10 Things: 10 Songs That Should Be On Your iPod

Here’s ten songs that should definitely be on your iPod. If you picked one up for Christmas or decided to treat yourself then throw these ten songs on it. Track purchase links point to GoMusic.ru (cheaper alternative to iTunes), just for those of you who like to download. Full album links point to Play.com, cheaper alternative to shopping in your local high street store, for those of you who like to shop for the real thing.

  1. The Guggenheim GrottoA Lifetime In Heat (Free Download)
    This version taken from the ‘A Lifetime In Heat’ EP.
  2. Cary Brothers – Blue Eyes (Purchase)
    Taken from the ‘All The Rage EP’, also available on the Garden State soundtrack.
  3. A Perfect Circle – Fiddle And The Drum (Purchase)
    Fantastic vocal duet taken from the Emotive album, released 2004.
  4. New York Fashion Week – Dear Spartacus (MySpace)
    I got to know Dylan, Rob and Neil through work with KilkennyMusic.com and have to mark them as one to watch in 2007. We featured them on the Sound System Podcast and on KCLR, their track “Dear Spartacus’ is still available to download on MySpace, give it a listen and a download.
  5. Alanis Morissette – No Pressure Over Cappuccino (purchase)
    Taken from the ‘MTV Unplugged‘ album, which should be part of anyone’s collection.
  6. Death Cab For Cutie – The New Year (purchase)
    Introduced to them about a year ago, spent a bottle of wine or two listening to them in Toronto, taken from the album Transatlanticism which is well worth having.
  7. Deftones – Passenger (purchase)
    Taken from the ‘White Pony‘ album, its fantastic track with an appearance by Maynard James Keenan (Tool) on vocals alongside Chino Moreno
  8. MatisyahuYouth (purchase)
    I was introduced to this deadly blend of Jewish reggae (can you class it like that?). This is the title track from the album of the same name, ‘Youth‘.
  9. Silverchair – Emotion Sickness (purchase)
    Taken from the Neon Ballroom album, this is the first track and one of the real standout tracks from the album. Ah those glorius summers…. and old one but a good one!
  10. Weezer – Buddy Holly (purchase)
    Buddy Holly was used as the track played during the curtain call for ‘Heart Shaped Vinyl’ that I was involved in over the summer. Given the nature of the play, I don’t think we could have asked for a better track to be used. Taken from the Weezer Blue album.

*Songs are ordered for appearance (10 things) and not by order of preference

Author: Ken McGuire

Runs Event Media and The Devious Theatre Company and writes about food at Any Given Food. You'll find me on Twitter here and here.