Friday, October 15, 2010
album of the day: all the songs on my iPod, in alphabetical order
Part 10 of ??
1. I Was Meant For The Stage - The Decemberists. Quick, name three other songs with the word "derision" in them!
2. I Will Follow - U2. Way back in the day, U2 were a proto-alternative band with a unique sound.
3. I'll Be Back Up On My Feet- the Monkees. Kind of genius: the staccato rhythm of the lyric and the punchy rhythm guitar give this recording a tremendous forward momentum.
4. I'll Be Your Baby Tonight - Norah Jones/Bob Dylan. A very lovely take by Norah Jones on one of The Bob's sweetest ballads. She even retains his long pause on "IIIIIIII'll be yooooooour..." and snap on "ba-by tonight," which is good, because it wouldn't be half the song it is without those.
5. I'll Stop The World And Melt With You - Modern English. For some reason, this is mislabeled on my iPod as being by the Cure.
6. I'm Burning For You - Blue Öyster Cult.
7. I'm In The Mood - John Lee Hooker with Bonnie Raitt. From one of those late-career John Lee 'n' Friends projects that has such mixed results. Bonnie Raitt is no slouch on slide guitar, though.
8. I'm On Fire - Bruce Springsteen. It's Boss's day tomorrow! Er, no, sorry, that's Bosses' Day. Screw that.
9. I'm Only Sleeping - the Beatles. A strangely good fit after "I'm On Fire."
10. I'm Special - the Pretenders. Okay, you have my attention. Geez!
11. I'm The Man Who Loves You - Wilco. Kick-ass distorted/feedback guitar solo. Did you know Summerteeth is 17 years old now? That album can drive a car!
12. I've Been Everywhere - Johnny Cash. Rapid-fire delivery catalog song. It's fun to listen to all the place names and compare with my own (rather extensive) list of places I've been.
13. If I Needed Someone - the Beatles.
14. If It Doesn't Come Naturally, Leave It - Al Stewart. I dunno, Al, it's just so put together, I can't be sure it did come naturally.
15. In My Place - Coldplay. One of the best numbers by the band we're supposed to love to hate.
Hey, by the way, this is my landmark 641st post!