|Patty Griffin - Useless Desires|
(Mar 16, 2010 - 13:51)
|It's actually the end of one segment and beginning of the other, but Kent and Patty Griffin are two of my favorites (though neither of these are among my favorite songs of theirs.) Interesting juxtaposition to be sure.|
|Bottle Rockets - Radar Gun|
(Jul 26, 2008 - 14:31)
|I'm totally unashamed to have a silly smile on my face while I listen to this one.|
|Greg Brown - Canned Goods|
(Jun 30, 2008 - 12:45)
|I seem to remember this being played much more frequently years ago on RP; certainly it's been long enough since I heard it that I'm totally enjoying it now.|
|Kent - The King Is Dead|
(Jan 22, 2008 - 04:06)
|I've had the beginning of this song as my cellphone ringtone for so long that I wondered why my phone was ringing with such a high-quality rendition for a few seconds...|
|Manu Chao - Rainin in Paradize|
(Sep 18, 2007 - 13:21)
That's who I thought it was.
That's what the stream says - "Talking Heads - Houses In Motion (live)". I wouldn't have guessed TH at all though.
|Gotye - The Only Way|
(Aug 03, 2007 - 17:35)
Hey, it's the long-lost English translation of "Siip Sie".
Yeah, some tracks on RP do seem to get a bit more than their share of heavy play for a while, then they just... disappear.
|Belle & Sebastian - Summer Wasting|
(Jan 21, 2007 - 17:18)
|Wow, don't think I've ever seen a flatter rating graph than this one. Belle and Sebastian certainly provoke a wide range of opinions :-).
(Personally, they're in the group of "depends on my emotional state at the time as to whether I like them". They were a lot of fun to watch live a few years back, though.)
|Waterboys - Sweet Thing|
(Jan 01, 2007 - 07:09)
This was my upload, I'm glad to read that so many people like it. When this song is playing I'm not able to concentrate on anything else than the song, it is so powerful and energetic. Beautiful.
Thanks! This song literally moved me to tears this morning, and indeed, I've been entranced the whole time.
Maybe next time I'll listen to the words, too :-)
|Barenaked Ladies - Vanishing|
(Sep 13, 2006 - 19:48)
|Very different (and much better) than the other recent BNL stuff I've heard. Gets incredibly repetitive after a while though; seems like it could be two minutes shorter and not lose a bit.|
|Blackfield - Pain|
(Sep 01, 2006 - 11:37)
|Just like Porcupine Tree, but whinier and less imaginative. Unless the goal of the song is to induce pain in the listener's ears, which is what it's doing for me. Ugh.|
|James Blunt - Wisemen|
(Mar 29, 2006 - 22:05)
|Are we there yet?
This song was somewhat novel for the first 45 seconds, but... wow.
|New Radicals - You Get What You Give|
(Jul 25, 2005 - 10:28)
|One of the very few songs that despite its massive radio play never got tired for me. Guess that's a good reason to have it on RP :-)|
|King Crimson - Eyes Wide Open|
(May 31, 2005 - 11:56)
Kinda 80ish, with a bit of a contemporary jazz feel, this is an oddly unusual track, yet still passive and forgettable.
Huh, this song caught me immediately while I was pretty engrossed in my work. It's amazing to see on RP how much people's tastes differ... good thing there's such a wide variety of music to go around.
|Belle & Sebastian - Sleep the Clock Around|
(May 10, 2005 - 18:09)
|Same here - this is one of my 2-3 favorite songs of theirs. For me it isn't the simplicity that kills the song (especially when so many of B&S's songs are incredibly complex), it's what makes it great.|
|Beck - Girl|
(Mar 31, 2005 - 18:44)
Sounds like something he would do.
Hrm, not to me. I can't believe this is Beck. Yuck.
|10 CC - Dreadlock Holiday|
(Mar 04, 2005 - 13:28)
|OK, I've been converted - I was just enjoying this song (see the first comment :). Guess that's what a few years of listening to RP does for you!|
|Sorten Muld - 2 Sisters|
(Feb 18, 2005 - 08:26)
|Wow, another one of those "I can't believe I'm hearing this on RP" moments - unlike the below reader, I'm not Danish (heard about them from a Norwegian friend of mine) and like Sorten Muld a lot. :)|
|Tears for Fears - Break It Down Again|
(Jan 27, 2005 - 21:34)
|When it came out, I loved this song. It's far from my favorite style of music (not to mention song) these days, but it says something that, despite its radio airplay at the time, I haven't grown tired of it. There are plenty of oft-played songs on RP I can't say that for.|
|Sixteen Horsepower - Black Soul Choir|
(Dec 03, 2003 - 10:36)
|Wow, never expected to hear them on RP! "American Wheeze" and "Ruthie Lingle" are my favorite songs from this CD, but this one ain't bad either.|
|Eleanor McEvoy - Precious Little|
(Oct 06, 2002 - 23:56)
|How about some more recent Eleanor McEvoy stuff? I listened to her segment on FolkScene recently, and her newer stuff is very different to this (not to say I don't like this song, I do...)|
|Dire Straits - Calling Elvis|
(Sep 16, 2002 - 18:27)
|dinosaur rock?! for some of us this is our first time hearing this stuff - and for me I love it. I've got a great live version of this performed just last year...|
|Equation - Paper Bag|
(Sep 16, 2002 - 14:12)
|kelli - same for me. I bought their CDs, listened to these songs over and over, and I'm still not sick of them. Certainly the sign of terrific music. Thanks RP!|
|Eels - Your Lucky Day In Hell|
(Aug 25, 2002 - 23:57)
|Wahoo! Another one from my CD collection which I didn't expect to hear on RP. This is my favorite song from the CD, but "Spunky" is a close second.|
|Barenaked Ladies - Box Set|
(Aug 25, 2002 - 15:23)
|One of the few BNL tunes I'll still listen to a few years after I first heard it... can't believe at one point I was listening to their stuff all day long, it makes me sick these days. Good choice!|
|Counting Crows - New Frontier|
(Aug 08, 2002 - 21:33)
|Not quite as bad as "American Girls", but it doesn't really do much for me. A friend of mine bought the CD and says it is good, but I'm beginning to wonder if it's just blind devotion :-)|
|Rush - Subdivisions|
(Aug 04, 2002 - 21:50)
|Wow, I wondered if RP had timed out and switched to my MP3 collection. Always happy to hear another of my favorite songs here...|
|Lightning Seeds - Pure|
(Jun 30, 2002 - 20:23)
|Alluring in its simplicity. Too long though, it starts to get annoying near the end.|
|Huffamoose - Enigmatic|
(Jun 28, 2002 - 21:55)
|Thanks to this song for proving that 'how very enigmatic you are' is a really LOUSY line for a song. Having demonstrated that, I somewhat wish they would stop REPEATING IT EVERY 15 SECONDS for MINUTES on end. Ugh.|
|Alanis Morissette - Surrendering|
(Jun 19, 2002 - 00:23)
|Sorry, can't see anything here. Too strong and weak, simple and pretentious, at the same time. The music adds nothing. Better off as poetry if it comes across as anything at all...|
|Shawn Colvin - Round of Blues|
(Jun 19, 2002 - 00:18)
|The sound is certainly poppy, but the song isn't: listen carefully.
Certainly not my favorite, but it's quite nice, and the first time I've heard it...
|Equation - Hard Underground|
(Jun 05, 2002 - 08:24)
|The first song I ever heard on RP; still not tired of it, and I bought Equation CDs too, so I've heard it lots. Truly the mark of a good song.|
|Counting Crows - American Girls|
(Jun 03, 2002 - 17:30)
|Yuck. What happened? I don't like this at all... the only thing that seems to have stayed the same is Adam Duritz's voice.|
|10 CC - Dreadlock Holiday|
(May 26, 2002 - 19:32)
|I was thinking, "Hey, I don't like reggae either".
Oh well. It's worth it for all the other good music I hear here. :D
|Patti Smith - So You Want To Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star|
(May 18, 2002 - 15:31)
|I always heard it as "this is the age where everybody chelates" until Bill repeated the lyric intelligibly this time. I thought it was rather bizarre but just sang along!
Another to add to my campaign for understandable lyrics, I guess. :-)
|Tracy Chapman - Crossroads|
(May 09, 2002 - 23:29)
|Quite possibly my favorite Tracy Chapman song. (It still amazes me how different people's tastes can be...)|
|Johnny Cash - I'm On Fire|
(Mar 19, 2002 - 15:06)
|Some of the Johnny Cash covers are pretty good, but this one just doesn't work. Almost totally emotionless.|
|Beta Band - Dry The Rain|
(Mar 02, 2002 - 09:53)
|Yay Beta Band. I was introduced to them only recently by a friend of mine, but this is one of my favorites. (Another one in this vein is "I Know").|
|Ofra Haza - Ya Ba Ye|
(Jan 22, 2002 - 00:17)
|Huh? Is there supposed to be something good here?
:( Sorry to hear she died, though, and that Bill likes her music. I hope we can get a better representative song, then...
|Gandalf Murphy - Never Fit|
(Jan 20, 2002 - 17:17)
|Wow, even better than the last one you played.
Scary good. And yes, I got the shivers too :)
|Ween - Flutes of The Chi|
(Jan 16, 2002 - 22:36)
|Please please please PLEASE play this song less often. It was good the first thousand times, but it is really grating to continue to hear it.|
|Dar Williams - After All|
(Jan 09, 2002 - 10:11)
|Heard this one a lot, but it still brings a tear to my eye hearing it here.
So, no, "unengaging" doesn't do it for me.
|Suzanne Vega - Penitent|
(Dec 14, 2001 - 13:30)
|Good song, but it bears far too much similarity to the other Susanne Vega song you've been playing recently (Widow's Walk? I think?). I keep hearing the lyrics of the other song in place of these ones.|
|New Order - Turn My Way|
(Nov 27, 2001 - 18:59)
|wow, this song just so perfectly describes how messed up my life has been recently.
sigh. rut, be gone.