Sunday, April 1, 2007

Music Taste

Maerduin's post about his favorite Modding Music reminded me of a post I saw some time ago on another blog (don't remember where) that asked folks to provide a slice of their music taste by putting their MP3 player on shuffle and reporting what songs came up. So I've done that. Here are the first 40 tracks:
  1. Jealous of the Moon by Nickel Creek
  2. Your Song by Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman (Moulin Rouge Soundtrack)
  3. Drain You by Nirvana
  4. Keep it Loose, Keep it Tight by Amos Lee
  5. Turn You Inside-Out by R.E.M.
  6. Out in the Woods by Poor Alfred
  7. What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
  8. Hello, Goodbye by The Beatles
  9. Tush by ZZ Top
  10. Crazy by Barenaked Ladies
  11. Free Fallin' by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  12. Heart of Gold by Neil Young
  13. You Are the Everything by R.E.M.
  14. Don't Come Around Here No More by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  15. Kentucky Moon by The Kinks
  16. Someone Else's Song by Wilco
  17. Strange Currencies by R.E.M.
  18. Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues by The Kinks
  19. Desire by U2
  20. Hey Joe by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  21. I'm Always in Love by Wilco
  22. You Can Call Me Al by Paul Simon
  23. Have you ever seen the rain (cover-live) by R.E.M.
  24. The Late Greats by Wilco
  25. Star Me Kitten by R.E.M.
  26. Talula by Tori Amos
  27. The Past and Pending by The Shins
  28. Handshake Drugs by Wilco
  29. What's the Matter Here by 10,000 Maniacs
  30. Alabama Song by The Doors
  31. Where Did You Sleep Last Night by Nirvana
  32. Yesterday by The Beatles
  33. Leave My Wife Alone by John Lee Hooker
  34. Cool #9 by Joe Satriani
  35. Speak To Me/Breathe by Pink Floyd
  36. Sedan Delivery by Neil Young
  37. Rebel Yell by Billy Idol
  38. Beloved Wife by Natalie Mechant
  39. Cuckoo's Nest by Nickel Creek
  40. Fall On Me by R.E.M.
I'm not proud of everything up there, but I do admit that I like all these songs. :)

As you can see, I'm not particularly eclectic in my tastes, though there are a few bands on that list that you might not know.

Distribution and representation is interesting. I admittedly do have several R.E.M. and Wilco albums on there, but it's not so biased as this would indicate. While he made appearances, my large collection of Neil Young albums is fairly underrepresented. :) I'm also a bit lacking much in the way of new content--I basically just listen to what I did in high school and my early years of college. ;) Suggestions that complement my interests are welcome--and I'd love to see others around the nwn blogosphere do a similar exercise!


  1. Two suggestions - Primus and an excellent Oz act called The John Butler Trio are two bands I can think of you might enjoy, give your list...


  2. It's an excellent list. My iPOD hard drive crashed last summer and I've been using a free 128MB free MP3 player since or I'd post my list.

    I can tell you it would be a very eclectic mix ranging from movie soundtracks, classical music, rock & roll, funk, jazz, fife & drum music, opera and an assortment of podcasts.


  3. Just go to and hit "Listen Live"--all the songs they play would be to your liking, I think. :)

  4. Etta James 'Peaches' album
    Eva Cassidy (any of her albums, Song Bird or Live in Blues Alley)
    Paul Simon (amazing use of words)
    Daniel Powter 'Bad Day'
    Keane 'Somewhere Only We Know'
    Jimmy Cliff (The Harder They Come - though not every track!)
    The Clash
    The Jam
    The WHO

    Just a few, although quite a few on your list I like also ;)

  5. I like your list, Berliad. I'd definitely recommend Uncle Tupelo and Son Volt (especially the album Trace) based on your enjoyment of Wilco and Neil Young. Uncle Tupelo is my favorite band ever.

  6. Lots of good ideas here folks. :) I'm definitely going to check them out. Thanks! -B