Saturday, April 03, 2010

We're Official.

In the words of the men and women in commercial radio, we've shifted formats. But this is not a format shift in the sense of the stations that shifted from alternative to Latin with no notice to the listener - this is a subtle format shift, one that may have happened already. Where our goal was initially to analyze how music intersects with itself - that is, prove that it's a nonempty intersection set - we're slowly moving towards an analysis of these playlists for some show on the radio you may or may not have heard.

So you, the dear reader, don't get lost, we stream here. You're better off choosing one of the high-quality streams, either MP3 or Ogg Vorbis. Ogg Vorbis? Yeah, we're nerds like that. That's just the hierarchy of life at Carnegie Mellon.

My opinion is that this week's music shows few surprises, barring that Bob Die-lan track - you know, from the album where he quit smoking and decided to sing, as if to challenge critics who'd rather die than hear his voice. Tell me you saw that rimshot groaner coming. You might as well ask why the chicken crossed the playground.

1. Enon - Old Dominion [from 2002's High Society] (3:02)
2. Red Sparowes - In Illusions of Order [from 2010's The Fear is Excruciating, But Therein Lies the Truth] (7:36)
3. F*cked Up - I Hate Summer [from 2010's Couple Tracks] (2:15)
4. Quasi - Repulsion [from 2010's American Gong] (4:22)
5. Bob Dylan - I Threw It All Away [from 1969's Nashville Skyline] (2:28)
6. Belle & Sebastian - Like Dylan in the Movies [from 1998's If You're Feeling Sinister] (4:14)
7. Galaxie 500 - Ceremony [from 1990 [?]'s EP] (5:56)
8. Deerhunter - Agoraphobia [from 2008's Microcastle] (3:22)
9. Archers of Loaf - Web in Front [From 1993's Icky Mettle] (2:04)
10. 764-HERO - Photographic Evidence [From 2002's Nobody Knows This is Everywhere] (4:03)
11. Orange Juice - Rip It Up [From 1982's Rip It Up] (5:19)
12. Sebadoh - Scars, Four Eyes [From 1991's III] (3:35)
13. Volcano Suns - The Mouth That Roared [From 1985's The Bright Orange Years] (3:15)

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