miTunes: April '09

4 May

thisisnotmyhead.gifThe premise: one CD’s worth of the best songs I’ve heard throughout the month.

The sources: The Current, Pandora, XM and various sites on the web.

The criteria: (1) the songs have to be obscure, underground and/or mostly forgotten, and (2) they must be pop friendly.

The gist: I wade through music’s vast soundscape (listening nearly all day, every day) to discover the hidden pop gems. This is a monthly series devoted to bringing you songs that are universally appealing yet mostly unknown.


1. “Staying In Love” — Raphael Saadiq

2. “How Can I Love You If You Won’t Lie Down” — Silver Jews

3. “Singalong” — Treva Whateva

4. “People Got A Lotta Nerve” — Neko Case

5. “Birds Fly Away” — Theresa Andersson

6. “Parallel Lines” — Junior Boys

7. “I Know What I Am” — Band Of Skulls

8. “Hang You Up From The Heavens” — Dead Weather

9. “Song For Whoever” — The Beautiful South

10. “Middle Distance Runner” — Sea Wolf

11. “The Sea” — Morcheeba

12. “Little Bribes” — Death Cab for Cutie

13. “Nikorette” — Conor Oberst and The Mystic Valley Band

14. “Stella” — Ida Maria

15. “Tightrope” — Yeasayer

16. “Walking on a Dream” — Empire of the Sun

17. “Pulling On A Line” — Great Lake Swimmers


One Response to “miTunes: April '09”

  1. RandBall's Stu May 5, 2009 at 6:11 am #

    I, too, enjoy that Great Lake Swimmers song.

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