miTunes: September '09

12 Oct
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. “I Want You to Keep Everything” – These United States
2. “Devil’s Broom” – Joseph Arthur
3. “Death by Diamonds and Pearls” – Band of Skulls
4. “When we Fell” – David Bazan
5. “Relator” – Pete Yorn and Scarlett Johansson
6. “Last Romantic Day” – The Rentals
7. “Low Rising” – The Swell Season
8. “Brown-Eyed Handsome Man” – Neko Case
9. “Penelope” – Pinback
10. “True Affection” – The Blow
11. “Gray or Blue” – Jaymay

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. “I Want You to Keep Everything” – These United States

2. “Devil’s Broom” – Joseph Arthur

3. “Death by Diamonds and Pearls” – Band of Skulls

4. “When we Fell” – David Bazan

5. “Relator” – Pete Yorn and Scarlett Johansson

6. “Last Romantic Day” – The Rentals

7. “Low Rising” – The Swell Season

8. “Brown-Eyed Handsome Man” – Neko Case

9. “Penelope” – Pinback

10. “True Affection” – The Blow

11. “Gray or Blue” – Jaymay

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