20 Random Songs From the Thomas Hawk 5 Star iTunes Playlist

1. I Think I Need a New Heart, Magnetic Fields, 69 Love Longs
2. Anchorage, Michelle Shocked, Short Sharp Shocked
3. Girl in the War, Josh Ritter, The Animal Years
4. Phantom Limb, The Shins, Wincing the Night Away
5. Blacking Out the Friction / Brand New Love, Death Cab for Cutie, The John Byrd EP
6. Rise Above, Chuck D. and Henry Rollins, Rise Above: 24 Black Flag Songs to Benefit the West Memphis Three
7. Superman, Eminem, The Eminem Show
8. Nothing Compares 2 U, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Take a Break
9. Positively 4th Street, Lucinda Williams, In Their Own Words
10. Desert Sunrise, Bret Dennen, Bret Dennen
11. Sick Boys, Social Distortion, Social Distortion
12. The Outdoor Type, Evan Dando, Tao of Steve Soundtrack
13. The Ocean Breeze is Sally, Modest Mouse, Good News for People Who Love Bad News
14. Here Comes Your Man, Kate Rogers, St. Eustacia
15. Lover I Don’t Have to Love, Bright Eyes, Lifted or the Story is in the Soil Keep Your Ear to the Ground
16. Somebody’s Baby, Phantom Planet, October ’98 ADA Sampler
17. Age of Consent, Nicholas Hexum, Act:1: Goodbye Friends of the Heavenly Bodies
18. Troubled Waters, Cat Power, The Covers Record
19. Way Too Good, Figurine, The Heartfelt
20. Good Luck, Bob Schneider, The Galaxy Kings

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4 Comments

  1. eric says:

    i realize this sounds like a backhanded complement, but i’m pleasantly shocked that i too love so many of your 5 star songs. if you don’t listen to them already, i think you should check out jimmy edgar and the decemberists.

  2. Robby says:

    I want to second what eric said about checking out the Decemberists. They’re great. I also picked up Josh Ritter’s CD today (The Animal Years). I think we have similar tastes. 🙂

  3. Anonymous says:

    Excellent taste, Thomas. Just how and when do you plan to break it to your kid(s) that you’re into Eminem and Public Enemy? :]

    PS, The vocalist for The Decembrists weirds me out. Not just on a couple of songs, but most of them.

  4. Colin’s voice…yeah, he’s odd. Is it an acquired taste though? I fell in love with them the first time I laid ears on ’em after downloading “Her Majesty”. The opener, “Shanty for the Arethusa” remains one of my favourite songs, regardless of the band and I can’t recommend the album enough.

    I would recommend acquiring, if you can find it (and I know you can because I did) an album by Colin Meloy called “Colin Meloy sings Shirley Collins”. This remains my absolute favourite of his recordings.