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Favorite Songs of the Last Few Months

Here's some of what my hard drives have been spinning recently:

The Flaming Lips - Are You a Hypnotist? [Yoshimi Battles Pink Robots]
Waterdeep - Both of Us'll Feel the Blast [Sink or Swim]
Waterdeep - On Our Way to Crazy [Whole 'Nother Deal]
Wilco - I Am Trying to Break Your Heart [Yankee Hotel Foxtrot]
Derek Webb - Reputation [I See Things Upside Down]
Sigur Ros - Flugufrelsarinn [Agaetis Byrjun]
Sigur Ros - Njósnavélin (Track 4) [()]
Sigur Ros - Popplagið (Track 8) [()]


Those are all top-notch, very great songs. Good choices.

In case you were wondering, the album that those last two Sigur Ros songs are from is called (). (The title of Untitled 8 is "Popplagið" and Untitled 4 is "Njósnavélin," though I don't think those titles are listed on the album.)

And, for the record, there is nothing like hearing "Njósnavélin" performed live. :)

Actually, I knew that they had alternate titles, and even that "Njósnavélin" means "The Nothing Song." However, I was lazy and didn't want to go to the work of copying them from somewhere, since there's no way I'd be able to figure out how to create those Icelandic characters. Now you have provided me a convenient text to copy :-)

Anyway, where'd you hear them live? That would be amazing, I'd imagine.

Revised List of Bands to See Live:
1. Radiohead
2. Wilco
3. Sigur Rós

I saw them play in Lawrence, KS, about 3 years ago. It was the best show I've ever been to.

sigur ros made me forget about being scared by a shark for a brief and beautiful moment.
now that is saying something.

Actually, hearing Popplagið live is pretty darn amazing, too. That time in the song where Jonsi is just singing and singing, and you're waiting for the drums to explode and everything to go crazy seems to last forever. It just builds...and builds....and builds. Fabulous.

and building...and building...

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