01. Happy Kid - NADA SURF
Nada Surf's album, "Let Go" has become one of my all time favorites, and thusly
the band starts this compilation. If you like this, check out the rest of the album.
02. Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels) - ARCADE FIRE
Having Arcade Fire play at Tufts with some of my best friends was a dream come true.
Listen to this and you will know why.
03. Miracle Drug - A.C. NEWMAN
A.C.Newman was great live! He also plays solid indie-pop music in The New Pornographers.
04. Speedbumps - LUNA
Although I first heard this song during the cold Boston winter, listening to it
makes me remember driving in the summer. Too bad this band just broke up.
05. Seventeen Years - RATATAT
Hit the dance floor as I "kick it from my head." Great duo.
06. As Serious As Your Life - FOUR TET
Four Tet and some of the others on this CD make amazing use of sonic texture. It is late
at night but you have to turn this son way up.
07. Blood and Peanut Butter - BC CAMPLIGHT
This artist played recently with the Color Bars... catchy as hell. Dig it.
08. Counting Down the Hours - TED LEO & THE PHARMACISTS
Long time favorite and all around good guy, Ted Leo has just put out another
great album, "Shake the Sheets" from which this song is taken.
09. 40" - FRANZ FERDINAND
Probably the biggest breakout success of the year. The entire album is as good as you'd
hope it to be. This is the last track from it.
10. With Age - KARATE
Just listen to this as the snow is falling outside.
11. Bukowski - MODEST MOUSE
God, I love Modest Mouse. Amazing new album this year, buy it.
12. Baby, You're in Luck - APOSTLE OF HUSTLE
This is a side project from Broken Social Scene. Canada whos what is up this year.
13. Little Yellow Spider - DEVENDRA BANHART
The most interesting person in the indie music scene who I'd hope all of you to meet
sometime, if only for five minutes.
14. Let's Get Lost - ELLIOTT SMITH
From his posthumous album, I will continue to miss the introspective genius who was
Elliott Smith who we lost this year.
15. Cat Faces - UGLY CASANOVA
Modest Mouse singer's side project. Enough said.
16. On Your Way - THE ALBUM LEAF
Ok, you can fall asleep now. Thanks for listening to some of the songs that have
inspired me this year.