miTunes: May '09

2 Jun

headphones.jpgThe 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. “Eyes” – Rogue Wave

2. “Fluorescent Adolescent” – Arctic Monkeys

3. “Is She The One?” – Small Sins

4. “Low Is a Height” – Great Northern

5. “Pretty Voice” – Cloud Cult

6. “Die, Die, Die” – Dr. Dog

7. “Yours Truly, The Commuter” – Jason Lytle

8. “Heavy Cross” – The Gossip

9. “Lalita” – The Love Language

10. “Thang Goin’ On” – Plastic Chord

11. “The Guy That Says Goodbye to You is Out of His Mind” – Griffin House

12. “Spend the Night” – Deer Tick

13. “Unavailable” – Papercuts

14. “The Royal We” – Silversun Pickups

15. “Prophets” – A.C. Newman

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One Response to “miTunes: May '09”

  1. Gates June 2, 2009 at 11:55 pm #

    I’ve been enjoying that Arctic Monkeys song for about 2 years, mister. Sorry, it’s been awhile since I could one-up on a song.

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