miTunes: August '09

10 Sep

The 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. “Too Fake” — Hockey (second fave song of the year thus far)

2. “True Affection” — The Blow

3. “Samson” — Regina Spektor

4. “C + F” Sam Prekop

5. “Gold For Bread” — Blitzen Trapper

6. “People C’mon” — Delta Spirit

7. “Say Please” — Monsters of Folk

8. “Radiate” — The Honorary Title

9. “The Latest Toughs” — Okkervil River

10. “Tables and Chairs” — Andrew Bird

11. “The Ruminant Band” — Fruit Bats

12. “Us” — Brother Ali

13. “Play It Cool” — Super Furry Animals

14. “Bless This Mess” — David Bazan

15. “So Near” — Jack Penate

16. “White Blank Page” — Mumford and Sons

17. “Kiss With A Fist” — Florence and the Machine

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One Response to “miTunes: August '09”

  1. RandBall's Stu September 11, 2009 at 8:16 am #

    Okkervil River YAY

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