20 January 2010

list two: songs I listen to over and over

1. here comes the sun- nina simone (for when everything is wrong)

2. love- mos def (for when everything is right)

3. lo boob oscillator- stereolab (for when I need air)

4. crayon- caribou (for when I need color)

5. feel that way- gift of gab (for when I need light)

6. predatory wasp of the palisades- sufjan stevens (for when I'm steeped in uncertainty)

7. anthems for a 17 year-old girl- broken social scene (for when I'm steeped in melancholy)

8. kissing the lipless- the shins (for when things need to be loud)

9. galaxy of emptiness- beth orton (for when things need to be quiet)

10. starfish and coffee- prince (for when the rain won't stop)

11. from the outside- deepspace5 (for when I miss my brother)

12. will not be sold- dust and poems (for when I miss my hometown)

13. go west- liz phair (for when the road calls)

14. gymnopédie no. 1- erik satie (for when I need to get lost)

15. we have a map of the piano- múm (for the dances in my head)

(two lists down, fifty to go)


  1. This is my favorite yet, and I'm going to make a playlist of those songs right now (downloading the ones I don't have) and be glad I love people who love music.

  2. I love this list. Some I know some others our new to me. Thanks for sharing.

  3. best. music. list. EVAH. i second april. i'm going to make a playlist this weekend. i still owe you a mix come to think of it. hmmm.

  4. Wow...seems that most of blog posts I've read today have been about music (including mine!*LOL*)! Love your choices :)

  5. Sweet as. This list is perfect. So many of my favorites. You are the cool senior to my geeky freshman.

  6. You know, this is a great idea for a list. Mine would include:
    California Stars, by Billy Bragg & Wilco
    Bermuda Highway by My Morning Jacket
    Do You realize by The Flaming Lips
    The Blessed Breeze by Fruit Bats
    Tiger Mountain Peasant Song by Fleet Foxes.

    Just for a start.

  7. when i was in high school the paper interviewed me and asked what the theme song was for my life, to which i naturally replied "anthems of a 17-year-old girl," because i was definitely 17 at the time. and because it's such a great song!

  8. I love your lists. I've thought of making a similar one myself. Now I think I will. Thanks!

  9. I love this! Great suggestions! Thank you!!!!

  10. This list (things that made me happy today). Thank you :)

  11. thanks... I love the list of reasons why/when you listen to these songs too.

  12. starfish & coffee is favorite. so is this list idea.

  13. oh you are making my life so easy. my list #2 - listen to a's list! nice way to gear up for some LA studio time coming up in the next month. this time we get to take the 3 mo. old gson along for the ride. music is a MUST have to survive the midwest gray.

  14. Hi Sweet Andrea. It was such a joy to share a meal with you and yours. You have a beautiful sweet family.

    let's keep talking about our cup and saucer brain storm- I think there is big potential and fun in that!

    big huge hugs!

  15. You have so inspired me to want to make lots of lists. This one is beautiful and I am going to make my own right now!

  16. i love any list that involves music

  17. i'm so into your lists, as a list girl myself.

  18. this is an awesome list! I already have some of the songs from your list but I will definitely be perched on iTunes later for the ones I don't have. I especially love 'la boob oscillator'.

  19. Hm, this one list a week thing is a great idea. Maybe I'll catch on...

  20. Enjoying your lists, Andrea.

    Had to comment that I LOVED the use of the Satie piece in "Man on Wire."

    So magical.

  21. Thank you for this. It's been a horrid day and I really needed that Stereolab song. **rule**

  22. OH weeeeeeeeee - i just went and listened to every one! i am a whole hearted agree-er with this list, mama, but you knew i would be.

    and HEY, can we buy that damn deepspace 5 'from the outside' track yet or what? pickleboy is jonesin' and so am i!!

  23. awesome list! and great reasons for the songs

  24. My Mom always said imitation is the highest form of flattery.
    So I have shamelessly copied you.
    I love your lists and I posted my first one tonight.
    Thank you for the great idea.

  25. loving your lits, and a music list? Perfect!

  26. Giving some of these a spin right away.

  27. I just found your blog through ramblins...I'm looking forward to exploring.

    I love your list project. I couldn't survive without lists.

  28. great collection of songs
    have you heard this version :


    it's great for an afternoon in the studio-

  29. I haven't thought of anthems for a seventeen year old girl since my sophomore year of college when I was in-between boyfriends and played it on repeat as I tried to sleep. +Chelsea

  30. love this list... and most of the songs on it :)

  31. oh.

    i needed a new cd for my new-to-me wheels and my 45 minute-each-way-commute...thanks for the suggestions!

    i'm definitely going to check these out!

  32. great list. thanks. makes me want to make one of my own.

  33. I think I love every single Nina Simone.