Tuesday, November 13, 2007
When you have no taste...
Yours truly has recently met a ridiculously hot girl...
After our first date, we established that she doesn't really know too much about music.
She name-checked (God love her), fucking Kings of Leon as one of her favourite bands.
As you can tell, this is actually quite serious.
It's terrifically cliché but I have got to make her a mixed CD.
I mean, I feel sorry for her. Nobody should have to list KOL as one of their favourite bands.
I don't know how many songs will suffice - so all of your collective knowledge & expertise will be much appreciated for this.
If you make mixed CDs for friends/lovers/potential partners quite frequently, then let me know what songs you use.
The songs must be fairly recent. Let's say 5 years or thereabouts...
Oh, remember that this is a mixed CD for someone with little knowledge of music or bands...
So don't get it confused with being a mixed "I love you" CD.
Which unfortunately means that Marvin Gaye can't grace the tracklisting.
I'm thinking (so far):
Adele - Hometown Glory
Animal Collective - Fireworks
Arcade Fire - My Body is a Cage
Beirut - In The Mausoluem
Bloc Party - She's Hearing Voices
Broken Social Scene - It's All Gonna Break
City & Colour - Serravalle
Cocorosie - Werewolf
Death From Above 1979 - Pull Out
El Ten Eleven - Sorry About Your Irony
Elliott Smith - New Disaster
Hauschka - Paddington
Hot Hot Heat - Talk to Me, Dance with Me
Incubus - Are You In?
Interpol - (Fuck that, Interpol deserve an entire CD full of their best songs on its own)
Jamie T - Here's Ya Getaway
Joanna Newsom - En Gallop
This is much more difficult than I imagined - we (yes, that's right. We're all in this together now) have only made it to the letter J so far and already we've clocked up about 20 bands.
It'll have to be split into 2/3 parts.
Break out the vinyl collection and get thinking.