Tuesday, December 30, 2008

it's our destiny

slumdog millionaire was SO CUTE. i loved everything about it, including the soundtrack + score (i guess i'm catching up with soundtracks now, eh?)

---> mausum and escap - a.r. rahman <---
---> paper planes (dfa remix) - m.i.a. <---

the very end was a beautiful bollywood sequence that i just want to watch over and over.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

tell me, friend, can you ask for anything more?

bruce springsteen might as well get ready to thank the academy again. his song of the same name for the wrestler is so incredibly beautiful.

---> the wrestler <---

while i'm at it here's some other songs the boss did for movies. he won an oscar for "streets of philadelphia" from philadelphia and "secret garden" from jerry maguire is just plain awesome.

---> streets of philadelphia <---
---> secret garden <---


movie soundtracks 2k8

i love movie soundtracks. i wasn't so on top of them this year as in pervious years. i do want to discuss three of them; one score that i love, one soundtrack that i love and one soundtrack that is terrible but has one absolutely amazing song on it.

firstly, my love for hans zimmer knows no bounds. his score for frost/nixon is so beautiful.

---> the numbers - hans zimmer <---

the good soundtrack is tropic thunder. it is amazing and chock full of songs i've always loved, and some guilty pleasures too. it also has a few songs i've never heard before that are wonderful.

---> the name of the game (the crystal method's big a** t.t. mix) - the crystal method <---

and now the soundtrack that is terrible: twilight. (we won't get into the movie itself. haha. i may have loved it but i'll never tellll). the soundtrack, which made bank, is filled with mediocre rock songs. actually, it's the kind of stuff i would have liked in high school (for shame) so i guess i can see how it made so much money. it does, however, have one shinning light, namely iron & wine.

---> flightless bird, american mouth - iron & wine <---

how the music producers convinced sam beam to put his song on this shitty soundtrack i will never understand.


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

chestnuts roasting on an open fire

i work all day today and then i fly to my parents' house for christmas tomorrow morning, so this might be my last chance to post some christmas music. i'm going to post a few favorites.

my all time favorite:

---> the christmas song - nat king cole <---

---> you're a mean one, mr. grinch <---
---> last christmas - wham! <---
---> skating - vince guaraldi trio <---
---> run run rudolph - chuck berry <---

i posted this last year too, but it's just so damn good.

---> christmas wrapping - the waitresses <---

i'll see you in another life, when we are both cats.

the end of vanilla sky always kills me.

"it was sophia who never fully recovered. it was she who somehow knew you best. and like you she never forgot that one night where true loved seemed possible."

cameron crowe soundtracks are always boss. this one is particularly good, and his song choice for this moment makes it all the more heartwrenching.

---> spiritualized - ladies and gentlemen we are floating in space <---


Sunday, December 21, 2008

blue christmas

more sad christmas. this time elvis style.

---> santa bring my baby back to me <---
---> blue christmas <---

here's some happy elvis christmas too.

---> it's christmas time pretty baby <---
---> winter wonderland <---
---> silver bells <---
---> silent night <---

Saturday, December 20, 2008

wise men say only fools rush in

elvis and priscilla were too cute together.

---> can't help falling in love - elvis presley <---

love me tender

this is one of the best things i've ever seen.

---> love me tender - elvis presley <--

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

sad christmas

later on i'll post some happy christmas songs. but here are some sad ones.

---> ben folds five - brick <---

---> rilo kiley - xmas cake <---


Thursday, December 11, 2008

top ten albums of 2008

here is my list of favorite albums of the year. i'm not going to call this a "best list" just favorites.

1. me› su› í eyrum vi› spilum endalaust - sigur rós

---> Inní mér syngur vitleysingur <---

2. day & age - the killers

---> spaceman <---

3. chinese democracy - guns n' roses

---> madagascar <---

4. talking through tin cans - the morning benders

---> loose change <---

5. forth - the verve

---> love is noise <---

6. dig out your soul - oasis

---> the nature of reality <---

7. fleet foxes - fleet foxes

---> white winter hymnal <---

8. hold on now youngster / we are beautiful, we are doomed - los campesinos!

---> documented minor emotional breakdown #1 <---

9. flight of the conchords - flight of the conchords

---> foux du fafa <---

10. a mad & faithful telling - devotchka

---> transliterator <---

you can buy alllll sorts of awesome albums here at insound.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

they can dance if they wanna dance

i saw freaking OASIS earlier this week and got some mad wicked videos, which i am now sharing with you.

the masterplan


champagne supernova

i am the walrus