Over at the World's Greatest Online Magazine (WGOM), they have a weekly tradition where all of the various members will turn on their respective media players, turn the selection to 'random', and post the first ten songs that come up. I'm going to start doing the same in this space. I'm also going to post any comments I may have.
...and because I vary wildly between over-achieving and not achieving anything at all, I'll (hopefully) be including links to listen to the songs, themselves (usually via imeem).
1. Switchfoot - Meant to Live (The Beautiful Letdown)
Switchfoot's first three CDs were pretty good for back in the day, but they started losing me with 'Letdown'. I don't know if it was changing musical taste or what, but it didn't click nearly as much as their old stuff. Then I saw them in concert, and they virtually ignored their first three albums. I liked this song well enough, but there must have been a lot of disappointed people who bought the CD based on this song, only to find next to nothing like it on the remainder of the disc.
2. Scott Krippayne - Love Me Enough (More)
Scott was once my favorite artist. Those days are long since gone, but certain songs still give me a sense of shuddering nostalgia. I never really liked this song, so this isn't one of them.
3. Innerpartysystem - Everyone is the Same (Innerpartysystem)
Not much to mention here. The song is pretty standard for IPS (sort of a electronica/alternative mix)
4. Sum 41 - Intro (Chuck)
Yeah, this shouldn't even count. It's a 46-second long intro which bleeds directly into 'No Reason'. I like the CD, and the song sets the mood, I guess, but it's not really standalone material.
5. Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven (Led Zeppelin IV)
Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha. Any comments I have would obviously be worthless.
6. Kaiser Chiefs - Retirement (Yours Truly, Angry Mob)
This is the perfect song for the gainfully employed. I mean, who doesn't wish they had invented something that made them fabulously wealthy enough to retire?
7. Aaron Benward - Captured (Imagine)
More CCM. The only remotely passable song for me on this CD.
8. Faith No More - Pristina (Album of the Year)
A friend of mine gave me the complete Faith No More discography, but I have to be honest: this is the first time I've heard this song. It sounds Patton-tastic (which is to say, of course, that is sounds theatrical, kind of creepy, and generally awesome.)
9. Jason Hayes - Tavern (World of Warcraft)
This song is the track that plays when you enter a tavern in World of Warcraft. It's got a nice, laid back, Celtic quality to it. Perfectly decent away from the game.
10. Beck - New Round (The Information)
I've been getting more into Beck lately (only a little over a decade late). The Information isn't one of his better ones, but there's enough going on in this song to make it a good listen.