Friday, September 12, 2008

Friday Random Ten (eMusic-Only Edition)

3 Mustaphas 3 - Shika Shika
Dengue Fever - Sni Bong
Los Mirlos - Sonido Amazonico
Young Marble Giants - Include Me Out
Sonantes - Carimbó
Roky Erickson & the Aliens - Two-Headed Dog
Nortec Collective - Tengo La Voz
Brian Jonestown Massacre - Evergreen
Ike Turner & the Kings of Rhythm - Thinking Black
Digital Leather - Modulated/Simulated

This month is the one-year anniversary of my joining eMusic. As you may have gathered from passing comments, I'm pretty happy with it (and I have to say, this is a pretty swell Random 10). Below the fold is a list of all of the bands, and all of the compilation albums, whose music I've downloaded during the last year. Bands whose music I had not previously owned in any form are in italics; particularly noteworthy bands (or compilation albums) are in boldface. Standout new bands (new to me, that is) include The Budos Band, Dengue Fevver, Buttersprites, Telephone Jim Jesus, and Young Marble Giants; I had (of course) heard of YMG, but the others were all previously unknown to me. Standout compilation albums include the Ethiopiques series (collect 'em all!), Disco/Not Disco (great danceable post-punk), Nigeria 70 - Lagos Jump, and Look Directly Into the Sun (gotta love that Chines post-punk). Update: damn, how could I forget The Roots of Chicha? As Erik notes in comments, it is an awesome CD. More...

3 Mustaphas 3
Adam West
Art Brut

Art of Noise
Big D and the Kids Table
Big Dipper
Blonde Redhead

Booker T. & the MGs
Brian Jonestown Massacre
The Budos Band
Bush Tetras


Camper Van Beethoven
Chicha Libre

The Clee-Shays

Cocteau Twins
Colin Newman

Creedence Clearwater Revival
Crystal Stilts
The Damned

Dave Alvin
Dave Davies
David Byrne
Davie Allan & the Arrows
Delta 5
Dengue Fever

Digital Leather
Emerson, Lake, & Palmer

Ennio Morricone
Essential Logic
The Fall

Fermin Muguruza
Fire Engines

Gardez Darkx
Gogol Bordello
Gor Mkhitarian
Hands on Heads
High Places
Hoagy Carmichael
Ike Turner & the Kings of Rhythm
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

Johnny Cash
King Missile
The Kinks
The Klezmonauts
Laika & the Cosmonauts
The Legendary Shack Shakers
Liz Phair
Lizzy Mercier Descloux

Love & Rockets
The Makers
Man or Astro-Man?
Manu Chao
Manu Dibango
Marco Beltrami
Mark Eitzel

The Mekons
The Mermen
The Modern Lovers
The Monks

Nancy Sinatra
Nick Lowe
Nortec Collective
Pere Ubu
The Pixies

The Raveonettes
Ray Barretto
Reverend Horton Heat
Roky Erickson & the Aliens

The Rolling Stones
Rufus Thomas
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra

Shonen Knife
Shoukichi Kina
The Slits

The Space Cossacks


The Stranglers
Team Robespierre
Telephone Jim Jesus

Television Personalities
Thin White Rope

Tubeway Army
Very Be Careful

Was (Not Was)
The Wave Benders
Wooden Shjips
Young Marble Giants

2008 Pitchfork Music Festival Sampler
Beleza Tropical - Brazil Classics 1
Bloodshot Records Free Label Sampler 2007
Booniay!! A Compilation of West African Funk
Cold Heat - Heavy Funk Rarities, Vol. 1 1968-1974
Croatian Hip-Hop Vol. 1
Cuisine Non-Stop - Introduction to the French Nouvelle Generation
Daptone 7 Inch Singles Collection Vol. 2

Darker than Blue - Soul from Jamdown 1973-1980
Disco Not Disco 1974 - 1986
Ethiopiques Volume 1 - Golden Years of Modern Music
Ethiopiques Volume 4 - Ethio Jazz & Musique Instrumentale 1969-1974
Ethiopiques Volume 8 - Swinging Addis
Fallin Off the Reel Vol. I
Fallin Off the Reel Vol. II

Funk Soul Revival - Classic Tracks & the New Breed
Funky Funky Chicago
Ghost Dog - The Way of the Samurai
Independent Music Award Winners 2008
Japanese Groupsound!
Look Directly Into the Sun - China Pop 2007
Lost Legends of Surf Guitar, Vol. 3
Mutant Disco Volume 1
Nigeria 70 - Lagos Jump
Nigeria Special - Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds, & Nigerian Blues 1970-76

Noise Pop 2008
Perfect Unpop - Peel Show Hits and Long Lost Lo-Fi Favorites - Vol. 1 1976-80
Pop A Paris - More Rock 'n Roll and Mini Skirts vol. 2
Saturday Disco Fever
Teen Dance Music from China and Malaysia
Thai Beat A Go-Go Vol. 1
Thai Beat A Go-Go Vol. 2
The Roots of Chicha
The Worlds Rarest Funk 45s
Western Stars - The Bands that Built Bristol Vol. 1