented, and they're songs are so fun and catchy.

Brooke Reviews said...

Regina Spektor
- Fidelity
- Samson
- The Call

Fionn Regan
- Be Good or Be Gone
- Hey Rabbit
- The Underwood Typewriter

Jenny Lewis
- You Are What You Love
- Melt Your Heart
- Rise Up With Fist

- Universal Mind Control
- The People
- Come Close

Led Zeppelin
- Over the Hills and Far Away
- The Ocean

Imogen Heap/Frou Frou
- Just for Now
- Speeding Cars
- Let Go
- Headlock
- Must Be Dreaming
- Breathe In

hmmm it's too early, maybe I will think of some later. :)

Stacey said...

Try Tegan and Sara. I love to listen to them when I'm writing. "Where Does the Good Go?" "I Know, I Know," and "Call It Off" are some of my favorites. :) Hope you like them.

Amee said...

Someone mentioned Vampire Weekend above. I second the recommendation. They're songs are a lot of fun.

M. Rooney said...

Oy vey! That's already a lot of recommendations (which I'm going to steal from, obvi). But I'm going to add my 2 cents to the pile:

Middle Cyclone - Neko Case
Untouched - The Veronicas (We all need a fun dance song!)
Inevitable - Anberlin
Kids - MGMT
Hey Julie - Fountains of Wayne
The Great Escape - Boys Like Girls
Sky - Joshua Radin ft. Ingrid Michaelson
Shake It - Metro Station
Lucky - Jason Mraz ft. Colbie Caillat
Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop - Landon Pigg
Blurry - Puddle of Mudd (old but still the love)

OK this isn't over. I'm just running out of battery on my Zune. LOL

Tess said...

Time to Pretend~MGMT
Skinny Love~Bon Iver
Caves~Jack's Mannequin
Sweet Disposition~The Temper Trap
Hometown Glory~Adele
I Am a Full Grown Man~Phosphorescent
Nefi+Girly~Asobi Seksu
Very Loud~Shout Out Louds
Halfway Home~TV on the Radio
Our Life is Not a Movie or Maybe~Okervill River

Hillary said...

Stacy's Mom by Fountains of Wayne!

Best Song...EVER! It's my theme song...only it doesn't apply to me at all. I've loved it since 5th grade.

M. Rooney said...

You know what I realized as I was writing this? I really love lists. And rankings. And so I'm going to start categorizing my recommendations based on actual playlists from my Zune. Enjoy! =D

Top 5 :) songs
Catch My Disease - Ben Lee
New Shoes - Paolo Nutini
No One - Alicia Keys
Always Look on The Bright Side of Life - OST Monty Python
Feel So Free - Ivy

Top 5 Female Empowerment Songs
So What - Pink
The World Should Revolve Around Me - Little Jackie
Keeps Gettin' Better - Christina Aguilera
Miss Independent - Ne-Yo
Sweet About Me - Gabrielle Cilmi

Top 5 Lovey Dovey Gooey Songs
Is This Love - Thomas Anderson
The Luckiest - Ben Folds
I Can't Come Down - Embrace
Look After You - The Fray
She - Elvis Costello

Top 5 Songs for Spontaneous Dance Parties
Low - Flo Rida ft T-Pain
The Sharpest Lives - My Chemical Romance
Ain't Nothing Wrong With That - Robert Randolph & The Family
Poker Face - Lady GaGa
Hot n Cold - Katy Perry

Top 5 Songs for Lazy Sundays or Hammock Naps. Or Both.
Ashes and Wine - A Fine Frenzy
Your Song - Kate Walsh (especially recommended for references to sparkly boys :P)
Nothing Without You - Vienna Teng
Don't Forget Me - Way Out West
Love Me Tender - Norah Jones

Top 5 :( songs
Stop and Stare - OneRepublic
Giving Up - Ingrid Michaelson
Last Goodbye - Jeff Buckley
Rewind - Stereophonics
Gravity - Sara Bareilles

Top 5 songs that inspire hairbrush rockouts
Let It Rock - Kevin Rudolf ft Lil Wayne
My Life Would Suck Without You - Kelly Clarkson (but of course!)
That's What You Get - Paramore
Hysteria - Muse
Pain - Jimmy Eat World

Okay. I'll let you be, now. =D Happy iPod Filling!
*ps please note the extra effort taken to not include any Coldplay, lest you shoot bolts of lightning my way.

harmonybookreviews said...

Ooh, music is my second favorite thing in the whole world. Here's some of my favorites right now.

Angels on the Moon - Thriving Ivory
Mona Lisa, Straightjacket Feeling, and Another Heart Calls - All American Rejects (my all time fave band!)
Everything We Had - The Academy Is...
Unbreakable - Fireflight
Pen & Paper - Red Jumpsuit Apparatus (also try Your Guardian Angel, Cat and Mouse,)
White Horse - Taylor Swift
Losing Me - Diego
Let it Rock - Kevin Rudolf
Sober - Pink
Drive - Gavin Rossdale
Carry You Home - The Breakdown
There's a Fire Inside - Daydream on Autopilot (all of their songs rocks)
Psycho - Puddle of Mudd
You Can't Break a Broken Heart - Kate Voegele
She Believed (Never in Herself) - A Change of Pace
Kiss My Sass - Cobra Starship

I'll stop there but if you want more, just holler!

Tiffany Alice Book said...

Frou Frou- Shh
Breathe In
It's Good to Be in Love

Maya said...

You and Me - Lifehouse
Black Horse and the Cherry Tree - KT Tunstall
Unwell - Matchbox Twenty
So Far - Kelley McRae
Drops of Jupiter - Train

Ruth @ Bookish Ruth said...

I was going to be cute and suggest Coldplay, but I think the Wrath of Steph is something I'd like to avoid. So, no Coldplay.

Some of my recent favorites (not necessarily recent songs, but stuff I've been enjoying recently):
"Get Out Alive" by Three Days Grace
"Something to Believe In" by Aqualung
"Gotta Be Somebody" by Nickelback
"Bring on the Wonder" by Susan Enan
"New Shoes" by Paolo Nutini
"How Far We've Come" by Matchbox Twenty
"Misery Business" by Paramore
"Adventures in Solitude" by The New Pornographers
"Comes and Goes (In Waves)" by Greg Laswell

m-stiefvater said...

The sweet: "Wash Away" by Matt Costa
The sour: "Teardrop" by Massive Attack
The evil: "Twisted Transistor" by Korn
The crush-worthy: "Page 47" from National Treasure
The Irish: "Bushes & Briars" by Susan McKeown
The 80s: "Take on Me" by A-ha

Jen said...

I love Snow Patrol! Especially the Final Straw album.

Corinne said...

I concur with 80% of the previously suggested music.
Other bands I insist you listen to:
The Fratellis - "A Heady Tale" is my favorite
The Wombats - love "Little Miss Pipedream"
Augustana - current favorite band, best of their newest album is "Sweet and Low", "I Still Ain't Over You", and "Meet You There"
The Hush Sound - "Wine Red" and "We Intertwine" are very good
not quite indie, but who doesn't love Third Eye Blind?
The Format - "Dog Problems" is a spectacular song
Stars - "Take Me to the Riot", "Elevator Love Letter", "My Ex-Lover is Dead"
Guster - so many amazing songs, but "Happier" and "Amsterdam" are outstanding
Old 97s - "Question", "I Was Only 19", and "Timebomb"
Brendan James - really sweet voice, check out "Green"
best rocking out songs: "Thrash Unreal" by Against Me! and "No Tomorrow" by Orson

only a sample of the spectacular music out there.

meryl said...

Meaghan Smith's A Piece For You
The Smiths' Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want
Rosi Golan's Hazy
Rosi Golan's Been A Long Day
Kings of Leon's I Want You
Lisa Hannigan's Sea Song
Joshua Radin's No Envy, No Fear
Meiko's Hawaii
Adele's Make You Feel My Love
The Kooks' Naive
MGMT's Kids
Ladyhawke' Paris is Burning

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