Al’s Top 40 of 2009: #10-#1

Just in case you did not follow via Facebook updates.  Here are Al’s Top 10 of 2009:

#10) “(If You’re Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To” by Weezer

#9) “Screen Test” by Envy Corps

#8) “Cornerstone” by Arctic Monkeys

#7) “Velvet” by The Big Pink

#6) “James” by Camera Obscura

#5) “Help I’m Alive” by Metric

#4) “So Human” by Lady Sovereign

#3) “1901” by Phoenix

#2) “The Fixer” by Pearl Jam

#1) “Zero” by Yeah Yeah Yeahs

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Al’s Top 40 of 2009: #20-#11

I hope we’ve all been taking notes.  There will be a quiz.  If you’ve been absent, you can fill in your worksheet with these answers:

20) “Black Magic” by Magic Wands

19) “A Whole Lot Better” by Brendan Benson

18) “The Reeling” by Passion Pit

17) “Heartbeat Radio” by Sondre Lerche

16) “How You Like Me Now” by The Heavy

15) “Think I Need It Too” by Echo & The Bunnymen

14) “Blood Bank” by Bon Iver

13) “One Wing” by Wilco

12) “Trouble Weights A Ton” by Dan Auerbach

11) “Beginner’s Luck” by The Eels

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Al’s Top 40 of 2009: #30-#21

We are at the halfway mark of counting down Al’s favorite tunes of 2009 on The Scope Facebook page.  Here is a recap of the second quarter of songs:

30) “Loaded” by The Idle Hands

29) “I Wonder Who We Are” by The Clientele

28) “Drown In The Now” by Crystal Method featuring Matisyahu

27) “Last One to Die” by Rancid

26) “Don’t Haunt This Place” by The Rural Alberta Advantage

25) “Twilight Omens” by Franz Ferdinand

24) “I Know What I Am” by Band of Skulls

23) “Never Forget You” by Noisettes

22) “No Wedding Cake” by Fol Chen

21) “So Far Around the Bend” by The National

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Al’s Top 40 of 2009: #40-#31

If you have not been following Al’s Top 40 of 2009 on Facebook, here is what you have missed:

40) “Teen Beast” by Los Straitjackets

39) “Show Me How This Thing Works” by Cracker

38) “Fitz and the Dizzyspells” by Andrew Bird

37) “The Great Defector” by Bell X1

36) “Smoke Bros” by Amazing Baby

35) “Complicated Shadows” by Elvis Costello

34) “Sugarfoot” by Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears

33) “The Calculation” by Regina Spektor

32) “The Box” by 1990s

31) “Roman History” by Pet Lions

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Al’s Top 40 of 2009 Coming Soon to The Scope Show

No, Al has not hi-jacked The Scope Show from Jared, Adam, and Shane.  He is simply here to take part in everyone’s favorite December past time- making lists.  We will discuss and debate some of the tunes we heard during 2009.  You can tell Al that all his music sucks and remind him that we are not in the 1990’s anymore when some nostalgic bands make his list of 40 over the uber-cool trendy bands that you like (don’t worry Candlebox and Ugly Kid Joe didn’t crack the list this year).

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Micro Music Review: Sky Blue Sky

skybluesky_thumbnailSky Blue Sky
Nonesuch Records

2 stars2 stars

Wilco turns back the clock in their latest release Sky Blue Sky. In homage to 70s rock, Wilco strips the bells and whistles found on previous albums and puts out their most organic album since their 1995 debut A.M. Lyrically, Jeff Tweedy doesn’t mess around with vague lyrics that are left up to interpretation. They are pleasant, straight forward, and get directly to the point.

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